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      August 11,2021
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    Chief Technology Officer (CTO / ASIC Design / remote)

    Working at Bitfury:

    Bitfury is a leading emerging technologies company. At Bitfury, you can build the solutions of the future, with the most significant technologies of the millennium, in a modern and flexible workplace. We work a bit faster, and a bit smarter, so we can make the world a bit better.

    Benefits of Working at Bitfury:

    International Experiences & Global Impacts

    Bitfury is an international company with 200+ team members in more than 16 countries. No matter your assignment, your work will support global technology initiatives and best-in-class security operations in North America, Asia and Europe, as well as help us fulfil our mission to make the world more trusted and secure.

    Building the Future

    We believe big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, tokenized economies and cryptocurrencies are the future of our digital, global economy. Bitfury is building this future through our products that offer digitised security, asset management, government services and more. We consider ourselves first and foremost a technology company. We are a diversified organisation, with operations across multiple facets of the AI, blockchain, and digital currency sectors. If you are passionate about emerging technologies, you can build your future at Bitfury.

    Accelerate Your Career

    Bitfury is growing fast and looking for the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs to help us. At Bitfury, you will be expected to create the future – not just execute it. If you are a self-starter, driven and collaborative team member, you can create a dynamic future for yourself and your career at Bitfury.

    Modern Workplace with Intelligent Flexibility

    Bitfury lets you work in the way you need to work to make your work faster, smarter and better. We will give you the resources you need to succeed – competitive pay and benefits, educational support, intellectual challenges, professional advancement, personal accommodations including remote work, and more. We pride ourselves on being less bureaucratic and a lot more impactful.

    Start-up Culture with Established Results

    Working with the world's leading experts and engineers, you will have the opportunity at Bitfury to pursue results that will power your success as well as lead to the adoption of game-changing technologies. Our teams work every day to make the impossible possible, to change the game, to be agile and effective, and most of all – to empower the rest of the world to do the same.

    Personal and Professional Characteristics

    We at Bitfury ensure our team members possess the ability to think out of the box and make the impossible possible. We are self-motivated and result-oriented, and we have an "owner of the company" mindset. We are constantly self-educating and developing. We are able to work in a team and collaborate. We have a "do good" mindset and are not afraid to dream big. And of course, we always deliver in time what we promised and with extreme attention to detail — because if we are not able to do the little things right, we will never be able to do big things right.


    We are seeking a driven, well-rounded leader who will spearhead our ASIC development division as well as products based on our chip. The successful candidate should have a clear technical and product vision of developing our fully vertically integrated technology stack from ASIC design to data centers design to create the most efficient and groundbreaking product on the market. The focus will be on ASIC design and systems design based on our ASICs.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Develop strategy on company's products, technology infrastructure, vision and goals.
    • Create and drive a 90 day / 12 month / 3-year technology plan to develop the next generation of technology products optimized on every level of tech stack to achieve best in class cost efficiency and reliability parameters.
    • Matrix-manage the group resources and activities to ensure successful execution of short and long terms plans:
      • ASIC/PCB/Server/Data Center engineering;
      • Patent development;
      • Product development.
    • Develop operations, policies, procedures and assess company technology assets to ensure efficient product delivery.
    • Work with our patent team and the legal department to maximize the patent portfolio.
    • Analyse and understand technical requirements for projects and products.
    • Drive projects from concept to full implementation at scale.
    • Research and evaluate new technology and provide recommendations on technology solutions improvement.
    • Define qualitative and quantitative operational success metrics for R&D department.
    • Plan and manage risks and issues.
    • Partner with a variety of business and technology stakeholders within Bitfury and with third parties.
    • Manage silicon fabs relationships on R&D matters.
    • Develop budgets, ensure cost effective sourcing and management of internal and external suppliers and drive commercial contract terms definition.
    • Provide direction and leadership towards the achievement of the company's mission and goals.


    • Global experience in management of all technology-related staff, consultants, and 3rd party in a public (and private) company.
    • Degree in computer science, physics, electronics, robotics, or related fields.
    • Proven experience of technical strategy creation with tangible outcomes like proof of concepts, cutting edge developments and applications in the semiconductor/electronics space.
    • Experience in or an understanding of the bitcoin/blockchain technologies would be a strong advantage.
    • Proven experience with success record in managing ASIC chip development teams, including development using cutting edge tech like 7nm and beyond as well as custom analog design.
    • Proven experience in handling hardware product design and development from scratch to the mass production.
    • Strong understanding of mass production process, manufacturing, quality control etc.
    • Proven connections with key semiconductor industry players (Samsung, TSMC).
    • Ability to look several steps ahead of market trends.
    • Strong stakeholder management skills.
    • Experience of success in matrix group environment.
    • Analytical out of the box thinking & with innovative approaches.
    • Strong complex problem-solving skills.
    • Leadership with no ego, strong social influence, and emotional intelligence; ability to set-up a team and set clear priorities, delegate, persuade and inspire people. Readiness to be hands-on.
    • Ability to see and understand all details of the products across all levels of the development and execution stack – from top down (30,000 feet view high level) to bottom up (very detailed hands-on).
    • Ability to simplify complexity, prioritise what matters and execute at fast changing environment;
    • Entrepreneurial "DNA", guided by Integrity and Honesty. "DNA"of Doing Good, Being a Team Player and Making Impossible Possible; Out of the box thinker with agile approach.
    • Proven experience in team management, including top talent, managers, engineers etc.
    • Flexible thinking, resilience and stress tolerance.
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