Senior Product Manager (Flow Core Protocol)


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Remote

Full time


Aug 16

As a Senior Product Manager for the core protocol team, you'll envision and execute a strategy for "Access Nodes" in the network. Access Nodes are special purpose nodes that act as a gateway to the decentralized Flow network, allowing all participants to discover, understand and interact with the protocol.

Access Node is the home of Flow Developers on the decentralized network, which is aimed at solving the issue of “data retrievability.” Data retrievability is the ability of nodes to retrieve historical information from the blockchain. A blockchain's history is made up of ancient blocks and receipts that store information about past events. A necessary step to layer 1 operation is that the Flow core protocol is not responsible for permanently maintaining all of the data that it comes to consensus on. The amount of data is simply too large to require this. Access Nodes solve this problem by providing access to historical on-chain data which is necessary for archiving & verification purposes. 

We have unique and tough challenges - As an append-only system blockchain storage will grow indefinitely: How do we design incentive systems which reward users for storing historical data? How do we support an expansive blockchain P2P network that incentivizes participation for sharing historical data? How do developers index data for easy access in their applications? How do we change the storage data structure for building scalable & affordable archival nodes? 

This is a global role where you'll need to consider blockchain security, economic changes, cultural nuance, community sentiments and competitive environments. It's also an incredible leadership opportunity where you'll not only build products with engineering but also collaborate deeply with the blockchain community to have an impact on the entire blockchain ecosystem.

This could be via building an internal team, managing an external workforce, partnering with the ecosystem and external firms to handle key components, or some combination of all of the above.

What we'll accomplish together:
  • Lead strategy & execution for the Access Node team around topics including data retrievability, archival nodes and data indexing  
  • Create and execute on buy/build/partner strategy for strategic growth plans with quantifiable results to scale our product and business
  • Cross-functional leadership and collaboration across engineering, compliance, operations, data, and, ecosystem partners
  • Analyze different layer 1 blockchains' data retrievability solutions to stay on top of best-in-class solutions and the latest industry developments
  • Produce effective and high-quality documentation with technical writers and engineers
  • Codify best practices and optimize processes to engage the team and community in the problem

A little about you:
  • 8+ years of combined engineering and technology product management experience in core infrastructure products from conception to launch (e.g. databases, queuing, orchestration)
  • Familiarity with peer-to-peer, decentralized, or blockchain technologies
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for using emerging technology and data to solve unmet user needs. Proven ability to operate in an entrepreneurial, growth environment.
  • Community-minded: You are passionate about building a product with an open source community. You identify and define your mission, goals and success criteria to create the most motivated and engaged community in the world.
  • You exhibit a high level of autonomy in ambiguous environments and are comfortable establishing and executing priorities with a strong sense of urgency

Bonus points
  • You are plugged into the blockchain ecosystem and know what is happening, what is working and not working
  • Experience with P2P, blockchain, and dapp development tools and workflows
  • Experience in building systems that use cryptography
  • Experience in distributed systems
  • Experience with consensus protocols 
  • Experience with data storage optimization 

More about Dapper Labs:

Dapper Labs is the world's first blockchain entertainment company. We are the creators of industry-leading experiences including CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot, as well as Dapper Wallet – the simplest way to manage your assets and use the blockchain. We are also the original developers behind Flow, a new decentralized blockchain designed from the ground up for scalability and ease of use.

Our mission at Dapper Labs is to make the world a more accessible and enjoyable place through consumer adoption of decentralized technologies.

We have raised over $600M from leading and notable investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Coatue, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures (GV), Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others. Dapper Labs’ current studio partners include the NBA and NBPA, the NFL-PA, Ubisoft, Warner Music, Turner, Dr. Seuss, Genies, and the UFC, as well as 100+ others.

Visit our website to learn even more about Dapper Labs, including information about benefits and perks.

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