Radix is seeking a veteran agile delivery manager and scrum master to manage the daily operations and provide guidance to a team of exceedingly motivated and intelligent developers and testers who are mostly in the first several years of their careers and are in need of an experienced hand at the wheel.
In the short term, you will work from a known product target with a well-defined plan and delivery schedule, coordinating sprints and standups, and managing the backlog to make sure we’re not failing to address anything needed for delivery. Additionally, most of the work we do is closely related to mathematical principles or computer science theory, and there’s always a fair amount of need to deviate from the “pure” academic solution in order to get to an acceptable concrete implementation in a reasonable time frame; you’ll often be responsible for deciding the appropriate compromises when theory runs up against reality.
Long term, you’ll be working from a coherent product vision to help define what the best next steps are, fleshing out user stories, establishing requirements and milestones, and putting your own stamp on the Radix development process.
Radix is one of the rare places where the problems really are technical problems, not people problems, and we have a whole host of interesting challenges to chew on. Also, we promise that settling the young guns down around the fire and talking about the days when you had to actually look up library function parameters in a book never gets old.
- You like to run development teams. You’ve done it for a long time, you know that there’s no single right way to do it, and you have developed a sense of the things which usually work and the things which usually don’t.
- You have a good instinctual feel for the complexity of a development problem, and can quickly determine which things will be risky/challenging and which should be straightforward.
- You are comfortable with setting a project schedule and making appropriate compromises to adhere to it.
- You like to coach and act as a mentor.
- You have released and maintained consumer-facing things in the past; your history is not limited to internal business applications.
- You’re intelligent and learn quickly. We’re working at the very leading edge of a rapidly evolving branch of computer science, and there’s no map for most of what we do. You will need to come up to speed on the general theory, and then it’s all critical thinking and tough problem solving from that point forward
We’re a team of like-minded thinkers who have long been convinced that we’re living in the earliest stages of a global financial revolution. This revolution is being fueled by decentralized finance (or DeFi for short), which is enabling an assortment of pioneering developers and entrepreneurs to re-invent almost every financial product that is currently traded and invested in traditional markets, without requiring central authorities or siloed infrastructure. DeFi has captured a great deal of attention and investment in the crypto-aware niche, growing assets under management from $1 billion to $22 billion in less than a year. Impressive as its growth has been, its current market size isn’t even a rounding error on the over $111 trillion held in traditional finance. We’re focused on what it will take to go from billions to trillions.
Radix went back to first principles to come up with the right technical solution—the first layer-one protocol built specifically for mainstream DeFi—and we have already tested out at over 1 million transactions per second. We’re keenly aware that the need for an infinitely scalable platform is only one prerequisite among many for mass adoption, and we’re also blazing new ground in the areas of user experiences, developer tools, and regulatory integration.
We have forged a path deep into the future of what distributed ledger technology is going to look like, together with the business case that assures adoption, and we need you to come and be part of the team that is making that happen right now. Join us!
Qualifications and Competencies
- 8+ years as a professional software engineer, with at least 3 years in a team lead role.
- Fluent in Java or C#.
- Completely comfortable with conducting sprint planning and tracking.
- Either already capable with project management in Jira, or capable with something similar enough that you’re unworried at the prospect of jumping right into it.