Vice President of Engineering

Zion

Austin

Full Time

Engineering / Social Networks

Jan 18

Are you tired of building technology that doesn’t matter in the world?

Are you tired of apps that don’t change anything?

Do you love Bitcoin?

Then we just might be the right place for you...

About us…

Zion, an application built on the Bitcoin Lightning Network, designed to facilitate the free, open flow of content and payments between creators and their audiences. 

We set out to design a modern organization from the start—one that’s global, remote, and asynchronous-by-default. We think of ourselves as a startup building a company that’s fair, equitable, and rewarding for everyone to work at, with an emphasis on having fun while building an ambitious project. Our team has decades of experience in building companies, but we’re looking for more diverse experiences to add to the founding team. Joining Zion today represents not just an opportunity to play a key role in building an essential part of the next web, but also in establishing the core DNA of the company.

For more information, you can visit guide.getzion.com.

About the opportunity…

We are looking for a VP of Engineering to help spearhead the internal engineering of the Zion team, working on both consumer-facing digital products as well as all internal architecture. You will work directly with the VP of Product, CEO and other team leads to craft a platform to help us scale to millions of customers globally. 

You will be working closely with our CEO to collaborate on full lifecycle product development. This role will be ever changing and will require the candidate to be flexible, open-minded and output driven with a strong sense of ownership. Meetings and planning are important but we are strong believers that at the end of the day, execution makes market impact.

Responsibilities:

●    Managing the company's technological plans.

●    Overseeing data security and management.

●    Maintaining a company's network across LND. 

●    Envisioning how different forms of technology will be used throughout the company.

●    Researching ways the company's technological assets can be improved.

●    Creating networking safeguards that prevent security breaches and keep client information confidential.

●    Assessing whether new technologies are appropriate for the company to use.

●    Ensuring technologies currently in use are efficient and making changes wherever necessary.

●    Organize the full lifecycle of mechanical design, collaborate with creative design team to realize the platform design and evaluate the product feasibility;

●    Act as a bridge between the CEO, Head of Product and our engineering teams;

●    Create outline designs for product roadmap;

●    Build design guideline, reliability testing standard together with international engineering team;

●    Analyze budget and scope of project;

●    Collect observations from operators and feedback from users;

●    Create product reports and documentation.

About you…

As Zion’s new Vice President of Engineering, you will truly embody our core values, and will bring a number of crucial qualities to the table. With a proven progressive competence in leading engineering organisations, you will be an effective and productive collaborator - allowing you to drive cross-functional efforts with phenomenal results. You will be able to successfully combine an ability to move rapidly, adapt and deliver to deadlines, with a natural inclination to listen and communicate with humility and empathy.

As a solutions-oriented, intellectually curious engineering professional, you will be focussed on exploring new, innovative solutions to problems, and improving systems incrementally at every opportunity. Your experience of working in an early stage startup will equip you well to deal with ambiguity, changing requirements and fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.

Fundamentally, you will balance pragmatism and optimism to create an environment that is highly productive - but also exciting, innovative and fun!

The core qualities for this role can be best summarised as…

Strategic. You understand communication is at the heart of creating strong relationships with colleagues and can maneuver challenging situations and decisions with ease.

Creative. You bring passion to your work and find creative ways to problem solve with a positive attitude.

Leader. You can make difficult decisions and are trusted by colleagues to do good by our customers and teammates.

Intuitive. You're someone with that uncanny ability to always think one step ahead and avoid problems before they happen.

Confident. You're friendly, professional and poised, whether you're brainstorming with our team, running meetings or communicating decisions to teams.

Passionate. You love what you do, give everything you've got and are continually seeking ways to grow in your craft.

Friendly. You work well with the team. You contribute ideas in a positive manner. You’re also a great listener.

Requirements:

●    7+ years of relevant experience in consumer product industry;

●    Understanding of Bitcoin core & Lightning architecture 

●    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science;

●    Fluency in English is a must, multilingual abilities is a plus;

●    Solid understanding of programs and tools including 

●    Interest in consumer tech;

●    A strong bias-to-action and used to getting things done in short timeframe;

●    Good communication skills, able to get buy-in from stakeholders within the company;

●    Entrepreneurial and comfortable with changing environments as well as multiple overlapping projects;

●    Last but not least, enjoy the hustle of a startup with the impact of a global business.

Zion was founded by Justin Rezvani and is headquartered on the web. We’re backed by some of the best investors in the world including: XBTO, Kingsway Capital, Phil Potter, Tony Robbins, Aubrey Marcus, Aaron Rodgers, Alex Davis, Mark Moss, Donald Park and Craig Nerenberg. Modern Foundry Inc aka Zion is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity at our company and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

 

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