Remote Job Description

The Software Engineer Lead role is responsible for the quality of engineering practices within a product team, and the development of those skills within the team. Software Engineer Lead works to identify cross-team improvements for IOG by (for example) sharing code, removing complexity or implementing new practices.

As a Lead you are there to coach and develop your team members and lead team achievements by providing continuous and actionable feedback and opportunities to learn and grow within IOG.

As a member of the Software Engineering team at IOG you are responsible for writing high-quality code for our products. You have the exciting challenge of working with cutting-edge research and technology with a focus on the market's needs. To support you on this challenge, our products have software architects, product managers, project managers, formal methods specialists and software engineers, with whom you must communicate professionally, effectively and efficiently.


  • Follow agile software development practices
  • Work with teams across multiple time zones
  • Work independently on software development tasks
  • Be proactive and require minimal supervision or mentoring to complete tasks
  • Review specifications produced by architects and formal methods specialists
  • Contribute to the design of algorithms
  • Write clean, straightforward, efficient code that satisfies previously agreed acceptance criteria and specifications
  • Commit often and submit small pull requests frequently
  • Cover your code with unit, property and integration tests when applicable
  • Review the pull requests of your team mates
  • Fix bugs in your own code and in legacy code from others
  • Be available for emergency fixing of severity 1 issues on deployed products
  • Integrate software components and third-party libraries
  • Verify and deploy programs and systems
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing software
  • Write documentation for the code
  • Write technical user manuals
  • Be knowledgeable of distributed and concurrent computation
  • Be knowledgeable of the basics of cryptography

As Leaders it is our responsibility to motivate, develop and progress our fellow team members. As a Leader there is a need to communicate openly with all members of your team, address any issues head on and not shy away from difficult conversations.

Empowering your team to provide the best results by organizing clear processes and coordinating team efforts should be your top priority.

Please read our Leadership at IO Global document for more information on your duties and responsibilities as a leader at IOG


Key Competencies

  1. Write idiomatic code that satisfies the acceptance criteria of a given task
  2. Write tests (unit tests, property tests) that provide sufficient and non-superfluous efficient code coverage.
  3. Document code and APIs concisely and unambiguously
  4. Break down tasks into subtasks that are completable in a short amount of time and report completion as required by managers
  5. Pragmatically adhere to software engineering principles (modularity, incremental development, no premature optimization, no feature creep, no speculative generality, ...)

Skills relevant for a software engineer specialized in Plutus Tools

  • Experience working with cloud native applications, build systems, and deployment tooling
  • Experience with database programming and scaling
  • Experience with distributed systems and backend performance issues in production applications
  • Strong foundation in release and deployment processes
Education / Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science is desirable but not essential
  • 10+ years of software engineering experience in the required language ( Haskell, JavaScript, Scala, Rust) including 2 years of team management
  • Experience working with Git and Git workflow
  • Practical experience with Agile software development methods
  • Knowledge of functional and object-oriented programming paradigm


IOG is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. We are looking for someone in either EST, PST or GMT for this role.

All Colleagues

  • Flexible schedule
  • Remote work - ability to work anywhere
  • Laptop reimbursement
  • New starter package to buy hardware essentials (headphones, monitor, etc)
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • 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