- with a strong focus on security for scale up blockchain company
For our client Concordium, we are looking for an IT Responsible to fill this new position in their highly qualified Tech team in Aarhus, Denmark.
Concordium is a software company developing blockchain-based solutions for enterprises. Concordium is deeply rooted in science and the Tech team works closely with COBRA at Aarhus University and ETH Zurich. It is the first blockchain with identification built into the protocol to meet regulatory requirements while delivering a user-friendly platform that can handle smart contracts.
The Tech team in Aarhus implements the next generation blockchain technology (including networking, implementation of a smart contract language, and cryptographic primitives and protocols) as well as related tooling such as crypto wallets and various dashboards. These systems are often complex and very technical.
Concordium is also running a number of servers in the decentralized network of nodes that execute transactions and generate blocks in the chain.
Your role and responsibilities
As IT Responsible, you will get the responsibility for the security of the internal IT in the company as well as the blockchain nodes. This involves writing and maintaining IT-security policies and implementing processes meeting these policies. You will also be responsible for the IT used by the employees who are working from a number of places - mostly in Europe.
In this role you will work closely with the management team to develop the IT strategy, and with the DevOps team.
Your primary responsibilities are
- Assist in defining the overall IT-strategy and security policies
- Implement the IT systems and processes to meet the IT-security policy
- Primary point of contact for security audits
- Ensure that the internal IT systems are working. This includes
- support to all employees (limited in practice)
- maintain network
- manage licenses
- purchase of software and hardware
- Manage IT-subcontractors
Furthermore, you will be expected to work closely with the DevOps team with respect to the security of the blockchain nodes.
You have at least 5 years’ experience with IT operations and IT security (preferably from the financial sector) and you are familiar with the use of cloud services. You have a relevant education within IT - Bachelor level or higher.
You are proactive, responsible, and thorough in your tasks. You have good cooperation and communication skills.
Furthermore, you speak English and/or Danish.
An exceptional and challenging opportunity to work with blockchain and work with state of the art technologies. You will work in an international organisation with very skilled colleagues.
Concordium is a science-based proof-of-stake blockchain created with business applications in mind. It is the first blockchain with identification built into the protocol to meet regulatory requirements, while delivering a user-friendly platform that can handle smart contracts. Concordium is developed by professionals with global multi-sector experience and in collaboration with the Concordium Blockchain Research Center Aarhus (COBRA) at Aarhus University and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). The network will eventually be fully decentralized, the code open source, and further development orchestrated through an advanced governance mechanism.
Blockchain technology is one of the most important innovations in recent times. The technology will rationalize financial systems and support user-owned platforms, provenance, and rights registration. However, the technology needs to mature in respect to safety, accountability, and usability before mainstream business will start building true infrastructure on blockchains. Concordium will provide this mature blockchain technology to the world.
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