Senior Technical Project Manager at Tari Labs (Remote)

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Today, from the moment you connect to the internet, most websites focus on learning everything they can about you. In Web 3, the moment you share an Ethereum, Bitcoin, Solana, or Tezos wallet address with anyone, you expose your entire on-chain transaction history to the world.

To us, this is crazy. We should have complete agency and control over what stories we share and how we share them. We believe the same should be true on the internet. This is why we are stewarding the development of Tari, a default-private digital asset protocol. 

Tari is unique with a highly intentional design. Our mission is to make it easy for developers to create and deploy Web 3 interoperable, highly scalable, and secure applications without spending months on audits.

In addition to stewarding the development of this new protocol, we are building the first application that will use it. This app is Yat, a new censorship-resistant internet identity system that enables everyone to use a personalized string of emojis as their universal username. 
 
Why emojis? Over 90% of online users on Earth use emojis every single day. They are genuinely our global language. We use them to tell stories and connect with others in a beautifully simple way. Yats create a system that allows people to own a single emoji or string of emojis that best represents them. Yats are owned by whoever creates them and are an internet freedom product. Imagine a world where we all own self-sovereign emoji identities that are self-directed, deeply censorship-resistant, and cannot be canceled.

What if instead of johnsmith535, someone could be 🔥🐉 or 👑 🎳(kingpin) or 🦄🤖💃? They could use this unique emoji username to do the same things as a standard username, like sending or receiving money, chatting with friends, or creating a website. This would change how we connect. Instead of one-dimensional email addresses, usernames, or phone numbers that say nothing about us, we could express ourselves in truly remarkable ways. The possibilities are endless.

At Yat Labs, we are building an incredibly talented and dedicated team to make Yat the preferred form of self-sovereign identity for everyone on Earth.

Yat and Tari are the brainchildren of Tari Labs; the fast-growing startup focused on building privacy and pervasive privacy technologies for everyone on Earth. They were both co-founded by Naveen Jain (who also founded Sparkart). They are backed by Blockchain Capital, Pantera Capital, Multicoin Capital, Trinity Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Canaan Partners, Slow Ventures, and many more of the best investors in the world.

And who are you? We’re hoping you’re someone who takes the exceptional and exceeds it, who rolls up their sleeves and gets their hands dirty, and who wants to take a step outside the ordinary to create a world that’s more beautiful, fun, and privacy-oriented.
We are looking for a motivated and experienced Senior Technical Project Manager to provide technical project planning, management, and oversight for key initiatives and implementation projects with an extremely high quality of deliverables.

Sound good? You should apply!

ABOUT YOU:

  • You're a charismatic person who can talk to anyone and are excited to help build something extraordinary.
  • You bring a positive attitude to the table, and you know how to motivate your team to stay positive during challenging situations.
  • You can communicate at all levels with clarity, poise, maturity, and precision about the detail of full life cycle projects.
  • You use negotiation skills and techniques to obtain agreement between different interests, challenge management constructively, bringing different views into the open.
  • You establish an appropriate course of action to meet project goals, set up metrics and quality control processes to ensure the reliability of performance, monitor performance, and take action when necessary to meet deadlines.
  • You enjoy working cross-functionally with various teams to gather key inputs and work well with diverse opinions.
  • You have an innate and entrepreneurial drive to get things done in a fast-moving environment where things can and often do change rapidly, priorities compete, and you may not always have all of the details upfront.
  • You have a high bar for quality, take ownership, and drive accountability across the organization.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Collaborate with diverse teams to develop, organize, and execute cross-functional plans for delivering tools/systems integrations that drive growth.
  • Strategically and tactfully communicate deliverables, red flags, and accountability for next steps with thoughtful timelines to internal and external stakeholders while assertively holding all parties accountable to strategic goals.
  • Work with our Head of Engineering and Product to coordinate the technical development effort, track/drive the project, and manage the operational implementation process.
  • Anticipate bottlenecks, provide escalation management and make tradeoffs; encourage innovative risk-taking behavior to maximize business benefit; identify interdependencies between concurrent projects to prevent downstream problems.
  • Discover the valid requirements underlying feature requests; recommend alternative technical approaches; work with engineering and product leadership to determine the level of effort and meet aggressive timelines.
  • Roadmap and prioritize with Product teams and stakeholders to determine strategic priority projects.
  • Assess incoming feature requests and work with engineering teams to determine the level of effort.
  • Own progress tracking and reporting on all workstreams. Facilitate meetings and effectively communicate project expectations and deadlines to team members and stakeholders.
  • Set and manage expectations around work that is required to launch and maintain key revenue programs through exceptional communication, kick-off meetings, and consistent on-time deliverables
  • Act as Scrum Master/Agile Coach for teams

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years of experience leading large, cross-functional technical projects in project management and/or senior lead role 
  • Experience with cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and digital assets.
  • Demonstrate maturity, judgment, negotiation/influence skills, analytical skills, leadership skills essential to successful program/project management
  • Possess a thorough understanding of software feature processes (development, configuration, testing, and deployment)
  • Proven track record of developing and refining process
  • Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods, and techniques
  • Experience working in a high-level collaborative environment and promoting teamwork
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and expertise in establishing guidelines
  • Strong sense of personal accountability regarding decision-making and supervising team members
  • Experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, and Waterfall
  • Competent with various software tools, including G-Suite, Jira
  • Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off obstacles to have carried out successful project recovery of failing projects.

BONUS POINTS:

  • Professional Project Management Certification from an accredited institution
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Technical background in software development or data infrastructure
  • Experience managing efforts implementing and maintaining web and API standards
  • Understand the key drivers in successful software development. The candidate will possess practical knowledge of agile/iterative development methodologies (e.g., SCRUM, XP, DSDM, RUP, etc.) and ideally a background in software development and/or automated testing.

BENEFITS:

  • 100% Remote
  • Highly competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits, including up to 100% paid medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage for you & your loved one for the US & Canada
  • 401k program for the US
  • An Oculus Quest 2 - Engagement events are done in VR
  • Flexible work schedule and paid time to create your work/life harmony
  • An international team of highly talented and engaged people from different cultural backgrounds and locations.
  • The latest technology and equipment to do your best work from your home office
  • Be an OG in a young project that is already making 🌊

That's all to say: these job listings are approximations! 

We are all generalists who like to dip our toes into different fields and skillsets, so if a job isn't a 100% fit, don't worry!

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We only care that you’re the best person for the job.

More Information on Tari Labs
Tari Labs operates in the Blockchain industry. The company is located in Oakland, CA. Tari Labs was founded in 2017. It has 37 total employees. To see all 2 open jobs at Tari Labs, click here.
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