Web 3 Product Owner - Identity Solutions (SSI)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Germany, Switzerland, Ireland

Your opportunity:

Join us in creating impact in the blockchain industry! Be part of the change you want to see.

We are seeking a driven and innovative Web3 Product owner to join our team in building the next generation of decentralized applications and services. You will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of user experiences within the Web3 ecosystem. 

The ideal candidates will possess a deep understanding of Web3 technologies, blockchain principles, and a passion for user-centric product development. Experience or knowledge of Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) frameworks will be a significant advantage.

  • Product Vision and Strategy: Define and execute the product vision and strategy for our Web3 products, aligning with the company's overall goals.

  • Market and User Research: Conduct thorough market research to identify user needs, pain points, and opportunities within the Web3 space.

  • Product Roadmap: Develop and maintain a comprehensive product roadmap, prioritizing features and initiatives based on market feedback and user insights.

  • Go-to-market strategies: combine market insights and user research into a comprehensive GTM, ensuring the product's success and strong product-to-market fit.

  • Feature Design and Prioritization: Collaborate with UX/UI designers and engineers to conceptualize, design, and prioritize features that enhance the user experience.

  • Technical Understanding: Maintain a strong understanding of blockchain technologies, smart contracts, decentralized applications (dApps), and emerging Web3 trends.

  • SSI Integration (Plus): If knowledgeable, explore and potentially integrate SSI principles and frameworks into our products to enhance user privacy, security, and data ownership.

  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with engineering, design, marketing, and customer support teams to ensure smooth product development and launch.

  • Data-Driven Decision Making: Utilize data analytics and user feedback to measure product performance, identify areas for improvement, and iterate on features.

  • Community Engagement: Actively engage with the Web3 community, gather feedback, and build relationships with users, developers, and partners.

Your story:
  • Proven Experience: 3+ years of experience as a Product owner, preferably in the technology or blockchain industry.

  • Web3 Enthusiast: A deep understanding of Web3 technologies, blockchain principles, and decentralized application ecosystems.

  • User-Centric Focus: A passion for creating user-friendly and intuitive products that solve real-world problems.

  • Technical Acumen: Ability to communicate effectively with engineers and understand technical concepts.

  • Strong Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex ideas clearly.

  • Agile Mindset: Experience working in an agile development environment and adapting to changing priorities.

  • SSI Knowledge (Plus): Familiarity with SSI concepts, protocols, and frameworks (e.g., DID, KERI) is a significant advantage.

  • Passion for Innovation: A drive to explore new technologies and push the boundaries of what's possible in the Web3 space.

Your impact:
  • SSI is getting a lot of adoption in support of data privacy, your ability to spot opportunities and work directly with clients to deliver value to our clients will be a massive driver of success.

  • Fostering a thriving open source ecosystem, driven towards a general purpose identity solution that can be used and deployed by any one in a wide variety of industries.

Nice to have:
  • Experience with specific blockchain platforms (e.g., Ethereum, Polkadot, Cardano)

  • Background in cryptography or security protocols

  • Contributions to open-source Web3 projects

If you are a passionate Web3 advocate with a knack for building exceptional products, we encourage you to apply! Please submit your resume, portfolio (if applicable).

About us

The Cardano Foundation is an independent, Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. The Foundation is tasked with advancing the public digital infrastructure Cardano and works to anchor it as a utility for financial and social systems, thus empowering the digital architects of the future.

The Foundation facilitates the worldwide advancement of Cardano in enterprise applications. It develops infrastructure tooling—including where there may not be an immediate commercial use case—plus strengthens operational resilience, and drives diversity of on-infrastructure use cases as well as the development of sound and representative governance.

Another significant part of the Cardano Foundation’s mission is to engage with and support the Cardano community. The Foundation assists the development of tools the community can use to leverage Cardano to solve problems in new ways.

The Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents, working together to grow the Foundation. 

Here at the Cardano Foundation we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. We aim to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 


  • You will have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. We work remote, but also have the chance to meet together for team off sites and different events and conferences. We encourage a culture of collaboration in a remote work environment.

  • You will have access to an annual learning budget dedicated to professional and personal development. Moreover, we encourage and create a deep learning environment where you also learn from the passionate people from your team and during various trainings, workshops and AMA sessions 

  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 

  • You will have the opportunity to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to serve as an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 

  • You are given an additional day off on your birthday and  additional days off as per established work anniversary milestones.

Equal opportunities employer:

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

Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct applications regardless of the channel through which we receive them.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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