Technical Project Manager, Security

  • 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 Technical Project Manager to join our growing PMO team!

About Your Team

As a Technical Project Manager, you will be a key player in supporting the Infrastructure Engineering teams. You will collaborate with the Product, Engineering and Security teams to ensure your team is focused on the high value items. You are the champion that helps your team to be organized, leads without authority and removes blockers as they arise. BlockFi is moving at a fast pace and ideal candidates should be comfortable with the changes in priorities and navigating the uncertainty. If you love to work in a multicultural and growth environment you should come join us!

 Your Mission

 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 across different time zones and make decisions with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to build relationships

Your Expertise

  • Strong background in managing Agile projects, defining and implementing Scrum and Kanban frameworks
  • Experience in managing a technology team (ex: DevOps, Product) and workflows from start to end
  • Understanding of the infrastructure, cloud, databases, observability functions
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to business stakeholders
  • Experience with tracking reporting on project status
  • Define, manage project plans and deliverables
  • Motivate and encourage team to do their best
  • Ability to apply situational awareness to achieve desired outcomes - negotiate, speak up and escalate things when necessary

Nice to have:

  • Be well versed in DevOps tools, concepts and methodologies
  • Experience with cloud technologies (i.e. AWS)
  • Atlassian Suite of products, Monday.com
  • Experience with SOC 2 compliance is a plus
  • Experience with incident response from technical outages and communicating to various stakeholders
  • Any Agile certification is a plus

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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