Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the company behind Cardano (ADA), is posting new job openings ahead of the August launch of the Alonzo upgrade that will add smart contracts functionality to the seventh-largest cryptocurrency.
IOHK marketing and communications director Tim Harrison says the company is on a hiring spree amid the soaring interest in the smart contract platform.
“WE’RE HIRING! As we draw ever closer to rolling out smart contracts on Cardano, we’re seeing a HUGE spike in developer interest. Exciting times. So we’re building a new dedicated team to help properly serve this fast-growing community & help bring them on board.”
The firm is looking for a Haskell consultant for the professional services team to design and implement smart contracts for its enterprise clients.
“You must understand the Cardano platform well enough to be able to advise on, build and troubleshoot applications. This role involves working with business customers, and requires creativity, eagerness to learn and complex problem-solving. Part of the role consists of meeting clients, understanding their business model and solving their problems using blockchain technologies.”
Part of the requirements for this position includes experience in developing blockchain solutions and smart contracts.
The listings also include one for a strategy consultant who will analyze industry trends and design governance frameworks for decentralized organizations.
Another job opening is for a solutions architect who will spearhead the assessment of the latest technologies, blockchain research, and internal products.
Other open positions include those for a data engineer, quantitative analyst, technical consultant, and data strategist.
Earlier this month, IOHK announced that the Alonzo upgrade will integrate smart contracts to the Cardano blockchain.
“Smart contracts mark the next phase in Cardano’s evolution as a worldwide distributed ledger. When supporting everyday business, a blockchain must guarantee that individuals can move their funds and pay for products in a secure way.”