Engineering Manager

New York, NY

itBit is a global exchange and custodian offering institutional and retail investors a regulated platform to buy, sell and hold crypto assets. In 2015, itBit obtained a New York State trust company charter and became the first regulated Bitcoin exchange in the U.S. As a regulated financial services company based in New York City, itBit is focused on meeting the sophisticated needs of institutions, active traders and other bitcoin trading professionals.

We’re looking for an experienced Engineering Manager lead and build out our exchange team.  You’ll work closely with our tech team and product owner to meet new product development objectives, and be front-and-center designing and developing these tools from the ground up. You will have not only the technical chops to roll up your sleeves and provide technical leadership to major projects, but also manage a team of engineers. You will identify technical obstacles early and work closely with your Agile team to find creative solutions.


  • Manage a team of software engineers, including task planning and code reviews
  • Drive technical projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment
  • Take responsibility for the overall planning, execution and success of complex technical projects
  • Contribute technically to projects
  • Work closely with product management team to ensure we're building the best product
  • Create engineering processes, practices and operations to ensure reproducible development and high quality, while keeping costs under control
  • Bring an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit to the team
  • Be part of a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Drive hiring, performance review processes and goal setting for the engineering team
  • Mentor engineers and work to advance culture of technical excellence



  • 10+ years of continuous experience designing and developing new features in systems of moderate to large size
  • 4+ years of experience leading a team of 5-10 engineers
  • 5+ years experience in C#, Java and Python. Experience in C++ is a plus
  • 4+ years experience in Front End Engineering--asynchronous and event driven programming
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as AngularJS, Ember.js, Backbone.js, React, etc.
  • Passion and ability for learning and using cutting edge technologies to create a great user experience
  • Knowledge of patterns for distributed system design along with their tradeoffs
  • Experience writing multithreaded code.
  • Experience with inter-process communication.
  • A Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering
  • A proven track record of combining a solid long-term architectural strategy with short-term progress



  • Experience building trading systems or familiarity with industry protocols (FIX, ITCH/OUCH)
  • Meaningful contribution to one or more open source projects.
  • Strong interest in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
  • Experience in startups is a plus

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