Director of Product Engineering

  • Subspace Labs
  • Remote
  • Apr 25, 2022
Full time Blockchain

Job Description

Who We Are

Subspace Network is building a radically decentralized, next-generation blockchain which allows developers to easily run Web3 apps at Internet scale. Subspace is based on original research funded by the US National Science Foundation and planning to launch its Network later this year. Subspace Labs is an early-stage, venture-backed startup with a remote-first, globally distributed team. To learn more, visit our website and read the technical whitepaper.

We are seeking a Director of Product Engineering to join our rapidly growing team of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency enthusiasts and engineers. As our Director of Product Engineering you will primarily be responsible for facilitating the engineering management process across our integrations, applications, and developer infrastructure teams. You will also lead efforts to translate abstract requirements and designs into an actionable roadmap and implementation plan, while facilitating, documenting, and communicating the organization's progress towards our long-term goals.

In this role you will: 

  • Collaborate directly with the CEO & CMO to translate our integrations and product roadmap into actionable engineering implementation plans
  • Identify the key tasks and critical path, anticipating potential roadblocks
  • Translate developer estimates into realistic ship dates and timelines
  • Track velocity towards key milestones, while making it visible to the wider team and community using Github projects, Lucidchart, and Notion.
  • Ensure everyone is working productively, while quickly and proactively unblocking developers from unexpected roadblocks
  • Lead our product and developer support teams to ensure we maintain standards for documentation, code quality, and testing
  • Conduct initial screenings of engineering candidates as part of the hiring process

Key Requirements

  • A strong background in software engineering or computer science.
  • Experience leading engineering teams in blockchain, crypto, or Web3.
  • Experience working with open-source, community-driven software projects.
  • Experience facilitating remote-first, distributed software engineering teams.
  • A passion for decentralized, peer-to-peer systems and Web3 technologies.

Bonus Experience

  • Experience building third party integrations with layer one blockchains such as Ethereum, Polkadot, Near, Dfinity, or Solana.
  • Experience building open source wallets, block explorers, and node interfaces.
  • Experience with smart contract development, full-stack decentralized application development, or blockchain infrastructure & dev tooling. 
  • Experience developing full-stack javascript/typescript applications.
  • Familiar with cryptography, distributed systems, and peer-to-peer networks.

What We Offer

  • Work remotely from anywhere in the world.
  • A competitive salary with generous equity and token grants.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • A unique opportunity to shape the future of the Subspace Network and play a critical role in building the world’s most scalable blockchain.  
  • Company-sponsored team offsites in various locations around the world.