Head of Defi

Polygon Labs

Polygon Labs

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
What is Polygon Labs?
Polygon Labs is a software development company building and developing a network of aggregated blockchains via the AggLayer, secured by Ethereum. As public infrastructure, the AggLayer will bring together user bases and liquidity for any connected chain, and leverage Ethereum as a settlement layer. Polygon Labs has also contributed to the core development of several widely-adopted scaling protocols and tools for launching blockchains, including Polygon PoS, Polygon zkEVM, and Polygon Miden, which is in development as well as Polygon CDK.
Polygon is at the forefront of scaling Ethereum and building the infrastructure for the decentralized web. As the Head of DeFi, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the DeFi ecosystem on Polygon, fostering innovation, and driving adoption of decentralized finance applications. This is an opportunity to be a key contributor to the rapidly evolving web3 space, reporting to the CEO and working with the entire leadership team to establish Polygon technology as the go-to for DeFi projects. With your expertise and vision, you will have a significant impact on the future of finance, while also accelerating your career growth in this cutting-edge industry.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive strategy to attract and support leading DeFi projects, protocols, and developers to build on Polygon's scalable and secure infrastructure.
  • Manage a 5+ member (and growing) team of BD, research, and mechanism designers
  • Collaborate with the broader ecosystem to foster partnerships, integrations, and liquidity incentives that drive DeFi adoption on Polygon.
  • Identify and analyze emerging trends, technologies, and innovations in the DeFi space, and position Polygon to capitalize on these opportunities.
  • Serve as a thought leader and evangelist for Polygon's DeFi offerings, representing the project at industry events, conferences, and forums.
  • Engage with the DeFi community, gather feedback, and incorporate insights into product roadmaps and development initiatives.
  • Interface with top VCs, investment banks, fintechs and credit/lending institutions to further the cause of DeFi adoption.

What you'll need

  • Proven track record of success in the DeFi space, with a deep understanding of decentralized finance protocols, liquidity provision, and yield farming mechanisms.
  • 8+ years of experience in Web3, FinTech, traditional banking, investment banking focused companies in business development operations or general management
  • Extensive experience in building and managing DeFi products, platforms, or protocols, with a strong grasp of smart contract development and blockchain technology.
  • Excellent strategic thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to identify market opportunities and develop innovative solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with developers, partners, and the broader web3 community.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and passion for driving innovation in the decentralized finance ecosystem.
Polygon Labs is seeking a true web3 native with a strong understanding of the DeFi landscape and a vision for shaping the future of finance. This role reports directly to the CEO, emphasizing the strategic importance of DeFi to Polygon's growth and success.
Polygon Labs Perks
The goal of the Polygon Labs total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan includes, the following benefits:
Remote first global workforce
Industry leading Medical, Dental and Vision health insurance*
Company matching 401k with 3% match*
$1,500 Home Office Set Up Allowance (life-time max)
$200 Annual Book Allowance Program
$75 Monthly internet or phone reimbursement
Flexible Time Off
1 company wide wellness Friday day off per quarter
Company issued laptop
Egg freezing, mental health, and employee wellness benefits
*In certain countries medical, dental and vision is fully covered for employees & their dependents. This is country and plan specific.
*401k is for United States employees only
Polygon Labs is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Polygon Labs is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process and applicants with a disability may request to be accommodated throughout the recruitment process. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.
If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.
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