Product Manager: Growth Optimization

Employment typeFull-Time

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  • Job Description

      Req#: eab99cfe-92bd-4f50-81ca-6f36f286687c

      Gauntlet leads the field in quantitative research and optimization of DeFi economics. We manage market risk, optimize growth, and ensure economic safety for protocols facilitating the majority of spot trading, borrowing, and lending activity across all of DeFi, protecting and optimizing the largest protocols and networks in the industry. As of January 2024 Gauntlet manages risk and incentives covering over $13 billion in customer TVL.

      Gauntlet continually publishes cutting-edge research that informs our risk models, alerts, and analysis, and is among the most cited institution — including academic institutions — in terms of peer-reviewed papers addressing DeFi as a subject. We’re a Series B company with around 60 employees, operating remote-first with a home base in New York City.

      Gauntlet’s mission is to drive adoption and understanding in the financial systems of the future . Building with decentralized systems creates novel challenges for mechanism designers, smart contract developers, and end-users of financial products, which are not seen in traditional software development and investing contexts. Gauntlet is dedicated to enhancing our industry’s understanding of this new domain, and revealing how to safely navigate the true bleeding edge of 21st century financial innovation.

      As Gauntlet’s Product Manager for our Growth Optimization team, you’ll design, prototype, and specify digital solutions that solve some of the biggest, most complicated problems facing DeFi protocols today. You’ll work with product managers to define problems worth solving, you’ll talk to users to understand their needs and experiences, and you’ll collaborate with Gauntlet’s engineers and data scientists to deliver high-quality digital experiences. Gauntlet gathers a wealth of data about the protocols it works with across its all of DeFi. The ideal candidate is passionate about unlocking the value of this data for our DAO’s, Community members, and Protocol teams.


      • You will work cross-functionally to guide features from conception to launch by connecting the technical and business worlds
      • You will support our product strategy development, roadmap planning, and product launches from ideation through execution
      • You will have a customer-first approach, demonstrating a deep understanding of our target customers and tailor solutions to help us better meet their needs
      • Partner with design to ship impactful features to our public front end for incentive management and liquid restaking customers
      • Work closely with Engineering to translate user needs into tangible features and financial strategies
      • Manage relationships with our customers and the broader DAO communities
      • Drive a clear understanding of success via metrics

      • 5+ years of experience in product management, co-founder or related technical role
      • You have shipped deeply technical software products in crypto or DeFi
      • You have a deep understanding of DeFi applications at a technical level
      • You have strong written and verbal communication skills both for internal audiences as well as externally with customers
      • Strong track record of owning and developing a product domain strategy and roadmap
      • You have a good understanding of financial concepts
      • You have successfully managed multiple products at the same time with different engineering teams
      • You have mentored and trained junior team members and have meaningfully delegated scope to them
      • You navigate high levels of ambiguity; getting thrown into a problem with nebulous scope and solutions excites you
      • You know what restaking is and why it’s important.
      • You understand enterprise product management and how to build products for organizationally complex customers

      Benefits and Perks
      • Remote first - work from anywhere in the US & CAN!
      • Competitive packages with the added opportunity for incentive based compensation
      • Regular in-person company retreats and cross-country "office visit" perk
      • 100% paid medical, dental and vision premiums for employees
      • Laptop, monitor, keyboard and mouse setup provided
      • $1,000 WFH stipend upon joining
      • $100 per month reimbursement for fitness-related expenses
      • Monthly reimbursement for home internet, phone, and cellular data
      • Unlimited vacation policy
      • 100% paid parental leave of 12 weeks
      • Fertility benefits


      Please note at this time our hiring is reserved for potential employees who are able to work within the contiguous United States and Canada. Should you need alternative accommodations, please note that in your application.

      The national pay range for this role is $180,000 - $195,000 plus additional On Target Earnings potential by level and equity in the company. Individual compensation will be commensurate with the candidate's experience and local cost of labor. Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for a company of our size and industry, and are one part of many compensation, benefits and other reward opportunities we provide. Individual pay rate decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skill set, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company.


  • About the company

      Driving understanding and participation in the financial systems of the future