Founded in 2015 by Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood, IOHK is a technology company committed to using peer-to-peer innovations to provide financial services to the three billion people who don’t have them. We are an engineering company that builds cryptocurrencies and block chains for academic institutions, government entities and corporations. We are a decentralized company that loves small innovative teams forming and executing ideas that cause cascading disruption

IOHK Europe
Apr 03, 2020
We are searching for an experienced Project Manager to join our outstanding delivery team. You will be working on one of our most exciting projects - Cardano - focusing on improving the scalability and interoperability of the network. You will have extensive experience of delivering software products with cross-functional teams and strong technical experience (you may be a former developer!). To hit the ground running in this role you will need a good understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Location IOHK is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Due to team distribution for this role we are ideally searching for someone in CET time zone. Your mission Lead, plan and implement projects - facilitating the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables. Manage project budgets, assemble and coordinate project teams, and develop full-scale project plans. Work closely with the Engineering team to manage project resource allocation, and to plan and schedule projects. Work closely with project stakeholders and coordinate cross-functional activity within IOHK to ensure projects are delivered according to defined scope and on time. Work with the Test & Quality Coordinator to define, implement, and track quality assurance across the project. Track project deliverables using appropriate tools; constantly monitor and report on progress to all stakeholders. Your expertise A career Project Manager with experience in resolving a wide range of issues. Blockchain development experience is highly desirable. Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management. Project management qualifications such as PMP or PRINCE2. Experience of working in an Agile development environment (Scrum or Kanban). Knowledge and understanding of the SDLC (but you are not required to have hands-on involvement). If this sounds like the type of exciting new challenge you are looking for, we'd love to hear from you.
IOHK Europe
Apr 03, 2020
Our Technical Support Team is searching for a Level 2 Technical Support Agent to diagnose and troubleshoot software and hardware problems and help our customers install and use our applications. This is a unique opportunity to establish a Level 2 support team, working closely with our fantastic Technical Support Manager. You will work with some of IOHK's most important customers, using our latest technologies and new products. As this is a newly created team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to and influence its approach and development. This role will suit someone with curiosity and passion for new technologies and how they work, and proactively sharing knowledge and mentoring others will lead to success in this position. Are you up to the challenge? Location IOHK is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Team distribution for this role means we are ideally searching for someone in EU time zones. Your mission Play a leading role in establishing our Level 2 Technical Support team Resolve complex incidents and problems reported by IOHK's users Work closely with the Level 1 support team, proactively sharing knowledge and experience, to help increase Level 1 capabilities Work closely with Level 3 support, gathering, absorbing and building knowledge, to help increase Level 2 capabilities Help with Level 1 workload if and when necessary Your expertise You will have at least three years' experience in a technical support role and be used to working with ticketing systems. Ideally with some knowledge of blockchains and cryptocurrencies, as well as programming and the software development life cycle. An excellent investigator, with troubleshooting and analytical skills. Able to collect data from various sources, read and comprehend application logs, and reproduce issues to determine the root cause of a problem Ability to understand complex technical concepts and communicate them to an audience with variable or limited technical competence Able to work on several incidents and problems at the same time, giving special attention to high priority issues and service level agreements Customer-focused approach, with the ability to take into consideration data security, business needs, and financial impact If this sounds like the type of exciting new challenge you are looking for, we'd love to hear from you.
