Polygon Labs develops Ethereum scaling solutions for Polygon protocols. Polygon Labs engages with other ecosystem developers to help make available scalable, affordable, secure and sustainable blockchain infrastructure for Web3. Polygon Labs has initially developed a growing suite of protocols for developers to gain easy access to major scaling solutions, including layer 2s (zero-knowledge rollups and optimistic rollups), sidechains, hybrid chains, app-specific chains, enterprise chains, and data availability protocols. Scaling solutions that Polygon Labs initially developed have seen widespread adoption with tens of thousands of decentralized apps, unique addresses exceeding 225 million, over 1.2 million smart contracts created and 2.56 billion total transactions processed since inception. The existing Polygon network is home for some of the biggest Web3 projects, such as Aave, Uniswap, and OpenSea, and well-known enterprises, including Robinhood, Stripe and Adobe. Polygon Labs is carbon neutral with the goal of leading Web3 in becoming carbon negative.
As Business Development Specialist, you will report into the DeFi lead, and focus on working with high-priority partners to help onboard projects into the Polygon DeFi ecosystem, and manage pipelines/relationships on an ongoing basis.
Key Job Responsibilities
Creating and managing pipelines of DeFi native projects
Cultivating subject-matter expertise around new DeFi primitives, and developing frameworks for analysis of narratives
Understanding needs of projects building in the Polygon Ecosystem, and working hands-on to support their growth
Facilitate cross-functional relationships internally, ensuring that the DeFi team is providing value across all of Polygon Lab’s core initiatives
A Day in the Life
A Day in the Life might include:
In-person / virtual calls to pitch, onboard, and conduct project support for DeFi projects on Polygon.
Working cross-functionally with teams like DAO, Institutional Finance/Tokenization, and NFT to integrate DeFi applications.
Traveling to conferences, globally
Creating team strategy across Polygon’s different blockchains: PoS, zkEVM, Miden, and Supernets
Collaborating closely with the existing DeFi team
About The Team
The DeFi team at Polygon is one of the best known and most established in the space. As a team, we’re focused on developing sustainable business models on-chain, and supporting novel primitives. The main focus over the coming years puts a heavy emphasis on building out native products on Polygon networks, expanding the growth of zkEVM, and helping projects find product-market fit. The DeFi lead is responsible for helping resources, create strategy, and ideate with the Growth Specialist. Joining our team means working closely with a group of passionate, DeFi-native builders, who live and breathe DeFi. Our collaborative team atmosphere creates an inclusive environment for sharpening existing sector knowledge, and direct contact with senior leadership on strategy and execution.
What you’ll need - Preferred Qualifications
2-4 years of experience working in DeFi
Experience working on a BD team, and background in effective communication to high-priority counterparties
Extensive relationships in DeFi
Ability to quickly analyze new projects for value add to the Polygon ecosystem
Polygon Labs Perks
The goal of the Polygon Labs total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan includes, the following benefits:
Remote first global workforce
Industry leading Medical, Dental and Vision health insurance fully covered for each employee*
Company matching 401k with 6% match*
$1,500 Home Office Set Up Allowance (life-time max)
$2,000 Annual Employee Development Program
$200 Annual Book Allowance Program
Internet or phone reimbursement
Generous & flexible PTO and country-specific holidays
1 company wide wellness Friday day off per quarter
Company issued laptop
Employee Assistance Programs
In certain countries medical, dental and vision is fully covered for any dependents. This is country and plan specific
401k is for United States Employees only
Polygon Labs 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. Polygon Labs is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We believe in integration and equal opportunity. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process and applicants with a disability may request to be accommodated throughout the recruitment process. We will work with all applicants to accommodate their individual accessibility needs.
If you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.