Engineering Manager

Compound Labs

San Francisco, CA, USA Remote

Full time


Apr 16

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About Compound

The majority of cryptocurrencies sit idle on exchanges and in wallets, without yielding interest. We're on a mission to change that.

Compound is an interest rate protocol on the Ethereum blockchain, that lets developers create new financial applications that are global, safe, and open. Our team is backed by world-class investors, and develops the core blockchain infrastructure, as well as the tools to empower new integrations--join us in building an open financial system.

The Role

As an Engineering Manager at Compound, you will work directly with the executive leadership team to establish, execute and achieve the company’s technical vision while managing the roadmap and priorities for the engineering team. You should be prepared to understand technical solutions in engineering and mathematical domains. You will apply that knowledge to help the engineering team maintain focus and velocity. We work across various stacks (e.g. the Ethereum blockchain, functional programming, formal verification) and you will be challenged, and hopefully delighted, engaging with engineers as we solve these problems. 

At Compound, you will build high-caliber technology to propel the blockchain protocol, community-built experiences and business partnerships into the future of decentralized finance.

What You'll Do:

  • Work with the CTO and executive team to establish, execute and achieve the company’s technical vision and scaling milestones to align with business objectives and users.
  • Manage projects from inception to follow through, engaging with the engineers and stakeholders to maintain high velocity. You will be responsible for ensuring projects are documented, forecasted and that timelines are met.
  • Align technical architecture, business strategy vision and long-term product priorities with cross-functional teams for smooth and orderly delivery of engineering projects.
  • You will be expected to understand the problem domain and help choose wise engineering decisions. You will discuss, whiteboard and perhaps code-review solutions with engineers, while not writing code yourself.
  • Help grow an engineering team to a few dozen talented individuals; you will help keep our team's vision of staying lean and productive.
  • Be responsible for owning your team’s deliverables and ensure they continue to ship scalable, reliable and correct products.

What You Bring to the Engineering Team:

  • Experience managing at least 5 engineers directly for at least 2 years. You may have similar experience in a Senior Lead of Engineering, Director / V.P. of Engineering or Engineering Manager role if you possess the qualities otherwise described
  • Ability to define, forecast and document metrics for engineering excellence and designing processes to deliver
  • Passion for coaching and mentoring team members to maximize their impact
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and effectively communicate across multiple, often time-sensitive initiatives 
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work and manage remote teams

Experience with these Technologies is a "Nice to Have:"

  • 5+ years of technology leadership experience, directly managing teams of at least 15 engineers.
  • Ethereum blockchain 
  • Solidity, or other smart contract languages
  • Elixir, Phoenix or Exthereum
  • Elm or React with Redux 
  • Z3, Prolog, Agda, Coq or formal verification experience

Benefits + Perks:

  • Full medical, dental, and vision insurance 
  • Stock Options as an early employee of Compound
  • Commuter benefits 
  • 3+ weeks of vacation
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Bike-friendly office
  • Team is remote during this pandemic, but once we return:
  • Open floor plan
  • Regular team meals and outings
  • A never-ending supply of office snacks + hot sauce

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We welcome qualified candidates of all races, creeds, genders, age, veteran status and sexuality to apply.

Compound is an open-source, autonomous protocol built for developers, to unlock a universe of new financial applications. We are building a transparent money market for cryptocurrencies, while helping an ecosystem of applications built on top of Compound to grow, making it easier to access these financial markets. We are one of the most visible pioneers of decentralized finance - by joining us, you will truly have a hand in shaping the future of finance.

Founded in 2017, Compound is backed by leading investors like Andreesen Horowitz, Bain Capital, Paradigm, Polychain Capital and Coinbase Ventures. 

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Compound Labs

We built an algorithmic, autonomous interest rate protocol for developers.