Program Manager, Filecoin Developer Grants

  • Filecoin Foundation
  • Remote
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full time Business Development Business Operations Business Strategy Strategy-Planning

Job Description

The Developer Grants program is a core program of Filecoin Foundation, aiming to award $350,000 every quarter for work to improve the Filecoin network and widen its functionality. These grants engage community members and fund the development of features and applications on the Filecoin network. We are looking for someone who can manage the implementation of this program and be a key liaison between the developer community and the rest of the developer grants team. You will guide developer groups through the grant application process, support them during development, and help to spotlight their work. Your work will support the development of Filecoin as well as the growth of the Filecoin community. Successful candidates will have a blend of technical and operational experience.


  • Own the implementation of the developer grants programEnsure alignment with strategic goals for the grants developer relations program 
  • Oversee pre- and post-grant administration, including proper record-keeping for grants and grantees
  • Coordinate communication with the grants review committee
  • Monitor the selection and due diligence of grant applications
  • Track status of grants through the program stages
  • Participate in the development of grant proposals
  • Provide ongoing support for active grants
  • Respond to technical and non-technical questions about proposals and the program
  • Ensure proper completion of grant requirements and milestones
  • Write updates and reports on the program and individual grants
  • Recommend process improvements for overall program success
  • Develop communication and marketing plans to promote the program and ensure long-term success
  • Work with the finance team to ensure timely and compliant payments and financial reporting

Your profile

  • At least three years of experience in a project management or other operational role
  • Familiarity with (decentralized) applications development; knowledge of dapp development that utilizes Filecoin as a storage layer is an advantage
  • Experience working with, or building developer tools and libraries
  • High level conversance with the Filecoin technical design, that is, the improvement proposal process, cryptoeconomics design, network architecture
  • Familiarity with Open Source Licensing standards
  • Experience with technical support for community initiatives
  • Experience driving business development and new partnerships 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with developers from a variety of backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to juggle multiple projects at different stages