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Paxos // blockchain-powered trust
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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The Paxos London Team is looking for a Site Lead & Director of Engineering to join our rapidly growing engineering team. As a key member of the engineering team, you will have influence on our product strategy by helping define the product features, refine system architecture, & spearhead best practices that enable a high quality product. A commitment to teamwork, hustle, & strong communication skills (to both business & technical partners) are absolute requirements.

This is the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, small, & flat organization responsible for developing our industry leading products from design to production, as well as overseeing multiple projects from end-to-end. This role will be in London & reporting to the Senior Vice President & Head of Engineering in NYC. If youre looking for an opportunity to directly see your work impact the business & the future of finance, then this is the job for you! We welcome diverse engineering backgrounds & are able to offer highly interesting challenges.

Who You Are:

  • You are an experienced engineering leader in developing customer-facing products in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment
  • You demonstrate a solid understanding of core engineering concepts & are able to drive engineering best practices throughout the team
  • You can understand & articulate the design & architecture of the entire system to technical & non-technical audiences
  • You are able to drive business outcomes & objectives
  • You are able to build a team including reaching out to your network, drive the recruiting process, & closing candidates
  • You maintain a high level of engagement & motivation on the team
  • You are eager to work openly & collaboratively with a diverse team
  • You are able to communicate & work closely with several stakeholder groups (Engineering, Operations, Marketing, Business Development, HR, etc.)
  • You are driven to learn new technologies

What Youll Do:

  • Youll build a world class, efficient, & high velocity engineering team with a strong sense of ownership & engagement
  • Youll interface closely with product, operations, business development, HR, compliance, security, & finance to drive product development outcomes
  • Youll build quality products that are scalable, supportable, & reliable
  • Lead & drive architecture decisions related to our products
  • Youll foster relationships & interactions between the London & NYC offices & identify synergies & sharing of information between the two
  • Youll mentor, coach, & develop the London engineering team
  • Youll participate in the London technical community & help drive employer brand awareness

We use Java, Kotlin & other languages in our London office. While you don't need to have deep experience in either, interest (and the ability to learn these) are core attributes we will look for in candidates.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salaries & flexible work life balance
  • Equity share in a growing business
  • Unlimited PTO
  • A full slate of benefits coverage including: medical, dental, vision, & pre-tax commuter benefits, gym reimbursements
  • A kitchen fully stocked with snacks & beverages
  • A fun, vibrant office environment in London with a smart & passionate team doing incredible things to modernize Finance.

Paxos is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical & mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

About Paxos:

Since its founding in 2012, Paxos has sought to enable the movement of assets at the speed of the internet. Paxos is building a future where all assets--from money to commodities to securities--will be digitized & move instantaneously, 24/7. Settlement risk will cease to exist, so trillions of dollars of trapped capital can go to work in a global, frictionless economy. By seeking the highest forms of regulation & compliance, Paxos has distinguished itself within the blockchain industry & earned the trust of discerning institutional & individual investors.

Our Products include:

  • Paxos Standard (PAX) is a digital dollar & the worlds first regulated crypto asset. This stablecoin is backed 1:1 by dollars & offers a liquid, digital alternative to cash that is available 24/7 for instantaneous transaction settlement around the world. Launched in September 2018, its the most traded USD-backed stablecoin.
  • itBit is a crypto-asset exchange. We also offer related trading services including escrow, custody & OTC trading.
  • Post-Trade: Based in London, our Post-Trade team works on a broad suite of products to simplify post-trade confirmations for precious metals, other commodities & FX markets. The team launched Paxos Confirmation Service in late 2018 & has already confirmed well over 100,000 trades with aggregate notional values in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
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