Former AWS and Microsoft Employee Tim Wagner Joins Coinbase as New VP Engineering

The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider has announced the appointment of Tim Wagner as their Vice President of Engineering.

In line with the company’s ambition to “create an open financial system for the world,” Wagner will lead the Coinbase engineering team from now on.

As noted on Tim Wagner’s Linkedin Profile, he is charged with expanding the Coinbase current engineering team, a job that will include recruiting engineering talents from San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

The new VP who is also a Princeton University and University of California-Berkeley graduate will hope to implement at Coinbase the experiences he gathered from working at Amazon Web Services (AWS) and software giant Microsoft.

At Amazon, Tim Wagner served as the general manager for different segments such as AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and AWS Serverless App Repository.

Before arriving at Amazon web services, however, he worked as the director of development at Microsoft’s Visual Studio Ultimate.

The latest addition to the Coinbase team follows on from the appointment of Wall Street executive Jeff Horowitz as the company’s new Chief Compliance Officer, and Rachel Horowitz, who previously held job roles at Twitter and Facebook as the new VP of Communications.

The last couple of weeks has without doubt been a period of massive growth for Coinbase whose exchange now ranks 16th on the list of top exchanges by trade volume in the last 24hrs according to CMC.

Coinbase is also on the verge of adding 49 new assets to its offering for traders.

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