July 9, 2023

Product Lead at UMA

Who is UMA?

We are a team aligned with the ethos of the crypto community. We believe that because UMA’s optimistic oracle is the decentralized truth machine which can verify any statement proposed on the blockchain- we have the ability to truly expand what web3 is building. We are building a robust ecosystem. Our growing team is relatively small but incredibly mighty, and strives to be an engaging leader in the DeFi community.

Where are we headed:

  • We’re building foundational infrastructure for web3 and developing high quality products to showcase this.
  • Our road-map is robust, and with an iterative and continuous development philosophy, we’re always building.
  • We’re a global team that values diverse perspectives and top tier talent. We’re growing internationally with the support of top tier investors and advisors.

Your Impact?

We’re looking for a Product Lead who has knowledge of the DeFi space and a passion for taking early stage products to scale. You’ll define and implement technical product strategy while remaining agile to market feedback in the short term and steering your team and resources accordingly.


  • Strategize and develop: Create and drive the product vision for innovative DAO governance (oSnap), and oracle productization; 
  • Collaborate: Work with engineering, sales, and marketing to define and execute on the product strategy and drive integrations; 
  • Execute to win: maintain alignment for the vision, allocate resources, and lead your team to launching and maintaining a demanded product at scale;
  • Own product operations: establish the systems and processes to define clear priorities, report on progress, prevent/overcome stuck points, and maintain alignment;
  • Design novel systems: architect novel smart contract systems and decentralized applications. Assessing feasibility, scope and timing throughout the team;
  • Make data driven decisions: Gather and evaluate product feedback and industry data to inform product strategy;
  • Become an expert: Have the tenacity to develop all the knowledge and skills to be an expert in this space


  • 5+ years full-time relatable experience in product management
  • Technical background and proven ability to collaborate with engineers, sales, and marketing
  • Successfully built and shipped web2 or web3 products at scale
  • Passion for DeFi and web3 along with enthusiasm for understanding complex concepts


  • UMA’s pay packages include competitive salaries & substantial token options. Salaries are typically between $100-200k (USD), and your token allocation can grow with your voting rewards while you participate in the growing ecosystem.
  • Philosophies for a culture that show we care: Take vacation when you need it, family care, training and development (just to name a few)
  • 100% remote, which means we encourage you to create the work environment that you thrive in.

Our values:

  1. We value each individual’s right to economic freedom
  2. We value openness, honesty, and directness.
  3. We value integrity.
  4. We value iterative learning.
  5. We value taking smart risks. We value creating an environment where everyone “does their best work”.

Still want to know more?

  • Our team at UMA blends a mix of highly-sought engineers, developers and community builders with a traditional finance pedigree. Our fast-growing team includes a diverse background of experiences and has drawn top tier talent. We’re a decentralized protocol governed by community members across the globe in a DAO, and supported by Risk Labs Foundation.
  • We value economic freedom, integrity, and taking smart risks. You’ll succeed at UMA if you’re a self-starter, kind, adaptable, and have a nerdy curiosity to solve hard problems (and change the world).
  • UMA is a remote-first international team and we support everyone to create an environment where they can do their best work. UMA teammates take the time off that they need and support each other to create an environment where they are happy, healthy, and inspired. We pride ourselves on being family-friendly as well as nomad-friendly.
  • You will not get bored at UMA. The OO empowers unlimited ideas, products, services and protocols. We are constantly developing, building, experimenting and evolving.

Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Risk Labs, the employing entity, is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplaces. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t perfectly align- we encourage you to apply anyways. We value you taking the chance. Risk labs will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Product Lead at UMA

July 9, 2023 10:30 PM
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