Technical Product Manager

  • Akash
  • Nov 17, 2021
Full time Design Engineering Information Technology

Job Description

Want to build the future of the Internet?  Akash Network is developing the world’s first and only decentralized cloud computing marketplace, enabling any data center to become a cloud provider by offering unused compute cycles in a safe and frictionless marketplace. 

As more of our work and play moves to the cloud, we are materializing the vision of the first decentralized cloud in an industry projected to reach $370 billion by 2022. Join the team enabling the builders of the future with greater access and freedom to expand the human experience. Our team includes renowned open source and blockchain developers, and seasoned experts from leading technology and platform companies. 

We are a distributed and growing team, and you will find more ownership, flexibility, and freedom at Akash than at other companies. We offer a competitive salary, remote work, unlimited vacation, and unparalleled growth opportunities at the intersection of blockchain, cloud, and Web 3.0. 

The Role 
We are looking for a seasoned, data-driven, organized, and empathetic Product Manager. You will help establish a shared product vision, align key stakeholders, and develop a product roadmap in order to achieve product-market-fit. You will generate detailed Product Requirements Documents that accurately articulate user challenges of the Akash marketplace in alignment with business goals to deliver compelling customer experiences. 

Responsibilities

  • Build, manage and communicate a product roadmap and product growth targets
  • Manage platform development with cross-functional departmental partners 
  • Drive product requirement definitions, product planning, and product design (including writing PRDs) of new features and enhancements
  • Articulate user stories and business parameters, and identify success metrics for new products iteratively
  • Define hypotheses for product and feature enhancements; emphasis on iterative research and execution
  • Familiarity with A/B testing experiments and competitive analysis and user research

Requirements

  • 8+ years of hands-on engineering experience
  • 5+ years of relevant product management experience
  • Prior experience with product market entry, i.e. pre-product-market-fit
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Communications, or a related field 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (2-3 writing samples will be required)
  • Strong record of launching and supporting end-to-end product delivery and lifecycles
  • Demonstrated success driving product adoption through iterative development
  • Ability to balance design and technical tradeoffs and find creative ways of solving customer needs
  • Familiarity with Agile, Scrum and Lean methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and execute with limited direction
  • Exceptional project and timeline management skills
  • Strong attention to detail, growth mindset, and the ability to solve complex problems, pivot and timebox 
  • Impeccable design and data sensibilities
  • Strong fundamental understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrencies

Preferred

  • Prior experience with Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platforms, enterprise software requirements, deployments, and security
  • Experience and passion for creating blockchain-based decentralized applications and smart contracts to build novel products
  • Good understanding of all things “cloud infrastructure” - container-based architectures like Kubernetes, optimization, and scalability
  • Experience in building on decentralized public ledgers (Blockchain)
  • Notable open source contributions, preferably in GitHub