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Engineering Manager (Netherlands)

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Job Description

About the Role

Zero Hash is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager with a passion for digital assets and blockchain products. We’re looking for a true technologist with a love of programming and a drive for technical excellence. We believe that the best managers are technologists first with a product mindset who seek to make a larger impact in their organizations.

While this is a fully remote role, the successful candidate must be based in the Netherlands.


  • Work with a team of talented engineers and product managers to deliver products and features that support Zero Hash’s business
  • Partner closely with Zero Hash product and program managers to ensure roadmap is well understood and team is able to plan and execute on expected outcomes
  • Work with the team on technical planning to ensure that product requirements are captured in the technical solution
  • Partner with other Engineering Managers to drive the technical roadmap forward
  • Support the engineering team in achieving a high level of technical excellence
  • Manage processes to help the team do its best work and interface effectively with the rest of Zero hash
  • Recruit, coach, and develop engineers
  • Help engineers establish career development plans
  • Contribute to engineering-wide initiatives as a member of Zero Hash’s engineering management team
  • Participate in essential technical, design, and product discussions with leaders across our product and operations teams
  • Work with a wide range of stakeholders to build a clear vision for your team
  • Oversee the success of your team's projects and achieve quantifiable results
  • Introduce industry leading engineering patterns and practices that give us the confidence to do bold things
  • Make development contributions so as to maintain competency with our codebase and system architecture

Required Experience

  • Golang expertise, familiar with Go’s idiomatic approach and niches.
  • Familiarity with TypeScript and React for frontend services.
  • Understanding of API concepts
  • Able to architect different communication designs, including gRPC, REST, streaming, and event sourcing
  • Experience with domain driven design practices such as event storming
  • Experience and knowledge of best practices surrounding technology platforms
  • Prior exposure to enterprise-sized organizations or fast-growth startups
  • You've managed teams that have delivered great products
  • You enjoy working closely with customers, both internally and externally
  • You work very well cross-functionally, and are able to think rigorously and make hard decisions and tradeoffs
  • You encourage a healthy work environment that's both supportive and challenging

Required Qualifications

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or Engineering OR equivalent years of work experience.
  • 10+ years of software design and development experience with backend services.
  • 10+ years hands on experience in any Object-Oriented coding language such as Go, C++, C#, or Java.
  • 3+ years of engineering management experience, including managing staff and principal level engineers
  • 3+ years architecting distributed systems
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English with excellent interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience in DevOps to maintain live services and\or application frameworks.
  • Cloud and services experience, with AWS cloud experience highly desirable.
  • Excellent analytical skills with systematic and structured approach to software design
  • Passion for building highly scalable, highly reliable services
  • Strong desire to perform and grow as an Engineering Manager
  • Have a strong bias toward serving your team and stakeholders
  • Growth mindset and a healthy comfort with ambiguity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of blockchain fundamentals
  • Personal interest in blockchain technology and its applications demonstrated in community involvement, conference attendance, etc.
  • Product experience in fintech and digital assets

Benefits Offered

We believe that the best way to succeed is by having a happy, motivated and healthy team. We offer the following benefits:

  • Equity Ownership and Early Exercise
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Educational budget of USD 1000
  • WFH stipend of USD 500
  • WeWork All Access Membership
  • Visa Sponsorship

About Zero Hash

Zero Hash is a B2B embedded infrastructure platform that allows any platform to integrate digital assets natively into their own customer experience quickly and easily (a matter of API endpoints). We power neo-banks, broker-dealers, and payment groups to offer digital asset trading and custody, crypto-backed rewards and round-ups programs as well as yield through staking and DeFi and NFTs.

Our thesis is very simple: every financial services firm will offer digital assets within the next 2 years and will do so through platforms such as Zero Hash. Zero Hash is defining the new FinTech vertical of digital-assets-as-a-service.

Clients include Stripe, MoneyLion, Wirex, Deserve, MoonPay, tastytrade, Drivewealth. Backed by Point72 Ventures, NYCA, Bain Capital, tastytrade.

The Zero Hash Culture

All Zero Hash employees are guided by the following characteristics and core principles:

  • Independence/Ownership - An ability to work autonomously. Join Zero Hash, pitch ideas, and shape the work you do.
  • Passion - We are innovating quickly and challenging the status quo. We want you to think big, be creative and ​make a difference every day.
  • Collaborative - A good attitude and respect for others. We’re teammates, not co-workers. Everything we do is a shared success and equally a shared failure - we talk in terms of “we” not “me”.
  • Initiative - An ability and passion for learning and asking questions. We will champion you, challenge you and push you to achieve your best - and we expect you to do the same.
  • Empathy - An ability to listen, respect, and understand your co-workers, customers, and everyone you interact with no matter how different they are to you.
  • Adaptability - An ability to respond quickly. We are in a fast-paced industry and so we expect you to be creative when solving a new problem and comfortable under pressure.
  • Transparency - We believe that transparency is critical to empowering everyone to make the best decisions, both the company to its people and vice versa.
  • Integrity - Integrity creates trust. As both an organization collectively and as individuals, it is our most valuable asset.

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Advice from our career coach

As an Engineering Manager at Zero Hash, you must have a deep passion for digital assets and blockchain products. To stand out as an applicant for this fully remote role in the Netherlands, here are some key tips:

  • Highlight your experience in managing and developing engineering teams to deliver high-quality products.
  • Showcase your technical expertise, especially in Golang, TypeScript, React, API concepts, and distributed systems architecture.
  • Emphasize your ability to work cross-functionally and make difficult decisions while encouraging a supportive yet challenging work environment.
  • Demonstrate your experience with enterprise-sized organizations or fast-growth startups, as well as your track record of delivering successful products and collaborating effectively with customers.
  • Illustrate your commitment to continuous learning, growth mindset, and comfort with ambiguity, as well as your ability to introduce industry-leading engineering practices and maintain competency with evolving technologies.

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Apr 25, 2024


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