In yet another high-profile addition to the team, Coinbase appointed Tim Wagner as vice president of engineering. Tim Wagner was previously associated with Amazon Web Services as general manager of several business units.
Wagner presence could beef up Coinbase’s engineering division.
Wagner is a well-known Industry veteran in the software industry. He possesses managerial expertise in commercial and open-source settings, as well as deep technical capability in languages, compilers, distributed databases, and Cloud services. He has some exception skills and out- of – box approach as he loves growing teams, creating new platforms and ecosystems, and helping developers be more productive.
Prior to joining Coinbase, Wanger was General Manager with Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he looked after the business units of AWS Lambda, Amazon API gateway, and AWS serverless app repository. Before Amazon, Wagner was Microsoft’s Director of Development with the Visual Studio Ultimate team and spent a year as manager for Managed Language Teams. His previous experiences with BEA, Eclipse Foundation, and Nimble Technologies also included him to work on languages and platform development. All the experience comes on the back of his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Berkley and a BSE in Computer science from Princeton University.
As Brain Armstrong mentions in the blog,
“Engineering is central to our mission of creating an open financial system for the world. It is core to our strategy to deliver the most trusted and easiest to use cryptocurrency products and services. We have built an amazing engineering team at a Coinbase, one which Tim will now lead and expand.”
With such a critical department for Coinbase, definitely a personality like that of Tim’s would definitely do justice to the task he is offered.
Coinbase is on a hiring spree as the business expands
Last week, Coinbase had another major hiring when it added Jeff Horowitz as its chief compliance officer to oversee its regulatory and compliance programs. Coinbase has been successful in tapping the right talent from the traditional software companies. Thanks to its team and their hard work. Coinbase has soared in popularity and turned itself into the on-ramp for mainstream crypto investors by positioning itself as a safe harbor among cryptoasset exchanges. The company has never been hacked, unlike many of its competitors. Coinbase has also maniacally pursued compliance with existing regulations and law enforcement, putting it on the right side of the law — another huge asset in a sector that is still in desperate need of regulatory guidance.
With this support of the team, Coinbase has moved ahead of just being a crypto exchange and has added operations to hosted wallets, custody operations, asset management and even a political action committee (PAC). It has also been testing various coins and token to add it to its platform, Ethereum Classic being the latest addition.
With some good quality hiring, Coinbase should be confident enough to deliver to its vision way early than expected. It’s key to retain this talent now and Coinbase would be just ready to challenge the best in the industry.