Head of Engineering Job Description
Who Are We – Next-Generation Open Source Wallet SDK
WalletD is an open-source SDK enabling developers to leverage the majority of blockchains and cryptocurrencies in a single easy-to-use library. Horizontally, we’ll be providing the best combination of usability, privacy, and security an open-source wallet ecosystem has ever seen.
Who Are You – #NotYourKeys Master
We’re looking for an engineer’s engineer. Your experience in next-generation languages and impact on cryptocurrency stand the test of time.
Set the direction for the WalletD SDK, share context by elaborating the “why”, and drive execution of projects while setting clear expectations.
Lead and coordinate the design of key abstractions to facilitate engineering progress and community inclusion
Guide teams to build and deliver high-quality products at scale against tight timelines while encouraging creativity.
Inspire a collaborative culture and uphold Walletd’s values alongside high engineering standards to bring consistency to the codebases, infrastructure, and processes.
Collaborate with leadership within Developer Experience including Engineering Managers, the Group Tech Lead, and the DevEx Technical Program Manager to identify and act on opportunities for improvement within the group
Work with stakeholders from outside the group (external EMs, PMs, and engineers) to understand and synthesize customer needs and future opportunities
Provide mentorship and career-building opportunities for the Tech Lead, and TPM that report to you
4+ years of experience in an engineering leadership role managing individuals on teams
3+ yrs of hands-on blockchain, consensus protocols, distributed systems, or applied cryptography (professional OR independent)
Hands-on experience building iOS libraries with Swift or Android applications with Kotlin
Experience with a backend programming language (e.g. Rust, Java, Go, C++, or other core development languages).
Experience engineering new products including key cryptocurrency and blockchain interactions including onboarding, wallet management, and transaction capabilities
Expert level understanding of key security concepts and technologies (e.g. cryptographic algorithms, authentication, authorization, non-repudiation, double-spend dilemma) and related architecture
Strong and effective communication ability to convey complex ideas in a simple manner, apply active listening when working with others, and drive teams to resolutions during discussions.
A proven track record of building cultures that encourage ambition and foster empathy.