Product Architect (Block Chain)

  • $200,000 bonus
  • New York, NY, USA New York NY US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Oakridge Staffing
  • 16 Apr 18 2018-04-16

Our experienced Product Architects will utilize their deep technical and domain expertise to deliver products that both meet our clients’ complex requirements and build generic products. The Product Architect will work within a global Agile environment to design and develop these products. The success of the company and product’s evolution will be based on contribution of the Product Architects ability to solve market structure and workflow problems with pragmatic and efficient code.

Success in this Role

While you will primarily code, this is a Product role - you will be required to design creative solutions, products, and methods that drive the organization as a whole
Work on client and exchange specific solutions, sometimes on-site
Develop formal models of financial business processes and propose innovative improvements to them
Solve difficult problems with pragmatic and efficient code
Contribute to the evolution of our proprietary modeling language
Meaningfully contribute to our platform architecture

What You'll Need to Succeed

A deep understanding of financial markets and processes. Experience should be in the front office and the candidate must understand the strategy of markets as well as its mechanics. Knowing the underlying motivation and impetus for market behaviors will enable the candidate to formulate stronger approaches and solutions.
Product Architects are often asked to be a ‘one person show’ and must be capable of taking an abstract idea and turning it into a strategic, pragmatic solution in code.
Excellent computer science fundamentals
Command of data structures, algorithms, and design patterns with ability to fluently translate them into working, elegant code
Proficient in functional languages (e.g., Scala, Haskell)
MSc or PhD in Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
A careful blend of creativity and pragmatism. Digital Asset is part of a community bootstrapping a technology and demand for the technology while simultaneously on tight delivery timelines.
Committed to sustainable, tested development and quality, as evidenced by pursuit of design excellence and use of leading automated testing tools and methodologies
Demonstrated experience successfully collaborating with others in a dynamic, fast-paced, pressured environment
Ability to effectively summarize and present validation findings to senior level executives within DA and at clients


Financial engineering experience as a “quant,” “strat” or algo trading developer
Excellent communications skills, comfortable presenting complex concepts in front of a packed room of clients.
Skilled in leading and working within an Agile environment, including participation in daily scrum meetings, backlog management, sprint definition, and retrospectives, preferably within a global team.