Engineering Manager

Blockstack, New York, NY or Remote

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Blockstack is software for a user-owned internet. It’s the easiest way to build decentralized apps that can scale. Core protocols for Blockstack are developed as open-source and there are 400+ independent apps on the network. Blockstack PBC is a leading entity within the Stacks Ecosystem, advancing the initial research and development of the Stacks Blockchain and developer tools for decentralized applications. The mission of the open-source community and broader ecosystem is to provide software for a user owned internet that returns online data ownership to developers and consumers. 

Blockstack PBC was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York City with employees and contractors in Canada, Europe, and Asia, Blockstack PBC is funded and backed by more than $75 million from Union Square Ventures, Y Combinator, Lux Capital, Winklevoss Capital, Naval Ravikant, and many more. More info here.

Our growing engineering organization is comprised of ~14 full-time engineers distributed across several time-zones. We are looking to add our first Engineering Manager to lead 1-2 teams of front-end and full-stack developers. This role is ideal for a hands-on, technical manager who wants to further develop their management skills, and will be reporting into the Head of Engineering.

What You’ll Do:
• Manage, grow and mentor a high performing team of frontend and full-stack engineers
• Partner with Product Managers and other stakeholders to drive the roadmap and priorities for your team
• Own execution of your teams: set and execute against timelines for feature completion and create transparency around their progress.
• Promote a culture of engineering excellence and continuing education within our team and across the company.
• Be the guardian for a healthy, happy culture on your teams and beyond
• Contribute to and lead engineering-wide initiatives such as process and operational improvements
• Recruit, build, and retain a talented engineering team

What We're Looking For:
• Experience operating in an ambiguous environment with a highly technical product
• Proficiency at project management; can make the right tradeoffs to ship projects on time with high quality.
• Experience managing front-end and full-stack engineers
• Experience partnering with product and design team to build out strategies
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Analytical and mathematical mind, demonstrative ability to evaluating and solving complex problems
• 5 + years experience in software engineering, with 2 + years combined tech leadership and people management. 

A bonus if you have:
Experience working on open-source projects
Experience managing a remote team
Benefits & Perks:
Company equity and Stacks(STX) tokens--STX is the native cryptocurrency of the Blockstack network
Remote workers can expense co-working spaces
An annual $1,200 budget for learning and development stipend
$1000 per year of charity donation matching to an organization of your choosing
Daily lunch (even if you’re remote!)
Flexible vacation policy
Family-Friendly health benefits
Free life and disability insurance
Health and dependent care (FSA)
Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave
Pre-tax commuter benefits
401k with 3% match
Your choice of technical setup and equipment

Company Highlights:
Public Benefit Corporation on a mission to build a user-owned internet
• Code released as open-source and patents released with patent pledge
Remote first team with HQ in New York City
$75M total raised. $23M from first ever SEC qualified token offering in the U.S.
8,000 + active developers and enthusiasts in the community
• 400+ apps launched on Blockstack
Work alongside leading PHD experts in computing

Blockstack PBC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and deeply cares about building a diverse team. Blockstack PBC is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law.

Please note that benefits vary by country, the ones shown above are for our full time U.S. based employees. Benefit information for non-US based positions will be provided to individuals who interview for those roles.

About Blockstack

Blockstack is a new internet for decentralized apps that you access through the Blockstack Browser. With Blockstack, there is a new world of apps that let you own your data and maintain your privacy, security and freedom.

How It Works: Blockstack uses the lower layers of the traditional internet and focuses on decentralizing the application layer. Blockstack provides key tools and infrastructure to developers enabling decentralized storage and decentralized authentication & identity. Developers build single-page applications in JavaScript then plug into user-run APIs, which eliminates centralized points of control. Users run decentralized apps through the Blockstack browser and give explicit read/write permissions to their data. Information is encrypted and stored on users’ personal devices. There are no middlemen, no passwords, and no massive data silos to breach.


Want to learn more about Blockstack? Visit Blockstack's website.