Manager, Software Engineering, Nifty Gateway

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About Nifty Gateway

Nifty Gateway is the premiere, all-in-one platform that makes it easy to buy, sell, and store digital art and collectibles, otherwise known as Nifties (or NFTs). Nifty Gateway was founded by Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster in 2018, and acquired by Gemini in 2019, with the belief that crypto networks and the blockchain have the power to fundamentally change the art world by creating greater choice, independence, and opportunity for artists, creators, and collectors.

At Gemini, our mission is to empower the individual and that includes giving our employees flexibility of choice — our Office Optional Policy allows employees to choose to work from one of our physical locations or from home.

Select roles that are location-specific will still be eligible for flexible schedules.

The Role: Manager, Software Engineering, Nifty Gateway

We are seeking an engineering manager for the Payments dev team at Nifty Gateway.  The Payments team handles everything relating to how money moves around the Nifty Gateway platform – buying NFTs, selling NFTs, royalties for artists & collaborators, and handling cryptocurrency, crypto wallets, credit cards, banks, and exchanges.  In this role, you’ll be responsible for helping the fullstack Payments team define their roadmap, plans, and goals, helping them achieve those goals, and guiding each team member to develop their career at Nifty Gateway. Your team will be building out the frontier of an emerging field and tools for some of the world’s best digital art!

Responsibilities:

  • Create and evolve a structure and organization design for your team
  • Drive performance for your team and hold them accountable to externally and internally imposed deadlines and targets
  • Make hiring plans and hiring decisions
  • Give frequent feedback and coaching to your team members, coordinating with people from around the company to get a full understanding of your team’s performance
  • Provide a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for your team to execute on its priorities and evolve its capabilities over time.
  • Communicate at all levels from senior leaders to individual contributors, including technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Adapt the team’s plans and goals to changing realities in a fast-moving industry
  • Effectively resolve ambiguity, helping the team to analyze complex requirements and break down features and initiatives into tasks
  • Own the team’s output, taking responsibility for everyone’s performance
  • Quickly ramp up on relevant industry and competitive trends

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development & delivery
  • 3+ years of managing engineering teams, delivering high quality software for customers
  • Experience in technology relating to payments, accounting, and/or financial products
  • Technical aptitude to ask engineers good questions about architecture and product decisions
  • Expertise in Python or similar programming language and Javascript/Typescript
  • Familiarity with the Django framework, PostgreSQL, and ReactJS.
  • Experience establishing successful partnerships with key stakeholders such as product managers, project managers, and business owners.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Solidity & Web3.py, among other tools.
  • Basic understanding of blockchain technology, including the Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts
  • Familiarity and interest with nifties and digital collectibles as a product.
  • Knowledge of NFTs and Ethereum protocols is also hugely helpful
  • Startup scaled company experience

It Pays to Work Here

We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:

  • Competitive Compensation and Profit-Sharing Equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Retirement Plan Matching
  • Generous Parental leave
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Training and professional development

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

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Technology we use

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    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • PlayFrameworks
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    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

New York, NY 10010

An Insider's view of Gemini

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Before I started, I was told that taking a job at Gemini was a great idea because of how excited everyone was to be there. After working here for more than two years, I still believe that to be true. The office is constantly buzzing with incredibly smart people who are working to build Gemini into the long-lasting business we know it can be.

Marjorie

Director of Treasury Operations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A risk team is typically seen as a group that says "no”; at Gemini, establishing relationships and collaborating are key to understanding risks, which better enables us to say "yes" (or "yes, but..."). Communicating clearly and regularly, keeping things simple, and being flexible in a complex space reduces the risk of a message being lost.

Yusuf

Head of Risk

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

When we start a project, I challenge my team to look outside of the finance space, to take inspiration from other creative spaces such as art, industrial design, fashion, automotive, etc., and try to translate that into a solution for our industry and users. It's important to set the tone that solutions to problems can come from anyone or anywhere.

Ty

Creative Director

What are Gemini Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental coverage for employees through Guardian PPO
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage through VSP
Health Insurance Benefits
Gemini's health insurance plan with our preferred provider Empire BCBS provides 3 plans, an EPO and 2 PPO at very little cost to employees!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Gemini's 401(k) retirement plan through ADP offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Gemini's 401(k) matches an employee's contributions up to 5% of their base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions. Employees are eligible to contribute after 90 days of employment
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We happily sponsor annual Take Your Child to Work Days.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Gemini's unlimited PTO policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need, provided they get their manager's approval.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Gemini is generous in adding sick days on an as-needed basis.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through Navia.
Company Outings
We typically host quarterly company outings - past events include baseball games and Coney Island.
Stocked Kitchen
We keep our kitchens and pantries well-stocked with snacks, soft drinks, cold brew coffee, and, of course, LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We host monthly happy hours with collaborative activities like employee presentations, trivia, Mario Kart, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Gemini hosts monthly Lunch and Learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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