Director, Product Software Engineering

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Circle is a global crypto finance company, built on blockchain technology, powered by crypto assets, and dedicated to helping people and institutions create and share value globally. With our suite of products, we enable our customers to send and receive money around the world easily, as well as invest in and trade crypto assets.

Job Description

Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of stablecoins and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle's platform has supported over 100 million transactions worth tens of billions of dollars, with nearly 10 million retail customers, over a thousand businesses, while storing and securing more than $5 billion in digital currency assets. Circle is also the creator of USD Coin (USDC), the fastest growing, regulated, fully-reserved stablecoin, which now stands at a 2+ billion market cap and is adding more than 100 million net new digital dollars in circulation every week. Today, Circle's transactional services, business accounts, and platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services and commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through programmable internet commerce.

What you’ll be part of:

With the mission “To raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce,” Circle was founded on the belief that blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy.  We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere.

Engineering at Circle:

In 2020, Circle unveiled Circle APIs: a set of solutions and smarter technology to help businesses accept payments in a more global, scalable and efficient alternative to traditional banking rails (spoiler: we’re using USD Coin under the hood).

Over the next 12 months, we’re going to rapidly grow our API customer base and enable even more businesses to easily integrate and benefit from the breakthrough of programmable money on the internet.

If you’re data-driven, interested in building something meaningful and would love to work in an entrepreneurial environment, we can’t wait to hear from you.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards.  You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

Your team is responsible for:

As a Director of Software Engineering at Circle, you will manage managers and teams that build and own scalable software solutions to include frontend UX, backend business logic, and APIs  which are responsible for the transfer value & assets across all blockchain protocols (think Bitcoin and Ethereum, for example) as well as traditional banking protocols (think credit cards, bank transfers etc).

What you'll work on:

  • Act as an internal ambassador for the engineering team to other groups, communicating the opportunities and constraints technology offers to the development of projects
  • Perform full lifecycle of team management to attract, engage, retain, coach and performance manage teams of exceptional engineers and managers (e.g., mentoring, recruiting, training and development, performance evaluation)
  • Provide technical and architectural direction for the development, design, integration, testing, and maintenance of our platform
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure the teams' contributions align with company objectives, develop technology roadmaps and set realistic product release schedules
  • Lead agile software processes for engineering teams and introduce best-in-class industry practices
  • Manage technical debt to ensure our development velocity stays responsive and predictable while minimizing production incidents of our operations
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as a member of Circle's engineering management team
  • Coordinate the execution of these activities working with cross-functional teams within Circle

What you'll bring to Circle

  • 5 or more years of experience with technical leadership and people management ( >= 15 direct/indirect reports)
  • 10 or more years of experience with software engineering
  • 5 or more years of experience coding in one of the following languages:  Go, Java, and/or Javascript
  • You have experience in designing, building and deploying secure, scalable services
  • You have a track record of managing managers and multiple technical teams
  • You love the idea of coaching and building leaders (both within your team and at the senior engineering leadership level)
  • You have a passion for enabling and motivating people to do their best work
  • You work very well cross-functionally, and are able to think rigorously and make hard decisions and tradeoffs
  • You have experience managing remote teams
  • The ability to thrive on a fast pace environment with high level of autonomy and responsibilities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

📍 Boston - will also consider remote in US
🌎 Remote
📆 Full-time
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Posted on September 23, 2020

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