Head of Product Engineering

at Bitstamp

Ljubljana, Osrednjeslovenska, Slovenia, Europe
162 d. ago
About the Job

Bitstamp is the original Cryptocurrency Exchange.

Since 2011 when we started in a garage with just two laptops and some big ideas, we have been at the forefront of the crypto industry, driving innovation and ensuring that above all else we are human in our approach, trusted by our customers and, with an unwavering belief in blockchain technology, providing secure and innovative access to crypto to all corners of the world.

Our success has been always about the amazing ideas, talent and passion of our people and the disruption we have created together on our crazy crypto journey. We are growing faster than ever, creating opportunities where we find the best people and always looking for the next bunch of crypto-curious thinkers and individuals who want to make the next difference.

As a Head of Product Engineering, you'll join and help lead a dynamic Engineering Department that defines new standards in the industry, creating new and unique crypto services for customers globally.What you'll do• Manage and lead multiple cross-functional engineering divisions focused on product delivery• Ensuring the delivery of projects and products in accordance best-practice (agile) methodologies and ensuring rapid iterations are delivered to market.• Create world-class processes within engineering relating to product delivery and project lifecycle aligned with Engineering stakeholders (Infrastructure, Platform, Architecture)• Standardize the process where needed, allow local differences where advantages.• Work closely with engineering and product managers to provide consistent and efficient interface between Engineering and Product Management• Define and implement Key Engineering Metrics and report to engineering and organisational management, building automated solutions for this.• Support priorization activities between product features, security and system requirements (performance, availability, maintainability)• Hire and build distributed team with focus on remote culture and collaboration• Mentor engineering leads and help them build performant and efficient teams. Hold regular 1:1s with Engineering Managers and skip-level 1:1s Team Leads• Create a collaborative, innovative, and efficient working culture.

On day one you'll bring• Successful track record of developing quality software products and shipping production-ready software in a software lead role at scale.• Strong engineering foundation, high motivation, and growth mindset• Experience with development best practices (automatic code testing, code reviews, pair programming)• Knowledge of project delivery methodologies, having strong Agile leadership experience and an understanding of methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming (XP), and using delivery planning, visualisation, and dependency management• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences (or equivalent field) or equivalent professional experience.• Active knowledge of the English language.We'll love it even more if you have• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and influence successfully a broad range of individuals.• Excellent written and communication skills.• Worked with and built successful products with remote development teams.• Good understanding of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies• Experience with crypto and/or traditional exchanges, preferably Bitstamp

You will fit right in at Bitstamp if you are

• A Self-solver - you are resourceful and seek solutions through collaboration• Ambitious and driven - the ability to focus your energy on where it matters the most• A strong communicator - an open and clear communicator who is confident in their convictions but listens with fairness.

You will fit right in at Bitstamp if you are

  • A Creative thinker - a box? what box? there is no box.
  • A Self-solver - you are resourceful and seek solutions through collaboration.
  • Visionary - imagine what is possible and have the courage to take risks that will drive our business forward.


  • Hybrid working/full time in Slovenia or remote working/full time in Croatia.

The benefits of Life at Bitstamp

  • A truly flexible working environment and an ability to work where you are most productive. Sometimes at work, sometimes at home, sometimes on the move.
  • Access to great technology.
  • Generous home office allowances on joining to help set up your home space.
  • Long term employment, training and development opportunities, great company culture.
  • Competitive benefit programs developing for each market.
  • Industry mentors, and opportunities to develop and learn from others.
  • Internal Gaming Tournaments and regular collaboration events.
  • Bitstamp Cares 💚. The communities which are important to our people are important to us, and we are active in our support and celebrations.
  • A VERY pet friendly office culture. We love animals (actually are kind of crazy for them) and celebrate the love and companionship they share with us. Please bring them with you to work (seriously).
  • Delicious breakfast, fresh fruit, snacks, coffee, tea, full fridge of beverages and ice cream in collaboration hubs.

Our Story

Bitstampers are truly passionate about bringing cryptocurrency to the mainstream and championing independent investing with life changing potential.

We are proud to be leading the way in creating access to this next generation of finance and have become the world’s longest-running cryptocurrency exchange by driving innovation and ensuring that we are, above all else, human in our approach, trusted by our customers and, with an unwavering belief in blockchain technology, always strive to provide secure and innovative crypto access to all corners of the world.

This doesn’t happen by chance, and we believe our success has come from our belief in the power of being different and finding people who want to explore together, create together and support each other’s growth.

We have already achieved so much, and have our sights set firmly on our future. Come join in our revolution and be part of the Bitstamp story.