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#Web3

Canada

$62k - $75k

#Web3
$62k - $75k est.
NC Canada US

Location: Remote (North America or Europe preferred).

Responsibilities

Your primary goal will be to lead the engineering team towards building a delightful product that works well, ensure technical security, and align technology with overall business objectives.

Example of a primary metric would beTime to Market for New Products.

Your day-to-day tasks will involve:

  • Share the big picture with your team, define priorities within the technical roadmap, and be accountable for the deadlines and the quality of the code
  • Act as a powerhouse of ideas on all product and engineering issues.
  • Own and drive the software lifecycle from design to launch to ongoing availability
  • Ensure end-to-end feature implementation using Scrum and define the KPIs to follow
  • Pay attention to developer experience quality and obsess over reducing maintenance friction, implementation time, error management time, and other aspects that deteriorate the programmability/buildability of the product
  • Determine and manage the technology budget, ensuring that we are efficiently utilizing our resources to achieve our business objectives
  • Work with the executive board and engineering team to gain extensive, in-depth insights into the product and its risk vectors
  • Participate in the risk committee as a voting member and act as the main reference for sensitive, high-risk technical decisions
  • Review security models, look out for weaknesses, report possible threats or software issues, and find solutions to counter or mitigate them
  • Educate and foster a security-first culture across the engineering team to enforce a zero weak link policy and enable everyone to be proactive
  • Foster a culture of innovation, accountability, and continuous improvement across the engineering team and the company
  • Author, review, and update internal and external documentation and code
  • Facilitate cross-team communication and know-how exchange between team members
  • Participate in client calls to provide technical explanations and show consistency
  • Interview and onboard new hires, coach and manage a growing team
  • Attend weekly meetings to discuss strategy with the CEO and other team leaders
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in crypto and research emerging technologies to nurture the company’s strategic orientations and propose change


Requirements
  • At least 10 years of experience in software engineering, with a minimum of 3 years as a CTO or similar leadership role in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment
  • Proven work experience in blockchain and crypto industries
  • Engineering expertise and ability to challenge the reasoning of other engineers
  • Solid technical background with understanding of information security and cryptography
  • Excellent technical architecture knowledge and proven systems design expertise
  • In-depth knowledge of agile methodologies, modern software development processes, and lean project management
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to think out of the box
  • Thorough understanding of the latest information security principles and techniques
  • Extensive experience with GCP, AWS, Azure and/or other cloud environments
  • Proven experience in testing secure, fault-tolerant, and resilient systems
  • Experience in building products in compliance to industry-wide security frameworks such as NIST, ISO, SOC, C4, and others
  • Past track record of recruiting and developing a high performing engineering team, namely in fast-scaling environments (e.g., from 20 to 100-200 engineers)
  • Experienced working with remote teams across several time zones and knows well how to create great relationships and a strong work culture regardless of location
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams as diverse as cryptography, marketing and legal teams
  • Founding-spirited technologist with grit and guts to tackle complex problems
  • Ability to make reasonable, efficient decisions even in stressful, ambiguous situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Humble, respectful, and very professional to others

  • Bonus points:

    • Extensive coding skills, ideally in Typescript and/or Rust
    • Experience with public key cryptography and key management
    • Hands-on experience and willingness to contribute to open source projects
    • Proven track record working on developer tools or cybersecurity software
    • Extensive knowledge about crypto wallets and associated use cases
    • Has already created or contributed to a decentralized app or protocol


    Culture & Perks
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
    • 401k matching or similar
    • Flexible PTO
    • Sponsored transportation
    • Gym
    • Food
    • Apple devices
    • Home office equipment
    • Team retreats, and more


    Must-haves
    • 10 years of experience in software engineering
    • 3+ years as a CTO or similar leadership role in a startup
    • Proven XP in blockchain / crypto
    • Extensive experience with GCP, AWS, Azure and/or other cloud environments
    • Proven experience in testing secure, fault-tolerant, and resilient systems
    • Experience in building products in compliance to industry-wide security frameworks such as NIST, ISO, SOC, C4, and others.
    • Past track record of recruiting and developing a high performing engineering team, namely in fast-scaling environments (e.g., from 20 to 100-200 engineers).
    • Excellent English

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