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BlockFi Lending // cryptoasset-backed USD loans to cryptoasset owners
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
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What is BlockFi?

BlockFis mission is to provide liquidity, transparency, & efficiency to digital financial markets by creating products that meet the needs of consumers & corporations across the globe. We build bridges between traditional finance & digital markets that enable growth for all participants.

Were a team of builders & strivers, proud to champion financial inclusivity & offer economic opportunities around the globe. We provide the same inclusivity to our team members. BlockFi is a place where diversity is celebrated, individuality is recognized, & every single team member is valued. We are changing the status quo to be the first financial company that people love, & we rely on our people to make it happen! 

BlockFi is looking for a VP of Infrastructure Engineering to join our growing team! 

About Your Team

Youll be leading a growing & globally distributed team of talented engineers, spanning the disciplines of Site Reliability, DevOps, Application Security, Release, & Observability.

Your Mission

You will be responsible for designing, implementing, securing, & operating cloud-based (AWS) production infrastructure systems at scale that are highly sensitive to downtime. This includes:

  • Oversee the full life-cycle of Infrastructure Engineerings product & service deliverables
  • Achieve compliance with industry-standard controls & processes
  • Partner with stakeholders across the company to ensure infrastructure solutions are meeting business needs
  • Align the infrastructure roadmap with the overall company business goals & technical vision
  • Lead infrastructure capacity planning & performance management to meet our reliability & scalability requirements
  • Develop metrics to measure system performance & enable informed decision making
  • Help the rest of the Product department become more effective, through automation & implementation of best practices.
  • Cultivate & promote our blame-free culture of continuous improvement & collaboration
  • Act as a strategic advisor regarding new developments within the infrastructure technology space
  • Build partnerships & relationships, internally & externally, to continue the evolution & delivery of world-class infrastructure system

Your Expertise 

  • 15+ years of experience in infrastructure engineering with 7+ years of experience in a people management/leadership role 
  • Experience working within a rapidly scaling global technology company
  • Deep technical understanding of current tools & best practices at scale
  • Fluency & understanding of AWS cloud architecture & tools
  • Previous experience leading globally distributed technical teams 
  • Familiarity with regulatory & compliance landscape within data privacy & governance; SOC2, SOX, GDPR, PCI, CCPA
  • Strong understanding of Cloud Security & Architecture

Your Perks:

We benefit from the great work our employees do each day. That is why we are committed to providing a variety of awesome benefits to help them live their best lives.

  • Competitive salary because we value your experience & expertise
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days because everyone deserves time for R&R
  • Employer contribution towards health coverage (including vision & dental) because your physical health & well-being is important to us 
  • Various fringe benefits such as 401k, Parental Leave, FSA/HSA, & Employee Assistance Programs because health coverage is more than just choosing your yearly plan 
  • Flexible work environment because we are a geographically dispersed team & we believe in balance
  • Pet insurance because all of your beloved family members should have coverage too
  • Weekly lunch stipend because there is such a thing as a free lunch! 
  • A close-knit team of enthusiastic, collegial, & driven people to work alongside in a highly meritocratic environment because teamwork makes the dreamwork

Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. Our client base has grown to more than 225,000 (and counting), & the company now boasts more than $15 billion in assets on our platform. We recently completed a Series D funding round placing the company's valuation at $3 billion, & our team now has more than 500 people worldwide. We have established ourselves as a crypto market leader, & as we expand our product suite & geographic footprint, we expect our addressable market to grow exponentially.

BlockFi's leadership team has decades of experience in the traditional financial services & banking world, & we take a conservative approach to regulation that will position us well for sustainable long-term growth & expansion.

Our team is comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are aiming to become the leading lender in crypto & are poised to redefine the global financial ecosystem for the better. In addition:

  • BlockFi is one of the first companies to ever offer crypto-backed loans & the only company whose founding team has an institutional understanding of the debt capital markets & regulatory landscape in the U.S.
  • $100 MM of Series A, B, & C funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Susquehanna, Winklevoss Capital, Fidelity, Galaxy Digital, Akuna Capital, & Morgan Creek
  • $350 MM of Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments, & Tiger Global
  • We are moving quickly & have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute & capture customer demand
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