Head of Innovation (Galaxy Digital Labs)

  • Galaxy Digital
  • New York, NY
  • May 09, 2022
Full time Digital

Job Description

Who We Are:

At Galaxy we are building products and services to help the world invest in economic progress. We believe crypto and blockchain innovations will permeate and improve all aspects of our global economy. Our vision is a society where value and ownership flow as freely as information. Galaxy is a digital asset and blockchain leader helping institutions, startups, and individuals access and navigate the crypto economy. As one of the most well-capitalized and trusted companies in the industry, we provide platform solutions custom-made for a digitally native ecosystem across multiple synergistic business lines: Trading, Asset Management (passive and active strategies), Principal Investments,  Investment Banking Services, and Mining. Galaxy’s CEO and Founder Michael Novogratz leads a team of crypto enthusiasts, and institutional veterans focused on the future of finance and Web3. The Company is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands (registered office), and New Jersey.

Additional information about the Company's businesses and products is available on www.galaxydigital.io.

What We Value:

We are a diverse team of free thinkers, and fast movers united to help investors and creators energize the global economy. We are looking for individuals who thrive in a culture of builders and overachievers and embrace high performance, transparent feedback, and a mission-first approach. Our culture shapes our way of working and gets us where we want to be.

  • Seek Excellence.
  • Be Selective To Be Effective.
  • Be Highly Aligned, Loosely Coupled.
  • Disagree Transparently.
  • Encourage Independent Decision-Making.
  • Build Dream Teams.

Who You Are:

Galaxy Digital Research is hiring an entrepreneurial and experienced technologist to build and lead Galaxy Digital Labs, an innovation space and incubator for new technology products, services, and startups. Reporting to the Head of Firmwide Research, the Head of Innovation will work with Galaxy Digital’s research team and other business units to identify opportunities for innovation in cryptocurrency, applied cryptography, smart contract design, algorithmic game theory, financial technology, and other adjacent areas, and conduct exploratory development on prototypes. Galaxy Digital Labs will develop an approach to understanding volatile and emerging technologies and developing in with innovation and security at top of mind. Successful projects could become new lines of business or products at Galaxy Digital or entirely independent startups. Enjoy having free reign to innovate and experiment with strong accountability in an entrepreneurial setting.

The Head of Innovation, working with the Head of Firmwide Research and other Galaxy Digital leadership, will be responsible for hiring engineering and other talent required to operate Galaxy Digital Labs, as well as designing and implementing a strategy for building and growing the department.

Our mandate at Galaxy Digital Research is to explore the totality of the cryptocurrency ecosystem with an eye for innovation and experimentation and Galaxy Digital Labs will be a pillar of that effort.

What You’ll Do:

  • Interact with Galaxy Digital’s thought leaders across Research, Principle Investments, and other business units to identify opportunities for research and development
  • Follow and identify innovations in the cryptocurrency ecosystem
  • Manage a team of developers, designers, and product managers
  • Report to the Head of Firmwide Research and Galaxy Digital leadership on the state of innovation initiatives conducted inside Galaxy Digital Labs

What We’re Looking For:

  • Significant experience in cryptocurrency, entrepreneurship, protocol and/or software development, corporate innovation labs, or the cryptocurrency industry more broadly
  • 7+ years’ experience in software development, successful entrepreneurship, security research, or corporate innovation

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in corporate technology innovation, cryptocurrency entrepreneurship, applied cryptography, software development
  • A deep interest in cryptocurrency, distributed protocols, and financial applications
  • Ability to research emerging technologies and applications, conduct experimental design projects, and report on innovation initiatives to senior management
  • Ability to manage an innovation group staffed with both full-time and contract developers, engineers, product managers, and designers

Apply now and join us on our mission to engineer a new economic paradigm!

Galaxy respects diversity and seeks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants for employment without regard to actual or perceived age, race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital or partnership or caregiver status, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military or veteran status, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete the application process or to participate in an interview, please contact careers@galaxydigital.io.