Technical Program Manager, Infra

Remote - Web3 Stack

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As a Technical Program Manager on our Infrastructure Team, you will drive projects and solve complex problems related to building, securing, and operating large-scale infrastructure that is unique to the decentralized nature of Web 3.0.
As a Technical Program Manager in an infrastructure team, you will play a key role within engineering and drive programs that span across the organization in the areas of security, reliability and core infrastructure. You will be responsible for the successful definition, cross-functional strategy, planning and execution of large-scale technical programs that help to solve complex problems and enable products and infrastructure.
Technical Program Management:
As a Technical Program Manager in an infrastructure team, you will play a key role within engineering and drive programs that span across the organization in the areas of security, reliability and core infrastructure. You will be responsible for the successful definition, cross-functional strategy, planning and execution of large-scale technical programs that help to solve complex problems and enable products and infrastructure.
We're looking for people who thoroughly understand the underlying principles of distributed systems, open source projects and networks, coordination and management of large engineering teams, and who will lean into the challenges of applying these principles to deliver open-source code that will be deployed worldwide. As a Technical Program Manager, you will engage with an experienced interdisciplinary team to design and build resilient systems for tomorrow’s web. You will work closely with the product and engineering teams to define structured work plans for our engineering teams, and ultimately be responsible for the successful execution and delivery of these projects. You must be adaptive, execution-oriented, and able to succeed within a fast-paced environment. The Technical Program Manager is responsible for creating the project plan, schedule, and key milestones. You will work with the product manager to derive the product requirements and obtain executive approval. The Technical Program Manager will drive and motivate the cross-functional team to deliver the product(s) as per requirements. You will be responsible for the coordination and management of different working groups or stakeholders to deliver on the plan.

As a Technical Program Manager at Protocol labs, you will…

  • Drive the execution of projects related to scaling and building PL’s infrastructure.
  • Partner closely with the Infra Engineering team and other PMs across the org to ensure cross organization coordination, stakeholder management, and ownership of results.
  • Interact with a multitude of Web3 and Research projects and other key stakeholders to define and deliver complex projects and features.
  • Drive team decision-making on technical decisions and ensure that appropriate resources are employed to deliver high quality results.
  • Identify, assess, track and mitigate issues and risks at multiple levels.
  • Create, maintain and disseminate project information to stakeholders.
  • Lead cross functional project meetings, communication, and decision making.
  • Lead milestone reviews & present project status to the executive team.
  • Keep program artifacts up to date and manage project document repository.
  • Drive quarterly goal setting, prioritization, and individual work coordination.

You may be a fit for this role if you have...

  • Experience working directly with infrastructure teams, ideally at at company that builds large-scale distributed systems.
  • Comfortable having technical conversations, understand the technology and develop a good intuition to aid on the decision making process.
  • Experience gathering requirements, developing specifications, and driving execution.
  • Product & Project Management experience.
  • Experience managing hardware/software product releases.
  • Ability to drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration and commitment across multiple disparate groups.
  • Experience with leading 3rd party teams, engineering teams and business stakeholders.

Bonus Points...

  • Experience working with infrastructure/ engineering teams in a distributed environment.
  • Experience working in Open Source projects.
  • Experience working in Volunteer led organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage project/task prioritization, project planning and schedule development.
  • Proven success of influencing and developing productive working relationships with diverse technical teams and stakeholders.
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
What’s it like to work at Protocol Labs?Protocol Labs mission is to improve humanity’s most important technology, the Internet. We build protocols, systems, and tools to improve how it works. Today, we are focused on how we store, locate, and move information. Our projects include IPFS, Filecoin, libp2p, and more.
As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.
We have a great benefits package, including parental leave, contributions to your retirement, competitive pay, and unlimited time off. For U.S.-based employees, we also provide platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.
Job region(s): Worldwide/Anywhere
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