Head of Blockchain Strategy

Published September 21, 2022
Location Littleton, CO
Category Default  
Job Type Contractor  Full-time  


Department Summary

At DISH Wireless, we reimagine connectivity through new platforms, new business models and new ways of thinking.

Today, we are building America’s first cloud-native 5G network to transform the way we live, work and play with unlimited potential. Our teams operate at the intersection of wireless, data analytics, AI and the cloud to create something state-of-the-art, radically original and truly unlike what anyone else can.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

DISH is a Fortune 250 company that continues to redefine the communications industry, with more than $12 billion in annual revenue. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television. Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.

A key part of our initiative is a strategic focus on Blockchain technology to help enable growth across all our lines of business.

We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win. We’re looking for people with energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming desire to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

We are looking for a Head of Blockchain Strategy to join our Office of Innovation and help us develop Dish’s Digital Currency and Blockchain strategy and product roadmap. You will have to use your expertises in a high level of autonomy to help build a new overall vision and product strategy. You will be responsible for developing and executing on the roadmap which will include technical strategy and capabilities along with the customer experience and launch strategy. Some of the responsibilities of this role will also include:

  • Responsible for evaluating, implementing, and supporting distributed network technologies . The primary responsibility will be analyzing requirements, designing blockchain technology around certain business models, and building into the DISH innovation lab and greater DISH enterprise.
  • Partner and work closely with other leaders to drive priorities and alignment across different teams and business units
  • Drive prioritization on features, architectural improvements and operational excellence
  • Track project execution, ensure projected timelines and quality standards are met
  • Actively engage in the global blockchain community. Analyze the most recent proposals in the market 
  • Document new solutions as well as existing ones
  • As new tools and technologies emerge, brainstorm and assist in the evaluation of applications
  • Serve as a blockchain subject matter expert by leveraging your knowledge and experience
  • Provide thought leadership by developing innovative insights, adopting methods and practices to fit multi operational teams within the organization

The ideal candidate will have a passion working on cutting edge technologies, solving hard problems and with the ability to understand significantly complex technical propositions related to a product

Skills, Experience and Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters degree, preferably in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other technical (STEM) field or an equivalent of experience
  • 5+ years of experience in product or program management, product marketing, business development or technology
  • Good understanding of NFT platforms with the ability to implement the tools and libraries provided by these platforms.
  • Experience on development frameworks such as Solidity, Truffle, Hardhat, Unity and Ganache local blockchain
  • Experience on token standards such as ERC20, ERC721, ERC1155, and ERC777, etc.
  • Conceptual understanding of ICO, IDO, and STO experience
  • Good understanding with Layer2 solution and deployment of smart contracts on sidechains such as Binance, XDai, Polygon, AVAX, Cardano, Pulsechain, Solana, Hyperledger, Algorand
  • Good understanding of Defi tokens, launchpads, and automated market markers (AMMs) such as Uniswap, Sushiswap, 1Inch, and Pancakeswap, etc.
  • Good understanding of liquidity, yield farming, token staking, and market analysis.
  • Understanding of Open zeppelin Library with good knowledge of token forking.
  • Knowledge of current technology tools like Microservice Architectures and Docker Containers
  • Strong knowledge in RPC, RESTfull, and SOAP
  • Experience in deploying the application in Tomcat, Heroku, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Good working experience in CI/CD, Jenkins, Agile/Scrum, JIRA, and Git/Bitbucket
  • Experience in writing Smart Contracts
  • Familiarity with Basic Cryptography and developing Tokenomics
  • Familiarity with P2P Networks
  • Deep understanding of digital and cryptocurrencies ecosystems and related technologies
  • Experience with Verifiable Credentials & Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs)
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to support assumptions and evaluate results
  • Superb conceptual thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven record of taking ownership and delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous and constantly changing environment.
  • Experience with end to end product delivery and roadmap strategy while contributing to engineering discussions around technical decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communications with technical and non-technical executives,stakeholders and various development and business teams
  • Experience in telecom industry is a plus but not required

Salary Range

Compensation: $115,500.00/Year - $165,000.00/Year

From versatile health perks to new career opportunities, check out our benefits on our careers website.

Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test.

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