Director of Product

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote (Europe)

Who we are:

The Cardano Foundation is the independent, Swiss-based non-profit organisation responsible for stewarding the advancement of the public, permissionless blockchain platform Cardano. Our mission is to anchor the Cardano blockchain as a digital infrastructure for current and future financial and social systems so as to empower the social architects of the future. We aim to explain and address decentralisation risks for various stakeholders, while giving the Cardano community the tools and support necessary to leverage the Cardano infrastructure to solve world problems.

Based in Switzerland, the Foundation works to facilitate the use of Cardano in mission critical applications across a wide range of industries and markets, anchoring use cases in the off-line world and encouraging active on-chain participation and governance.

What you’ll be doing:

The ideal Candidate has experience leading the product development team and driving forward the company's growth. 

We are looking for an experienced Head of Product to take full responsibility for our product offering and strategy, overseeing the product roadmap, product team and execution of the roadmap. You will also be responsible for the market planning and execution. 

  • Responsible for creating and driving the product strategy and roadmap, both short-term and long-term.

  • Manage and oversee teams for product ownership and delivery and release management. 

  • Work with Product Marketing and Marketing to outline a successful go-to-market and work on the resulting tactics. 

  • Work closely with the V.P. of Engineering, Executive committee and Division Heads to enhance our product offerings and explore new possibilities.

  • Work with the Partnerships team to gather market intelligence and influence further product plans.

  • Work closely with the Open-Source and Engineering teams to create and streamline an Open-Source product strategy for the Cardano Foundation.  

  • Own key metrics and measure impact in order to help us define product success and KPIs.

What we look for in you:
  • A minimum of 7-10 years' experience in a leadership position managing a product development team

  • Strong background in product 

  • Proven track record of delivering successful projects on time and within budget

  • Excellent communication skills and highly collaborative mindset

  • Strong ability to lead on product roadmap journey

  • Demonstrable experience in fast growing tech setting

  • Strong knowledge of technologies and software development process

  • Leadership and organisational abilities

  • Agile, adaptable approach and resilient

Nice to have:
  • Experience in Blockchain product development

About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation. 

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 


  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. 
  • All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development. 
  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 
  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 
  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday. 
  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.

Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from Recruitment Agencies
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