Technical Project Manager (EMEA)

  • BlockFi
  • Remote (EMEA)
  • May 31, 2021
Full time Project Management

Job Description

BlockFi’s mission is to provide liquidity, transparency and efficiency to digital financial markets by creating products that meet the needs of consumers and corporations across the globe. We build bridges between traditional finance and digital markets that enable growth for all participants.

At BlockFi, we are focused on providing financial products - like interest bearing accounts and low-cost credit products - to the blockchain ecosystem. We are looking for a Technical Project Manager to play a key role in building out the products and infrastructure that power our business. The Technical Project Manager is a varied and fast-paced role offering every opportunity to demonstrate your software engineering expertise, communication skills, and pragmatic PM talents. 

This is a fully remote role, affiliated with our European-based team.

About the Role

At BlockFi, our software engineers are part of the overall Product department. Our number one objective is to reliably deliver products that meet the needs of the business and our clients. Our team is largely remote, working across timezones and prides itself on being solutions-focused.

We want to work with people who are humble enough to recognize they don’t know everything and curious enough to ask questions. People who like to get things done and have a talent to unblock tasks while building deep organizational relationships along the way. Some of the specific characteristics we look for include:

  • A people-first approach to leadership
  • A strong technical background
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to build relationships

If this description fits you, we'd love to hear from you!

Responsibilities 

  • Assist in leading and managing projects.
  • Understand requirements and track them through delivery, including support to product managers as needed with backlog maintenance.
  • Identify, plan, and communicate project risks and roadblocks to the product management team.
  • Monitor and provide hands-on recording, tracking, and reporting for meetings, project activities, and action items.
  • Provide leadership for project teams by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones. 
  • Establish relationships across application development, solution architecture, and business stakeholder teams.
  • Ability to influence technical discussions / designs / architectures.
  • Drive continuous improvement throughout project management processes, feeding ideas, recommendation of tools used & updating processes where needed. 

About You

  • 5+ years of technical project management experience in cloud, security, and/or financial network solutions
  • PMP Certification or similar
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills (English)
  • Proficient with Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence) and GitHub products
  • Able to work independently while maintaining transparency and collaboration with a larger team
  • Maintain composure and tact under pressure
  • Ability to multitask and to manage multiple priorities across multiple teams that are geographically dispersed.

Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. From raising over $100MM in debt and equity capital to helping thousands of clients (and growing!) do more with their crypto assets, we have established a dominant position as the debt and credit crypto market leader in the U.S. As we expand our product suite and geographic footprint, our addressable market will grow exponentially.

BlockFi's leadership team has decades of experience in the traditional financial services and banking world, and we take a conservative approach to regulation that will position us well for sustainable long-term growth and expansion. 

Our team is comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are aiming to become the leading lender in crypto and are poised to redefine the global financial ecosystem for the better. In addition:

  • BlockFi is one of the first companies to ever offer crypto-backed loans and the only company whose founding team has an institutional understanding of the debt capital markets and regulatory landscape in the U.S.
  • $4.3MM of seed funding and $50MM in capital for funding loans
  • $100 MM of Series A, B, and C funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Susquehanna, Winklevoss Capital, Fidelity, Galaxy Digital, Akuna Capital, and Morgan Creek
  • We are moving quickly and have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute and capture customer demand

We offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days
  • Work alongside an enthusiastic, collegial, and driven team in a highly meritocratic environment

Above all, you should enjoy the journey. Our employees are creative, technical, smart, and genuinely like each other. They enjoy the work they do, and so should you!