Engineering Technical Lead



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

As the world's first and largest NFT marketplace, OpenSea is pioneering a new frontier where art, games, technology and commerce converge in fascinating and unprecedented ways. Our platform empowers millions of creators, collectors and developers to easily showcase, discover, buy and sell unique digital items.

We’re a team of rigorous problem solvers, visionary futurists, proactive doers and effective communicators. As a remote-first company, we enable our team members to work from anywhere, while making time to come together as a team to collaborate and connect in person throughout the year.

OpenSea is seeking an Engineering Technical Lead to spearhead our technical projects with a hands-on approach. This role is ideal for those who possess a robust technical acumen and are passionate about leading projects rather than people. The Engineering Technical Lead will be deeply involved in the architectural and design decisions, ensuring the highest level of craftsmanship and operational excellence in our software solutions.


  • Drive sound technical decision-making and lead technical conversations with other teams across OpenSea

  • Lead the design and implementation of new software features and architectures, ensuring robustness, performance, and maintainability.

  • Actively contribute to coding and development efforts, making tactical contributions alongside team members.

  • Serve as a project manager, setting technical vision and making critical decisions that align with long-term objectives.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define clear deliverables and timelines, ensuring the timely execution of projects.

  • Act as a technical mentor, guiding team members through complex coding challenges and fostering a culture of quality and innovation.

Desired Experience

  • Minimum 6 years of experience in software engineering with a proven track record in technical leadership.

  • Expertise in Kotlin, JVM, and Python, with the ability to produce clean, efficient, and well-tested code.

  • Exceptional attention to detail with a strong sense of craft and design orientation.

  • Independent and proactive, with a strong ability to convey opinions and make decisions autonomously.

  • A strong interest in blockchain technology, with either prior experience or a significant curiosity and enthusiasm to learn.

The base salary for this full-time position, which spans across multiple internal levels depending on qualifications, ranges between $235,000 to $340,000 plus benefits & equity.

If you don't think you meet all of the criteria below but still are interested in the job, please apply. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for someone who is excited to join the team.