Staff Product Manager, Protocol

We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.

At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.

OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.

We are hiring a Staff Product Manager to drive key protocol initiatives for Optimism, including the OP Stack and the Superchain. In this role, you will work alongside the OP Labs engineering team to build and decentralize the Optimism protocol — with the goal of making Optimism the best ecosystem in crypto to build on.

What are the role responsibilities?
  • Own the product plan and customer impact for our protocol projects. Core areas include:
    • Key decentralization initiatives, such as Fault Proofs
    • Cost and performance improvements, such as Span Batches
    • EVM Equivalence (e.g., support for EIP-4844)
  • Become the voice for our customers by conducting user interviews and collecting feedback from our BD team on key needs
  • Bring clarity to the engineering team on what matters most, based on customer feedback, to streamline execution and focus
  • Mentor other PMs at OP Labs
    • This is not a people management role, but you should be an excellent role model and mentor for the whole product management function
  • Develop deep understanding of rapidly evolving competitive landscape to position Optimism for success
What skills do you bring?
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in product management
  • A strong track record of delivering technical products with large customer impact — including user research, product prioritization, and product ownership
  • A passion for delivering for our customers while remaining scrappy—you have the ability to cut scope to get to a true MVP
  • Excellent communication skills and cross-functional stakeholder management—you will be the glue between engineering and GTM teams such as marketing and business development
  • Familiarity with crypto protocols — ideally you have a baseline familiarity with the nuts and bolts of a blockchain and/or strong experience with other technical products and/or protocols (such as distributed databases or internet protocols)
What will you like about us?
  • We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here.
  • We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
  • Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
  • We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
  • We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply.We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.


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