Product Owner - Voltaire

  • IOHK
  • Feb 26, 2021

Job Description


IOG, creator of the Cardano blockchain platform, is searching for a Product Owner to join our Voltaire project team. Voltaire is the pinnacle of community-organized governance of a decentralized product. You will be joining an exciting and cutting-edge team of thinkers and experimenters to help put Cardano into the hands of the community.

We are looking for a self-organiser who loves to collaborate and has a sense of urgency in all that they do. You will have a good technical understanding and experience working with software and blockchain products. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Your role

  • Incorporate feature requests into the product roadmap
  • Manage and prioritize the backlog
  • Develop user stories and define acceptance criteria
  • Set sprint development goals
  • Define acceptance criteria
  • Plan releases and upgrades
  • Follow progress of work and address production issues during sprints
  • Analyze preferences and requests from users
  • Refine our agile methodology based on results and client feedback
  • Keep track of industry trends
  • Work with product managers, delivery team and technology leadership towards common goals
  • Take charge of the tactical plan to achieve goals defined in the product and company strategy.


Your expertise

  • Experience as a product owner or in a similar role in product management
  • A background in distributed computing and strong experience with blockchain technologies
  • Familiarity with agile software development, Jira and GitHub is essential
  • Hands-on experience managing all stages of the product life cycle
  • Technical background with knowledge of software development
  • Team spirit and good communication abilities
  • Good organizational skills
  • BSc in computer science, engineering or similar field
  • Start-up mentality and a willingness to take on tasks beyond your role description
  • Resourceful: considers all the options before jumping to a solution
  • An enthusiastic approach to managing innovation and collaboration.



IOG is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. However, due to team distribution we are ideally looking for some in European or US time zones.

All Colleagues

  • Flexible schedule
  • Remote work - ability to work anywhere
  • Laptop reimbursement
  • New starter package to buy hardware essentials (headphones, monitor, etc)
  • Udemy for Business
  • Competitive PTO and Sick Leave plan

US Employees

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits coverage through Anthem with 100% premium cost covered by IO Global for the employee and dependents
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance

UK Employees

  • Monthly Health Stipend to use towards any wellness or medical coverage/service
  • Pension