Head of Engineering (Remote)

Sturdy Exchange Corporation

Los Angeles, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Engineering - Other

May 2

Sturdy Exchange is seeking a Head of Engineering. This role is responsible for maintaining the current application and developing new technical solutions. You’ll get the opportunity to build on the frontier of an emerging field and create NFT collection tools that will be culturally relevant for many years to come. You will also be responsible for growing and managing the engineering team and contractors. This includes defining technical roadmap, plans, and goals for the engineering team and helping them achieve those goals, while guiding engineers to develop their careers at Sturdy Exchange. 

Experience Requirements

  • You have 7+ years of experience in software development & delivery
  • You have 2+ years experience building DApps on a major blockchain 
  • Familiarity with working with AWS services such as AWS Lambda, EC2, ECS, ECR, Cloudfront and and S3
  • Proficient understanding of the blockchain ecosystem including knowledge of virtual machines, smart contracts, blockchain architecture etc.
  • Experience establishing successful partnerships with key stakeholders such as product managers, project managers, and business owners
  • Effective people management experience
  • Familiarity integrating APIs and third-party services, and understanding the potential pitfalls


  • Maintain Sturdy Exchange backend in Java, Spring Boot, AWS cloud architecture, Kafka, React, and NodeJS
  • Create and evolve a structure and organization design for your team
  • Make hiring plans and hiring decisions
  • Give frequent feedback and coaching to your team members, coordinating with people from around the company to get a full understanding of your team’s performance
  • Provide a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for your team to execute on its priorities and evolve its capabilities over time
  • Communicate at all levels from senior leaders to individual contributors, including technical and non-technical audiences
  • Effectively resolve ambiguity, helping the team to analyze complex requirements and break down features and initiatives into tasks


  • An interest in and general understanding of art, fashion, music or collectibles industries
  • Early stage startup experience

About Us 

Artists, musicians, gamers, nerds, moms, dads, engineers, designers, marketers, support. We created Sturdy Exchange to help people connect with artists and NFTs in meaningful real life ways. It's been amazing to help shape this emerging technology space for the better. Diversity and inclusiveness are a critical part of how we get to what's next. We believe that with diversity comes a better product, better decisions, and a better work environment. As we continue to grow, our values keep us dedicated to building a company that is representative of the world we live and play in. 

Sturdy Exchange is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone

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