Bitcoin Ecosystem Lead

Proximity Labs

Location: Remote

Apply: talent@proximity.dev

Proximity Labs is a research firm focused on the NEAR ecosystem. The team works closely with many projects building on NEAR, provides resources, strategic advisory, and creates open-source software benefiting the NEAR ecosystem.


We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Web3 Business Development Lead to spearhead the growth of NEAR’s Chain Signatures technology. This position provides the unique opportunity to solely focus on adding value to Bitcoin, leveraging NEAR’s technology to enhance and expand the Bitcoin ecosystem.You’d be working alongside industry’s elite (including NEAR OGs) to incubate the most cutting-edge applications, focusing on educating and onboarding strong teams to use NEAR's chain signature technology. This role suits someone who thrives in a versatile environment and is passionate about exploring new frontiers. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of blockchain technology, a strong network (specifically within the Bitcoin ecosystem), and a proven track record in Web3 business development.



Responsibilities

  • Product Mastery: Attain an in-depth understanding of NEAR’s chain signature technology product and effectively present and promote to partners 

  • Product Feedback: Work closely with the product and engineering teams to provide market feedback and help shape the development of Chain Signatures based on user and partner needs

  • Leverage your technical knowledge of crypto technology, particularly within the Bitcoin ecosystem, to effectively communicate our value proposition and offerings

  • Market Analysis and Insight: Analyze market trends, insights, competition, and network participant behaviors to identify growth opportunities within the Bitcoin ecosystem

  • Strategic Planning: Develop and implement business development strategies to grow the adoption of Chain Signatures technology  

  • Establish and nurture relationships with key stakeholders, including blockchain projects, industry associations, and technology providers

  • Relationship Development: Identify, engage, and establish relationships with key players in the blockchain industry 

  • Community Engagement: Actively participate in blockchain and crypto communities to promote Chain Signatures, including attending and speaking at industry events, conferences, and meetups



Skills and Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in Web3 BD role, working closely with product and development teams

  • Strong network (specifically within the Bitcoin ecosystem) with impeccable communication skills

  • Proven track record of driving significant user growth and product adoption

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of crypto market trends, at both macro and micro levels

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to forge strong partnerships, drive user adoption, and contribute to the overall expansion of our technology and market presence

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where ambiguity is the norm

  • Passion for blockchain technology, DeFi, and cryptonomic protocol design

  • Proactive, highly ethical, and have an ownership mentality 

  • Strong understanding of how Bitcoin works (transactions, UTXOs, PSBT)

  • Nice to have: Fluent in Chinese 



Benefits

  • Competitive salary + tokens

  • Flexible working hours and remote work environment

  • Opportunity to work with a passionate and innovative team at the forefront of blockchain technology

  • Professional development opportunities and support for attending industry events

  • $2,000 Home Office Stipend

  • 6x / year $200 stipend for Mental Health spend

  • 2x a year Company Offsite (our last two were in Mexico City and Lisbon!)  

  • ….And more!



Proximity Labs is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.