Head of Technology

NAX Group



About the job

Head of Technology


NAX Group is hiring a Head of Technology to lead technology and development efforts across NAX. In this role you will be responsible for overseeing the technical build and execution of all NAX projects and products, collaborating closely with business teams, NAX Members and internal stakeholders. You will be responsible for establishing overall long-term tech direction and ensuring flawless execution. You will manage a team of onshore and offshore engineers, as well as external tech vendors as needed. As such, previous experience running a tech organization is critical. A background in FinTech and Web3 is highly desirable.


This is a position on a high-achieving, experienced team. This opportunity will provide a seat at the table for key management decisions, challenging but rewarding project work and the opportunity to build not only innovative Web3 products, but also help launch new ventures in collaboration with Fortune 500 clients.


Candidates must be adept at building and managing high-functioning teams (both offshore and onshore), supervising the development of enterprise-grade, highly-scalable and secure products, innovating technical solutions based on blue-sky business opportunities and operating in a fast-paced, demanding environment.


The rewards of this opportunity are vast. This person will be coming in at the early stages of a high-growth, high-velocity technology company, innovating at the cutting-edge intersection of FinTech and DeFi. They will have the opportunity to work with world-class partners across a variety of sectors and shape company priorities and vision. An attractive bonus and equity package will be made available.


You will report directly to the Chief Product Officer to ensure that milestones are being met, communication lines between leadership and engineering are open and effective and to help the leadership understand the progress and blockers that the engineering team is facing. In parallel, you will regularly interact with project leads across the organization to receive inputs to best service their needs.


The ability to come into NAX’s Manhattan Beach, CA office on a hybrid schedule is strongly encouraged.


What you get to do


We are looking for self-starters who will seek to solve problems and search for answers if they have questions rather than wait for the next management update. Proactive and clear communication through Slack, email and daily team meetings will be key to ensuring productive alignment and sustained success. We value and reward both strong individual performance and extending your impact through sound teamwork.


  • Set a vision and strategy for how technology will be developed, deployed and managed across NAX’s disparate products and projects
  • Create strategic roadmap for the development and deployment of all technological services and milestones
  • Effectively lead a growing team of solution architects, engineers, TPMs and DevOps
  • Make executive decisions on behalf of the company's technological requirements, staffing and investment
  • Maintain a consumer-focused outlook and aid in the rapid delivery of both NAX-developed products as well as partnership-driven projects to market
  • Assess current functional technologies and company resources to improve efficiencies in future projects
  • Ensure all technology practices adhere to regulatory and company standards
  • Ensure implementation of security best practices across the entire organization tech stack
  • Assess, staff and organize technology resources to continually meet the company's short and long-term needs
  • Manage technology budgets and timeframes
  • Stay on top of technology trends and developments
  • Author and deliver executive communications, including weekly, monthly, quarterly status reports to stakeholders and management
  • Partner with functional leads and internal teams to implement initiatives, dashboards, reporting, systems and tooling to drive executional excellence
  • Present as a respected leader and mentor to NAX staff and external stakeholders and clients


What you bring to the team


  • Must be available to work on Pacific time zone hours (9am-5pm PT)
  • 15+ years of experience in a senior technology role at tech company or equivalent
  • 8+ years of managerial experience
  • Advanced technological skill set and a demonstrated history of developing and shipping new products
  • Knowledge of multiple backend languages and modern JavaScript frameworks, both backend and frontend SPAs and pre-processors
  • Knowledge of both OSS and enterprise technologies, DevOps, cybersecurity best practices, observability and continuous deployment/integrations
  • Knowledge of native mobile app frameworks (Flutter/Dart, React Native, XCode/iOS)
  • Previous experience with blockchain development, including Algorand, Ethereum
  • Experience running daily meetings with development teams and helping teams measure and improve operational excellence
  • Excellent presentation, communication and organization experience across disparate global teams and multiple time zones
  • Highly data-driven with ability to take initiative
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity, owning strategic initiatives on both an on-going and ad hoc basis
  • BS degree in STEM field; Masters degree in computer science or related field preferred
  • Ability to communicate and delegate efficiently
  • Extensive industry knowledge of FinTech and Web3 is highly preferred, with a constant eye towards the future


Pluses


  • Familiarity with event-driven architecture (e.g. Kafka, Pulsar, Cassandra)
  • Familiarity with secure coding practices in FinTech/compliant environments (IAST, SAST, OWASP, NIST)


Total Rewards and Benefits


NAX Group offers a hybrid work environment and flexible unlimited PTO. We prioritize ongoing employee development and provide our employees with their own LinkedIn Learning account and access to over 17,000 courses. Other benefits include 401k, health, dental, and vision insurance. Our dress code is casual.


Life at NAX


We are a forward thinking organization, and believe that great people deserve a great place to work. This includes generous compensation and benefits. We desire a full commitment from our team members, and we show the same commitment in return.

We are headquartered in beautiful Manhattan Beach, CA and offer a fun and collaborative work environment: our offices are pet friendly, and we host regular town halls, company lunches (UberEats for remote employees!), trivia nights, beach outings, monthly birthday gatherings, and other scheduled events. We offer a wide variety of snacks and beverages to enjoy when in office as well.


EEOC Statement


NAX Group provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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