Venture Secretary (Full/Part-time - M/F)

Description

STOKR is a peer-to-peer interface that allows innovative business ventures to raise funds from everyday investors, powered by the Ethereum blockchain. Our focus is on supporting projects committed to making a positive impact and creating a community of educated participants empowered to make better decisions.

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FIELD OF ACTIVITY 

  • You’ll join a team of experts in entrepreneurship, tech, and legal and help create lean and fully functional administrative processes
  • You’ll be confident to take complete ownership of all organisational and administrative tasks by coordinating all company secretarial matters, including convening board meetings, filings with the trade register and maintaining all records and contractual relationships
  • You’ll write and amend standard legal documents with your attention to details to the point
  • You’ll be the go-to person for handling all expenses, and will coordinate with our accounting team.
  • You’ll be the contact person for external service providers and suppliers, are responsible for the purchase of office supplies and collaterals
  • You’ll ensure that electronic banking systems are coordinated between all users and service providers
  • You’ll help handle compliance tasks and KYC/AML documentation follow-up

WHAT YOU SHOULD OFFER

  • You are the perfect organizer
  • You are a self-starter and highly self-motivated – you like working in a fast-paced environment and not afraid to make mistakes and use them as a learning curve!
  • Proven working experience (at least 8 months) in a trust company, a law firm, a fintech company or similar role
  • Strong interest in fundraising and start-ups
  • Comfortable to act as a company point of contact for administrative tasks
  • Fluent in English and at least another language in the European area (French / German / Spanish)
  • Interest in blockchain and crypto assets and in general new technologies

WHAT WE OFFER

  • A great environment to grow and shape your career direction
  • A chance to get involved in one of the most promising European fintech start-ups
  • Getting associated with the blockchain and future technologies
  • Flat hierarchies and short communication channels
  • Exciting and challenging projects which offer room for your creative ideas
  • Prompt takeover of self-responsibility
  • Very good working atmosphere in a young & motivated team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Home office possible
  • And a vibrant international team

 

Sounds interesting? Then we are looking forward to hearing from you! Please send your CV to jobs@stokr.io or simply click on 'Apply Now' button and let us know what your earliest starting point would be and your salary expectations.

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HQLAᵡ - DEVELOPER

Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a developer to help lead the development and build of HQLAᵡ’s new collateral exchange platform which will use R3’s Corda distributed ledger (‘blockchain’) technology to digitise baskets of assets and create a standardised token lending marketplace to help market participants redistribute liquidity more effectively and more cost efficiently.

HQLAᵡ is a partnership of financial market veterans focused on providing corporate and bank treasurers with a cost effective, standardised, transparent and scalable market solution to transfer liquidity more efficiently.

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The developer position is critical to the success of the HQLAX platform. The successful candidate will have a successful track record of helping to build (design & code) complex software projects. They will be experienced in multiple languages and multiple development methodologies and will have a strong track record of building complex client facing applications and solutions. They are likely to have worked in both banking and startup environments, be comfortable with ambiguity, have impeccable character, be a “player and a coach”, be strictly non-political, and be passionate about building commercially successful solutions. They may already be active in one or more open source projects, have experience working in geographically distributed teams and have a sound understanding of security engineering principles. Capital Markets and/or Trading and/or blockchain technology experience are not mandatory, but a plus.

One of the key responsibilities of the developer will be to support and work alongside the CTO in helping to contribute to and build a successful development team to build and support the HQLAX platform.

HQLAX has offices in both Luxembourg and Zug. This opportunity exists in Zug. The developer will report directly to the CTO who in turn will report directly to the CEO of HQLAX.

Attractive and competitive benefits package included.

