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VP of Engineering
at Swan
6 months ago | 612 views | 1 applications

VP of Engineering


About the company

Swan is a leading Bitcoin-only financial services company supporting individuals and companies throughout their Bitcoin journey. We hire passionate Bitcoiners who want to work with a self-motivated and fully distributed startup team.

Job Summary

Your responsibilities

📍Product planning, team structure, and hands on project management for critical path projects 📍Be inspiring and motivating to engineers, finding ways to match the right work with the best people 📍Lead from the front lines, get involved deeply in technical projects from an architecture and project management standpoint, and be extremely active in online communication in a fully remote company setting of over 100 employees 📍Act as a force multiplier for the engineering team, adopting Shape Up practices, helping people move fast, QA, ship, and be successful 📍Believe in culture over process and enabling developers to be product owners 📍Want to balance quick iteration and delivery with long-term investment in scale 📍Work closely with senior management and teams in other departments across product, client services, operations, and other functions to identify gaps, design solutions, and drive the team to execution

Skills and experience that will help you succeed

📍A solid technical background with the ability to act as a sounding board for developers making technical and user experience tradeoff decisions 📍Excellent interpersonal skills with a desire to lead, mentor, and help engineers level up as developers and team leaders 📍A focus on process improvements, documentation, coding standards, error rate reduction, and on-call rotation management, owning MTTR and similar metrics. 📍Background as a developer - you won’t necessarily write code but being comfortable in GitHub, reviewing PR’s, and helping with architectural decisions like data modeling, naming, etc, is needed. 📍Recruiting and Hiring - strong network of developers to source, recruit, and hire team members as the business grows Infrastructure and security experience is a major plus. 📍Solid application security awareness is a minimum requirement. 📍Experience leading a team of 30+ engineers 📍A strong head for tradeoffs and difficult decision making in a rapidly changing environment. 📍15 years of technical expertise with at least 5-10 years in team leadership. Exceptions for experience can be made for demonstrated leadership at startups at scale. 📍Strong background in mobile, with experience shipping production apps a huge plus. 📍Located in United States, in any time zone (anywhere from Pacific to Eastern)

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