Head of Engineering, Tungsten at Further - May 24

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Head of Engineering, Tungsten

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Job Overview

Tungsten is a 100% UAE Sovereign Digital Asset Custodian incubated at Further Ventures

We are on a mission to create the most advanced digital asset custody and treasury services for our clients, helping them to become self-sovereign organizations with strong mechanisms for access control, multi-tier and multi-factor authentication, no single points of failure, and advanced transactional risk management. Our offering will be insured by global underwriters, regulated exclusively by ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Markets), and host its core services in a Tier IV data center with 24/7 physical security.

Joining Tungsten is a rare opportunity to build a vertically integrated company. Tungsten will be operating its own nodes for broadcasting transactions, running privately owned hardware, maintaining core key management software on-prem, and managing its own client-side applications.

Excited to build the most trusted home for digital assets in MENA? Check out the job posting below for more information!


As Head of Engineering, you are both part of the founding team and fully responsible for the product & tech stack of the company – building a great team, a scalable product, and customer love. More specifically, you will:

  • Take a Seed-stage (initial funding secured) company from 0 to 100 in months.
  • Create and execute the product, architecture, and engineering roadmap.
  • Implement new state of the art technologies, tools, and on-premise infrastructure that aligns with relevant regulations.
  • Attract, hire, and manage great talent (whether new employees, freelancers or advisers) across multiple crafts, including IT Operations/DevOps, Software Engineers, Security and Blockchain Engineers, and potentially further roles relevant to Crypto Custody.
  • Define product expansion and discovery goals with Web3/Digital Asset space, driving the team to continuous execution.
  • Ensure clear and constantly improving delivery and quality assurance processes are in place.
  • Set, monitor, and report product and engineering goals (OKRs and KPIs) to stakeholders.
  • Communicate product and technology strategy to customers, partners and shareholders.
  • Support venture fundraising efforts in partnership with the rest of the founding team.

Requirements and qualifications

  • You are among the 1% of true entrepreneurs at heart! This is a real founder opportunity. You have a burning desire to get your hands dirty and do what it takes to build a company from the ground up.
  • You’re willing to make the required sacrifices and risks that come with it.
  • Your experience shows a clear path to this point with at least 5 years of experience as CTO or VP of Engineering.
  • You have strong knowledge and experience in scaling teams in a scale-up environment and building a company, engineering, and product culture in which people thrive, grow and perform.
  • You have successful experience in managing an engineering team of at least 20 people, mentoring and coaching managers and individual contributors.
  • You have a very good understanding of translating business and user requirements into a technical roadmap leading to product-market fit and growth.
  • You have a deep understanding of IBM One Linux Platform. Hands-on experience with HSM, Cryptography, Blockchain and Custody solutions. You should also have recent hands-on programming experience and application security. Ideally, you also have experience managing projects in JS/React/React Native, and other modern languages such as Golang/Scala.
  • You are a problem-solver willing to crack any problem with a particularly open, analytical, and curious mindset.
  • You hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science with outstanding academic results.

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At Further, we collaborate with founders from the idea stage to validate, prototype, and launch new companies. Our goal with Further is to act as the ideal co-founder, taking care of seed capital, handling regulatory matters, and providing our collective expertise to maximize the chances of our ventures becoming leaders in their respective categories. As part of our arrangement, we also receive common stock in the company.

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