Senior Technical Project Manager, Engineering

  • BlockFi
  • Remote (London, UK)
  • Nov 18, 2021
Full time Project Management

Job Description

What is BlockFi?

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.

We’re a team of builders and strivers, proud to champion financial inclusivity and offer economic opportunities around the globe. We provide the same inclusivity to our team members. BlockFi is a place where diversity is celebrated, individuality is recognized, and every single team member is valued. We are changing the status quo to be the first financial company that people love, and we rely on our people to make it happen!

BlockFi is looking for a Senior Technical Project Manager to join our growing team! 

About the Team

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.

About Your Role:

As a Senior Technical Project Manager you will play a key role in building out the products and infrastructure to empower 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. 

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

Your Mission:

  • Assist in leading and supporting the Engineering and Product Teams with the delivery of projects and initiatives across the organisation
  • 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

Your Expertise:

  • Minimum of 5+ years experience working as a technical project manager or similar
  • Experience working in a Software Engineering, Cloud or Security environment
  • PMP Certification or similar
  • Demonstrated experience in Agile software delivery Scrum
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills 
  • Working knowledge of the 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

Above all, you should enjoy the journey. We, at BlockFi, genuinely like each other and enjoy the work we do - so should you!

Your Perks:

We benefit from the great work our employees do each day. That is why we are committed to providing a variety of awesome benefits to help them live their best lives.

  • Competitive salary because we value your experience and expertise
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days because everyone deserves time for R&R
  • Flexibility and remote working because we are a geographically dispersed team who believe in balance
  • Weekly lunch credit because there is such a thing as a free lunch!
  • An agile vibrant culture of enthusiastic and driven people to work alongside because teamwork makes the dreamwork
  • Medical coverage because your physical health and well-being is important to us
  • Various fringe benefits such as top of the range tech products, employee referral bonus, and employee group events

 

Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. Our client base has grown to more than 225,000 (and counting), and the company now boasts more than $15 billion in assets on our platform. We recently completed a Series D funding round placing the company's valuation at $3 billion, and our team now has more than 500 people worldwide. We have established ourselves as a crypto market leader, and as we expand our product suite and geographic footprint, we expect our addressable market to 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.
  • $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
  • $350 MM of Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments and Tiger Global
  • We are moving quickly and have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute and capture customer demand

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