Business Development - DeFi


Chicago (IL), New York (NY), San Francisco (CA), Remote - Canada, US Remote

Full time


Nov 23


  • Growing the number of companies using Solana as a key part of their business offering
  • Identifying and driving entirely new use cases that leverage the uniqueness of the Solana blockchain and products built on top
  • Negotiating and deploying strategic grants to stimulate the development of public goods, open-source software, and other opportunities that benefit the entire Solana ecosystem
  • Guiding large enterprises, small startups, and other organizations through shaping and delivering their web3 strategies – from ideas all the way through product architecture, implementation, and GTM
  • Developing subject matter expertise in DeFi for current and future builders on Solana
  • Working fluidly with partner engineers, product engineers, designers, marketers, and executive leadership internally and externally


What we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of experience in software-driven organizations
  • Multiple examples of managing high-impact, multi-stakeholder products or projects
  • Comfort engaging with external stakeholders from the executive level through individual operators
  • Strong ability to operate in uncertain and ambiguous environments
  • Passion for web3 as an industry / movement
  • Working knowledge of the Solana ecosystem and opinions about how to further adoption of the network
  • Ideally based in a timezone that aligns well with U.S. East Coast time 
  • Comfort working across disciplines, especially in engineering-led organizations
  • Experience working in early-stage startups, with a track record of contributing to improving company culture and operational excellence
  • Ability to translate ideas and theses into written prose. Sustained presence on Twitter or a hosted blog website are a major plus!


Perks & Benefits at Solana Foundation:

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits
  • 100% employer-paid Health, Dental and Vision insurance (Premium PPO Plan)
  • Life Insurance, 401k and Health/Wellness Benefits
  • Monthly cell phone & internet stipend
  • Work from home office stipend

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