Attention Bitcoin Experts and Other Engineers:
My exciting new client in Los Angles is the first investment bank for digital finance,
using bitcoin and blockchain technology, working with the New York Cryptocurrencies
For now, they focus on building a crypto-currency trading platform with a focus on ICO
(Initial Coin Offering) tokens with smart contracts and in parallel. They are building an
investment bank to create a transparent and compliant process for companies to raise funds
via ICO. The Group is lead by a successful entrepreneur who recently made a successful
exit from his second business with a $100+ million ticket.
CTO Position Summary
The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of
the blockchain and fintech projects. Using an active and practical approach, the CTO will
direct all employees in IT and IO departments to attain the company’s strategic goals
established in the company’s strategic plan.
CTO must be able to communicate and collaborate with other departments:
1. CEO, Strategy Board & Product Owner
●Predict and stay ahead of any technical points and issues that might significantly affect
●Advise the CEO and Strategy Board on the long‐term technical, strategic direction of the
company and where to, or to not, make large strategic technological bets.
●Provide the CEO and Product Owner with different options on the technical direction of
the company and provide sufficient information for deciding what is the best solution to
take at any given time.
●Be an ultimate authority for the CEO, Strategy Board, and Product Owner by providing a
neutral view which puts the company’s long‐term interests above all else.
2. Engineering/Product development
●Continually improve production pipelines, being involved in the daily execution and
engineering team management once the priorities are set.
●Lead development team, assess team performance and help execute recruiting/retention
●Regular reporting to CEO and Product Owner.
●Continuously optimize across the whole organization to avoid any duplication of effort.
●Ensure alignment of the greater technical organization and, when necessary, arbitrate
techno‐centric turf scraps, architecture conflicts, etc.
●Serve as master architect across product lines.
3. Business Development, Partnerships
●Communicate with authority about the market; listen to customer needs; quickly understand
their issues, and give good advice on the company’s products to the customers.
●Provide technical due diligence of partner technologies and acquisition targets to make
sure they properly fit with the company’s platforms and offerings.
●Keep track of all the tech startups in the same space, and have them stack ranked based
on what he/she can glean about their prospects. The CTO should have clear thoughts
about ‐ possible acquisition targets, what expertise is the company missing? Which
companies are doing the best work across all of the ancillary areas? Which companies
have the best technical teams? What could competitors buy that would hurt the company?
●Predict if a new technology would have a significant impact on the long‐term
technological roadmap for the company.
●Predict long‐term competitive trends due to the constant shifts in the market.
●Serve as the public face of technology for the company.
●Evangelize the company vision and technical direction through conferences, speaking
engagements, and press/media/analyst activities.
●Maintain healthy relationships with designated key industry analysts.
●Support the marketing team in building a large active community around the company’s
products (meetups, hackathons, industry conferences, etc.).
●Social engagement marketing through twitter, blog posts, articles/whitepapers, etc.
Education and Experience
●BS in related field and at least seven years’ experience in the Information Technology
●At least two years management and strategic experience in this field or MBA/MS in related
field with five years’ experience, 2 of which must be managerial and strategic.
●Electronics Trading Systems/FX.
●Java/Python developer/team lead experience 7+ years.
●Systems Architect skills or background
●Blockchain, Smart contracts, Cryptocurrencies background
●Financial/Blockchain startups background
●Has undergone or overseen technical due diligence of electronic trading platform or
●Strong writing and presentation skills
●Ability to manage remote teams
●Russian language (optional)
●Location: Los‐Angeles (permanent residence or able to move) preferable, West Coast-based
working remotely with weekly flights to Los Angeles ‐ optional
Another new client is one of the world's leading manufacturers of capacitors, seeking
a Development Engineer
(2) Senior Development Engineer – Ceramic Dielectric (Spartanburg Area, South Carolina)
This engineer will lead material and process development in the area of ceramic
dielectrics for ceramic capacitor products. The candidate should have knowledge and
experience with ceramic dielectric formulations, and milling and dispersion of fine
ceramic powders. The candidate will be familiar with processing of ceramic powders,
dispersants, mixing and milling of micron and sub-micron size powders, formulating
multi-component compositions, ceramic thick films and coatings, and electronic properties
of ceramics. The candidate will be expected to quickly learn the key aspects of the
Company manufacturing technology and process. This person will play a critical role in
developing new products using leading edge technologies and will execute experimental work
with a minimum of supervision.
A strong technical background and experience are required in Ceramic Science and
Engineering, processing with ceramic powders and/or coatings, Design of Experiments, and
problem solving. Good communication skills both verbal and written are essential.
Experience with material characterization techniques, and electrical property measurements
would be preferred, especially with respect to MLCC or other electronic components.
Experience of successful product development in the field of electronic components is
B.S. in Engineering (Materials, Ceramic or Chemical) at minimum; M.S. or Ph.D. in
Engineering or Science is strongly preferred. Minimum 5 years of applicable experience.
Years of experience:
5 or more
Proficiency in using Windows PC and Microsoft Office suite, in particular: Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Microsoft-Project and statistical analysis software such as MiniTab
3) Software Development Manager II (Pleasanton, CA)
My exciting Biotech Client uses nanoliter-sized droplets as reaction vessels to power a
super-precise digital nucleic acid measurement method (droplet digital PCR). Now that
they’ve solidified their market lead in digital PCR, they are expanding into diagnostic
applications for core technology. A lot of interesting molecular biology can be done with
thousands of nanoliter-sized reactors.
They need a creative software engineering manager with strong interpersonal skills to lead
a dynamic software team building the next generation ddPCR applications. Major product
functions include instrument control, data collection, visualization and analysis. You
will work closely with MEs, EEs, ChEs & chemists, fluidics engineers, and molecular
· You have a technical background and are able to contribute to planning and design
discussions. In addition to .NET/C#, you have some experience in Python, C++ or Java.
· You have experience leading a team and guiding them in their career development.
· You believe in building both teams and products that are responsive and high quality.
· You can motivate and instill a strong sense of ownership in your team.
· You have experience guiding teams through planning, prioritization, and execution of
work using the Scrum framework. You are steadfastly focused on your customers.
· You are comfortable engaging in a back-and-forth with scientists, marketing, and
regulatory personnel to figure out what we really need to provide.
· You enjoy sharing your expertise. You make everyone around you better. You like working
as part of a team. You think ahead and build for the future.
· 10 years experience in SW development with at least 5 years as a manager designing and
developing desktop apps in .NET/C# for life science or medical capital equipment.
· Experience developing regulated products for FDA, CLIA, CFR11/21, CE/IVD and cFDA.
· You have at least a BS in a relevant field, MS preferred.
· Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience using agile project management tools
such as Jira/Greenhopper, Rally, VersionOne or equivalent. You believe in TDD.
· Experience with continuous integration/automated test tools such as Jenkins or TeamCity,
and configuration/provisioning & deployment management: Puppet, Ansible
If you are interested in any of these outstanding opportunities, please send me a resume.
Random resume submissions are always welcome, too. Referrals and recommendations are
Merely receiving this written material does not constitute or imply a "job
offer", but is primarily a networking and informational tool for interested
Wingate Dunross, Inc.
ph (818)597-3200 ext. 211
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