Responsibilities

  • Hands on development of key components of the HQLAXcollateral exchange platform.
  • Support the CTO on the full lifecycle development of the HQLAX collateral exchange platform from inception, architectural design, GUI design, build, functional testing, non-functional testing, implementation, and integration with existing banking systems of HQLAX‘s clients.
  • Help resolve high-priority/high-risk design questions and ensure the platform design is suitable to meet the security, disaster recovery, client confidentiality needs of HQLAX‘s clients.
  • Help hire, retain, motivate, drive accountability, mentor and grow developers in the HQLAXdevelopment team, and demonstrate commitment to excellence and integrity.
  • Help the CTO evaluate new technology and make recommendations on technological solutions for the benefit of HQLAX‘s strategic goals.
  • Assist the CTO with the evaluation of third-party service providers.
  • Partner with the Deutsche Börse Group technology team to enhance the overall technology architecture of the HQLAX
  • Partner with the R3 Corda development team to propose enhancements to the Corda Enterprise platform that will mutually benefit both the HQLAX platform and other Corda based solutions.
  • Assist the CTO with the establishment of a technical support model for the HQLAX
  • Work closely with other HQLAX personnel to ensure the HQLAX‘s collateral lending platform meets the functional requirements as defined by HQLAX in collaboration with its customers.
  • Help identify competitive advantages and technological trends for the benefit of HQLAX.
  • Build partnerships that aid in delivering against the objectives of the company.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, complex technological concepts and projects to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Make presentations to HQLAX co-founders, board of directors and chief executive officer.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field.
  • Technical degree from a top university and significant hands-on experience in the fields of software development and platform management including experience with multiple software development methodologies.
  • Experience of shipping software products on an aggressive timeline.
  • Track record of significant contribution to a development team (Back-End, Front-End, UX design) that created a successful product of significant scale.
  • Thorough conversancy in multiple technologies, architectural, and functional design principles and a strong understanding of full-stack development, Java and or Kotlin, Oracle database technology, Java Message Service, and Public Key Infrastructure. Knowledge of Blockchain, Distributed ledger technology or distributed systems is a plus. Thrives in a dynamic, challenging environment; able to adapt easily to change.
  • A self-starter and somebody that is willing roll up sleeves to help HQLAX achieve its goals.
  • Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Skills, Technological Analysis, Research, Business, Computational Skills, Mentoring, Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills, Presentations, Industry Knowledge, IT Terminology, Computer Network Development and Maintenance, Client Management.

More information on HQLAX is available here: www.hqla-x.com

If you are interested in this role, please contact careers@hqla-x.com

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HQLAᵡ - SCRUM MASTER / TEST ENGINEER

Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a developer to help build HQLAᵡ ’s new collateral exchange platform which will use R3’s Corda distributed ledger (‘blockchain’) technology to digitise baskets of assets and create a standardised token lending marketplace to help market participants redistribute liquidity more effectively and more cost efficiently.

HQLAᵡ  is a partnership of financial market veterans focused on providing corporate and bank treasurers with a cost effective, standardised, transparent and scalable market solution to transfer liquidity more efficiently.

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The Scrum Master position is critical to the success of the HQLAᵡ platform. The successful candidate will have a successful track record of helping to build (design & code) complex software projects. They will have a strong track record of building complex client facing applications and solutions. They are likely to have worked in both banking and startup environments, be comfortable with ambiguity, have impeccable character, and be passionate about building commercially successful solutions. Capital Markets and/or Trading and/or blockchain technology experience are not mandatory, but a plus.

HQLAᵡ has offices in both Luxembourg and Zug. This opportunity exists in Zug.

Attractive and competitive benefits package included.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate commitment to excellence and integrity.
  • Partner with the Deutsche Börse Group technology team to enhance the overall technology architecture of the HQLAX
  • Work closely with other HQLAX personnel to ensure the HQLAX‘s collateral lending platform meets the functional requirements as defined by HQLAX in collaboration with its customers.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, complex technological concepts and projects to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Make presentations to HQLAX co-founders, board of directors and chief executive officer.
  • Coaching an agile development team as a scrum master.
  • Drafting use cases, test plans, and software documentation.
  • Managing stakeholders such as product owners, clients, regulators, etc…
  • Requirements analysis.
  • Planning test and release activities.
  • Drive and shape automated testing.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Blockchain, Distributed ledger technology or distributed systems is a plus. Thrives in a dynamic, challenging environment; able to adapt easily to change.
  • A self-starter and somebody that is willing roll up sleeves to help HQLAX achieve its goals.
  • Familiar and comfortable with agile ways of working, including Scrum, in a software development environment.
  • Strong coaching skills.
  • Strong social skills: can work effectively in a diverse, international and multicultural environment.
  • Capable of managing (senior) stakeholders.
  • Proactive: makes things happen.
  • Good knowledge of the securities market.
  • A solid understanding of IT environments in financial industries, including the software security and reliability requirements for such environments.
  • Strong coordination, estimation, and planning skills; familiar with associated tools (e.g., JIRA).
  • Strong technical writer:
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Must have sufficient technical depth to draft specifications, test plans, and architectural documentation.
  • Familiar with enterprise technology, including relational databases, message queues, APIs, PKI, virtualization, containers, etc.
  • Understands distributed ledger technology.
  • Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Skills, Technological Analysis, Research, Business, Computational Skills, Mentoring, Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills, Presentations, Industry Knowledge, IT Terminology, Computer Network Development and Maintenance, Client Management.

