Founded in 2015 by Jeremy Wood and Charles Hoskinson, 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.

It’s the founding principle of IOHK. Cascading disruption is the idea that most of the structures that form the world’s financial, governance and social systems are inherently unstable and thus minor perturbations can cause a ripple effect that fundamentally reconfigures the entire system. Our company is committed to identifying and developing technology to force these perturbations in order to push towards a more fair and transparent order.

We view the world as a series of giant and mostly interconnected social graphs with hundreds of complex systems embedded. Our mission is to perturb the graphs to a more connected, transparent and fair configuration for both the flow of ideas and value.

In addition to our founders, IOHK enjoys having a diverse, geographically distributed team of engineers, scientists, business professionals, a few teachers and open-source collaborators. We are always looking for new team members and partnerships.

IOHK Remote
Aug 14, 2018
As the Director of Product Management, you’ll report to the executive team, ensuring that IOHK is building, shipping and supporting the right products. This will include gathering and prioritizing product requirements, defining the product vision and collaborating with other directors from various departments, including engineering, marketing, sales and operations to ensure customer and company goals are met. Wherever you decide to work, you will be supported by and be part of IOHKs remote work culture that emphasizes online communication via Trello, Slack, GitHub, Hangouts. Skills & Requirements: We expect to see: Skills and Knowledge   – You’ll have in-depth knowledge of the Blockchain / Cryptocurrency sector along with experience of leading a team of Product Managers.  Specific systems and infrastructure management domain experience   in large and/or small start-up companies  Drive Initiatives   - You’ll need to have the ability to successfully drive initiatives in a start-up environment (with minimal guidance, limited resources). Maintain an excellent understanding of Blockchain/Cryptocurrency customer needs , market requirements, and technology trends to enable us to develop market leading offerings. Develop a close working relationship with engineering and UX   to lead the “art of the possible” – the ideas and approaches that differentiate Puppet in solving our customer’s problems. Reporting & Communication:   Solid and clear skills needed, especially with C- Level reporting, both written and oral/presentation Character/Culture fit:   You’ll be focused and highly driven to learn more about our space, with experience and ideas about how to improve our development cycles. You’ll display the ability to be able to take the lead (or be part of a team), exhibit wanting to take responsibility for your actions and show a clear understanding of how to deal with conflict. This will suit somebody that is well-motivated and well-organised so you can flourish in a remote team with autonomy. Completion of a relevant degree   in Computer Science or related technical degree preferred, MBA desirable. What we value: Passion for working alongside teams that want to explore new frameworks and systems that are more fair, open and transparent.  Collaboration and Inclusion: Innovation happens when people from different backgrounds and disciplines work closely together in an environment of respect and trust. You will help bring people into the conversation. Transparency: Trust is built on openness and transparency. For example, all our code is open source and we share information openly with communities and colleagues. Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision. We offer a dynamic working environment that suits people who are self-motivated and can work autonomously. You will naturally have strong communication and organisational skills and can work on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. In addition to working on ground breaking projects, you’ll also get in return: Opportunity to work remotely  Flexible hours 20 days paid service interruption Paid public holidays 5 days paid sick leave   About IOHK 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. 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 | Cardano Testnets. May 2018   When you apply…   Please include an up-to-date resume. We also strongly encourage you to include a cover letter explaining why you’re interested in working at IOHK.
IOHK Remote
Jun 25, 2018
As Community Manager for the Goguen Testnet, you’ll be responsible for supporting community user experience who will directly or indirectly use Smart Contracts, a feature that is integral to the third-generation blockchain protocol, Cardano. We need a strategically-minded and relationship-oriented individual to help harness all of this positive energy into focused activity and increased engagement. You will operate, expand, and give strategic direction to our users and serve as the gateway between our product management team and the wider community. As a super user of Smart Contracts including Testnet era KEVM and IELE Virtual Machines, you will build communication channels and relationships with those influencers to help facilitate understanding of features, identify change requests and drive adoption. Importantly, you will guide and maintain the evolution of the Testnet helping to implement and gather requirements based on community feedback to help IOHK prepare Smart Contract functionality for formal launch. The ideal candidate will be a tech-savvy and analytical professional who can measure the efficacy of our efforts, constantly tweaking and improving our processes. This will include prioritising the Testnet support needs in concert with the core Goguen Smart Contracts project team and managing the interface channels between IOHK and the Testnet communities.  You are eager to experiment with changing developer, consumer and enterprise consumer consumption patterns, and you pay detailed attention to over measuring and improving our community outreach initiative through tools like StackExchange and Reddit through to video presentations and supporting meetups – all essential tools to build familiarity with our communities. As part of the Marketing team, you will work alongside other Community Managers driving complementary Cardano Testnets as well as super users of the Cardano and Daedalus platforms.   Responsibilities Establish, manage and evolve a direct Cardano and Goguen specific Testnet community forum incorporating StackExchange / Reddit channels. Craft and execute a community moderation policy and moderate all user-generated content accordingly for each community. Build and leverage outreach channels including use of but not limited to meetups, webinars, videos, blogs and social in partnership with Communications, Product Marketing and Events teams. Implement the online community strategy, coordinating with key stakeholders across the company to ensure its effectiveness and providing quality  customer service and support to our community. Build synergy and momentum  with influencers and communities worldwide. Seek out, recruit and work closely with Cardano Ambassadors to broaden appeal and knowledge transfer to increase adoption of developers / users of Cardano and Smart Contracts. Review and analyse key business metrics, take note of trends, escalate issues and keep executive stakeholders informed of progress and/or roadblocks. Translate user feedback into concrete product ideas. Identify and prioritise developer and user content needs to support Testnet engagement and evolution in concert with Technical Writers and Product Marketing / Product Management. Be the point contact for Goguen Testnet community engagement and work with Technical Support and Project team to prioritise community flagged bugs, issues, knowledge gaps and training needs. Support Product Management and Business Analysts with feature requests, UI and UX inputs,  surveys, pulse of community insights. Support IOHK Partners / alliances with cross community engagement. Work with the Goguen project team to ensure the community platform is up to date and functional, as well as direct the roadmap by collecting user feedback.   Qualifications Experience and Skills: Strong technology background with at least 10 years of B2B or enterprise experience across hardware/software. 2-3 years of working with developer-focused events and communities. An innate understanding of developer communities and what excites them. Excellent listening, verbal and written skills and be able to communicate effectively to audiences with varying levels of understanding using Smart Contracts. Experience planning and hosting in-person events and meetups to hit strategic goals. Ability to gracefully navigate, listen, synthesize, influence, deescalate and re-route issues across the organization. Ability to stay calm under pressure -- always representing IOHK in a respectable way. Work well independently and remotely. Problem solver who seeks sustainable solutions versus isolated fixes. A belief that organizations and industries are best when they are diverse and inclusive, and a commitment to ensuring that everything we do reflects that belief. Travel as required to community events worldwide.