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Product Manager, LabOS

Protocol Labs, Remote

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We are seeking a dynamic product leader for LabOS, the Protocol Labs team focused on providing products, services and support across our organization and ecosystem.

We're looking for an amazing teammate who can help build tools to enable our teams to do great work, coordinate with each other, and make the best possible decisions as we build the next generation of the web. We are a distributed organization of nearly 100 collaborators (worldwide), split across 15 countries and with no regular offices -- so we have some unique needs.  We will open source many of these projects, so you will be building products to help drive the future of work.

Product Management at Protocol Labs

This isn’t an ordinary Product Management position. Our team is responsible for establishing company-wide tools that contribute to a unique culture underlying our organization’s innovation, collaboration, and performance. You will improve the way our teams collaborate, self-organize, maintain focus, and utilize highly specialized talent.

You’re action oriented and are able to guide and support an engineering team of 5-15 people in a very fast-paced environment, yet can step back and see how an individual project or goal fits into our larger mission. You take immense pride and responsibility in your work and aren’t afraid to stand up for what you think is right.

We’re looking for someone that operates at the intersection of new ideas, design thinking, technical possibility, user needs, and organizational priorities. Taking information from those reference points, you must iteratively design product narratives and product requirements documents while also steering release cycles and communicating with stakeholders.

As a Product Manager at Protocol Labs, you will…

  • Engage stakeholders -- leadership, colleagues, and collaborators -- to focus ideas, energy and resources towards shared goals and developing the products to deliver them
  • Collaborate internally and cross-functionally to turn team requirements into next-generation productivity tools
  • Set the vision for these tools, translate that into Product Requirements Documents and iteratively refine both vision and documents throughout the development process
  • Work closely with Engineering teams to determine the best technical implementation methods and set achievable yet ambitious short and long-term goals
  • Be responsible for shipping product to users and managing release cycles
  • Inspire and facilitate meaningful contributions from internal (and ultimately external) stakeholders

You may be a fit for this role if you...

  • Have a history leading successful products at dynamic organizations
  • Are an innovative product thinker excited about building high-impact internal tools
  • Can clearly articulate user needs and product requirements
  • Get a kick out of digging deep into the data, thinking from first principles, shipping the best product, and working on continuous product improvement 
  • Understand what makes a great product and can advocate for new features based on qualitative and quantitative reasoning 
  • Enjoy working with people coming from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Have strong written, problem solving and internal communication skills

Bonus points...

  • Experience with fully remote, distributed organizations
  • Familiarity and passion for distributed technologies and team tooling


What’s it like to work at Protocol Labs?
Protocol Labs mission is to improve humanity’s most important technology, the Internet. We build protocols, systems, and tools to improve how it works. Today, we are focused on how we store, locate, and move information. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and more.

As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

We have a great benefits package, including parental leave, contributions to your retirement, competitive pay, and unlimited time off. For U.S.-based employees, we also provide platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

About Protocol Labs

Company Protocol Labs is a research, development, and deployment lab for network protocols. Protocol Labs leads groundbreaking internet projects, such as IPFS, the decentralized web protocol; Filecoin, a cryptocurrency incentivized storage network; and libp2p, a modular network stack for peer-to-peer apps and systems. Protocol Labs works openly, and is focused on the creation of value at a massive scale. Open Source Protocol Labs works on a growing number of Open Source projects. The major technology stacks we produce are developed entirely Open Source, from initial research, through implementation development, and into wide deployment. The communities we lead are open, welcoming, and inclusive. We invite you to get involved; join us on GitHub! History Protocol Labs was founded on May 2014, by Juan Benet, inventor of IPFS and Filecoin. That summer, we participated in the YCombinator program (S14). Protocol Labs released IPFS to the world in January 2015. Since then, IPFS has gained enormous traction in a variety of industries and organizations. By 2016, IPFS grew to be one of the most used and relied on technologies in the Blockchain industry, and hailed by thousands of developers as "The Future of the Web." That year, Protocol Labs also created libp2p, IPLD, multiformats, Orbit, and a number of other projects. Our most anticipated project is Filecoin, currently in development.

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