Technical Project Manager

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Empower the Individual Through Crypto

Gemini is a crypto exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, store, and earn more than 30 cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York Banking Law. Gemini was founded in 2014 by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to empower the individual through crypto.

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 want to help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Crypto is not just a technology, it's a movement.

At Gemini, our mission is to empower the individual and that includes giving our employees flexibility of choice — our Office Optional Policy allows employees to choose to work from one of our physical locations or from home.
Select roles that are location-specific will still be eligible for flexible schedules.

The Department: Program Management Office (PMO) 

At Gemini, the PMO leverages a process-driven approach to actualize Leadership’s business objectives. The organization applies its resourcefulness and ability to tackle complex projects to the unique and exciting challenges of the digital asset industry. As experts in cross-functional collaboration, Program and Project Managers in the PMO set up our cross-functional teams for success by building and managing scalable programs that support Gemini’s vision.

The Role: Technical Project Manager - Crypto Services

As a TPM at Gemini, you will lead a cross-functional team through the product development lifecycle from concept to launch. This is a highly visible role requiring strong technical, leadership, project management, and communication skills. We look for Technical Program Managers who care deeply about the products they work on and can build relationships and drive the right level of process to ensure the success of product development in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment.

A Gemini TPM is an expert at cross-functional collaboration and leading complex programs. In this role, you'll use your full tool kit of portfolio, project, and process management skills to support your partners across the organization. You'll also have the opportunity to flex between the tactical and the strategic, experience a wide variety of applications, and make a major impact on Gemini's exciting future.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management of the entire product development cycle from definition/scope through implementation. Perform all program management activities for each project: planning, identify key resources and stakeholders, drive project milestones, lead kickoff and weekly meetings, provide updates to internal and external stakeholders, document outcomes, follow through on project retrospectives, etc.
  • Proactively identify and drive resolution of critical program risks/issues
  • Act as a primary point of contact for all stakeholders throughout the the product development lifecycle
  • Transition and execute a portfolio of R&D projects into actionable items, roadmap, milestones and own the execution of these projects
  • Troubleshoot and solve technical and business related implementation problems in real-time, and assign to other team members or escalate as appropriate
  • Manage cross-functional dependencies, facilitate cross-collaboration and understanding between back-end/front-end engineering teams, QA, marketing, biz dev, legal, risk, compliance, C-suite
  • Communicate progress on launch readiness and other strategic initiatives to key stakeholders
  • Develop the program management systems and tools for teams as they grow

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Software Engineer in a senior lead position (Tech Lead, Engineering Lead) or Product Manager in a highly technical environment
  • Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Thrive in ambiguity, passion for learning
  • Proficient with SQL, ability to write scripts in python/shell or equivalent
  • Proficient with github, jira - CI/CD tools (e.g. Jenkins)
  • Ability to work with developers, security, cryptographers 
  • Proficient in SDLC, DevOps processes, distributed systems architecture

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Investment banking, fintech or crypto experience 
  • Ability to interpret functional and technical knowledge powering the crypto industry

It Pays to Work Here

We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:

  • Competitive Compensation and Profit-Sharing Equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Retirement Plan Matching
  • Generous Parental leave
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Training and professional development

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 and affirmative action employer. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

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Technology we use

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An Insider's view of Gemini

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Before I started, I was told that taking a job at Gemini was a great idea because of how excited everyone was to be there. After working here for more than two years, I still believe that to be true. The office is constantly buzzing with incredibly smart people who are working to build Gemini into the long-lasting business we know it can be.

Marjorie

Director of Treasury Operations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A risk team is typically seen as a group that says "no”; at Gemini, establishing relationships and collaborating are key to understanding risks, which better enables us to say "yes" (or "yes, but..."). Communicating clearly and regularly, keeping things simple, and being flexible in a complex space reduces the risk of a message being lost.

Yusuf

Head of Risk

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

When we start a project, I challenge my team to look outside of the finance space, to take inspiration from other creative spaces such as art, industrial design, fashion, automotive, etc., and try to translate that into a solution for our industry and users. It's important to set the tone that solutions to problems can come from anyone or anywhere.

Ty

Creative Director

What are Gemini Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental coverage for employees through Guardian PPO
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage through VSP
Health Insurance Benefits
Gemini's health insurance plan with our preferred provider Empire BCBS provides 3 plans, an EPO and 2 PPO at very little cost to employees!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Gemini's 401(k) retirement plan through ADP offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Gemini's 401(k) matches an employee's contributions up to 5% of their base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions. Employees are eligible to contribute after 90 days of employment
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We happily sponsor annual Take Your Child to Work Days.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Gemini is generous in adding sick days on an as-needed basis.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through Navia.
Company Outings
We typically host quarterly company outings - past events include baseball games and Coney Island.
Stocked Kitchen
We keep our kitchens and pantries well-stocked with snacks, soft drinks, cold brew coffee, and, of course, LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We host monthly happy hours with collaborative activities like employee presentations, trivia, Mario Kart, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Gemini hosts monthly Lunch and Learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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