Lead Technical Engineering Manager, Liquid at Blockstream

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Blockstream

Lead Technical Engineering Manager, Liquid

Mountain View, CA
c
linux
distributedsystem
blockchain
dev
168d

Description

Pioneering advancements in blockchain technology infrastructure, Blockstream is the leading company extending Bitcoin at the protocol level to support a broad range of new asset types and financial markets. Blockstream supports values of decentralization, privacy, end-to-end security, user control, and open, permissionless innovation.


We are looking for a hands-on technical engineering manager that can lead and grow a team of talented and creative engineers and ensure smooth and timely delivery of the core Blockstream’s offering -- Liquid.


Responsibilities:



  • Drive the engineering team to deliver on product milestones

  • Grow, build, mentor, and motivate the team

  • Work closely with the product team to negotiate feasible product roadmap milestones

  • Advise the team on key architectural and design decisions


Requirements:




  • Technical background in CS or a closely related field

  • Extensive experience developing complex software systems

  • Experience growing, mentoring, and leading highly technical teams

  • Experience working with large C++ codebases

  • Proven ability to learn new technologies

  • Portfolio of complex products and systems and ability to demonstrate role in their delivery

  • Experience working with product management, business teams, and other stakeholders to negotiate feasible and realistic roadmaps

  • Extensive experience developing systems under Unix / Linux

  • Working understanding of best engineering practices in designing cryptographic systems

  • Strong understanding of common software and networking vulnerabilities and the engineering practices to mitigate against them

  • Strong interest in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies

  • Record of contributions to open source projects


Pluses:



  • Experience building one or more cryptographic systems

  • Experience contributing to (or building a system on top of) blockchain technology, bitcoin or another cryptocurrency

  • Experience designing and developing peer-to-peer or other highly distributed systems

  • Significant contributions to open source projects

  • Leadership of one or more open source project

  • FinTech experience

  • Startup experience

  • Embedded systems and hardware engineering experience

  • Experience having developed or implemented a formally-specified protocol

  • Experience working with globally distributed teams

  • Experience programming in Rust



To Apply:



  • Tell us why you are excited to work for Blockstream. We read Cover Letters!

  • Please send your resume and cover letter in WORD or PDF format to [email protected] We would like you to focus on your major achievements.

  • Place the text "Lead Technical Engineering Manager" in the subject line.

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