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Scale ethereum and sustainably fund public goods.

VP Business Operations & Strategy

OP Labs

OP Labs

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

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.

The VP Business Operations & Strategy will play a vital role in driving Optimism’s growth, efficiency, and profitability within the organization by developing and executing strategies that align with the Collective’s goals and objectives. This person will help shape the overall direction and performance of the Optimism Collective.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Develop and refine Optimism’s long-term strategic plan by analyzing market trends, identifying growth opportunities, and setting goals and objectives to drive the Collective forward.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the business, ensuring that processes are efficient and aligned with the company's strategic goals by optimizing workflows, implementing new technologies, and ensuring overall productivity.
  • Develop budgets, forecast financial performance, and track key financial metrics; responsible for monitoring the company's performance against key metrics and benchmarks, and providing regular reports to senior management and stakeholders.
  • Oversee revenue planning and goaling while developing accurate revenue forecasts to help identify and size existing and new business opportunities.
  • Lead efforts to identify and pursue new business opportunities, which could include expanding into new markets, forming strategic partnerships, or launching new product lines.
  • Provide key performance metrics to the executive leadership team as well as GTM concerning account performance, pipeline management, opportunities/risks, and brand/product performance.
  • Collaborate with other departments such as DevRel, Marketing and Product to ensure alignment and coordination across the organization.
  • Develop a deep understanding of our peer and competitor positioning as well as the emerging crypto landscape to inform your recommendations.
  • Leverage advanced business intelligence tools to provide insights, forecast trends, and drive decision-making.

What skills do you bring?

  • 10+ years of experience in a business-strategy role (management consulting, investment banking, strategy at a hedge fund, operations at a start-up, etc.).
  • Exceptional analytical skills that help make data-driven decisions and recommendations amongst ambiguity; demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to shifting priorities, and make decisive decisions.
  • Demonstrated success working in a revenue operations leadership function that has created material growth amidst a rapidly changing industry.
  • Excellent cross-functional collaborator who is able to move quickly and drive results in a matrixed environment; proven experience building buy-in for recommendations across all departments and levels of the organization.
  • Strong understanding of blockchain, protocols, Defi, NFTs, DAOs, and other crypto-native technologies and communities.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with and ideally lead supporting functions (e.g., DevRel, Data, Finance) to further accelerate growth.
  • Natural curiosity to understand and solve complex business problems.
  • Superior communication (written/verbal) skills.

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.