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Head of Engineering


New York, NY, US

Posted 3 months ago

The heart of Fountain is engineering; the heart of our engineering team is our founding engineers, who set the tone and pace of engineering at Fountain.

Tech stack

  • Web3

What we're building

Fountain is building “Okta for web3” - The platform integrates companies’ custody accounts, exchanges, wallets and dApps to manage them in one place meaning managers can delegate different applications to employees without sharing private keys. We are currently looking to raise a seed round.

In this role, you will

  • Work directly with the CEO and have visibility into all aspects of the company
  • Engage directly with our customers to iterate and build a best-in-class user experience
  • Write code, as we expect our technical leaders to lead by example by being in the trenches with other engineers
  • Implement and enforce engineering and operational best practices. You will set the bar for the engineering team and ensure the team delivers extraordinary results
  • Be responsible for the company’s technical strategy and vision. You will need to balance reliability, speed of iteration, robustness & security in the short- and long-term
  • Represent the company externally by working with customers and partners or participating in events
  • Help drive company culture and mentor engineers, both junior and senior

What we're seeking

Don’t be discouraged from applying if you don’t meet every single one of the requirements below, as they’re meant to indicate the broad profile we’re looking for.

  • 5+ years of experience in hands-on software engineering, as well as technical leadership (tech lead or people manager)
  • Experience building technologies in the crypto space
  • Strong problem solving skills with experience independently delivering large initiatives end-to-end, from idea to live and adding value
  • Experience with languages and frameworks such as TypeScript, React, or GraphQL
  • Experience with tools, practices, and programming patterns for ensuring software correctness
  • Fluent in writing design documentation as well as participating in technical discussions and reviews synchronously, asynchronously, in person or remotely
  • Product-driven mindset with deep empathy for our customers
  • Strong desire to work at a very early stage startup with interest to take on project from zero to one with collaboration with the rest of the core team
  • Love working hard and enjoy a fast-paced environment with a delivery-minded mentality: innovate, iterate, and ship fast
  • Intellectually honest and low ego. Thoughtfulness and enthusiasm in company, team, and culture building
  • BS or MS in computer science, engineering, or other technical degrees


$180K - 250K + Equity

Role type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

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