Engineering Manager (EMEA)

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

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.

This is a fully remote position based in Europe, even after the COVID-19 situation is resolved.

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. That primary objective of product delivery is supported by three interrelated functions: Architecture, Product Management, and Operations.

  • Architecture’s focus is on the design and strategy of our technology so that we’re ready for tomorrow. 
  • Product Management’s focus is on requirements, project management, and acceptance so that what we deliver is on schedule and as expected.
  • Operations’ focus is on the people and processes so that we effectively meet objectives while cultivating a positive culture and work environment.

About the Role:

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 understand the difference between leadership and “being the boss”. Some of the specific characteristics we look for include:

  • A people-first approach to leadership
  • A strong technical background
  • Experience managing teams of engineers
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to build relationships


This is a dynamic role, and your day-to-day will vary. Nevertheless, here are some themes that will persist:

  • Foster an motivating work culture and environment for your engineers to be successful
    • Manage up to 8 people.
    • Your direct reports will be software engineers.
    • Hold weekly 1:1s with your direct reports
  • Contribute towards the continuous improvement of process and the team
    • Help measure and achieve department metrics/goals
    • Participate in the hiring process to ensure company culture is grown
  • Communicate clearly and collaborate effectively across the Product department
  • Work on small features and bugs (nothing critical path) and assist with code reviews

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