Ecosystem Lead

About Aztec

At Aztec, our goal is to add privacy to Ethereum.

In the current public blockchain paradigm, users and entities unknowingly broadcast data in the public, compromising privacy and security to get trustlessness.

Not only are unencrypted blockchains inherently privacy-exposing, they require significant redundancy to compute and verify the legitimacy of transactions.

Implementing scalable encryption in a public blockchain paradigm requires cutting-edge math and engineering. Thankfully, our team of scientists and engineers invented Plonk, the industry-standard zkSNARK, and Noir, the universal language of zero knowledge.

Now, we’re building a first of its kind Layer 2 with private smart contracts. This requires new cryptographic primitives, a zero-knowledge DSL for writing contracts, a privacy-friendly execution environment, a carefully designed set of circuits that prove the validity of the chain to L1, a decentralized block-building and proving mechanism, and a top-tier user and developer experience. And it’s now time to bring it to market.

We’ve raised $125 million from industry-leading investors including a16z crypto, Paradigm, Variant, Consensys, and a_capital, and we’re growing quickly.

The role

Aztec is getting ready to launch its network to production.

As Ecosystem Lead, you will be our first team member dedicated entirely to the growth of our ecosystem.

You will be responsible for establishing and growing communities of early adopters for products on top of the Aztec network, attracting talent and companies looking to build products or protocols on Aztec themselves, and nurturing a community of people who are keen to see Aztec's overall adoption grow.

You will have wide latitude to shape your team's strategy and structure. You will be working closely with c-suite leadership, and other leaders within Aztec to define our external image and tone.

Aztec has earmarked a significant budget for grants and other kinds of financial support to help bootstrap our ecosystem, for which you will be responsible.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct market research and collaborate with leadership and product teams to develop Aztec’s ecosystem growth strategy
  • Design and implement growth initiatives by forming strategic partnerships and overseeing the grants program
  • Establish incubation program to provide resources and structured support to high potential partners that are building apps and core infrastructure that are native to Aztec
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to produce relevant ecosystem focused content and scale the community experience to increase awareness and engagement
  • Oversee our external and internal (online and offline) events efforts, and ensure events strategy is aligned with our ecosystem efforts
  • Coordinate with the product and partnerships team to drive ecosystem expansion in line with product and integrations roadmap
  • Align internal teams to provide technical support to strategic ecosystem projects and ensure partners’ feedback is incorporated into the product roadmap
  • Build relationships with ecosystem investors and strategic partners to support ecosystem projects with fundraising, product development, and go to market efforts
  • Define and track KPIs and metrics for acquisition funnel and ecosystem success

Qualifications:

  • You have experience getting developers or founders see and understand the potential of a new technology. You have created internal and external facing content, which helped explain important and potentially complex ideas clearly. Ideally, you are technical.
  • You are good at collecting and interpreting feedback from users and early adopters, and translating it for the benefit of product or engineering teams.
  • You can effectively drive projects independently and coordinate stakeholders across the company, manage multiple initiatives while maintaining a high quality of work.
  • You are comfortable getting your hands dirty and you care about the details. You are equally happy spending time on the front lines in Discord or Github, organizing in-person events, setting strategy for your team, and confidently directing significant financial resources.
  • You are opinionated about crypto and the future of technology. You are excited about the future that Aztec and programmable cryptography enables.
  • You are driven and care about outcomes over process. Ideally, you have helped a company or ecosystem go from 0 to 1, and want to do it again. Multi-year efforts do not intimidate you.

Nice-to-have:

  • Located in the United States or the United Kingdom
  • Deep understanding of the blockchain landscape and other ecosystems
  • A great network within the blockchain ecosystem
  • Experience in incubating projects or incubating an ecosystem
  • Team management experience
What we offer:
  • Flexible and remote work environment
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays annually
  • Additional benefits include health insurance, retirement plans, and opportunities for professional development.
  • Quarterly offsite travel for collaboration
  • Events and conference budget
  • An opportunity to work at the cutting edge of blockchain and FinTech with a world class cryptography and engineering team

Aztec Labs is an equal opportunity employer and we value creativity, diversity, and intellectual curiosity. If you're passionate about leveraging your creative talents to make a real-world impact, and if you want to be part of a team that's shaping the future of digital privacy, then we would love to hear from you.


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