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Technical Product Owner


Remote worldwide

Posted about 1 month ago

Topos is the first zkEcosystem, deploy execution layers and dApps with native interoperability and cryptographic security.

Tech stack

  • Cryptography

Do you want to be a major contributor to an ambitious project's design and architecture? Are you not afraid to try new things and push boundaries? Do you take great delight in taking on challenges? You're seeking a thrilling and blooming tech-first business and a caring and collaborative environment? Read on!

We are developing a next-generation interoperable blockchain ecosystem based on zero-knowledge proofs that provides tamper resistance and data privacy.

Purpose of the job

The Topos ecosystem is under active development. As part of your role, you will be tasked with leading the conception and refinement of the company’s product by thoroughly defining its target and managing its delivery. This involves driving product vision, understanding customer needs, value proposition, and stakeholder value for the product’s functions and features. The role is further responsible for leading the product planning, backlog grooming, and other related SCRUM / lean product development for working with multiple software engineering teams.

This role is ideal for candidates with SCRUM or lean product method experience as a technical product owner, notably in the web3/crypto/blockchain field. You can bring your knowledge and experience and grow further with the team.

Please note: this product is deeply technical and for a technical product owner to be successful in this role and understand the user story implications and acceptance criteria, a technical background such as programming / software engineering and/or distributed systems with a strong understanding of blockchain’s workings, blockchain bridging, and projects in the space is a must.

This role will also work closely with marketing in contributing to and ensuring alignment with the go-to-market plans.

We are looking for a talented, hardworking, forward-thinking, and ambitious profile to help us grow our solutions.

What you'll be doing

  • Drive the delivery, maximizing the value, and success of the product through SCRUM and Lean Product methods
  • Clarify the product vision and roadmap throughout the company.
  • SCRUM/Lean Product Development: Writing stories and tasks, managing the backlog, driving team performance, maximizing velocity, working with tools for forecasting such as release reporting to align with delivery schedules, driving sprint planning, and other agile rituals.
  • Work with the Chief Product Officer and executive team in aligning product commitments with company objectives
  • Use/Deepen your knowledge in the web3/crypto/blockchain market to maintain an overview of the competition and market segmentation.
  • Leverage this research to optimize the company’s path to market fit and the product target.
  • Communicate frequently with the engineering, cryptography, and research teams to continuously gather information and align R&D directions with the product (and vice-versa).


In a nutshell, half of us are academics in mathematics and cryptography, and the other half are software engineers. We are dispatched worldwide and our brand new HQ is located in Boston, MA, United States.

We strive for a transparent and thoughtful collaboration between autonomous, efficient, and caring people.

What we need to see

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a STEM field, it’s a big plus if you also have marketing/business management/leadership or similar.
  • Prior experience in programming, software engineering, distributed systems theory, or similar.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a technical product manager and/or product owner for a technically complex product following Agile methods such as SCRUM, lean product development, or similar.
  • Experience working with Agile tools like Linear, Jira, Zenhub+GitHub, or similar and using the respective tool’s graphing, charting, or similar (such as burn-up/burn-down/release reporting) for forecasting delivery.
  • Significant experience in leading successful products to market launch.
  • Experience, deep understanding, & strong interest in the web3/blockchain field and market.
  • Entrepreneur’s mindset.
  • Commitment to delivering superior value.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Ways to stand out from the crowd

  • Masters, Ph.D., or MBA.
  • Deep technical experience with blockchain technology and/or cryptography
  • Experience working in a fast-scaling startup environment.
  • Experience collaborating in a distributed team.

What we offer

  • You make your own schedule, as long as your communication buffer allows bounded asynchrony.
  • You work from wherever you want, as long as your working space remains suitable for focus (we don't recommend the hammock).
  • Compensation and incentives that reach the heights of your profile.
  • A chance to be part of an exciting journey into an incredibly effervescent field.

Toposware is an equal opportunities employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If you've read this far and you think you fit the profile, just apply.

The way we operate

If you seek better insight into how we work, let us list our five fundamental principles:

  • Knowledge - Contribute to and share knowledge
  • Collaboration - Unite together to transcend ideas
  • Efficiency - Thrive for achievements
  • Care - Be conscientious about your work and the people around
  • Transparency - Say what you think and think what you say



Contract type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Remote Working

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