Strategy \u0026 Operations Associate (Protocol Engineering)

  • Token Foundry @ ConsenSys
  • 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020, USA
  • Mar 04, 2021

Job Description

About ConsenSys
ConsenSys is the leading Ethereum software company. We enable developers, enterprises, and people worldwide to build next-generation applications, launch modern financial infrastructure, and access the decentralized web. Our product suite, composed of Infura, Quorum, Codefi, MetaMask, and Diligence, serves millions of users, supports billions of blockchain-based queries for our clients, and has handled billions of dollars in digital assets. Ethereum is the largest programmable blockchain in the world, leading in business adoption, developer community, and DeFi activity. On this trusted, open source foundation, we are building the digital economy of tomorrow. To explore our products and solutions, visit .
About Protocol Engineering
ConsenSys Quorum is an open source protocol layer that enables enterprises to leverage Ethereum for their production blockchain applications. Businesses can rely on Quorum to provide the enterprise-grade networks they need to unlock value with blockchain. On top of Quorum, you can integrate product modules from ConsenSys, third-party vendors, or your own in-house development to build high-performance, customizable applications.
About the role
The Strategy & Operations Associate is a highly visible role that will help to bring Protocols' products to market and operate the Protocols business unit in a highly efficient manner. This role is both strategic and operational. Your responsibilities will include: design and implement processes to help Protocols grow, support larger efforts to scale Protocols products, position Protocols within a complex and rapidly evolving market, and design strategic programs and execute on those programs. You will work directly with the Protocols Group Manager, the Protocols leadership team and other leadership members across ConsenSys.
  • Bring Protocols products to market, and establish a process for future products
  • Coordinate with other ConsenSys products and support units to ensure alignment across efforts and various priorities, including training, developer experience, enterprise strategy, etc.
  • Help the many projects that Protocols supports launch effectively
  • Implement processes to reduce friction, enabling all team members to spend their time on what they do best
  • Manage metrics and reporting for Protocols business unit
  • Take on, strategize and implement special projects as they come up
  • Lead and support strategic partnerships with external stakeholders

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience
  • 2 to 5 years work experience in an operational role, potentially at a technology company or management consulting firm
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills. Proven ability to manage multiple priorities, workflows, and people to drive tasks to completion
  • Strong business acumen and a commitment to excellence. First-hand experience participating in significant strategic decisions alongside leadership teams
  • Experience navigating and working within a complex, matrixed environment and experience managing relationships, business dynamics, internal/external partners, and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated analytical skills. You know what questions to ask of data and you're not afraid to dive into excel from time to time

Bonus Points for:
  • Worked with open-source software products and open-source communities
  • Experience working in a start-up culture
  • An understanding of the Blockchain and Ethereum ecosystem, with an interest and curiosity to learn more
  • Experience working in a globally distributed and/or remote team

When we interview you, we will be looking for people with high levels of emotional intelligence who are also intellectually curious, and with the capacity to manage cultural differences whilst always being professional, dynamic in conversation, charismatic, and persuasive. You must be able to ask specific yet articulate questions, quickly synthesize insights from patterns in conversation, and reflect back the key points from a conversation in order to get alignment, commitments, and lay out next steps.

Don't check all of the boxes? Don't sweat it. We're passionate about building a diverse team of humans and as such, if you think you've got what it takes for our chaotic-but-fun, remote-friendly, start-up environment-apply anyway. While we have a pretty good idea of what we need, we're ready for you to challenge our thinking on who needs to be in this role.
Why join ConsenSys?
Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys
  • One of the most recognized tech companies in the blockchain ecosystem globally. A work experience at ConsenSys is a tremendous reference for your future career. ConsenSys alumni have moved on to become tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, and team leads at tech companies.
  • The forefront of a revolution. We fundamentally believe blockchain is a next generation of technology that can lay the foundation for a more just and equitable society. You can be a part of building the digital economy of tomorrow and radically transforming our society for the better.
  • A dynamic startup environment with deep roots. We are one of the earliest blockchain companies and a leader in the space. You'll join a network of entrepreneurs and technologists that reaches the edge of our ecosystem.
  • Deep technical challenges. Blockchain technology is just over 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. We are building the tools, infrastructure and applications l that are pushing the technology forward.
  • Continuous learning and improvements. You'll be constantly exposed to new concepts, ideas and frameworks from your peers and as you work on different projects - challenging you to stay at the top of your game.

ConsenSys is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is made available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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