More information on HQLAᵡ is available here: www.hqla-x.com

If you are interested in this role, please contact careers@hqla-x.com

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HQLAᵡ - FINANCE MANAGER

Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a finance manager to help oversee the financial management of the HQLAᵡ business, which is building a new collateral exchange platform using distributed ledger (‘blockchain’) technology to digitise baskets of assets and create a standardised token lending marketplace to help market participants redistribute liquidity more effectively and more cost efficiently. The Finance Manager will liaise with the Senior Management Team, and will assume a hands-on role with responsibility for the day-to-day financial operations of the company.

HQLAᵡ is a partnership of financial market veterans focused on providing corporate and bank treasurers with a cost effective, standardised, transparent and scalable market solution to transfer liquidity more efficiently.

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The finance manager position is critical to the success of the HQLAᵡ platform. The successful candidate is likely to have accounting qualifications, worked in both banking and startup environments, be comfortable with ambiguity, have impeccable character, be a “player and a coach”, be strictly non-political, and be passionate about building commercially successful solutions. The finance manager will be accountable for the financial operations of HQLAᵡ and duties will cover the full spectrum of finance operations, including budgeting and forecasting, preparation of management accounts, cash flow management and auditing. The Finance Manager will be a talented, professional and experienced individual, capable of managing a diverse list of tasks. This role involves liaising with business functions, supporting them in managing their budgets and financial planning.

HQLAᵡ has offices in both Luxembourg and Zug. This opportunity exists in Luxembourg.

Attractive and competitive benefits package included.

Responsibilities

  • Improve efficiencies and reduce company costs
  • Implement robust financial systems and processes
  • Prepare monthly management accounts
  • Oversee cash flow management
  • Manage budgeting and forecasting process, including variances
  • Develop relationships with external advisors, e.g. solicitors and banks
  • Liaise with auditors for annual monitoring
  • Deliver regulatory reporting
  • Complete VAT returns
  • Review spending against budget, with individual departments
  • Present year end accounts
  • Undertake cost-benefit analysis for financial opportunities
  • Reconcile balance sheets
  • Understand regulation, legislation and industry developments and how they will impact the business

Qualifications

  • A self-starter and somebody that is willing roll up sleeves to help HQLAᵡ achieve its goals.
  • Fully qualified (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • Thrives in a dynamic, challenging environment; able to adapt easily to change.
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written), French would be beneficial
  • Remarkable commercial acumen and strategic business knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to persuade and influence
  • Committed, enthusiastic and able to use initiative to drive the business forward
  • Analytical mind with attention for quality
  • Good communication skills and team spirit
  • Dynamic and business oriented

More information on HQLAX is available here: www.hqla-x.com

If you are interested in this role, please contact careers@hqla-x.com

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HQLAᵡ - OPS ENGINEER

Description

An exciting opportunity exists for an Ops Engineer/developer to help build HQLAᵡ’s new collateral exchange platform which will use R3’s Corda distributed ledger (‘blockchain’) technology to digitise baskets of assets and create a standardised token lending marketplace to help market participants redistribute liquidity more effectively and more cost efficiently.

HQLAᵡ is a partnership of financial market veterans focused on providing corporate and bank treasurers with a cost effective, standardised, transparent and scalable market solution to transfer liquidity more efficiently.

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The Ops Engineer position is critical to the success of the HQLAᵡ  platform. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of helping to build (design & code) complex software projects with the necessary skills to maintain and enhance the continuous integration environment. They will be experienced in multiple languages and multiple development methodologies and will have a strong track record of building & maintaining complex development, testing & deployment environments. They are likely to have worked in both banking and startup environments, be comfortable with ambiguity, have impeccable character, and be passionate about building commercially successful solutions. They may already be active in one or more open source projects, and have a sound understanding of security engineering principles. Capital Markets and/or Trading and/or blockchain technology experience are not mandatory, but a plus.

HQLAᵡ  has offices in both Luxembourg and Zug. This opportunity exists in Luxembourg.

