VP of Engineering

AVA Labs

VP of Engineering

New York, NY
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Position Description:

    AVA's VP of Engineering will grow and lead our talented engineering team to build consumer facing products, applications, and the SDK on the AVA platform.

    AVA Labs makes it simple to launch finance applications using blockchain technology–with highly scalable and efficient networks, customizable public and private blockchains, the capability to create any digital asset, and more. We are empowering people to build an open, simple, and democratic internet of finance.

    We are looking for someone with extensive expertise in both the technical and management functions of running an engineering team, and a track record of delivering critical features and products on-time.


    • Lead AVA's engineering team to ensure timely delivery of impactful solutions
    • Drive engineering team growth
    • Sharpen in-house processes to standardize approaches to code delivery
    • Respond quickly to challenges and feedback, and proactively anticipate needs for different teams and projects
    • Balance business needs with technical deadlines to support business growth

    What You'll Bring:

    • 2+ of engineering management experience
    • 4+ years of full stack engineering experience
    • Interest in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space
    • Previous experience with payments application (Square, Paypal, Venmo) development and a plus
    • High level product knowledge of the Avalanche Protocol and what makes it unique
    • Familiarity with public key infrastructure protection mechanism, HSM technology and cryptographic protocols
    • Strong problem-solving ability and ability to quickly pick up new knowledge
    • Ability to nurture and build out the engineering team
    • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Software Development, Electrical Engineering or a related area

    About AVA

    AVA Labs was founded by Cornell computer scientists who brought on talent from Wall Street to execute their vision. The company has received funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Initialized Capital, and Polychain Capital, with angel investments from Balaji Srinivasan and Naval Ravikant.