CTO - Blockchain


Company Mercator IT Solutions
Reference 527299286
Sector Card payment schemes/systems
Town/City London
Locations UK, London
Job Type Permanent
Date Posted 27th Sep

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Job Description


  • My Client is looking for a CTO to build and lead their tech team. You will be the technical lead for the organisation and you will be responsible for spearheading the development of their blockchain based healthcare solution. Working closely to direct their external team of developers at Unify Earth.
  • This is a hands on role so you will be an ex/current developer who has a strong track record in understanding customer needs and translating this to on time delivery of projects
  • The CTOs role will be to supervise and lead the development of architecture for the product. You will assure successful execution through the definition, development and deployment of the tech.
  • You will guide the technology from its inception, including blockchain strategy. The initial focus will be defining the technical requirements and working with the external team of developers to ensure timely delivery, but this may evolve in time.
  1. 1. Summary experience required
  • Development Lead/CTO experience within a tech start-up environment - 2 years +
  • Start-up experience is essential, you must be comfortable working in small, agile teams where responsibilities are broad. Proven experience of working with distributed/remote teams is key as my client is global
  • You will be an ex/current developer, who's comfortable working with a range of modern technologies.
  • You must have proven experience of working on a blockchain platform - my client wants people who have built something, not just dabbled!
  • Experience of working within a healthcare environment would be advantageous, but not essential providing you have a proven experience in blockchain
  • Programme/Project Management experience as well as hands on Business Analysis experience
  1. 2. Company info
  • They are developing a private blockchain (3.0) with high transaction speeds, capable of supporting an Electronic Medical Record system at a national level primarily in third world countries. They will build a global blockchain network for high-quality sensitive file management. Improved transparency and customized smart contracts will provide behaviour change incentives to address major global health challenges in emerging economies. Our product enables an on-demand system that solves the current problems of transparency, tracking, security and monitoring and reporting of sensitive patient files and donations by NGOs.
  • They are currently ontrack to raise $US52 mill through private equity and ICO.
  • The Executive Chairman and CEO, with backgrounds in investment banking and healthcare and a broad range of international experience are seeking a technical blockchain CTO with proven success in creating successful products and leading an engineering team.
  • They have signed up well-known advisors, ecosystem partners and have completed a thorough market research campaign. We have built a working prototype built on Ethereum and have signed an internationally recognised development partner. Now we move on to conduct field testing of the prototype in India and Mexico.
  • They are looking for someone who is a good fit for this unique opportunity to join the project at the earliest stage.
  1. 3. The candidate
  • Do you consider yourself a team leader with architecture skills, passionate about Blockchain technology, preferably some health care understanding? Do you want to be part of something that will improve health comes and save lives immerging economies in Africa Asia and Latin America ? Do you think that the blockchain ecosystem data transparency and the token economy is one of its greatest advantages? If Yes, to all of the above we are looking for a partner that is ready to lead the team to develop the solution.
  • You will guide the technology from its inception, including blockchain strategy. The initial focus will be on building an Ethereum based product, but this may evolve in time.
  1. 4. Preferred Skills list
  • Must have had relevant CTO or near CTO experience
  • Blockchain & Software Development
  • Start up and ICO experience
  • Success in developing user specifications for complex IT solutions, ideally in healthcare
  • Involved in supervision and or of development, testing, release, support and maintenance activities of internal/external web applications using Solidity, Java, Go, Node.js, Express, HTML, CSS & jQuery, AngularJS/2
  • Understanding of UX design/principles
  • Familiar with agile development methodology
  • Understanding of database architecture, design and construction
  • Experience in designing and implementing robust and scalable solutions
  • Relevant degree, eg Computer Science
  • Background in development, 5+ years coding experience
  • Has built a team before/hired developers
  • Management experience, has led a team before
  • Has kept on top of developing and relevant technologies
  • Been part of a Senior management team running a company before
  • Managed the prototype/test-net for a field pilot
  • Lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by identifying and prioritizing development initiatives and setting timelines for the evaluation, development and deployment of products.
  • Participate in the community through blog posts, panels and presentations
  • A true partner to the CEO who helps develop the project culture and launch our ICO.
  • Experience with new blockchain technologies, especially strong interest in Ethereum and Fabric Framework, is a big plus.
  • Ideally one highly successful product and experience in global marketplaces.
  • Has demonstrated contributions as a thought leader, Blockchain technology and a passion for understanding emerging technologies with insight into where those technologies can be integrated into business solutions
  • Ideally some experience in social networks
  • Programme/Project Management experience of large rollouts (preferably multi country), experienced in managing multiple projects, as well as the ability to get your hands dirty when required with Business Analysis (incl requirements gathering and documentation, user specifications, project lifecycle to testing/rollout)
  • Experienced with Technical planning and making systems run on multiple country platforms
  • Experienced in running multiple delivery teams in multiple countries
  • Security protocols HIPPA, HL7
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and relationship development skills
  • Proactive attitude towards identifying and resolving issues
  • Strong English speaker
  • Works well in a remote environment
  • Needs to be fine with travel. This could be at the drop of a hat and could/would involve Africa, India etc for multiple weeks.
  • Preferably Github contributor
  • Participate in the ICO community eg telegram
  • Preferably someone who has outside experience such as running a blog or who has engaged in public speaking on relevant technologies eg Blockchain, Cryptos, ICOs,
  • Experience with stakeholders to define needs for front en
  • Attention to detail
  • Process mapping
  • Has existing profile in ICO community
  • No more than 1 month notice on current role. Prefer immediate availability
  • Someone who is hungry and is prepared to put the hours in and help build this company
  1. 5. We offer:
  • Competitive compensation package - Salary, 2,000,000 (company) Token; 1% ICO Revenues; Extra milestones bonuses; 4-year vesting schedule with a 6-month cliff
  • Opportunities to reshape the international healthcare ecosystem in high value and hyper-growth sectors
  • Opportunity to enter the blockchain industry, work cutting edge private Blockchain and develop new skills
  • Extremely passionate, platform design thinking and driven team environment
 

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