Product Manager, Decentralized Identity

Palo Alto, CA or Remote /
Product /
Full-time
Background 
Our mission at Discreet Labs is to make privacy more programmable through adoption of applied cryptography, and decentralized blockchain technology.

Discreet Labs is the developer of Findora, a public blockchain with programmable privacy. The original research team behind Findora also invented Bulletproofs, a type of zero-knowledge proofs that have been widely used across different blockchains such as Monero, Mimblewimble, and Grin. Discreet Labs has implemented Bulletproofs on Findora to support confidential transactions, and private asset issuance. Discreet Labs is also working on additional zero-knowledge proofs to support confidential smart contracts for more programmable privacy.

Discreet Labs is backed by Polychain and Powerscale Capital, and is partnered with dozens of companies and organizations including Tencent, BSN, MetisDAO, Taxa, Bank of Asia, Travel USA Express, MoneyMoov, IOTPay, YouWorld, Citcon, and Bayes.

We have offices in Palo Alto, CA and Beijing, China, plus we have the platform tools and benefits to support you in your remote work environment.

Overview
The product team at Discreet Labs works cross-functionally with a talented team of engineers, architects, researchers, designers, operators, and business developers to build out Findora's core infrastructure and marquee applications.

You will own product management for a new decentralized identity platform team at Discreet Labs. As the glue between our engineers, and other stakeholders in the company, you will drive, define, communicate, and help the team execute on the vision for Findora. You will work closely with our VP of Product, VP of Engineering, COO, and research team to explore the identity category and launch a decentralized identity platform from an MVP, to a reliable, scalable, and programmable platform driving the next phase in blockchain-based self-sovereign identity.

Impact
- Oversee concept analysis, engage in requirements gathering, and work with engineering to scope out features designs based on developer requests, and ideas from the team.
- Lead the defining of product feature requirements, and detailed user stories to set the protocol team up for clear goals and success.
- Execute on the product vision, and go-to-market strategy by working closely with marketing, sales, and executive leadership teams.
- Build and execute protocol release/roll-out plans, and manage integration meetings between the core platform, block explorer, developer tools, devops, documentation, and application engineering teams.
- Weigh difficult tradeoffs, taking into account network decentralization, scalability, and security requirements, along with product, developer, and engineering user requirements against delivery time and resources.
- Shape the future of the blockchain industry by taking state of the art academic research, from design to production, and building privacy blockchain infrastructure that will power the future of the digital economy.

Requirements
- Demonstrated skills of ownership and ability to drive / release protocols, platforms, and products that have made a positive impact you are proud of.
- 1+ years of experience working in either the blockchain / crypto industry, ideally on a protocol / token team, or the identity management space, as a product manager and/or engineer.
- 2+ years experience working as a product manager in a startup environment (10-150 employees) preferred.
- 3+ years of working experience in a product or technical role that involved communication with engineering and delivery (ops/release/infrastructure) teams.
- Effective communication & management style that can lead & influence at all levels.
- Ability to communicate across teams and plan ahead to remove roadblocks.

Our Stack
Rust, JavaScript, TypeScript, Terraform, AWS, Zero-Knowledge Proofs (ZKP), Multi-party Computation (MPC)

Discreet Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Responsibilities

    • Define product requirements
    • Meet with clients, stakeholders, and the business development team to understand product needs
    • Design product prototypes and specifications
    • Work closely with the engineering team to realize products 
    • Conduct usability studies and incorporate key findings
    • Perform market research to understand user needs

Minimum qualifications

    • 3+ years product management or product design experience
    • Experience designing user interfaces and user flows
    • Ability to rapidly prototype by creating mock-ups and wireframes
    • Great communication skills and energy

Preferred

    • 1+ years of experience working in either the blockchain / crypto industry, ideally on a protocol / token team, or the identity management space, as a product manager and/or engineer.
    • 2+ years experience working as a product manager in a startup environment (10-150 employees) preferred.

Perks

    • Work on new problems in an emerging field
    • Learn from systems engineering, cryptography, and finance domain experts in a mentorship-oriented work culture
    • Make a big impact as an early contributor