People Matter

Bitcoin Platform Product Lead



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Company Description

Bitcoin Platform consists of security, trading, custody engineering, operations, and product partnerships. It operates a proprietary stack for both cold and hot wallets to enable users to send, receive, and custody, as well as a trading engine that provides liquidity for users.

Job Description

We are looking for a seasoned product lead to set the product vision and lead the strategy and execution for the Bitcoin Platform team.

We are looking for an exceptional people manager that can build, develop and grow a team of PMs. You will help formalize and scale the product management function, including defining organizational best practices and Bitcoin Platform team’s product culture, while leading product strategy at large. As the Product Lead you will report to the General Manager and work closely with cross functional partner leads of our other verticals to drive company-wide alignment and impact.

You Will:

  • In collaboration with the leadership team, set the vision for the future of the Bitcoin platform.

  • Work closely with the broader Product organization (Cash App, Square, TBD, Bitkey, C=) to ensure platform level support for various business units building on Bitcoin

  • Work on the ideation, design, launch as well as optimisations of the bitcoin platform whilst defining product requirements, writing product specifications, and managing product launches.

  • Partner with a full stack team (engineers, designers compliance, data scientists, operations) on a daily basis to ship innovative and incredible experiences, at scale

  • Optimize for execution velocity, making tactical tradeoffs between business priorities and resources

  • Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) for your products and use data to inform product decisions.

  • Manage the product backlog, prioritize features, and work with the engineering team to ensure timely delivery.

  • Take ownership of complex issues within and beyond organizational boundaries; act as escalation point for senior leadership concerns

  • Conduct and lead user research, perform data analysis, and perform market analysis to gather product insights


  • 15+ years of experience in a financial services/technology company including 10+ years of prior team development and people management experience. Distributed workforce experience a plus.

  • Demonstrable proactive contribution of ideas and strategies to early-stage product development and roadmaps is key to shaping the product vision and ensuring its success.

  • Strong experience of building APIs products/platforms.

  • Experience with scoping, developing and shipping platform features and tool improvements from concept to implementation.

  • Strong understanding of Bitcoin and bitcoin regulatory requirements.

  • Proven experience working with bitcoin infrastructure, such as exchanges, and/or custodians.

  • Experience working with large engineering focused cross-functional teams that include the following engineering disciplines: backend distributed systems, security engineering, applied cryptography

  • Experience working with hot and cold wallet products.

  • Experience working with policy, audit and compliance teams.

  • A strong understanding of blockchain technology and its applications in financial services.

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of how to navigate security and sensitive information surrounding bitcoin custody

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $217,800 - USD $326,800
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Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page.

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.