Engineering Manager

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Job Description

Here at Volume, we work with the best partners to make decentralized finance protocols valuable. We solve problems of protocol utility, governance and growth for the leading DeFi protocols. From our team effort, we are able to drive massive growth of user transactions and the launch of the protocol economy. If a protocol fails to attract user activity, token value falters and innovation will flow away from the network.

Volume delivers software tools and user experiences that increase protocol token utility and community engagement, measured by protocol transaction volume growth. The Volume team’s interests are the protocol interests: Growth of user transactions.

Volume successfully launched Sommelier’s first iteration as PeggyJV, bringing the Cosmos Ethereum bridge to market and resulted in Sommelier raising a total $25MM in funding to launch the first automated DeFi blockchain to manage Liquidity Provider capital on Ethereum via the Cosmos. Sommelier consists of the Cosmos Stargate SDK, its Tendermint-based consensus layer and a decentralized, bi-directional Ethereum bridge, managed by a global network of validators. Liquidity Providers (LPs) will be able to use Sommelier to author and execute complex, automated financial transactions, such as portfolio rebalancing, limit orders, as well as a host of other features that token holders have come to expect from centralized finance (CeFi), but that are not currently available in DeFi.

Our investors include Polychain Capital, Alameda Ventures, Standard Crypto and Multicoin.

We are always looking for individuals who desire a high impact, high visibility role within a company that is making crypto and decentralized protocols valuable.

As an Engineering Manager on our PeggyJV team, you will have a chance to work across the full spectrum of our protocol architecture that is built around the Cosmos-SDK, built in Golang, Rust and Solidity. Our software empowers Sommelier validators to secure the Sommelier network which offers financial automation globally. As an early employee you will be a critical part of our core team and have a significant influence over the direction of the company.

We are looking to add a talented and motivated Senior Engineering Manager with experience in leading and managing exceptional engineering teams. In this role, you will be working within an incubated team to define requirements, iterate on software solutions, and deliver useful developer tools for people interested in building Cosmos blockchains. We’re looking for a motivated and versatile engineer manager who understands developer ergonomics, has great written communication skills, and leadership experience.

Volume is a dynamic start-up company, and our successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment. As a distributed team, we hire anywhere in the world, and at various levels of experience (entry, senior, staff). We look for people with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds.

Volume is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.

We have a great benefits package, including parental leave, contributions to your retirement, competitive pay, and unlimited time off. For U.S-based employees, we also provide platinum-level health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.

Skills:

Job Requirements

  • 10+ years of software engineering experience, 4+ years of experience managing a team.
  • Degree in Computer Science required.
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team through scale, and managing engineering with an eye to driving efficiency.
  • Previous experience partnering with cross-functional executives and management across a globally distributed organization.
  • Track record of delivery in rapidly changing, highly collaborative, multi-site, multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Deep knowledge of and experience working with a diverse group of engineers.
  • Track record of delivery in rapidly changing, highly collaborative, multi-site, multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Someone who loves to learn, and is passionate about helping others.
  • Blockchain experience preferred.
  • Experience with Developer Relations and Open Source Technology.
  • Experience with Machine Learning.
  • Experience with distributed systems and Big-Data infrastructure.
  • Experience with large-scale consumer-facing platforms.
  • You are passionate about blockchain, have used DeFi dApps and believe in the opportunity of decentralization and blockchains to change how the financial world works today.
  • You thrive in a startup environment and feel best working in a small, cross-functional team where you can roll up your sleeves and be hands-on.
  • You have an interest in working in a self-organizing environment and bring creativity to start your own initiatives within the Cosmos Stargate SDK

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the Engineering team.
  • Actively run Engineering.
  • Develop organizational-level goals and drive the technical and organizational roadmap for the engineering team.
  • Collaborate with Design, Product, and Engineering teams distributed across multiple timezones.
  • Build and grow a team of exceptional software engineers and technical leaders.
  • Influence key decisions on architecture and implementation of scalable, reliable, and cost-effective engineering solutions.
  • Iterate quickly without compromising quality and raise the bar on operational excellence.

Job Summary

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