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Position: Ecosystem Development Lead
Institution: Web3 Foundation
Location: Zug, Switzerland
Duties: Work with the Head of Collaborations and key internal stakeholders (e.g. research, communications, events, legal) to create and execute Polkadot’s go-to-market strategy and strategic business development plan; Help to define and prioritize the use-cases and market segments that would most benefit Polkadot; Identify and approach prospective partners while effectively communicating Polkadot’s value proposition as it relates to their business; Work closely with external technical teams on their product strategy, explaining the trade-offs of using Substrate and Polkadot vs. other SDKs and technologies; Stay current on the codebase and product roadmap for Polkadot and Substrate in order to effectively communicate these to external teams building on our technology stack; Maintain strategic relationships with key partners; Lead strategic relations with validator communities
Requirements: Minimum 5 years of business development, sales or strategic partnerships in the technology industry. This is not a traditional business position and you must understand the technology; Previous professional experience in the blockchain/crypto industry; Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to identify, pursue and close potential partnerships; Strong passion for and understanding of decentralized technologies; Excellent leadership skills and the ability to mentor more junior team members; Demonstrated ability to work effectively both internally and with external organizations; Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
   
Text: Web 3.0 Technologies Foundation Job Openings Ecosystem Development Lead Collabrations and Strategic Initatives · Zug, Zug Apply for this Job Department Collabrations and Strategic Initatives Employment Type Full-Time Minimum Experience Experienced The Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications for the decentralized web. We collaborate with cutting-edge developer teams, researchers and community leaders to strengthen and extend the uses of decentralized technologies; building the future of identity, privacy, financial markets, commerce and more. Our core project at the moment is Polkadot, a protocol designed to connect blockchains and allow them to interoperate, share security and more. Are you a highly strategic thinker with a passion for cryptocurrency and decentralization who can identify and build relationships with potential partners? Do you have technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills that allow you to network and execute strategic partnerships? In the role of Ecosystem Development Lead, you will use your business acumen to identify and steward application development, partnerships and opportunities to further the development of the Polkadot ecosystem. Working closely with the Head of Collaborations and the Community and Marketing teams, you will be responsible for helping to create and execute Polkadot’s go-to-market strategy. You will be identifying use-cases, defining market segments and performing outreach to increase adoption of the platform. The ideal candidate will possess both a business background that enables them to drive engagement and interact with entrepreneurs and executives, as well as technical acumen that enables them to easily interact with software developers. We are open to applicants being based globally with a strong preference for San Francisco, Berlin or Zug. RESPONSIBILITIES Work with the Head of Collaborations and key internal stakeholders (e.g. research, communications, events, legal) to create and execute Polkadot’s go-to-market strategy and strategic business development plan Help to define and prioritize the use-cases and market segments that would most benefit Polkadot Identify and approach prospective partners while effectively communicating Polkadot’s value proposition as it relates to their business Work closely with external technical teams on their product strategy, explaining the trade-offs of using Substrate and Polkadot vs. other SDKs and technologies Stay current on the codebase and product roadmap for Polkadot and Substrate in order to effectively communicate these to external teams building on our technology stack Maintain strategic relationships with key partners Lead strategic relations with validator communities REQUIREMENTS Minimum 5 years of business development, sales or strategic partnerships in the technology industry. This is not a traditional business position and you must understand the technology. Previous professional experience in the blockchain/crypto industry Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to identify, pursue and close potential partnerships Strong passion for and understanding of decentralized technologies Excellent leadership skills and the ability to mentor more junior team members Demonstrated ability to work effectively both internally and with external organizations Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English A PLUS Previous work experience in with a VC-funded tech start-up and/or a high-growth technology company Product development experience Ability to present and speak in public to both technical and non-technical audiences BENEFITS Competitive compensation and employee benefits Regular company retreats at unique locations located around Europe Opportunity to work in a multinational, high-performance team with diverse backgrounds (i.e. physics, computer science, machine-learning algorithm design, legal, financial products, management consulting, marketing & advertising, etc. ) To apply to this position, we ask you to answer a few questions in the application form, and to submit your CV and a cover letter, telling us a bit about yourself and your motivation to join us For more information about us, visit us on: Web3 Foundation website: https://web3.foundation/ Polkadot website: https://polkadot.network/ Documentation: https://wiki.polkadot.network Apply for this Job Apply for this Position First Name Last Name Email Phone Address City State Postal/Zip Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Åland Islands Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling Islands) Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Croatia (Hrvatska) Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France France, Metropolitan French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories French West Indies Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard and McDonald Islands Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea (North) Korea (South) Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestinian Territories Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka St. Helena St. Pierre and Miquelon Sudan Suriname Svalbard Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay US Minor Outlying Islands Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City State Venezuela Viet Nam Virgin Islands (British) Virgin Islands, U.S. Wallis and Futuna Islands Western Sahara Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire Zambia Zimbabwe Cover Letter No file selected Resume No file selected Date Available Desired Pay LinkedIn Profile URL Where did you hear about this position? 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