Are you a highly intelligent hustler who gets more excited the more spinning plates there are to juggle at any given time? Who wants to sit at the nexus of everything required to keep a business running and pointed in the right direction?
As the Business Operations Manager at Near, you have to do it all and come back asking for more. Your role is both breadth-first and depth-first. One day it may involve the minutiae of negotiating an office lease while the next it’s plotting a regulatory compliance strategy for distribution activities. One day it’s managing tax accounting questions while the next it’s recruiting for partnerships or hiring. One day it’s arguing about protocol governance and the next it’s figuring out how to build a successful product team. It involves literally everything it takes to keep the business together and prospering.
This is a role for someone with all the potential to climb a corporate ladder but who would rather strike out on a path with higher autonomy. You’ll be reporting directly to the Head of Operations, who has ownership of the full business side (Product, Marketing, Finance, etc), and essentially taking over as much of that responsibility as you can handle and as fast as you can learn. It’s a crash course in rocketship growth and venture-fueled startups. The offramp is most likely to start something of your own as this ecosystem grows but really the sky is the limit.
The skills that matter most are:
+ A fanatical attention to process and detail mixed with strategic judgement
+ Exceptional intelligence and versatility
+ A heaping dose of the grit it takes to battle the endless challenge of operating in this environment.
There are a few different backgrounds that fit this role. It’s not for a cold start -- you will be expected to have context and judgement in all the areas of the business side. That means you should have started a company before, operated within venture funded startups before or (maybe) turned a prior career in a relevant field into a fresh start via a top tier MBA.
The role grows with the team -- you will be able to take on as much as you can handle and more.
+ 5+ years of demonstrated excellence in startup environments in a high level operational (including founding) role
+ Exceptional intelligence and breadth of business knowledge
+ Demonstrated passion for the blockchain/crypto space
+ Stellar attention to detail and process orientation.
+ Degree from a top undergraduate or business school
## Get to Know Near
Near is building the infrastructure of the decentralized web, including the NEAR Protocol smart contract platform and a variety of supporting tools. NEAR is a scalable blockchain designed to provide the performance and user experience necessary to bridge the gap to mainstream adoption of decentralized applications. Unlike other next generation blockchains, this network has been built from the ground up to be the easiest in the world for both developers and their end users while still providing the scalability necessary to serve those users.
## Working at Near
At Near, you have the chance to become an early member of a world-class team with significant upside. The opportunity we are tackling will completely reshape the landscape of the web for decades to come and potentially affect billions of people. We are funded by the top names in the industry and have attracted the best technical minds in the world to create a technology that will directly change the lives of billions of people.
This is a performance culture where you’ll be working alongside -- and learning from -- other top quality teammates executing at their best. We value boldness, ownership, transparency, curiosity and experimentation. We pay competitively plus we offer all employees full health benefits, daily lunch and a fully stocked office within walking distance of BART in SOMA.
If you’re excited by the challenge of winning in the fastest moving ecosystem as a member of its best team, this might be a good fit.