Director of Ecosystem Growth (m/f/d)

Parity | Blockchain Infrastructure for the Decentralised Web


Parity’s mission is to enable businesses and organizations to capitalize on blockchain technology and benefit from the new opportunities it presents. We develop cutting-edge software solutions for enterprises and industries to unlock the full value of decentralized technology. We believe that decentralized technology has the power to fundamentally change and enhance the systems used by businesses, consumers, and governments every day.


London, England, United Kingdom


Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional leader to head Parity’s Ecosystem Growth team. You and your team will be the driving force behind growing the Polkadot, Kusama, and Substrate ecosystems.

In Ecosystem Growthyou will use your skills to source high-leverage start-ups developing with Parity’s technology stack. Working directly with the VP of Ecosystem Development, you will be responsible for identifying use cases, defining market segments, performing outreach, and building partnerships to increase our technologies’ adoption.

The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience developing blockchain products/protocols and the technical acumen to work closely with software engineers and architects. At the same time, they will possess business skills to drive commercially complex engagement and interact with entrepreneurs and executives.


As the leader of the Ecosystem Growth team, you will…

  • Define and drive the strategic direction of Parity’s six people strong Ecosystem Growth team
  • Define and prioritize the technologies and use cases that will most benefit Polkadot
  • Develop a strong growth team by driving hiring, training & mentoring of contributors and leaders in the team
  • Oversee the team’s day-to-day operation and ensure consistent, rapid, and effective execution according to the defined vision and strategy in conjunction with other Parity teams and departments
  • Source, due diligence, and execute high-value strategic partnerships with start-ups that are considering developing on Polkadot’s technology and other types of companies that bring value to the ecosystem
  • Work closely with external technical teams on their product strategy, explaining the trade-offs of using Substrate and Polkadot versus other technologies
  • Define and lead new initiatives within the Ecosystem Growth team to expand the reach of Polkadot, Kusama, and Substrate
  • Requirements
  • Strong passion for and understanding of blockchain ecosystems
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to identify, pursue and close commercially complex partnerships
  • Experience in driving alignment from key internal stakeholders to support strategic decisions
  • Experience in running 10-20 member teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to present and speak in public to both technical and non-technical audiences

A Plus

  • Hands-on experience in building blockchain products or protocols
  • Previous work experience with a high-growth technology company
  • Experience in building blockchain/open-source developer ecosystems
  • Wide professional network & high reputation in the blockchain industry
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