About the Company

Gemini is a global crypto and Web3 platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss in 2014. Gemini offers a wide range of crypto products and services for individuals and institutions in over 70 countries.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency. 

At Gemini, our mission is to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom.

In the United States, we have a flexible hybrid work policy for employees who live within 30 miles of our office headquartered in New York City and our office in Seattle. Employees within the New York and Seattle metropolitan areas are expected to work from the designated office twice a week, unless there is a job-specific requirement to be in the office every workday. Employees outside of these areas are considered part of our remote-first workforce. We believe our hybrid approach for those near our NYC and Seattle offices increases productivity through more in-person collaboration where possible.

The Department: Technology

The Role: Distinguished Engineer

This role reports to the CEO of Gemini. This is a strategic and influential position responsible for driving engineering excellence, helping shape technical strategy, and providing technical leadership across the organization. This individual serves as the technical arm of the CEO, and a partner with other engineering leaders in contributing to the company's success by ensuring that technology aligns with the business goals.


  • Technical Strategy and Vision:
    • Work with technology leaders across the company to develop a strategy and vision that drives engineering excellence.
    • Help ensure close alignment of the technical vision and strategy with the company's overall business objectives.
    • Assess emerging technologies and industry trends to identify opportunities for innovation and competitive advantage.
  • Technical Leadership:
    • Act as a technical thought leader and a mentor to engineering teams, fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and continuous learning.
    • Provide guidance and mentorship to engineers, peer leaders, and architects to ensure high-quality technical solutions.
  • Excellence in Engineering:
    • Drive engineering excellence by working with product development and security to establish best practices, coding standards, and mechanisms to ensure consistently excellent quality, reliability, and security in all Gemini products and services.
    • Promote the adoption of modern development methodologies and tools to improve engineering productivity.
  • Architectural Oversight:
    • Review and provide architectural guidance for major engineering initiatives, ensuring that they align with the company's long-term technical goals.
    • Collaborate with architects and engineering teams to design scalable, maintainable, and secure systems.
  • Technical Due Diligence:
    • Conduct technical due diligence for potential acquisitions, partnerships, or strategic initiatives, providing assessments and recommendations to the CEO and executive team.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration:
    • Collaborate closely with other departments, such as product management, sales, and marketing, to ensure that technical decisions align with market needs and customer expectations.
    • Serve as a bridge between technical teams and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Technical Evangelism:
    • Represent the company at technical conferences, industry events, and in interactions with partners and customers.
    • Promote the company's technical expertise and thought leadership in the industry.
  • Reporting and Communication:
    • Provide regular updates and reports to the CEO on the status of technical initiatives, challenges, and progress toward technical goals.
    • Communicate complex technical concepts in a clear and understandable manner to non-technical stakeholders and the top management team.
  • Crisis Management and Resolution:
    • Play a critical role in managing and resolving major technical incidents and crises, providing leadership and expertise to minimize downtime and impact.
    • Help evaluate and choose between alternative technical strategies, implementation methodologies and engineering practices.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.
  • Extensive experience (15+ years) in software development at a leading software company with a strong background in software architecture and design.
  • Proficiency in programming and development technologies.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A strategic thinker, an effective communicator, and a technical visionary who can guide the company's technical direction and inspire engineering teams to achieve excellence. 
  • Proven track record of technical leadership and a deep understanding of the engineering process, tools and technologies for building internet scale geo-distributed software services.  
  • Additionally, the Distinguished Engineer should foster collaboration, innovation, and a culture of continuous improvement within the engineering organization.
It Pays to Work Here
The compensation & benefits package for this role includes:
  • Competitive starting salary
  • A discretionary annual bonus
  • Long-term incentive in the form of a new hire equity grant
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • 401K with company matching
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible time off

Salary Range: The base salary range for this role is between $309,000 - $386,000 in the State of New York, the State of California and the State of Washington. This range is not inclusive of our discretionary bonus or equity package. When determining a candidate’s compensation, we consider a number of factors including skillset, experience, job scope, and current market data.

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

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