Blockchain Product Owner

Full-Time Anywhere

Description
IO Global, creator of the Cardano blockchain platform, is searching for a Product Owner to join our Node project team. Cardano Node is a core component of the Cardano solution stack and is a very technical component supported by an innovative formal methods development approach.

We are looking for a self-organiser who loves to collaborate and has a sense of urgency in all that they do. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Your mission

You will be accountable for assessing extensive research into the product and aligning its implementation in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. You will be responsible for the experience of stake pool operators and their success. To achieve this, you will bring to this role strong experience of blockchain infrastructure, technical insights into consensus, and experience of network and ledger layers, and blockchain integration with APIs.

Your duties will include:

Incorporating feature requests into the product roadmap
Grooming and prioritizing the backlog
Developing user stories and defining acceptance criteria
Setting sprint goals
Defining acceptance criteria
Planning releases and upgrades
Following progress and addressing production issues during sprints
Analyzing preferences and requests from users
Refining our agile methodology based on results and client feedback
Keeping track of industry trends
Working with product managers, delivery teams and tech leadership towards common goals
Owning tactical plans to achieve goals defined in product and company strategy.

Requirements

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, 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.

Benefits

Location

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

To apply for this job email your details to simon.allen@iohk.io