IOHK Europe
Apr 03, 2020
We are searching for a Software Test Engineer to join our outstanding Quality Assurance team. You will be working on one of our most exciting projects - Cardano - and taking responsibility for designing software tests, planning, scripting and execution for all releases to the platform. In this role you will have influence over functions such as development, project management and networking, working across the software development life cycle, to execute test iterations, track and report on results, take the lead on troubleshooting, and coordinate defect resolution. You will play a key role in development projects and be responsible for ensuring that software runs smoothly and meets client needs. This role will suit someone who is very self-motivated and proactive with outstanding problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Location IOHK is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Team distribution for this role means we are ideally searching for someone in EU time zones. Your mission Work within development teams to ensure that code is sufficiently tested and that test coverage is extensive. Use various technologies to implement and encourage an 'automation first' approach to quality. Promote a strong focus on quality throughout all stages of the SDLC (ie, software quality as a discipline) Research and develop tools and methods to continuously improve our product and process quality. Analyze all aspects of product quality (eg, functionality, security, robustness, and performance) and ensure they are always of the highest standard. Your expertise We are searching for someone who has extensive experience in testing, ideally five years or more, and preferably including performance and security testing. Some other great things that you could bring to IOHK are: Solid experience in test automation. Proven ability and a drive to learn new technologies. Experience working in an Agile development environment (Scrum or Kanban). Expertise in libraries, tools and procedures for the execution and automation of various types of tests (eg, unit tests, property tests, integration tests, end-to-end tests, UI tests, performance tests, stress tests, fault tolerance tests). Experience with a functional programming language such as Haskell would be advantageous, but we will also consider experience with Python, Java or C#. Blockchain experience is advantageous but relevant technical experience will also be considered. Experience with some or all of the following: Virtualization - VMware, Hyper-V Linux Git Continuous integration (CI) Continuous deployment (CD) Cloud platforms - AWS, Azure Performance and security testing Distributed systems and networking. If this sounds like the type of exciting new challenge you are looking for, we'd love to hear from you.
IOHK
Apr 03, 2020
Interested in joining IOHK, but don't see a live role that suits your skills and experience? Please send on your details (CV and Cover letter along with any relevant links) and we can contact you in the future when we have a suitable position.
IOHK Europe
Apr 03, 2020
Summary As an experienced Marketing Manager, you will have overall ownership of taking a first-mover product to market, building awareness and driving user adoption and growth. You will be helping to craft differentiated market positioning and compelling brand narratives across highly sophisticated and technically complex products. Then you'll be taking the lead in planning, executing and monitoring a multi-channel launch campaign, You will work closely with product management and product marketing to understand product offerings, identify unique messages and produce related assets and conversion campaigns. Getting the message out and driving growth will also require strong collaboration with the creative, communications, social media and press teams to drive tailored content across multiple channels. Success in this role will also require the ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with stakeholders across a remote-based business, including Product Management, Product Engineering, DevOps, Commercial, Research, Technical Services and more. You will be comfortable working within a technical environment and excited by the potential offered by emerging technologies. A keen interest in blockchain and specifically, the opportunities and customer use cases it can offer is essential, with your finger on the pulse about the many exciting innovations that are happening within the technology space. Duties Strategic : Understand the competitive landscape, including regulatory, legal and user insights to influence decision making across teams Help define product-market fit and create compelling customer value propositions, built around real-world use cases Go-to-market planning: work closely with Technical Product Managers, Product Marketing and Business Analysts to help define the story Support ongoing strategic roadmap initiatives based on global market feedback and competitive insights Work closely with our brand agency, account managing their output and feedback in a timely manner Plan global launches for new releases in conjunction with the wider team Tactical: Deliver and maintain product feature positioning and benefit messaging that is robust enough to be globally consistent after localisation Drive go-to-market tactical programmes working closely with Product Management, Communications, Engineering teams and in-region marketing teams Work with the Design team to create marketing assets/tools such as sales presentations, conversation guides, videos, infographics, best practice guides, how-to tips/tricks, solution sheets, internal competitive positioning guides etc. Identify and create business development tools and collateral that support our subject matter experts, from presentations and case studies, to competitor talking points, and more Pursue and deliver measurable awareness, user growth and user adoption against agreed KPIs Key Competencies Proven track record in building and executing strategic global marketing and communications plans with a strong understanding of