IO Global (IOG) is searching for a Head of Software Engineering to lead all technical aspects of the Cardano project. Cardano is an advanced proof-of-stake blockchain built on strong research principles to produce a high-quality, high-assurance distributed system. It takes advantage of advanced lightweight formal methods to deliver a decentralized blockchain that has real-time, high-reliability characteristics. The product has been delivered in a series of stages (hard forks) that fulfill specific high-level requirements for a 3rd generation blockchain. The challenge is to complete the core set of requirements so that the project can be transitioned to an open source development model as part of an open governance process.
The team comprises a number of highly motivated, highly skilled designers, software developers, test engineers, and others, organized into specialist groups that focus on specific aspects of the system design. This role involves managing those teams to successfully deliver ongoing and future user requirements while ensuring a successful transition to the new open source processes and mechanisms. It also involves interacting with other teams within IOG, including those developing the new governance mechanisms, blockchain wallets, sidechains, smart contracts, DApps, sharding, and other core technologies, while ensuring that core user and stakeholder requirements are met.
Manage the Cardano software engineering teams
Ensure the technical feasibility of the Cardano project
Assist the Product team in ensuring software meets business requirements
Propose and negotiate project requirements with the Product Owners
Ensure the delivery of products as defined and in time in line with business objectives
Contribute technical and systems design expertise to assist in the architectural design, development, implementation, and testing of Cardano software
Contribute to architectural decisions and the design of solutions to resolve challenging problems
Determine and define clear deliverables, roles, and responsibilities for team members required for specific projects or initiatives, working closely with software engineers, QA, product managers, and other engineering teams to produce high-quality products and features through the software project lifecycle (build, test, and release on time)
Maintain high standards of software quality within the team by establishing best practices and performing code reviews for the software development team
Follow appropriate coding standards
Work closely with the Product Management, Project Management, Site Reliability Engineers, and Executive teams to deliver the product roadmap
Identify the staffing and resourcing requirements that are needed to achieve delivery goals, and guide budget owners to allocate resources effectively
Monitor the progress and performance of projects to ensure timely and effective delivery.
Engineering Graduate or PhD degree
10+ years experience in the software industry
5+ years experience in managing software development teams
5+ years experience with functional programming
3+ years experience in managing managers
Experience working with remote teams
Experience in coaching teams through agile method and organizational changes
Proven experience in people management
Proven experience in strategic planning
Experience mentoring, coaching, and developing rising talent in the technology department
Experience working in globally distributed teams
Excellent interpersonal skills so as to be able to relate with people from diverse backgrounds or personnel from different units of the company.
IOG is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Due to team distribution we are ideally searching for someone in an European timezone.
Remote work - ability to work anywhere
New starter package to buy hardware essentials (headphones, monitor, etc)
Learning & Development Opportunities
Competitive PTO and Sick Leave plan
Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits coverage through Anthem with 100% premium cost covered by IO Global for the employee and dependents
Health Savings Account
Monthly Health Stipend to use towards any wellness or medical coverage/service