Head of Engineering

Job at CoinFlip



Full time

CoinFlip is a leading fintech company powered by cryptocurrency. The company operates the world's largest network of cryptocurrency ATMs by transaction volume with over 4,500 kiosks across 49 US states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Panama, and Brazil supporting the buying and selling of major cryptocurrencies with cash. In 2020, CoinFlip launched Order Desk, an over-the-counter service that provides investors with a personal account manager and competitive coin pricing. In 2023, CoinFlip launched a digital platform called Olliv: the easiest way to buy, sell, send, swap, and receive crypto. CoinFlip was founded in 2015 by Daniel Polotsky, Kris Dayrit, Alan Gurevich, and Ben Weiss. Headquartered in Chicago, CoinFlip placed in the top 500 on the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Inc. 5000 list, and on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, was named the 2021 and 2022 #1 fastest-growing company in Chicago by Crain's and was awarded the 2021 and 2022 Stevie ® Awards for Customer Service. For more information about CoinFlip, please visit www.CoinFlip.tech.

The Head of Engineering will need to be strategically adept, yet hands-on, to lead our dynamic engineering team. They will need to provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing technology initiatives that align with the strategic plan and goals of the organization.  The Head of Engineering will accelerate the development of our digital platform. You will play a crucial role in product development, feature enhancements, and the overall technology direction of our organization. 


  • Set the vision and strategy for the engineering team, ensuring it aligns with the company’s strategic and business goals.
  • Foster an entrepreneurial culture with a customer-centric focus.
  • Lead engineering team to conceptualize and deliver innovative D2C digital products and services that leverage blockchain and Web3 capabilities, meeting customer needs and market demands.
  • Set the strategy and roadmap in realigning the engineering and product teams.
  • Collaborate closely with the executive team and stakeholders to assess and recommend technologies that support company organizational needs.
  • Monitor Product, Development and Technology KPIs to assess performance and strategic alignment.
  • Ensure technology and data security standards and best practices are maintained across the organization.
  • Communicate the company’s technology strategy to key stakeholders, employees, and customers.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to align product vision and technology implementation.
  • Stay abreast of the latest industry trends and emerging technologies in digital asset management, Web3 and blockchain technology. 
  • Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and forums, establishing thought leadership in the blockchain and Web3 space.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems engineering, or a related field. Proven experience as a Technology Leader or similar leadership role in a technology-centric organization, preferably within the payments, blockchain and/or crypto industry. 
  • A passion for blockchain and Web3 technologies and a keen interest in exploring their potential for disrupting traditional business models.
  • Deep understanding of blockchain technologies, crypto markets, smart contracts, and decentralized applications (DApps). 
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity risks and best practices in crypto and blockchain industry. 
  • Demonstrated success in leading and motivating high-performing technology teams.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and organizational skills, with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Experience in project management and agile methodologies. 
  • Excellent leadership, strategic thinking, and organizational abilities. 

Nice to Have:

  • Master’s degree in CS or a related field OR PhD in a related field. 
  • Experience in a high-growth FinTech, Blockchain, and/or Web3 company. 
  • Broad network in the technology and crypto industry. 
  • Prior experience in a digital asset management platform. 
  • Broad network in the technology and crypto industry. 

Working at CoinFlip means collaborating with experienced and innovative leaders who share a clear vision and a track record of success. We offer a collaborative and positive working environment where we encourage employees to balance productivity with time to recharge. Compensation is above and beyond a typical “startup” — we offer competitive salaries, performance-based incentives, and competitive benefits for full-time employees.CoinFlip values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an inclusive and accessible work environment. We thank all candidates who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. By applying to this role, you give express consent to CoinFlip to send you informational text (SMS) messages regarding this role and the application process. You can cancel the SMS service at any time by replying "STOP" to the text message you received. If at any time you forget what keywords are supported, just reply "HELP." Message and data rates apply. If you require a special accommodation, please let us know and we’ll work with you to meet your needs.

Company: CoinFlip

Skills: executive dev blockchain crypto

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