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Senior Manager, Software Engineering



Software Engineering
New York, NY, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Empower the Individual Through Crypto

Gemini is a crypto exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, store, and earn more than 30 cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York Banking Law. Gemini was founded in 2014 by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to empower the individual through crypto.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we want to help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Crypto is not just a technology, it's a movement.

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.

The Department: 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 NFTs. Nifty Gateway was founded 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.

The Role: Senior Manager, Software Engineering (Nifty Gateway Applications)

As we are building out Nifty's engineering organization, we're looking for you to provide engineering leadership for Nifty Gateway Application space, including Nifty Gateway’s Curated, Publisher and Marketplace product lines, taking ownership of growth engineering and data driven decision making responsibility. You are expected to lead with Gemini’s engineering culture value, scale engineering organization, coaching and developing leaders in the team and building partnerships with cross-functional leaders in the same space.


  • Define and own NG’s product engineering and growth engineering strategies around Nifty’s Curated, Publisher and Marketplace product lines., aligning our roadmap and talent strategy with the company’s strategic plans.
  • Define how technologies and products drive growth of our business and deliver value to our customers.
  • Find and develop great talent.
  • Deliver products that delight customers while managing the health of the code base through continuous refactoring and management of technical debt.
  • Champion the culture, processes, and tools required to maintain a frictionless high-quality development environment while being an expert at agile continuous delivery, DevOps and TDD/BDD.
  • Dive deep into technology and are on the forefront of the latest tools, technologies, and strategies and help evaluate, prototype, and introduce them to our team.
  • Provide coaching and leadership in software best practices, automated test strategies, and work toward flattening the cost of change curve for our software products and services.
  • Build analytics and data driven decision making capabilities to provide customer workflow insights our customers by providing insights into their workflows.
  • Find and develop great talents. Recruit, hire and retain a representative team of talents in software engineer, data engineer, data analytics and DS/ML practices.
  • Provide technical guidance to our Gemini Data Engineering and BI leaders and their teams to build a world-class data infrastructure and platform for all of Gemini.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of combined software development and management experience across multiple languages and frameworks or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years hands on software development or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years managing software organizations or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An interest in and general understanding of art, fashion, sports, e-sports and/or collectibles industries.
  • Demonstrated track record of building high performing, secure applications and building consumer facing products.
  • You obsess over great user experiences and will be a partner to product management/engineering, sales, operations, and other parts of the business.
  • Experience in high growth environments and drive business growth.
  • Demonstrated track record leading geographically dispersed teams.
  • Your skills are language, framework and toolset agnostic, having worked in at least three languages or paradigms, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with advanced web applications.
  • Experience with large complex data ecosystems and data quality and lifecycle issue.
  • A demonstrated track record of being a change agent, leaving every team and process better than you found it.
  • Knowledge and experience in high scale, highly available (99.99+) system.
  • SaaS or Cloud experience.
  • Prior experience building a customer facing insights visualization.
  • Prior experience with full stack SaaS development.
  • Basic understanding of blockchain technology, including the Ethereum blockchain and smart contracts.
  • Knowledge of NFTs and Ethereum protocols is also hugely helpful.
It Pays to Work Here
The compensation & benefits package for this role includes:
  • Competitive starting salary
  • A discretionary annual bonus
  • Long-term incentive in the form of a new hire equity grant
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • 401K with company matching
  • Annual Learning & Development stipend
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible time off

Salary Range: The base salary range for this role is between $227,000 - $318,000 in New York City, the State of California and the State of Washington. This range is not inclusive of our discretionary bonus or equity package. When determining a candidate’s compensation, we consider a number of factors including skillset, experience, job scope, and current market data.

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. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.