Product Owner - Plutus

  • IOHK
  • Feb 26, 2021

Job Description


We are searching for a Product Owner to join IOG's Plutus project team. Plutus is the main language for smart contracts native to the Cardano blockchain and one of our most important products.

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, ideally, experience working in blockchain and with smart contracts. You will understand how to collect and analyze data to make data-driven decisions. 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
  • Write 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 tech leadership towards common goals
  • Take charge of the tactical plan to achieve goals defined in the product and company strategy.


Your expertise

  • Work experience as a product owner or 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 degree in computer science, engineering or similar field
  • A 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