Polychain is the largest participant in proof-of-stake networks in the world. We’re often the first participant and work closely with founders and core engineering teams to model, scale, evolve, and actively govern live networks and their cryptoeconomic systems. We’re a large, long-term token holder on many networks which aligns our interests with the long-term success of these networks. The Labs Program Manager is responsible for facilitating the breadth of Polychain Labs’ engagement in our networks leading up to, during and post-launch including engineering, economic and governance participation.

Job Responsibilities

  • Optimize the Outcome for Polychain: Above all, optimize the long-term outcome of Polychain Labs’ participation across networks
  • Engineering Leverage: Work between our engineering team and protocol teams to ensure networks are launching and prioritizing features (like HSM support and appropriate security) that we need, while minimizing the staffing we need
  • Advocate for Change: Research a variety of network governance and cryptoeconomic opportunities, evaluate their potential impact on the success of the network and advocate for changes that optimize for long-term value. Identify novel areas for fundamental growth and impact
  • Participation Modeling: Evaluate and advocate for various ways that we can participate in these networks. Identify optimal ways that we can participate and identify if/when we should cease participation
  • Network Timelines: Work across many pre and post-launch networks to identify where to focus our engineering for maximum impact


  • Be a super-facilitator and able to provide appropriate structure to set others up for success
  • Demonstrated ability to lead industry-wide efforts and building consensus that results in action
  • Deep understanding of proof-of-stake and novel crypto-economic system design
  • Experience researching novel network designs and design changes and turning results into actionable proposals
  • Ability to model the impact of crypto-economic changes across short (months) and long-term (5+ years) time horizons

Why Polychain

  • Opportunity to collaborate alongside some of blockchain’s most experienced researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and financial experts
  • Work in an atmosphere that favors intellectual challenges and growth
  • Access to the scale and resources needed to power the future of our industry
  • Start-up size with industry-wide impact and autonomy
  • Competitive salary, flexibility, and fun


Polychain is an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. Polychain does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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