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Senior Principal Software Engineer

GeminiFull-time$248k - $310kRemote; United StatesApr 24, 2024
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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 (Developer Tools and Platform)

The Role: Senior Principal Software Engineer 

We are seeking a highly experienced and visionary Senior Principal Software Engineer to join our team and lead our Engineering Excellence Program that will foster a culture of engineering excellence while also providing expert guidance to our Developer Tools and Platform Team.

As the Senior Principal Software Engineer, you will play a crucial role in enhancing the engineering practices and tooling within our organization. You will lead the Engineering Excellence Program, ensuring that our development teams are equipped with the best practices, processes, and tools to deliver high-quality software efficiently. Additionally, you will provide strategic guidance to the Developer Tools and Platform Team to shape the tools and infrastructure that empower our engineers. The ideal candidate will have experience leading or contributing to the enhancement and improvement of the development tool chain at a leading software company.


  • Engineering Excellence Program Leadership:
    • Develop and execute a comprehensive Engineering Excellence Program to elevate the software development life cycle (SDLC) practices across the organization.
    • Define and implement best practices, coding standards, and processes that promote code quality, scalability, performance, security, and maintainability.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify areas for improvement and implement initiatives to enhance engineering efficiency.
    • Foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the engineering teams.
  • Developer Tools and Platform Strategy:
    • Collaborate with the Developer Tools and Platform Team to define a strategic roadmap for frameworks, libraries, tools, and infrastructure development.
    • Identify opportunities to streamline development workflows, automate repetitive tasks, and improve developer productivity.
    • Stay up to date on emerging technologies and industry trends to drive innovation in developer tools and platforms.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration:
    • Work closely with product management, development and security teams to align development processes and tools with business objectives.
    • Engage with stakeholders to gather feedback and ensure that engineering practices meet business needs.
  • Technical Guidance and Mentorship:
    • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to development teams, helping them solve complex technical challenges and make informed architectural decisions.
    • Conduct code reviews, architectural reviews, and performance assessments to ensure adherence to best practices.
    • Act as a subject matter expert on software engineering principles, design patterns, and development tools.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.
  • Extensive experience (8+ years) in software development at a leading software company with a strong background in software architecture and design.
  • Proven experience leading engineering excellence initiatives and process improvements.
  • Proficiency in programming and development technologies.
  • Strong familiarity with DevOps practices and tools.
  • Familiarity with secure development practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams.
  • Leadership experience and the ability to inspire and mentor engineering teams.
  • Innovative mindset and a passion for driving engineering excellence.
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 $248,000 - $310,000 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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