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POSTED Jun 10, 2018

California   🎨 Design / Product   📆 Full-time


Who We Are : SyncFab is the first company to use blockchain to revolutionize the hardware manufacturing industry with secure data and incentivized responsive local supply chain using the industry first MFG token to reward manufacturers. SyncFab has built a regional manufacturing procurement platform linking Advanced Manufacturing capacity to Brand Supply Chain Buyers.

Our Mission : Our team is passionate about local sustainable manufacturing supply chains increasing accessibility ans transparency working to solve a variety of new and unique challenges, creating new products from ideation to production. We move quickly, use data to drive our decisions, and deliver products and analytics to manufacturing professionals around the world. We work through the whole software development lifecycle with a lightweight Agile approach. We use the latest tools and processes to ease our lives as developers with a strong focus in software quality.

Job Description

We are looking for a self-motivated seasoned professional who is passionate about creating products to be used by millions with a proven track record in product and project management with successful startup business scaling experience ideally with exposure to the manufacturing, data science, machine learning and blockchain industries. Candidate needs to demonstrate contribution to growing a successful startup in role as a Product Manager. Position is based either in in San Francisco Bay Area city of San Leandro or in Los Angeles.

What you’ll do: You will work with a world class startup venture developing enterprise Blockchain products that drive distributed manufacturing supply chain applications and deliver business process automation in low-trust networks. Role will involve working with CTO and other members of management to ensure the continuity of product development and operations managing the Dev Team. Position will report directly to CTO, CDO, COO. This position offers a lot of room for growth and advancement. Candidate must be familiar with Agile Tech Stack Development methodology and Jira. Preferable not required: Certified Product Manager (CPM), Agile Certified Product Manager (ACPM) with extensive experience in identifying market opportunities in product definition and development, Competitive Trends and Analysis, User Centric Design, A/B/N/Multivariate Testing and Conversion Analysis and google analytics.

Perform market analysis, segmentation, and insight gathering and become an expert in identifying opportunities in our marketplace. Monitor industry trends and competitive activities, and positioning SyncFab to win! Evaluate data on product usage and performance to optimize and customize our product offerings. Conduct user research and market analysis on future product expansion, evaluating market dynamics, competitor offerings, partnership opportunities, and legal/regulatory considerations for evolving Product Roadmap, Growth and Execution.

Help Develop and drive the SyncFab product roadmap, in close collaboration with the business development and engineering teams. Understand and manage the unique opportunities and challenges of each manufacturing supply chain challenge and adapt the SyncFab product and business model. Collect, vet, and prioritize ideas for potential product enhancements to SyncFab’s existing product offering. Conduct market and user research to ensure customer needs and market opportunities are reflected within product priorities. Develop and drive go-to-market strategies that align sales, marketing, and customer success to maximize the value captured from the market. Ensure the sales, customer success, and marketing departments understand the opportunity, competitive landscape, are able to properly position SyncFab, and have the necessary tools to win.

Who You Are:

Must be willing to work extended hours as needed. If you are looking for a standard 9-5 to build your resume and collect a paycheck than this is not the position for you. If you are a proactive self-aware team player with integrity and ambition to build a successful thriving business while making something of yourself than this is the place for you. Come grow with us! If you join our team, you will work on projects that really matter to real people, while developing your own potential, and having a lot of fun working on a Prototyping & Local Contract Manufacturing Sourcing Platform for All.

You are a hands on team leader with a strong Security, Privacy, Scalability and Blockchain background, experience with continuous integration and agile delivery, and a passion for creating elegant products leveraging your tens of petabyte data and solutions to complex problems. Significant interaction with our global talent will be required. Effective communication at all levels internally and with clients will be necessary. This is a strategic position that will require some hands-on work as well given our start-up nature.

You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, sweating the details, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You will be focusing on developing products that are technically grounded in best in class operational, deployment, ease of use, and consumption practices. You will work with a world class development team and work hand in hand with business development and operations to refine and manage technical product requirements and roadmaps. You must enjoy spending time with clients to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for our clients and the broader market.

You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You will be Identifying and assessing opportunities – interface directly with senior members of business units

You will be assisting in evaluating and/or developing world-class leading technology tools and infrastructure stacks. You will lead performing deep dives on customer needs, identify, lead and execute opportunities for monetization. You will working with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customers. You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist the new product offerings, and at times work with the sales channel and key customers.

You will be coordinating with business-unit supply chain experts to understand how their manufacturing supply chain could be optimized by Blockchain technology, and how Blockchain technology could offer new product and services opportunities. You will also lead product design of Proofs of Concepts, Pilots and Production Blockchain applications in partnership with development teams and business teams of partner companies.

You will be analyzing potential partner relationships for the product and develop and report on product measurement and metrics. You will be developing product proposals with clear functionality, customer value, time to market, and development requirements.

You will be defining conceptual future state adoption scenarios, including business and technology implications, challenges and opportunities.

Desired Qualifications for this Role are:

  • Computer Science or Engineering Degree (B.S or M.S) (Masters preferred)
  • MBA would be a great asset
  • 5-10 years’ experience with modern business analytics in a big data and security context
  • 4+ years’ experience creating, operating, and improving projects using toolsets to enable data discovery, security and mining operations
  • 5-10 years’ experience working with development teams in Agile context
  • 5+ years’ experience developing engineering solutions in complex industries and building intellectual property.
  • 5+ years’ working
  • Experience managing global team members
  • Experience with, and passion for Blockchain required including deep knowledge of Bitcoin, Ethereum, permissioned and permission-less ledgers.
  • Experience in product management, business planning, technology, or software development
  • Product Management Experience including successful monetization and all aspects of the lifecycle of launching new products
  • Experience with a significant subset of the following technologies: Hadoop, Hive, Hbase, MongoDB, Cassandra, Platfora, Machine Learning, Identity systems and solutions, and common analytical and graphical packages and tools
  • Project summary and project proposal experience at senior and executive management levels
  • Manufacturing experience a plus
  • Experience in a start-up company a plus

Our Desired Skills are:

  • Ability to think and operate as a team player
  • Extremely strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to assess and clearly communicate business value and technical and project risk
  • Able to learn complex business operations quickly, work in a fast-paced, team-driven environment
  • Must be able to multi-task, manage details and keep sight of overall objectives

Salary range

USD 80K-120K

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