Engineering Manager

Elliptic | Bringing Compliance to Cryptoassets


Our crypto compliance solutions and services are used by crypto businesses, financial institutions, and regulators to detect and prevent financial crime in cryptoassets. Blockchain analytics across more than 500 cryptoassets and 20 billion+ data points provide accurate, actionable insights that businesses rely on to mitigate risk and be compliant.


London, England, United Kingdom


Job Description

As digital assets and cryptocurrency become more widely adopted every day,, our products are essential to ensure cryptocurrency is safe and accessible to all. Our solutions help to prevent financial crime and allow cryptocurrencies to be used for good. Our products are used by some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies to screen over $1 billion of transactions every single week.

Elliptic is backed by some of the top VCs: SBI Group, Albion VC, Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group, and we have grown globally with teams in the UK, USA, Singapore and Tokyo.

To achieve our mission, we depend on our incredible team of Elliptites. Our values are reflected in everything we do and every decision we make, both internally and outwardly to our customers. We actively encourage Elliptities to challenge the status quo and allow the freedom to innovate and learn every day. We encourage new ideas and learning, whether that’s through collaboration, our curiosity sessions, or utilising your professional development budget – personal growth is important to us all.

Do you want to be part of the future of value transfer? Are you excited about solving problems that have never been solved before? Do you take pride in empowering teams to build market leading products?

The impact you will have:

You will be managing data engineers across several cross functional teams – giving them the support and guidance they need to grow along with the space they need to make decisions and own their own functional area.

Your contributions will shape the future of Elliptic and the crypto ecosystem.

How you will grow:

  • Supported by an industry leading engineering team, built around a culture of trust and failing fast, you will be challenged on a daily basis to move outside your comfort zone
  • You will learn from a pool of highly experienced peers, in a rapidly growing engineering leadership function
  • You have a generous personal development budget and the time and space to grow. Depending on how you learn, there are many options open:
    • Attend conferences
    • Complete industry certifications
    • Undertake training in technical and/or leadership spaces
    • Have the time and space to try new tech with your team
    • Participate in company hack days

What you will do in a typical week:

  • Strategise on the future of engineering at Elliptic with your peers across the organisation
  • Support your engineers, emparting experience from your own experience and current best practises
  • Stay across all aspects of your teams, from establishing a healthy culture embodying the company values to ensuring that expectations are set and work is delivered
  • Promote knowledge sharing forums across engineering to ensure best practises exist and no silos build up
  • Make it your business to know about each person in your organisation, what they want and how best they can develop
  • Stay current, always maintaining a working understanding of what each of your teams are doing, so you are effectively able to support and represent them across the business.


You will be a great fit here if you:

  • Build strong teams around an environment of trust and empowerment
  • Celebrate failure and share learnings widely
  • Care deeply about the individuals on your teams and are rewarded by their growth
  • Have strong opinions about engineering management best practises, and relish the debate about what works in given situations
  • Are able to build lasting personal relationships atop a foundation of trust, vulnerability and openness
  • Use data to make decisions, to understand what is slowing your teams down, what they need to succeed
  • Are not afraid to fail, experiment often and learn quickly
  • Are keen to learn new technologies and challenge existing tools, methodologies, processes
  • Experience working in teams data intensive application

Our ideal candidate is:

  • Passionate about investing in individuals and supporting them to grow and succeed
  • An accomplished line manager who has a track record of investing in individuals and seeing them succeed
  • A data engineer at heart who can still be hands on when they need to
  • Opinionated about technical architecture
  • Knows how to attract top engineering talent and build efficient, objective hiring pipelines

Bonus Points for:

  • Worked in a cloud natie environment, ideally AWS
  • Experience managing data engineering teams
  • Has gone through this scaling phase before, at any time in their career
  • Has put together training and development plans for teams
  • HODLs some crypto


  • Share Options
  • Holiday – 25 days + public holidays
  • Enjoy your birthday off work
  • Private Health Insurance – we use Vitality!
  • Work Pension Scheme
  • Quarterly full-day off-sites & annual company 3-day offsite
  • $1000 Personal training budget & LinkedIn Learning subscription
  • £500 Home office allowance
  • Enhanced parental leave; we provide eligible employees, regardless of gender or whether they become a parent by birth or adoption, 16 weeks fully-paid leave and job-protected leave
  • Full access to Spill Mental Health Support
  • Our offices provide all of the amenities you could need
  • Work with top of the range equipment – MacBook Pro and any other equipment you need

We know Diversity and Inclusion is much deeper than just hiring, but it’s important for us to mention it here. We welcome and embrace individuals of all backgrounds and identities at Elliptic, and this is an ongoing priority for us. We know incredible people don’t all think in the same way. We want to be challenged every day. We believe our diverse team of individuals underpins this by bringing creative thinking and innovation to Elliptic every day. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace, so we welcome applications from everyone, even if you may not think you fit all of the requirements of our roles. We foster an environment of psychological safety, where everyone feels comfortable to bring their whole self to work.

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