The Company: Founded in July 2021, TBD is one of Block’s four business units, alongside Square, Cash App, and Tidal. At TBD, we believe in a decentralized future that returns ownership and control over your finances, data, and identity. Guided by this vision, TBD is building an open source platform and developer infrastructure that enables everyone to access and participate in the global economy.

Job Description

  • Lead technical and architectural direction for the development, design, integration, testing, and maintenance of the platform.
  • Lead agile software processes for the engineering team and introduce best-in-class industry practices.
  • Foster ownership, inclusiveness, accountability, and urgency in the organization.
  • Ensure our development velocity stays responsive and predictable while minimizing production incidents of our operations.
  • Build an outstanding organization by hiring exceptional talent and developing engineering managers, fostering pragmatic engineering decision-making, and applying your expertise to constantly raise the bar.
  • Manage technical debt to ensure our development velocity stays responsive and predictable while minimizing production incidents of our operations.
  • Act as an internal ambassador for the engineering team to other groups, communicating the opportunities and constraints technology offers to the development of our internal projects.

You have:

  • Deep understanding of Bitcoin and the broader crypto ecosystem.
  • Minimum of 10+ years relevant software development and systems design or architecture experience
  • Minimum 5+ years managing engineering managers and cross functional eng teams
  • 15+ years of combined experience; we need a solid people leader who can still work close to the technical problem
  • Our title, Lead, is equivalent to Director, Senior Director, Head of Engineering or VP at scaled companies
  • Our title, Lead, is equivalent to Director, Senior Director, Head of Engineering or VP at other companies
  • Experience with working on and managing teams that worked on and operated business critical distributed systems infrastructure
  • Experience effectively managing demanding stakeholders and partner relationships.
  • Technical to the point of having clarity with principal engineers and engineering leaders on architecture and engineering strategy decisions.
  • A good mix of process orientation and bias to action.
  • Skilled in collaborating across functions and possesses the abilities to think critically, communicate clearly, and make difficult decisions and tradeoffs either independently or in a coordinated manner.
  • Experience in building a team, defining its mission, and executing on its goals. Able to demonstrate going through the whole full lifecycle of recruiting, mentoring, and retaining great people that fulfill this mission.
  • A track record of achieving business and product success in a deeply collaborative organization where they are given a significant level of independence and accountability.

Additional Information
Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
Zone A: USD $290,000 – USD $435,000
Zone B: USD $290,000 – USD $435,000
Zone C: USD $290,000 – USD $435,000
Zone D: USD $290,000 – USD $435,000
To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource . If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.
Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits

These benefits are further detailed in Block’s policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block’s equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page .

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We’ve noticed a rise in recruiting impersonations across the industry, where individuals are sending fake job offer emails. Contact from any of our recruiters or employees will always come from an email address ending with @ , @ , @ , or, @

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.

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