Associate Product Manager
New York /
You’re a self-starter. You have a knack for solving problems with innovative solutions. You tend to think of yourself as part investigator, part scientist/experimenter, part designer, and full communicator. You prioritize speed and rapid iteration, but see those as just methods for uncovering the *right* answer. Your biggest enemies are cognitive biases. You wear multiple hats, and you know that the team needs you to get down and dirty. And that’s what motivates you. You’re accountable and obsessed with improvement, both in yourself and in others. You’re up to the challenge of building a world-class company--starting with a world-class product--that aims to be the infrastructure of more secure software for all.
About the Company:
CertiK leads blockchain security by securing smart contracts and blockchains with cutting-edge Formal Verification technology. Founded by Computer Science professors of Yale University and Columbia University, CertiK has audited and secured over $6B in assets, including many of the world’s top blockchain projects.
The research efforts of CertiK have received grants from IBM and the Ethereum Foundation, and notable investors include Binance Labs, Bitmain, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners, and NEO Global Capital, among others.
CertiK’s various product initiatives include: CertiK Chain, DeepSEA language, CertiKOS hypervisor/OS kernel, Formal Verification engine, and more.
About the Role:
The primary responsibility of this role is to drive the product development process, from rapid iteration and user validation to minimum viable products and launch.
As an Associate Product Manager at CertiK, you will be working directly with the engineering team, representing the user and highlighting pain points. You’ll be responsible for creating and (in)validating hypotheses, conducting user interviews, creating product briefs, and implementing sustainable processes for efficient product development.
-Assist in research and development of various product initiatives, including the CertiK Chain roadmap
-Coordinate Go-To-Market activities for the products, from coordinating launch dates to aligning training and announcement dates
-Develop product briefs, trainings, and other support materials for cross-functional team alignment
-Perform market research to establish strategic and high leverage product hypotheses
-Conduct user interviews for validation and iteration of product ideas
-1.5+ years of B2B SaaS product management experience
-Deep understanding of technical knowledge, such as software development process, databases, blockchain
-Ability to synthesize complex technical details to the relevant highlights
-Exceptional communication skills, both verbally and written
-Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to balance multiple things at a time
-(Preferred) Prior experience in blockchain, cybersecurity, or other technical field
-(Preferred) Prior experience in a fast-paced, growing start-up environment
-(Preferred) Prior UI/UX experience and basic design abilities