CTO, Blockchain, Supply Chain – Shanghai/Germany/Remote

Do you consider yourself at the forefront of technology? Do you want to be part of something that changes how businesses and customers interact with each other for the better? Do you think that blockchain is a technological revolution that’s worth going all-in for?

Our client is looking for a partner that is ready to architect a system from the ground up.

The Product

Our client is on a mission to empower small & medium enterprises through the adoption of blockchain technology in the supply chain sector, enabling businesses to do businesses more securely and more efficiently than ever before.

  1. Bringing blockchain and IoT together in order to provide a transparent record of manufacturing origin and sourcing as well as transporting and warehousing.  By digitizing real world goods from its origin and tracking them throughout the entire supply chain until they reach the consumers, the platform eliminates counterfeit products and boosts consumers’ trust.
  2. Invoices and inventories can be tokenized on the platform and exchanged between investors and financial institutions around the world. Participants simply update their transactions on the ledger, while smart contracts will automate and reduce time for loan approvals, payment initiations and credit settlements.

The Challenge

  • We are at an exciting stage in our growth. We are developing relationships with big customers, scaling out our business, and creating an overdue solution with complex implications for the supply chain sector
  • Our partners systems will have to be recorded on the blockchain. We need to create a secure backbone between real world assets communicating between our blockchain API and nodes. Smart architecture design is crucial in order to guarantee our platform can scale and provide efficiency and security for businesses.
  • We have very complex integrations with 3rd parties systems like Didi & Chinas 2nd largest e-commerce platform. These integrations are core to what we’re offering to the community
  • We’re looking for someone who can lead the technology team of this project and enable our partners to contribute their data on blockchain.  We need a visionary for a platform with fast transaction speeds and excellent encryption processes that are validated through a novel consensus system.   

The Stack

C++, Node.JS, Pyhton, Java, JavaScript, Go

The Person

Ideally our team is guided by someone with

– Focus on delivering value to the customer

– Strong belief in collaboration

– Passion to drive, execute and innovate

– Ability to self-manage and take ownership

– Ability to juggle many projects and responsibilities

– Extremely entrepreneurial and self-driven

– Not afraid of a steep learning curve

– Passionate about building a big business that transforms the trade industry

– Exceptional at pushing scalable, production-ready software

– Adapt in a fast-paced environment

– Focus on the big picture

– An eye for simple designs and fast execution

– Discipline in following process and documenting your work

These personality traits define the culture we are building and are more important to us than a particular set of technical skills.

The Responsibilities

  1. Get “Tech” in order: Help answer fundamentals of technology blocks to be used, choice of certain solutions over other, help the team to visualize the product with the available resources and assets
  2. Help build, manage, and validate our roadmap. We’ve already validated our idea with acquisition of users and customers, but the product may need to undergo transformations required as part of the feature set needed by the the market. You need to be able to successfully tweak the approach with changing needs.
  3. Make sure that best practices are defined and followed by the team. You may have to garbage guy and clean the code time to time. Making reviews on Code Quality is an important activity that you should engage in and enjoy. Help us to deploy without bugs so that we can go and sell an amazing product.
  4. Create a progressive learning culture and establish a model where the is encouraged to envision, design and develop outstanding technological products.
  5. Connecting Business Requirements with skill: understand the business opportunities that blockchain technology could create. Be a differentiator for our project. You are the nerd who understands the “market needs” language talked by your other executive colleagues.
  6. Be able to empathize with your audience and bring insights to show a pragmatic approach – which translates into better cost-benefit ratios. Technology is uniquely important to us and most of our success is based on the robustness of the platform we are building
  7. Innovate, innovate, innovate! Be the Chief Researcher continuously improving our product and providing critical and factual input for IP creation.
  8. If it wasn’t clear by now: you have a crucial role to play

The Benefits

-Base salary 80k – 120k USD net +  equity

– Be part of something really cool

The Location

Shanghai, Germany or Remote

The Application

In case of interest reach out with your CV to m@shlayen.com or via Michael Shlayen Linkedin