Engineering Manager - Custody



Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

BitGo is the leader in digital asset financial services, providing institutional investors with liquidity, custody, and security solutions. Founded in 2013, BitGo pioneered the multi-signature wallet and is the first digital asset company to focus exclusively on serving institutional clients. Active in both centralized and decentralized finance, BitGo offers market-leading trading, lending, and borrowing services through its prime brokerage services and acts as the custodian for WBTC, the leading global stablecoin for Bitcoin. In 2020, BitGo launched BitGo Portfolio and Tax, providing clients with a full-stack solution for digital assets. In 2018, it launched BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for storing digital assets. BitGo processes approximately 20% of all global Bitcoin transactions, and supports over 600 coins and tokens. BitGo provides the security and operational backbone for more than 1500 institutional clients in 50 countries, including many regulated entities and the world’s top cryptocurrency exchanges and platforms. BitGo is backed by Goldman Sachs, Craft Ventures, Digital Currency Group, DRW, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, and Valor Equity Partners.

BitGo is looking for an Engineering Manager to join our Custody organization to help us build resilient, robust services that enable customers to securely store and access their cryptocurrency while meeting compliance requirements around the world.


  • Build, lead, and mentor a team of high-impact engineers, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and ownership
  • Take direct responsibility for the timely delivery and quality of your team’s work
  • Collaborate with product management, designers, and other stakeholders to create and prioritize your team’s roadmap
  • Work closely with UI/UX designers to build intuitive and delightful interfaces for our users
  • Take ownership of building platforms that enable developers inside and outside of the company to build secure crypto applications
  • Own, drive, and be accountable to KPIs pertaining to development processes, product quality, and customer value
  • Act as a strong, positive bridge between engineering teams and product operations, support, compliance, and business stakeholders
  • Align the team to broader company objectives and client expectations

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 8+ years of professional experience as a software engineer with 2+ years in a managerial role
  • Strong desire to automate where possible and building tools for more efficient workflows
  • Strong debugging skills and ability to grasp the interconnected nature of complex systems
  • Proven experience sourcing and hiring top engineering talent
  • Experience working in a cross-team and remote environment, collaborating with and enabling other functions to drive broader departmental goals
  • A self-starter capable of adapting quickly and being decisive
  • Engineering degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of and strong interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain


  • Experience with NodeJS, TypeScript, MongoDB, React, and Kafka
  • Experience with microservices and service-oriented architectures
  • Experience with large-scale, real-time, and distributed applications
  • Familiar with Containers and Kubernetes
  • Understanding of and experience working in the financial industry

Why Join BitGo?

Disrupting an industry takes vision, innovation, passion, technical chops, drive to deliver, collaboration, and execution. Join a team of great people who strive for excellence and personify our corporate values of ownership, craftsmanship, and open communication. We are looking for new colleagues who bring innovative ways of thinking and problem solving, and who want risks to be part of the team that changes the world’s financial markets.

Here are some of the benefits* of working at BitGo:

  • Competitive base salary, bonus and stock options
  • 100% company paid health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Up to 4% 401k company match
  • Paid parental leave, Paid vacation
  • Free commuter/parking pass; 5 min from Caltrain
  • Free custom lunches, dinners and snacks
  • Computer equipment and workplace furniture to suit your needs
  • Great colleagues and inspiring startup environment

*Benefits may vary based on location

Cryptocurrencies are the most disruptive change the financial services industry has seen in years. Join us and you’ll be able to look back and say you were part of the team that transformed investing.

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending upon your leveling and location, the compensation for this role averages between $185,000 - $235,000 USD base salary. Equity, an annual performance bonus and the benefits outlined above are also a part of this role's package.