Position: Technical Project Manager, CoinDesk Indexes

Location: Connecticut, Remote

Reports to: Managing Director of CoinDesk Indexes

 

About TradeBlock

TradeBlock is a wholly owned subsidiary of CoinDesk, servicing financial firms with crypto currency trading technology, institutional-grade market data, as well as blockchain data and analytics. We are a technology company focused on building the future of finance by developing robust data infrastructure for blockchain networks and crypto markets.

We are looking for candidates excited to shape this future by contributing to the crypto and blockchain industries through an industry-leading firm. This full-time role offers a competitive base salary, comprehensive medical/dental/vision benefits, flexible time-off and a rewarding work environment rooted in The CoinDesk way.


Roles and Responsibilities
The Project Manager is responsible for leading a team of professionals across departments in
completing index launches by a set deadline to uphold business initiatives. Over the course of an index
launch, the Project Manager will need to communicate with product managers, engineers (developers
and technology), index managers, index research analysts, marketing, communications and sales to
make decisions and monitor the progress of the index launches to keep them on schedule. Their duties
may include budgeting for different aspects of index launches and advocating for additional resources
when necessary, including selecting additional team members from various departments and setting or
adjusting schedules to adhere to deadlines.

 

Key Functions

  • Create long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to
    deadlines.
  • Work closely with business stakeholders and software engineers to ensure that business
    requirements are translated to technology requirements.
  • Drive the planning, coordination, manage) of financial product development projects from
    design through successful deployment.
  • Serve as the key liaison between leadership, engineers, and the client-facing team
  • Act as a central point of contact for teams to ensure team actions remain in synergy
  • Help smooth any friction points throughout the company
  • Make effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress
  • Organize work and focus the team on what needs to be accomplished
  • Connect granular tasks to longer-term strategic objectives
  • Delegate tasks to employees best positioned to complete them
  • Perform quality control throughout development to maintain the standards expected
  • Adjust schedules and targets on the project as needs or financing for the project change

Qualifications

  • Degree in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics and/or in a technical discipline.
  • At least four years of relevant experience
  • Experience with project-management frameworks in a financial product development
    environment.
  • Proficient understanding of financial indexes and derivative markets, and their application in
    financial products.
  • Ability to collaborate product, engineering and business teams in order to launch and support
    the company’s indexes.
  • Flexibility and the willingness to adapt to meet the needs of the team.
  • Someone who is comfortable in a fast-paced and ever-evolving environment.
  • An entrepreneur, always looking to improve processes.

Preferred

  • MBA with concentrations in finance and/or operations. Technology focused.
  • Knowledge of the crypto currency market
  • Experience with data-intensive financial software products

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