brand Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships within remote teams Positive attitude, proactive and a self-starter, happy to take the initiative hit the ground running Adept at creating value propositions, translating technical capability into accessible and compelling customer stories Excellent communications skills - written & verbal with experience in engaging with customers and stakeholders at all levels Strong writing skills and able to distil complex, sometimes highly technical information into concise and accessible documentation. Good project management skills with campaign management experience Results-oriented; KPI focussed. An understanding of the open-source ethos and its community. Education / Experience Bachelor's degree 7+ years of experience marketing technology solutions in B2B and B2C environments Experience of creating and executing targeted marketing plans to core audiences and bring key projects to market Demonstrable experience in product marketing (growth marketing experience will be an added advantage) Demonstrable experience of taking technology solutions from early adopter stage to broader awareness, engagement and usage A clear understanding of blockchain technologies and familiarity with competitors who operate in this space Experience in startups and rapidly growing organisations Comfortable with remote working; ability to travel internationally
IOHK Europe
Apr 03, 2020
In 2015 IOHK founders, Charles Hoskinson and Jeremy Wood, set out to cause cascading disruption, committed to using peer-to-peer innovations to provide financial services to the three billion people who don't have them. They knew back then that they had to first create a place that was designed to enable such unprecedented ambition. A place where incredibly talented individuals are actually empowered to put their best work into the hands of millions of people to build on and explore new ways of working together. As IOHK continues to grow, we hope that these principles will serve each new person joining our ranks. Each and every role in our business is of equal importance to us. To that end we are searching for individuals across all functions who display strong analytical skills and are constantly seeking to learn new technologies & solve complex problems. As a distributed team advanced communication skills and the ability to integrate seamlessly as a team member across different areas of the organisation is essential; as is resourcefulness and self motivation. Our people are curious and passionate about their work and we encourage an inclusive and collaborative environment where we support each other in knowledge sharing and personal growth. As a distribute team we use a variety of online communication on a daily basis and keep connected via Trello, Slack, GitHub, Hangouts. Summary We are searching for a Research Fellow interested in working within the Blockchain Technologies space, on topics ranging from scalability, to incentives, delegation and governance. Successful hires will join our team of research fellows and contribute to different projects linked to our various development efforts. Duties Representing the company at academic and industry conferences and sharing technical information with the public. Writing research papers for submission to top cryptologic conferences and journals. Reviewing technical pre-prints and manuscripts related to blockchain technology. Contributing to peer-reviewed publications. Working independently as well as in groups together with other IOHK researchers and external collaborators. Communicating effectively with the development team, including preparing specifications of protocols and algorithms. Participating in weekly research meetings. Some international travel and short relocation assignments as required. Key Competencies Knowledge of Cryptographic Protocols and Distributed Ledger Technologies Detail oriented, consistently seeking to learn new technology Analytical, you are able to parse information and produce research deliverables that are on-point and concise Resourceful and self-motivated, you have a propensity to find solutions to problems on your own. Discerning, you have the ability to uncover, utilize and implement important and relevant information from non-relevant information. Curious, you are interested in blockchain technology and have a strong desire to produce research findings that can be utilized in a practical, commercial environment. Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision Expectations A Ph.D. degree in mathematics or computer science with a focus on a related area to blockchain systems, including cryptography, information security, distributed systems. An excellent record of peer-reviewed publications. Fundamental understanding of computer programming. Familiarity with blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies. You are passionate about blockchain technology and are motivated in working with a high level of excellence. You will be someone who works well on your own and with a team You value cooperation and collaboration above all, and are not afraid to ask for clarification or help when needed You are kind and respectful of others' opinions and you are open and act with integrity when engaging in academic or technical discussions Some projects that we've recently completed or are working on: IOHK | A vision for blockchain in Africa Cardano Whiteboard: Overview with Charles Hoskinson
IOHK
Apr 03, 2020
Instructions on submitting a research and development collaboration (RDC) proposal Please read carefully. Visit https://iohk.link/research-proposal-template to find IOHK's RDC proposal template. Click on "File > Make a Copy" and fill out the necessary information. Click on "Share" and give support@iohk.io editing rights to the document. (If you don't give editing rights to support@iohk.io, the document will not be shareable inside the organization). Check the "Notify" option. Copy the URL of the document that you have created . Press "Apply for this Opening" below, fill out the necessary information and enter the URL from the step above in the "Link to Google Doc with text of proposal".