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SR. Product Manager

Across Protocol

Across Protocol

Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024
UMA Purpose: UMA is the canonical source of truth that blockchains use to verify real world data.
UMA Vision: UMA enables any verifiable truth to be recorded on-chain, trustlessly.
Who is Risk Labs?
Risk Labs is the foundation and core team behind UMA, and some top tier products built with it such as oSnap, Oval, and the Across protocol . The Risk Labs team, operates as one cohesive (amazing!) culture, but focuses on two core protocols, UMA and Across. UMA and Across are decentralized protocols governed by community members across the globe in DAOs, and are supported by Risk Labs Foundation. UMA's optimistic oracle (OO) can record any verifiable truth or data onto a blockchain. Across is leading the future of interoperability with its frontier intents based architecture.
We're looking for a Sr. Product Manager who has knowledge of the DeFi space and a passion for taking early stage products to scale. You’ll define and implement technical product strategy while remaining agile to market feedback in the short term and steering your team and resources accordingly. You’re someone who loves deeply technical innovation and distilling complex concepts into an easily digestible and ambitious road map. You're particularly passionate about block building and MEV, and taking concepts from 0-1. The UMA brand has a subset of products, such as the Optimistic Oracle (OO), oSnap, and now Oval. Alongside another PM, and reporting to the founder/Head of Product, you’ll collaborate to bring these products to scale.


  • Strategize and develop: Drive the product vision, own a road map, and help prioritize development time and resources;
  • Execute collaboratively: Work with engineering, sales, and marketing to communicate the align on the product strategy, collect feedback, and coordinate efforts to help the product win;
  • Own product operations: establish the systems and processes to scope and define clear priorities, report on progress, prevent/overcome stuck points, and do what it takes to execute on the vision;
  • Design novel systems: architect novel smart contract systems and decentralized applications. Assessing feasibility, scope and timing alongside your tech lead and head of product;
  • Make data driven decisions: Gather and evaluate product feedback and industry data to inform product strategy;
  • Become an expert: Have the tenacity to develop all the knowledge and skills to be an expert in this space


  • 5+ years full-time relatable experience, at least 2 in a Product role. Bonus points if you’ve worked closely with MEV or block building in your previous roles.
  • Technical background and proven ability to collaborate with engineers and communities
  • Successfully built and shipped web3 products at scale, bonus points if it’s in the DeFi, Oracles, or the infrastructure layer
  • Passion for DeFi and web3 along with enthusiasm for understanding complex concepts

Compensation and Benefits

  • Pay packages include competitive salaries & meaningful token options. Bonus- your $UMA token allocation can grow with your voting rewards while you participate in the growing ecosystem.
  • Base salaries for this role range from $120-200k (USD)
  • Will pay in stablecoins or fiat.
  • Philosophies for a culture that show we care: Take vacation when you need it, family care, training and development (just to name a few)
  • 100% remote, which means we encourage you to create the work environment that you thrive in.
  • At least two team wide offsites a year.
Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Risk Labs, the employing entity, is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplaces. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t perfectly align- we encourage you to apply anyways. We value you taking the chance. Risk labs will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Our values:
1) We value each individual’s right to economic freedom.
2) We value openness, honesty, and directness.
3) We value integrity.
4) We value iterative learning.
5) We value taking smart risks.
6) We value creating an environment where everyone “does their best work”.
Why do we love working at Risk Labs?
We are a group that's aligned with the ethos of the crypto industry and doing our best to make an impact for the industry and world at large. You’ll succeed with Risk Labs if you’re a self-starter, kind, adaptable, and passionate about making an impact. Risk Labs is a values driven team that strives to create an environment where we can do our best work, and succeed. We're building products that we believe in, and continuing to strive for innovation and growth. Both personally and professionally we support each other to create a happy, healthy, and inspired team vibe, so we can remain motivated to build things the world needs and loves. We take pride in the fact that we are at once family-friendly as well as nomad-friendly.
UMA's optimistic oracle is a decentralized truth machine for Web3- yes, that’s a bold and very exciting statement. We’ve built a solid foundation, in terms of the team, the technology, and the products, and the road map ahead is one full of exciting technical challenges, growth, and telling our story to the world. Across is creating an interoperable world where DeFi is seamless with its intents based architecture. We’ve grown from an early bridge, to a market leader, and won’t stop innovating and building. We have big dreams, and a team excited to bring them to life.
Still want to know more?
- Our team blends a mix of highly-sought engineers, and a diverse business team to showcase their high quality tech. Our international and fast-growing team includes a diverse background of experiences and has drawn world class talent. We have a great network of supportive investors from groups like: Placeholder, Blockchain Capital, Bain Capital, Coinbase, Dragonfly... to name a few.
- Teammates take the time off that they need and support each other to be their best selves- we care about your wellness.
- You will not get bored with Risk Labs. We are constantly developing, building, experimenting and evolving. Yes we try to allow people to focus on their specific product areas, but things are always shifting and evolving. There’s no right answer and we’re all just doing our best!