VP of Engineering (Blockchain)

Access Talent Today, LLC - San Francisco, CA

We are seeking a VP of Engineering. Our client has built one of the fastest (currently 120K Transactions Per Second (TPS)) blockchain solutions in the world. The system will eventually scale to over 1 Million TPS. Our client’s system will make alternative stablecoins look like kids’ toys in comparison.

This hot FinTech start-up has an opening for a VP of Engineering, reporting directly to the CEO. We are looking for a proven leader who has the ability to manage the developers, QA and documentation. Fintech/payments expertise HIGHLY desirable.

If you are confident and excited about helping shape our client’s vision and business, this could be the job for you!



  • Build and lead a world-class Engineering organization that delivers a quality product that exceeds customer expectations.
  • Embrace, grow and promote the Engineering team’s diversity of skills.
  • In partnership with the CEO and COO, and in response to customer needs, define and drive the strategic technical direction of the company.
  • Understand the business goals of the company and orient the development of the team to support those goals.
  • Create product roadmaps and team with Product Management, CEO and COO on future product enhancements and their placement in the product roadmap.
  • Parent the product / technology’s overall advances to accommodate future features and capabilities while maintaining architectural integrity and adaptability.


Must Have:

  • 10+ years leadership experience
  • Proven ability inspiring, motivating and growing small, early-stage engineering teams (Engineers and Architects) that deliver quality product, on-time and on-budget
  • Thorough understanding of security principles; what it takes to secure data, and how to communicate security concepts to customers and stakeholders
  • Strong track record of being able to develop and set release plans, track deadlines, deliverable, resource allocations, issues / risks and create mitigation strategies as needed to deliver quality product on time
  • Technical degree in Computer Science or Engineering; advanced degree preferred (MS, MBA).


Strongly Prefer:

  • Experience in global FinTech, payments, and/or banking environment
  • Management courage – ability to speak your mind, backed with data
  • Experience in a start-up or high-growth company
  • Knowledge and experience with front end, backend, architecture, networking, and other computer science principles



  • Location: San Francisco
  • W-2
  • Comp package TBD

Posted On: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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