Blockchain Chief Architect

$ 100k USD/year  $ 50 USD/hour   40h/week   Remote Position   Long-term

The ideal candidate will come from an extensive financial service background and have commercial experience in Blockchain. You will have experience exploring proof of concepts for blockchain within financial services and will have an understanding of the technology pain points for banks and where the blockchain can be applied. It would be highly beneficial for the candidate to have experience working on the consulting side

Why Crossover?
Be a part of the fastest growing private equity portfolio in the world. Join our rapidly expanding partner network. Support an expanding global network of clients. A key benefit of Crossover is that all our roles are location independent. Live and work anywhere: work from home, a coffee shop or at one of the many co-working spaces Crossover partners can access and collaborate.

We are empowering software development and creating higher quality code by using the latest technologies and toolsets. We are excited about using data to make decisions, we are bringing big data and analysis to software development.  We are on the cutting edge of software development, and we innovate improvements on the newest technologies. We want people who are adaptable and can learn new things, and can use  new ideas and concepts to solve business problems.



  • Commercial experience in use of blockchain technology and a great Java background

  • A good understanding of emerging blockchain technologies combined with your deep knowledge of designing and scaling high-concurrency and high-availability cloud based and/or on-prem platforms

  • Leveraging your broad technology capability set and maintain a level of excitement in using various technologies to architect, develop, and iteratively deploy real enterprise class software.


Collaboratively design blockchain architecture

Achieving an expert level understanding of our customers’ environments and their use of our products.

Stay on the forefront of the latest technology stacks, while balancing delivery and engineering excellence values.

Architecting and leading weekly technical delivery of one or more products in a way that maintains an unyielding focus on quality while matching the needs of the target customer base.

Creating blockchain solutions architecture, algorithms, and designs for solutions that scale to the customer's enterprise/global requirements

Potentially leading a small team of Software Engineers to apply software engineering practices and implement automations across all elements of solution delivery

Manage accountability of team members, with pinpoint focus on quality; Personally accountable for resolution of the most technically challenging issues


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering

At least 1 year of commercial development experience using blockchain technology

At least 8 years of experience in hands-on development in Java technologies

At least 2 years of leading or mentoring more junior developers

Managed a team of at least 1 other person

Has worked with various back-end technologies and latest development frameworks

Deep understanding of blockchain theory: PoW, PoS, TaPoS, DPoS, and other consensus algorithms

Has experience working with two or more of data related technologies and familiarity with others from various Relational databases, Nosql databases, Caching systems, Full-Text Search engines, Big Data systems

Has good experience with the TDD approach, doing unit testing, mocking, integration/UI testing, behavior driven testing

Has good experience working with, setting up and configuring any continuous integration and delivery systems, any code quality automation technologies

Has experience with one or more cloud or devops services like AWS, Docker, Heroku, Digitalocean, etc

Has experience with one or more front-end technologies including templating, CSS and JS frameworks

A good level of English



Job Title Software Engineering Manager (SEM) VP of Software Engineering SVP of Software Engineering & Operations EVP of Software Engineering & Operations
Compensation $50/hr (~$100k/yr) $100/hr (~$200k/yr) $200/hr (~$400k/yr) $400/hr (~$800k/yr)
Role Management Scope Manage team of 5-15 Engineers, Architects, Chief Architects Manager of 5-15 Software Engineering Managers (SEMs) Manager of 5-15 VPs in Software Engineering and Operations Manager of 5-15 SVPs in Software Engineering and Operations
Total Organizational Size 5-15 Headcount 50 - 150 Headcount 250 - 1500 Headcount 2500+ Headcount
Job Title
(at typical previous job)
Software Development Manager
Release Manager
QA Process Manager
VP of R&D / Software of Engineering
Director of Software Engineering/Development
SVP of Engineering
Head of R&D
Engineering focused COO
C Level Engineering
Executive Head of R&D
A good fit for... 10+ years in Engineering, started career as developer

Broad knowledge of software development methodologies (Waterfall, RUP, Scrum, Lean, 6-sigma)

Hands on experience with required engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Gets things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting
15+ years in Engineering, started career as developer, and then as a software engineering manager. 20 + years in Engineering, started career as developer, significant line management and operational experience. 20+ years in Engineering, started career as a developer, significant line management and operational experience
Core Deliverables Responsible for a set of products and their weekly release OR responsible for a central Engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization Responsible for a business unit in the group and their products as well as responsibility for central Engineering teams delivering value to all products across the organization Hire and Grow VPs Ongoing Operational Delivery across companies in the group Hire and Grow SVPs Ongoing Operational Delivery across companies in the group Manage high level acquisition process of companies
Budget Responsibilities ~$1M/yr ~$10M/yr ~$100M/yr Over $100M/yr
Communication Requirements Fluent English Fluent English Fluent English, Executive and Customer presentation presence Fluent English, Executive and Customer presentation presence
Architect-level Technical Experience YES YES YES YES
Management experience YES YES YES YES
Interviews, Trains, and Coaches resources. Reviews work and makes decisions simpler and more clear. YES YES YES YES
Primarily focused on engineering management and delivery YES YES YES YES