Coinbase hires Amazon cloud executive to lead engineering
The popular San-Francisco based cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase announced in a blog post on Monday that they hired Tim Wagner as vice president of engineering. Warner is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) veteran and was with AWS for almost five years. He was serving as a general manager, taking care of its API gateway, and various other serverless services. Before which he was six years in Microsoft as director of development for Visual Studio Ultimate.
“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,” Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong wrote in the blog post.
It appears the Coinbase is on a hiring spree this year. The crypto exchange hired Tina Bhatnagar at the beginning of the year who’ll serving as a vice president of operations and technology. The company then hired Emilie Choi as vice president of corporate and business development; Rachael Horwitz as vice president of communications and Eric Soto as vice president of finance. They also appointed Alesia Haas as new chief financial officer and Jeff Horowitz as its chief compliance officer, among many others.
In the post, Coinbase mentioned that they are focused on meeting the increasing needs of individuals, institutions and businesses and at the same time advancing the frontiers of cryptocurrency. They’re also creating the infrastructure that will allow them to add more assets, accelerating the crypto adoption all over the world.
While mentioning about Tim, CEO Brian Armstrong wrote, “Tim is passionate about the Coinbase mission, he’s aligned with our values, and he has deep experience with leading great technical organizations. These qualities, along with his engineering expertise, make him the ideal addition to our team. We couldn’t be more excited to have him on board.”
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