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BE THE CAUSE OF DISRUPTION

IOHK is a company focused on decentralization and disruption, and the people that enable us to do so are no exception either. With operations in Hong Kong, Japan and Eastern Europe, and employees and partners from Latvia, the Netherlands, Austria, France, Ukraine, Argentina and Brazil in addition to its multinational core members, IOHK is a truly global company despite its small, overall size and short history.

We not only aim to cause disruption with our technology, but also with the way we organize a group of talented and motivated people around the same vision and passion.

SEEKING

We are always looking for talented and motivated people to join our team, and more importantly to collaborate with. Our goal is to cause cascading disruptions and there are many ways to be a part of it. If you feel like you have something to contribute, whether directly to IOHK or one of its projects, please do not hesitate to contact us.

All openings > Product Manager (Mid Level)

Product Manager (Mid Level)

Engineering

Remote

Full time

Remote

 

Product Manager x 4

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.

Some projects that we've recently completed or are working on:

 

Summary

As Product Manager at IOHK you will lead and manage one or several products from end to end, from inception through to implementation and release. You will typically report into the Product Director with regular milestone updates, but be highly autonomous and own your own product stream.

Duties

  • Collaborate with CEO, CSO, and Product Director to drive strategy, global product vision and goals.
  • Establish and maintain roadmaps for company products based on market research and collaboration with internal and external groups and stakeholders
  • Working with customers and partners to ensure that their needs are addressed in the roadmap and that they are kept apprised of new releases and updates
  • Working with prospects to define new products and quantify opportunity size
  • Working with marketing, design and communications to understand industry and community needs in order to develop a product roadmap.
  • Collaborating with marketing and communications teams to explain how changes will impact the user community and support development of collateral and communications to the wider market
  • Working with business development on evaluating inclusion into roadmap and PMO on delivery, planning and scheduling
  • Working with operations to gain awareness of potential defects and prioritizing their resolution in the product release plan and roadmap
  • Working with Program Management & Engineering to ensure that features are delivered in the right sequence and meet business expectations in terms of quality, function and schedule.
  • Defining priorities for product development and working closely with internal stakeholders including business analysts, developers and testing teams to ensure what is delivered meets business expectations in terms of function and quality.
  • Working with engineering and design teams to deliver a captivating, reliable, and easy to use experience with excellent UI.
  • Working with Business Analysts on defining and detailing out requirements from a functional and non functional perspective.
  • Engaging and contributing to Open Source Software communities.
  • Working with Other Product Managers on product roadmap integration points
  • Working with engineering, marketing and Project teams to develop new products and new features to existing products.
  • Reporting to and be guided by product director but be autonomous and take responsibility for own product.
  • Providing support to sales group on product selection, presentations and pricing strategy.
  • Having a keen understanding of new developments / trends in product landscape to drive product excellence.
  • Remaining current with developments and advances in blockchain, smart contracts and cryptocurrency technology and business trends.
  • Staying abreast with activities of competitors from a technical and business perspective.
  • Providing technical guidance in evaluating application systems or evaluating requests for proposals.
  • Writing content including blogs, presentations and technical documentation in support of business functions including marketing and business development.
  • Attending and presenting at relevant conferences as required.
  • Driving product end to end from initial concept to launch, through to implementation.
  • Developing complex and effective product strategies to introduce differentiated product offering to complex markets.
  • Developing and refining the product roadmap and product release planning processes.
  • Incorporating customer insight & technological advancements to shape the product roadmap.
  • Working with Business Analysts on defining and detailing out requirements from a functional and non functional perspective.
  • Working with engineering and design teams to deliver a captivating, reliable, and easy to use experience with excellent UI.
  • Working closely with Program Management , Development teams and Quality Control teams to deliver new releases as per agreed schedules.
  • Providing technical guidance in evaluating application systems or evaluating requests for work with other product managers on product roadmap integration points.
  • Writing blog posts and technical documentation at product level.
  • Attending relevant conferences and presenting, when required.

Key Competencies

  • Thrives in dynamic environments
  • Enjoys challenges
  • Gets it done
  • High degree of commitment to tasks and team
  • Cares about the customer/user
  • Principled but pragmatic
  • Good-natured with a sense of humor
  • Have strong leadership skills, be resourceful and use initiative
  • Demonstrate competency with requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, verification, and management practices and the ability to apply them in practice.
  • Develop productive relationships with a variety of levels and roles and manage user expectations effectively.
  • Leverage strong interpersonal skills to drive innovation in product development with a team of world-class engineers and Scientists.
  • Have exemplary people and communications skills coupled with the savvy and maturity needed to garner the respect of senior management and clients.
  • Have a keen interest in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency technology developments and trends in product landscape.
  • Engage, champion and contribute to Open Source Software communities.
  • Keep up to date with the status of competitors from a technical and business perspective.

Education / Experience

  • A BS/MS in Computer Science (or equivalent) is a plus
  • Product Management certification is a plus (CPM, AIPMM)
  • Experience as a Product Manager or Associate Product Manager
  • A background in distributed computing and experience with blockchain technologies is a plus.
  • At least 1 year of business experience of blockchain or cryptocurrency technology is a plus.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment and leading highly technical engineering teams.
  • Experience implementing processes to define metrics and measure the success of products that are launched.
  • Experience working with software development and marketing teams, preferably in fintech.
  • Experience implementing processes to define metrics and measure the success of products that are launched.
  • Experience leading highly technical engineering, design and business teams.
  • Proven ability in developing productive relationships with a variety of levels and roles and managing user expectations effectively.

Targeted Competencies
The following competency areas are valued in addition to the points above:

Cryptocurrency Wallet

  • Background in multi-currency desktop wallets is a plus
  • Strong experience and passion for desktop app UX/UI
  • Deep product management experience
  • Technical background as a programmer is a plus

Smart Contracts and Domain Specific Languages

  • Experience with blockchain smart contracts is a plus
  • Strong technical background as a programmer
  • Background with object-oriented or functional programming languages
  • CS degree

Governance

  • Strong experience and passion for UX/UI
  • Deep product management experience
  • Interest in new ideas and means around human collaboration and governance.

Basho - Performance and Interoperability

  • Ability to consume academic research papers and communicate/collaborate with academic researchers - via academic background or inherent skills.  
  • Good blockchain background
  • Product management experience(or potentially project management), could be light on this if strong in the other areas
  • Strong technical background
  • PHD a plus

Tool Chain & Developer Ecosystem

  • Strong technical background as a programmer
  • Background with object-oriented or functional programming languages is a plus
  • Experience as a developer of blockchain applications is a plus
  • CS degree is a plus

 

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