Attractive and competitive benefits package included.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and enhance the Continuous Integration environment for the HQLAᵡ  software platform.
  • Create & maintain the scripts and tooling to ensure that the build, test & delivery pipeline runs smoothly,
  • Coordinate the rollout of new releases across all Nodes of the HQLAᵡ Corda Business Network,
  • Hands on development & fix of key components of the HQLAᵡ  collateral exchange platform.
  • Investigate and resolve software issues,
  • Support the CTO on the full lifecycle development of the HQLAᵡ  collateral exchange platform from inception, architectural design, GUI design, build, functional testing, non-functional testing, implementation, and integration with existing banking systems of HQLAᵡ‘s clients.
  • Partner with the Deutsche Börse Group technology team to enhance the overall technology architecture of the HQLAᵡ  platform for customers.
  • Partner with the R3 Corda development team to propose enhancements to the Corda Enterprise platform that will mutually benefit both the HQLAᵡ  platform and other Corda based solutions.
  • Create and maintain a state of the art monitoring and alerting environment
  • Design and maintain a highly reliable and secure production environment
  • Willing to cover part of an on-call rota to provide production support coverage

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or related field.
  • Technical degree from a top university and significant hands-on experience in the fields of software development and platform management including experience with multiple software development methodologies.
  • A self-starter and somebody that is willing roll up sleeves to help HQLAᵡ achieve its goals.
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments, preferably for a financial services institution
  • Solid experience using scripting tools, build tools & configuration management tools.
  • Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of Java/Kotlin application stacks
  • Solid Cloud experience, preferably in Azure
  • Experience with monitoring systems (e.g. DataDog, Graphite/Grafana)
  • Experience with automation software (preferably Ansible)
  • Experience with central logging systems (e.g. ELK)
  • Experience of deploying, using and managing the Atlassian tool set (Jira, Service Desk etc).
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization (i.e. Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Solid scripting skills (shell, Python)
  • Solid networking knowledge (firewall configuration, load balancers, proxy configuration)
  • Solid understanding and experience of security engineering
  • Solid understanding of Public Key Infrastructures
  • Deep and broad understanding of computer science and engineering principles, most likely obtained through significant professional experience
  • Experience with one or more blockchain technologies desirable but not essential

More information on HQLAᵡ  is available here: www.hqla-x.com

If you are interested in this role, please contact careers@hqla-x.com

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HQLAᵡ - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a Business Development Assistant to help HQLAᵡ achieve market adoption of its new collateral exchange platform which will use distributed ledger (‘blockchain’) technology to digitise baskets of assets and create a standardised token lending marketplace to help market participants redistribute liquidity more effectively and more cost efficiently.

HQLAᵡ  is a partnership of financial market veterans focused on providing corporate and bank treasurers with a cost effective, standardised, transparent and scalable market solution to transfer liquidity more efficiently.

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The Business Development Assistant position is critical to the success of the HQLAX platform because the role will help achieve market-wide adoption of the HQLAX platform. The successful candidate will be a motivated collaborative individual, who is able to demonstrate a track record of achievement against defined goals and a creative approach to supporting new business growth within a team structure. The successful candidate will be target-driven, have strong commercial acumen, and will be looking to establish their career within a Business Development role within an exciting and dynamic company.

Capital Markets and/or blockchain technology experience are not mandatory, but a plus.

HQLAX has offices in both Luxembourg and Zug. This opportunity exists in either Luxembourg or Zug.

Attractive and competitive benefits package included.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and production of client presentation materials in support of customer on-boarding and be able to effectively articulate our value proposition.
  • Work closely and effectively with the Managers to keep them well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately
  • Monitor incoming email appropriately, prioritizing urgent messages, preparing responses or when sufficiently informed responding on behalf of the Managers.
  • Successfully complete critical aspects of deliverables with a hands-on approach, including managing multiple team meetings, compiling agendas, taking minutes, ensuring actions are followed up and completed as well as handling day to day administrative tasks for the benefit of the company
  • Ad hoc analysis for presentation content.
  • Build partnerships that aid in delivering against the objectives of the company.
  • Make presentations to HQLAX co-founders, board of directors and chief executive officer as required

Qualifications

  • BA/BS in finance, economics, business or marketing related studies.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills together with the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion and must be able to work under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities within a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Ability to target customers via email and telephone and schedule meetings.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to interact effectively with prospective customers.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with customers, stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners
  • Demonstrable experience of problem-solving with strong decision-making capability
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response
  • Track record of being highly organised, managing not only your diary but also the diaries of others, and working with teams in other locations.
  • Strong understanding of social media, LinkedIn etc.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Not scared of speaking your mind, taking and giving feedback.
  • High attention to detail.
  • A self-starter and somebody that is willing roll up sleeves to help HQLAᵡ achieve its goals.

More information on HQLAᵡ is available here: www.hqla-x.com

If you are interested in this role, please contact careers@hqla-x.com

 

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