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Product Owner (Plutus Apps)

Full Time

Website IO Global

IO Global, developer of the Cardano blockchain platform, is looking for a Product Owner to join the Plutus team. As Product Owner, you will be responsible for eliciting requirements from users, prioritizing features, and incorporating them into the product roadmap, grooming and prioritizing backlog, developing user stories, and defining acceptance criteria.

You will be working with highly skilled people and be responsible for a greenfield developer tooling product for IOG. This is an opportunity to own a product end-to-end. Your product choices will directly influence the adoption of Smart Contracts by thousands of users, with the DApps and DeFi applications that will be built on top of it. As part of this team, you’ll work with external and internal stakeholders who are building the systems that will empower billions around the world.

Your mission

  • Incorporate feature requests into the product roadmap
  • Elicit requirements
  • Groom and prioritize backlog
  • Develop user stories and define acceptance criteria
  • Set sprint goals
  • Define acceptance criteria
  • Plan releases and upgrades
  • Follow progress of work and address production issues during sprints
  • Analyze preferences and requests of end 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 toward common goals
  • Own tactical plan to achieve goals defined in 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, 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
  • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering, or similar field
  • Proven ability to develop productive relationships with a variety of levels and roles and manage users’ expectations effectively
  • Excellent communication skills with specific talent in articulating customer challenges
  • Prior experience in working with developer-facing products is considered a plus
  • Experience working across multiple functional areas (Product, Engineering, Marketing, Customer Support, UX/UI)
  • Deep interest in distributed computing, blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, and its use cases
  • Some knowledge of existing smart contract platforms
  • A BSc or master’s degree in computer science or equivalent
  • Product management certification is a plus (CPM, AIPMM)
  • Experience as a product manager or associate product manager
  • Familiarity with blockchain protocols and how to interact with blockchain nodes/clients
  • Experience implementing processes to define metrics and measure the success of products
  • Ability to develop and convey ideas to all types of stakeholders
  • Experience in delivering technical software products from zero to ship.



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.

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
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