Director / Head of Engineering - leading crypto startup

Company: Skyrocket Ventures
Location: San Francisco , California, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 02.AUG.2019


Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startu...


Skyrocket Ventures is a recruiting firm for hundreds of high growth technology companies that range from industry leaders to top-tier startups. This opportunity is with one of our client companies for a full-time permanent hire. Please only apply if you are authorized to work in the U.S.

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Matthew Strassberg
Recruiting Director
Skyrocket Ventures
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Director / Head of Engineering - leading crypto startup
San Francisco, CA

The company's product is in the realms of fintech, blockchain, crypto, and financial services. It does not have its own cryptocurrency, but rather provides infrastructure services to leading banks, exchanges, and decentralized partners. They are helping to replace the pre-existing banking infrastructure in a compliant manner.

The company has about 30 employees and 10 engineers, and has raised series B funding from leading investors in the crypto space. Revenues are rapidly growing and they could be profitable if they desired, but are focused on growth.

The company is targeting a base salary of $200k but can go up to $250k if necessary. They will provide equity which could be lucrative. Candidates who fit this job/company will likely be able to get much more cash per year from large companies, but value the potential reward of equity much more than the guaranteed cash they'd be giving up to join a startup such as this.

Job Responsibilities:
- 30% recruiting
- 30% managing ppl. Leading a team of people that is expected to grow to 20 people in 1 year
- 30% leading technical projects.
- maybe 10% code reviews. no hands on coding.

- managed 35 engineers and grown a team from around 10 engineers
- experience with crypto or finance or payments
- managed both front end and backend engineers
- passion for startups
- passion for crypto

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