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Senior Director, Innovation - Full Stack Engineer

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Senior Full-Stack Engineer at Venture Studio

The Venture Studio is primarily focused on discovering, experimenting, and building new industry disruptive opportunities that have the potential to capitalize on changing consumer behaviors over the next 3-10 years. Additionally, every member of the team is empowered to invest in, and partner closely with, external startups that we believe are poised for exponential growth. The team is composed of VCs, founders with multiple exits, and seasoned operators from the likes of Brex, Plaid, Twitter, Eventbrite, and even the White House.

This role provides the rare opportunity to ignite change and disrupt the industry across a multitude of markets, with a specific focus on the future of web3, FinTech, InsurTech, and across Health & Wellness. The role provides all the energy and autonomy of building an early-stage startup, but with the stability and resources backed by the Fortune 100.


● Explore, Identify, and develop new forms of consumer engagement that deliver

against consumer problems / needs within identified opportunity spaces.

● Scope, and lead technical projects, laying the groundwork for early-stage

products to iteratively evolve and scale.

● Design, build, and maintain APIs, user-facing experiences, services, and

systems, where necessary.

● Debug production issues. Ship every day.

● Develop and execute against our objectives. Make effective tradeoffs that

consider experiment priorities, user experience, speed, and a sustainable

technical foundation.

● Partner with external startups or agencies to help our development scale even


● Teach and mentor junior individual contributors. As a senior member on a new

team, you will be looked to for guidance.

Lead the technical strategy and development for Venture Studio initiatives.

● Create reusable code and libraries for the Venture Studio platform and open

source community.

● Collaborating with engineers and product managers to establish both the

long-term vision for the prospects we're investigating and the short-term

strategies for our trials.

● Collaborate closely with our user researcher and assist with research projects

● Review code written by other developers and ensure best practice and scalability

● Integrate with 3rd party technologies and build on our portfolio companies’


● Triage product and systems issues team through debugging, resolving, and

tracking, while being able to communicate issues and progress to the larger team

● Lead the technical strategy, development, and maintenance of sophisticated

full-stack technologies, in close collaboration with other team members, that

enable the Venture Studio ecosystem

● Engage in daily discussion with the team and always feel open to bring up

innovative ideas and solutions!

● Enjoy working in a cross-functional product team with product, design, and

commercial colleagues.

● Expertise in code versioning, ie. Git

Bonus Points

Deep Solidity, ERC-20, ERC-721, and ERC-1155 contract expertise, as well as

experience deploying applications on the Ethereum network, are required. Adept across

different DLTs and languages is a plus.

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W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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