Engineering Manager, Blockchain at BitGo

990 days ago
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About the Job

BitGo is the leader in digital asset financial services, providing institutional investors with liquidity, custody, and security solutions. In 2020, BitGo launched Prime Trading and Lending, as well as BitGo Portfolio and Tax, providing clients with a full-stack solution for digital assets. In 2018, it launched BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for storing digital assets. BitGo processes over 20% of all global Bitcoin transactions, and supports over 400 coins and tokens. BitGo’s customer base includes the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges and institutional investors and spans more than 50 countries. BitGo is backed by Goldman Sachs, Craft Ventures, Digital Currency Group, DRW, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Valor Equity Partners.

BitGo is looking for an Engineering Manager who will join our team in Palo Alto, CA (qualified candidates in NYC, Austin and Seattle are also encouraged to apply).


- Collaborate with management, product teams, and other key stakeholders to build a long-term technology and product roadmap
- Manage team goals, project timelines, and delivery dates while ensuring proper allocation of resources and budgets within the team
- Coordinate the execution of work within the broader team and across the Engineering department
- Lead and develop a team of talented and high-impact engineers, providing cultural, technical, and hands-on leadership
- Manage remote teams and contractors, including integrating them into the practices and workflows of the on-site team
- Grow engineers by actively shaping a culture of open communication, craftsmanship, ownership, and accountability
- Transform our coins onboarding process to be streamlined and turnkey, while building towards a self-serve vision that enables our partners in the industry
- Provide architectural direction for the design, development, and integration of the various components that power our Coins technology and infrastructure
- Be fully accountable to and drive accountability for KPIs pertaining to service health and uptime, software quality, and test coverage
- Drive accountability for the quality and delivery of the team’s work
Shape best practices for your team in engineering design and usability, leading by example
- Drive a rigorous practice of thorough documentation and knowledge sharing
- Drive work, execution, and culture based on goals and measurable outcomes
- Resolve escalations arising from operations and work with various teams to solve problems
- Work closely with company leadership to identify upcoming opportunities and risks
- Align teams to broader company objectives and client expectations

Skills & Experience:

We are looking for teammates who share and practice our values: open communication, transparency, taking ownership, and high level of craftsmanship. We are looking for coworkers who share our vision and mission: deliver trust in digital assets.


- Work experience as a manager or similar senior-level position at an engineering department
- 7+ years of professional experience as a software engineer, 3+ years in a managerial role leading engineers
- Demonstrated experience managing and leading development teams
- Proven experience sourcing and hiring top engineering talent, including managerial talent
- Excellent knowledge of the various blockchain protocols and strategies around cryptocurrency-based financial services software
- Significant experience building blockchain indexing software
- Experience with architectural patterns of large, high-volume applications
- Proven understanding of business goals and strategy and how that drives direction within an engineering department
- Proven ability to balance business requirements from various independent stakeholders with problems that impede work execution and delivery, while driving the highest ROI initiatives
- Ability to translate a complex arrangement of software components into a cohesive architecture that yields clean, efficient, and highly maintainable code
- Shipped multiple projects and services to large scale consumers
- Strong working knowledge of modern software development methodologies, software design patterns, and SDLC
- A self-starter capable of adapting quickly and being decisive
- Engineering degree in Computer Science or equivalent
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- A public figure in the blockchain industry considered a plus

Why Join BitGo?

Disrupting an industry takes vision, innovation, passion, technical chops, drive to deliver, collaboration, and execution. Join a team of great people who strive for excellence and personify our corporate values of ownership, craftsmanship, and open communication. We are looking for new colleagues who bring innovative ways of thinking and problem solving, and who want risks to be part of the team that changes the world’s financial markets.

Here are some of the benefits* of working at BitGo:

- Competitive base salary, bonus and stock options
- 100% company paid health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
- 4% 401k company match
- Paid parental leave, paid vacation
- Free commute and parking pass; 5 min from Caltrain
- Free custom lunches, dinners and snacks
- Computer equipment and workplace furniture to suit your needs
- Great colleagues and inspiring startup environment

*Benefits vary based on location

Cryptocurrencies are the most disruptive change the financial services industry has seen in years. Join us and you’ll be able to look back and say you were part of the team that transformed investing.


Engineering Management, Blockchain


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