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Senior Technical Program Manager

| Greater NYC Area
About Paxos:
 
Paxos is a financial technology company delivering pioneering blockchain solutions for global financial institutions. Its flagship service is BankchainTM, a next-generation blockchain settlement platform that is transforming post-trade across capital markets. Paxos’ management team is led by CEO and Co-Founder Charles Cascarilla and its board of directors includes former FDIC chair Sheila Bair, former Senator Bill Bradley, former chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Robert Herz, former chairman, president & CEO of Lotus Development Corporation Jim Manzi and former NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer.
 
We are looking for a Sr. Technical Program Manager to help us scale up as our company continues to grow. The person in this role will be responsible for scoping, crafting project plans, developing processes, coordinating and driving execution, and communicating with partners on status, risks, and process product changes. The right person will thrive in dynamic environments, have experience as an engineer or working with engineers, lead through ambiguity and complexity, support multiple, simultaneous projects, and have executive presentation skills.
 
We hold ourselves to a very high hiring bar. To achieve this, we think of roles first and foremost as outcomes to be achieved, not simply a description of responsibilities. We have developed what we call a ‘Success Profile’ for this role, which has two sections:
  • Outcomes: Meaningful and measurable work products that have a significant impact on the team and business over a defined timeframe
  • How to Achieve Outcomes: We have a strong point of view on how this role will succeed in achieving outcomes at Paxos. So, we have taken the Operating System of Paxos - our values - and made it relevant to this role. 
Outcomes:
  1. Own the planning and delivery of multiple engineering projects spanning across different organizations such as operations, business, legal and compliance teams in addition to engineering. Leverage servant leadership techniques to influence, negotiate, and inspire others in a matrixed environment. Success is measured both by adherence to timelines and quality of the products delivered.
  2. Conceive, report and iterate on the right metrics that provide visibility to stakeholders on progress and quality as well as help us make business decisions. Success is measured by speed of decision making that lead to key outcomes while using the metrics to make good decisions.
  3. Develop and evangelize frameworks to communicate project risks, progress, launches and retrospectives across all stakeholders and teams – consistently and transparently. Success is measured by the ability to proactively raise issues/delivery risks and remove obstacles in a timely fashion to drive momentum and progress.
  4. Actively help cross functional teams estimate and decompose complex projects into manageable parts with delivery plans. Success is measured by tracking progress against those plans and facilitating trade-off discussions on scope, schedule or resources.
How to achieve the Outcomes:
Functional Acumen Required:
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle models as well as expert knowledge of modern program management methodologies.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively multi-task and manage multiple projects in parallel.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical architecture and design topics.
 
Be An Owner:
  • Recognizes the importance of continuous improvement and identify opportunities to streamline/optimize current practices in order to shorten delivery schedules, improve quality, and/or increase efficiency
  • Serve as the Engineering organization’s connective tissue for the end-to-end product planning and development process
 
Shared Commitment to Excellence:
  • Able to work autonomously in a highly demanding and often ambiguous environment, with attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Able to develop original ideas, approaches, and solutions to unusual or difficult situations or problems.
  • Have excellent judgement and proven ability to influence others with analytical skills critical to success within this position.
 
Search for the truth:
  • Focus on the “why”. Proactively asks questions to understand the problem we are trying to solve. 
  • Have an analytical and quantitative bend. Able to use data to back up assumptions and evaluate outcomes. 
 
Real time candor:
  • Partner closely with Product Managers to manage project scope and ensure the technical deliverables are met. Ensure that Product and Engineering are equal owners in building the product in both spirit and action
  • Communicate expectations clearly to all stakeholders and solicit and deliver feedback frequently
Desired Experience:
 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with product, UX, operations, and engineering teams to design, scope, and shepherd features from inception to deployment.
  • Strong background in Distributed Systems/Blockchain/Cryptography/Infrastructure space.
  • Startup experience is a huge plus.
  • Experience with Agile and Lean methodologies
 
PAXOS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, AGE, COLOR, RACE RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW.
 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases

Location

Paxos is located right by Grand Central making it an easy location for all commuters with plenty of food and entertainment options.
450 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10017

An Insider's view of Paxos

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe of the office is positive, relaxed and focused. As Office Manger, I try to promote a 'good vibes only' mentality that keeps people wanting to come to back to work the next day. Work is obviously the #1 priority, but we still make time for a healthy amount of celebration and fun.

Helen

Office Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As Director of Ops, I am fortunate to manage functions that integrate broadly across the company. One of our core values is a shared commitment to excellence and everyone is driven to get the very best results. No work is done in silos, open communication and inclusiveness is key to achieving our goals.

Lizzy

Director of Ops

What does career growth look like on your team?

Paxos has a very well defined engineering ladder. We have a technical and managerial track for our engineers. Depending on the engineer's career aspirations, we provide coaching and guidance on either track. In addition to this, we try to provide unique experiences and learning opportunities that benefit the person and the company.

Raj

Head of Engineering

What makes someone successful on your team?

Someone who embraces our core values and exhibits a passion to drive change for the better of the whole team and company.

Peter

Global Head of Finance and Accounting

What are Paxos Perks + Benefits

Paxos Benefits Overview

Paxos' company culture thrives on working hard and playing hard. We have a fully stocked kitchen filled to the brim with hundreds of healthy snack options to get you through the day. Our team is a bunch natural collaborators who don't mind getting their hands dirty every now and then. We host a bunch of events such as monthly events, holiday parties and even an guac-off where team members compete to see who can make the best guacamole in the office!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Paxos' FSA program allows employees to contribute up to $1000 dollars for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
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