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Director, Platform Engineering



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

About the Company

Gemini is a global crypto and Web3 platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss in 2014. Gemini offers a wide range of crypto products and services for individuals and institutions in over 70 countries.

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 help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

At Gemini, our mission is to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom.

In the United States, we have a flexible hybrid work policy for employees who live within 30 miles of our office headquartered in New York City and our office in Seattle. Employees within the New York and Seattle metropolitan areas are expected to work from the designated office twice a week, unless there is a job-specific requirement to be in the office every workday. Employees outside of these areas are considered part of our remote-first workforce. We believe our hybrid approach for those near our NYC and Seattle offices increases productivity through more in-person collaboration where possible.

The Department: Platform

Gemini’s Platform organization's purpose is to enable Gemini to scale effectively and empower our engineering teams to focus on building innovative financial products and experiences for individuals around the world. We are building our Platform across the cloud with a focus on fleetwide scalability, resiliency, and efficiency.

The Role: Director, Platform Engineering

As the Director of Platform Engineering, you will be leading the lowest layer of our Platform organization. Your team will be delivering and operating the foundational cloud environment. This foundational infrastructure layer powers Gemini’s growing services and comprises our compute platform, data services, service mesh, cloud provisioning, and networking stack.


  • Manage and grow a world-class team focused on providing a highly reliable infrastructure foundation to Gemini and the broader Platform organization.
  • Partner cross functionally with other technology, IT, and Security teams on defining and executing the vision for how to deliver secure infrastructure at Gemini.
  • Build and enhance our Kubernetes-based compute platform.
  • Develop a data architecture and database strategy to allow engineers to interact with data seamlessly while conforming to our highest security standards and ensuring compliance with our policies and standards.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience of leading Platform engineering teams.
  • Deep experience in the development and operations of a Kubernetes-based, geo-scale, distributed services platform.
  • Proficient in working with Relational, NoSQL, and In-memory databases like Postgres, AWS Aurora, DynamoDB, Redis, and Elasticache.
  • Experience with building software/frameworks for infrastructure automation and orchestration, like Terraform, Ansible, Salt, etc.
  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development.
  • Experience with Agile & DevOps methodologies, tools, and measurement practices.
  • Deep understanding of modern software development practices, like CI/CD, service instrumentation, and multi-site software deployment and operation.
  • Solid organizational skills, attention to detail, exceptional communication skills, and proven ability to manage multiple projects with competing timelines.
  • Proven track record of building world-class, geo-distributed engineering teams.
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
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible time off

Salary Range: The base salary range for this role is between $269,000 - $336,000 in the State of New York, 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.