Every day we interact with technologies controlled by a handful of large companies whose interests and incentives often conflict with our own. If we want the benefits of using their proprietary apps, we’re forced to agree to terms that most of us will never read, granting these companies far-reaching control over our digital lives.

At the same time, progress in open-source and decentralised technologies like blockchain has shown that we can build systems that prioritise individual sovereignty over centralised control. With these new technologies, there’s no need to trust any third parties not to be or become evil.

Parity Technologies is a team of the world’s premiere blockchain developers building industry-leading technologies that enable developers to create this next wave of better products and services. You’ll join at a critical moment when the future of the decentralised web is being shaped, and perform an influential role in making a more equitable society for our future. 

We primarily steward the Substrate ecosystem, which includes Polkadot and Kusama, next-generation sharded, multichain networks. Our flagship product, Substrate is an open-source, modular and extensible blockchain-building framework that allows rapid innovation and fast deployment of custom built blockchains. Substrate provides the core building blocks of blockchains built for deployment to Polkadot and Kusama. Our key programming language is Rust, and all of our work is open source.

Parity is looking to hire an exceptional leader to head its efforts in China and Chinese-speaking markets. As General Manager, you’ll be expected to set the internationalisation strategy for the region, oversee its day-to-day operation and develop the team on the ground. This includes uncovering partnership opportunities, defining hiring needs, managing the region’s P&L, and liaising with local industry and regulators. You and your team will be the driving force behind building out the Polkadot, Kusama, and Substrate ecosystems in the region. 

Responsibilities

  • Define and drive the strategic direction of Parity’s efforts in the region across all verticals and stakeholders
  • Manage the P&L for the region and develop a strategy to allocate resources effectively to scale Parity’s impact and presence in the region 
  • Develop strong teams across all functions (developer advocacy, ecosystem development, marketing) by driving hiring, training & mentoring of contributors and leaders in the team
  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the local team and ensure consistent, rapid, and effective execution according to the defined vision and strategy in conjunction with all other Parity teams and departments
  • Uncover strategic partners to engage developers, startup and enterprise companies
  • Ensure Polkadot is the fastest growing Web3 builder ecosystem in the region
  • Build sustainable communities of developers and advocates to further Polkadot’s reach and engagement in the region

Requirements 

We are looking for an experienced leader who understands the nuances of China well. The ideal candidate has brought new products/services into the Chinese market before and is comfortable with bringing a high-tech product to a dynamic market and rapidly building the local team around it.

  • 2+ years of experience leading the international expansion of products/services in China including P&L ownership
  • Built and scaled a multi-functional team to support an expanding user base in China
  • Experience working across stakeholders in the technology sector: developers, startups, enterprises, regulators
  • Demonstrated consistent, exceptional performance in senior management positions 
  • Strong work ethic with the confidence to work autonomously
  • Ability to demonstrate quick thinking and learn new concepts fast
  • Native speaker Chinese, fluent English
  • Wide professional network & high reputation in the region/industry

Good to Have

  • Experience in the Blockchain industry

Parity is over 40% remote with offices in Berlin, London and soon in Lisbon. This role is a remote position based in Singapore with the intent of developing our presence and eventually bases in the region. Please specify your location in your application. Our team is currently working 100% remote due to COVID-19. Please submit a cover letter explaining why you think you’d be a great fit as the General Manager of China.

Career Opportunity:

  • This is an opportunity to own the growth responsibility for a region that will contribute significantly to a decentralised Web3 future
  • You will be joining an organisation working on products (Substrate and Polkadot) that are setting the standard for blockchain innovation while expanding our go-to-market strategy in an emerging region for the organisation and communities it supports.
  • Demonstrate your ability to build a regional strategy along with the tactical execution needed to attain the plan. You will have the chance to lead autonomously and work with the leadership team to recommend investments, ideas, and circulate the feedback needed to drive progress.

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