Business Development Lead - DeFi

at Polygon

358 d. ago
About the Job

What is Polygon?Polygon is the leading platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development. Its growing suite of products offers developers easy access to all major scaling and infrastructure solutions: L2 solutions (ZK Rollups and Optimistic Rollups), sidechains, hybrid solutions, stand-alone and enterprise chains, data availability solutions, and more. Polygon’s scaling solutions have seen widespread adoption with 37,000+ applications hosted, 1B+ total transactions processed, 140M+ unique user addresses, and $5B+ in assets secured.Job SummaryThe Business Development Lead - DeFi role is designed to nourish and expand the Polygon DeFi ecosystem. You will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of a truly revolutionary time in web3, leading the charge of #DeFiForAll on Polygon! Key Job ResponsibilitiesIn this role as a Business Development Lead - DeFi, you will focus on the growth of the DeFi Business Development vertical supporting Tier 1 and Tier 2 partnerships and projects. Your responsibilities will be multifaceted and will require you to be proactive and motivated. You will have to conduct extensive research to forecast trends and position the Polygon DeFi Business Development team to design strategies to be in the best position for forecasted trends. You will also analyze current trends in DeFi, shortlist protocols that you believe would make a good addition to the ecosystem, and then actively work on onboarding these protocols by making the right connections and taking calls on your own.  This is an enormous opportunity to display leadership, utilize your problem-solving ability, and pave the path for the future of finance.

A Day in the Life

    • Identifying and evaluating new business opportunities
    • Managing and prioritizing a pipeline
    • Negotiating terms
    • Setting quarterly and annual goals
    • Engaging Tier 1 and Tier 2 DeFi projects across ecosystems and identifying valuable additions to the Polygon DeFi ecosystem
    • Identify and invent new value propositions with existing relationships and partners
    • Strategizing with partners and attending Tier 1 events
    • Mentoring others on goal setting, execution and prioritization

About the Team

    • We live, breathe and use DeFi daily
    • Our team goal is to make Polygon DeFi the largest, most vibrant and engaged DeFi community
    • This team is revolutionizing infrastructure to power the next generation of finance

What you’ll need

    • 5+ years work experience in business development, crypto is preferred
    • Experience in web3, crypto, and DeFi is required
    • Ability to read DeFi/Web3 market conditions and translate that into a value for the Polygon DeFi team 
    • Strong written/verbal communication skills and grasp of governance forums 
    • Comfort in making decisions autonomously and explaining your ideas lucidly

Preferred Qualifications

    • Expert presentation and communication skills
    • Expert at building and leveraging relationships
    • Strong DegenScore
    • Self Driven / Entrepreneurial mindset
    • Experienced in community engagement and guerilla marketing
    • #li-remote
BenefitsWork from anywhere (Remote first)Flexible working hoursFlexible vacation policyCompetitive SalaryPolygon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.Learn More about PolygonWebsite | Twitter |  Ecosystem Twitter | Developer Twitter | Studios Twitter | Telegram | Reddit | Discord | Instagram | Facebook | LinkedIn