Head of Engineering

Shakepay logoShakepay

Apr 13

Join our small, fiery team on a mission to usher in the Bitcoin Golden Age.

About Shakepay

Shakepay is reimagining financial services to give every Canadian their fair shake, by making it bitcoin-friendly, secure, and rewarding. When Shakepay launched in 2015, it quickly became one of Canada’s fastest-growing financial institutions. Backed by top venture funds having raised $44M+ and trusted by over one million Canadians and counting. People who choose careers at Shakepay are helping shape a future of financial freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for all Canadians.

Head of Engineering

This is a brand new role at Shakepay, and we are looking for an experienced and impact-focused individual to lead everything engineering at Shakepay, and help us build the best money app in Canada: One that merges the internet of money (bitcoin) and everyday financial products. 

As Head of Engineering, you will report to the Chief Technology Officer and lead a growing team of 20+ engineers to build delightful products for all Canadians. We have ambitious goals at Shakepay, and we’re looking for a seasoned leader to help us grow and reimagine financial services to give every Canadian their fair shake.

You will

  • Lead and grow a foundational, high performing team of engineers and managers working on complex, full-stack projects with a wide impact across the company
  • Coordinate and direct company-wide initiatives, making detailed plans to accomplish technical and product goals
  • Foster a culture of excellence by creating an environment that encourages innovation, accountability, and a high degree of engineering craftsmanship.
  • Ensure engineers and managers are productive, learning, and doing meaningful work
  • Hire, mentor, and manage a world-class engineering team as the company scales
  • Own and drive the culture and processes in the engineering team
  • Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand to plan and assess the feasibility of projects
  • Contribute your fair share of memes to our #dev-null slack channel

Must have

  • 3+ years working experience as a software developer
  • 7+ years working experience as an engineering manager or higher
  • Ability to manage multiple teams spanning software development, QA, data and others
  • Proven experience leading an engineering organization at a high growth startup, scaling teams from 20 to 100+ engineers
  • Track record of shipping successful, customer-centric digital products in a consumer tech company

Nice to have

  • Experience with Node.js, React-Native, Vue, Postgres, Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka, Datadog
  • Experience building financial apps
  • Bitcoin knowledge

Why join? 

  • Competitive Salary - Base salary for this role will be $275,000+ with additional equity options & benefits. 
  • Be part of a groundbreaking journey: you'll live on the frontier of financial innovation. Bitcoin is rewriting the rules, and Shakepay is at the forefront.
  • Impact and scale: with only 2% of Canadians on Shakepay, the potential for growth is massive. You can help us bring Shakepay and bitcoin to all Canadians.
  • Rewarding benefits: we offer competitive compensation (every shaker owns stock options), benefits (health, dental, paramedical, disability, etc), and generous vacation time.
  • Embrace continuous learning: ambitious individuals with an insatiable thirst for knowledge will feel at home. Working at Shakepay means you'll be working in an environment that encourages constant growth and development.
  • Get paid in bitcoin: choose to take a percentage of your salary in the hardest, soundest money the world has ever known.
  • Work remote: work from anywhere in Canada. If you're in Montreal or Toronto, you can also work from our offices.

We understand that potential can be just as valuable as experience. If you're eager to learn, grow, and contribute to the mission but worry that you may not have the “right” experience, we still want you to apply. We encourage applications from everyone, regardless of background and life experience. We’re firm believers that a little bit of slope makes up for a lot of y-intercept.

Fluency in English is required due to the percentage of English-speaking customers and the nature of our platform, which is available to all Canadians.

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