Tim Wagner joins Coinbase
Coinbase, one of the most significant crypto exchanges with an approximative 1,300,000 USD daily income from trading fees announced the hiring of Tim Wagner as vice president of engineering on Monday.
Tim Wagner was a general manager of some Amazon Web Services business units before joining Coinbase. Brian Armstrong, the platform’s chief executive, wrote in a blog post.
“He’s aligned with our values, and he has deep experience with leading great technical organizations,”.
Wagner took an essential role in the creation of the AWS Lambda, which was a server-less computer system having a considerable reputation for its immense security. Tim Wagner also worked with diverse API services and apps at Amazon. He formerly worked at Microsoft.
During the last months, Coinbase has made big news with staff employment. A series of high-profile joined the crypto trading firm recently, which includes the head of business development, Emilie Choi, who previously worked for Linkedin and Tina Bhatnagar, which was an operations veteran at Twitter, who was appointed by Coinbase as head of customer relations.
One of the most significant issues crypto companies complain about is the lack of experienced and experts in the industry. Although many universities are setting up crypto education and courses, it seems that more talent from major web giants such as Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter are now leaving the ship and heading to significant crypto firms such as Coinbase, which is a positive aspect for the industry.
Excited to join the Coinbase team in its mission to create the world's most secure, open, and accessible financial system! As AWS did for distributed systems, Coinbase is helping developers and users take advantage of disruptive technologies like Blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
— Tim Wagner (@timallenwagner) August 6, 2018
Full Coinbase blog post here:
“Today we’re excited to announce that Tim Wagner is joining Coinbase as Vice President of Engineering. 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.
Through this period of rapid growth, we are more focused than ever on meeting the increasing needs of individuals, institutions and businesses while continually advancing the frontiers of cryptocurrency. At the same time, we’re creating the infrastructure that will allow us to add more assets to our platform and accelerate the adoption of crypto around the world.
This is why we are so thrilled to welcome Tim to the team. He joins Coinbase from Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he most recently served as GM for of AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and AWS Serverless App Repository. Prior to AWS, Tim spent several years at Microsoft. He is a Princeton University and University of California-Berkeley graduate.
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.