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Graduate Programme in Blockchain Industry

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About Alpha Academic and Connect Blockchain and INBlockchain

Alpha Academic has established itself as a leading financial trading and market making firm in the heart of the City of London. With the emergence of blockchain technology, we are partnering with Connect Blockchain (Dubai) with the objective of harnessing the benefits of blockchain technology in the financial industry. Connect Blockchain (Dubai) is a subsidiary company of INBlockchain, and it is currently one of the largest Bitcoin holder and investment group in the blockchain industry. Together, we will be investing in blockchain based projects, providing consultancy services to firms whom are interested in blockchain technology, and to list blockchain projects in our own Exchange.

We are looking for talented individuals to join our team.

Industry:

  • Fintech – Blockchain Industry
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology

 

Job Positions:

  • Sales & Operations
  • Product Manager

 

Employment Type

Full-time

 

Location:

  • London
  • Dubai

 

Start Date

June 2018 (tbc)

 

Blockchain Industry Background

Blockchain or Distributed Ledger technologies are secured by design.

Blockchain is a decentralized, distributed and public digital ledger that is used to record multiple transactions across multiple computers so that the records cannot be altered retroactively without the alteration of all subsequent blocks and the collusion of the network, which would be almost impossible and extremely difficult to orchestrate and achieve.

The CFTC Chairman told the US Senate that without Bitcoin (‘BTC’ crypto commodity) there would be no Blockchain technology and innovation across this sector would not be where it is today, taking the world by storm. When Bitcoin futures went live on CME and CBOE it attracted a lot of far reaching attention across the traditional trading markets and has since become one of the most highly researched commodities, with most trading houses becoming involved.

In 2017 Bitcoin price went from under $1000 to more than $ 20,000, then drop to under $10,000 from Feb 2018 with average 10 Billion $ daily volume in 2018. Ethereum 2017 price also went from $8 to $1400 max and is now at $850 with an average 4 Billion $ daily volume in 2018.

The Blockchain industry is still at its early stages of development with a full mature regulation still to catch up across the sector. Most of the existing trading platforms where people buy and sell their crypto are not using sophisticated systems and are not nearly professional or transparent enough and can be easily hacked. This is a big concern and the formation of our new company Connect Blockchain will bring reassurance to the market participants and fill this market gap to ensure crypto commodities can be traded far more securely and transparently.

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Sales & Operations

Job Description

The role will be responsible for serving the sales and operations unit of the business.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinating a portfolio of projects to ensure customer success
  • Collaborating across company functions in both London and Dubai
  • Meeting revenue and gross margin targets
  • Ensuring that the sales processes are followed to meet business KPIs
  • Experimenting and understanding the best practices when working with data
  • Managing and working on a wide variety of projects simultaneously
  • Maintaining positive and long-term business relationships with clients
  • developing new media resources, maintaining media relations to establish and promote company brands, as well as a long-term and stable relationships with the media

 

Qualifications

  • Educated to minimum of Masters’ Degree level in Finance, Economic, or Business related majors.

 

Experience

Essential

  • Must have a solid understanding of blockchain technology
  • Fluent in both English and Mandarin at business level
  • Excellent communication skills in business writing and speaking
  • High level of analytical and quantitative skills
  • Familiar with the communication characteristics of emerging online media such as Weibo and Wechat, familiar with the writing characteristics of the Internet language
  • Good writing skills and a certain understanding of marketing and brand building
  • Good at categorizing, statistics, analyzing customer issues, actively participating in process optimization, and proposing reasonable suggestions

 

Desirable

  • Previous experience in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
  • Have an understanding of finance and trading
  • 2-3 years work experience in sales and operations is an asset
  • Have an understanding of computer science (e.g., data structures, algorithms, software engineering practices, etc.)
  • Experience with APIs built on Google’s open source tech
  • KYC, AML, PEPs & sanctions screening experience
  • Fluent in Hindi or Arabic

 

Benefits and Compensation

London: £20 – 45K + Bonus + Benefits + Coins

Alpha Academic is licenced to offer Tier 2 visa though candidates that do not require visa sponsorship are highly preferred.

Dubai: to be discussed. Visa sponsorship is also available.

 

 

 

Product Manager

Job Description

This role will work closely with the sales and operations teams and the wider business, to build company image and new business opportunities in the blockchain space.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working closely with Sales and Operations team to deliver Exchange products based on customer needs and business objectives
  • Managing product life cycles according to the company’s strategy and goals
  • Developing product knowledge in order to clearly articulate market portfolio strategies to clients and prospects
  • Meeting the product’s financial, strategic, and technical goals
  • Tailoring features of the product to meet customer needs

 

Qualifications

  • Educated to minimum of Masters’ Degree level in Finance, Economic, or Business related majors

  

Experience

Essential

  • Must have a solid understanding of blockchain technology
  • Fluent in both English and Mandarin at business level
  • Excellent communication skills in business writing and speaking
  • High level of analytical and quantitative skills

 

Desirable

  • Previous experience in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
  • Have an understanding of computer science (e.g., data structures, algorithms, software engineering practices, etc.)
  • Have an understanding of finance and trading
  • Fluent in Hindi or Arabic
  • Ability to develop informed product strategies and product performance
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills for multiple, concurrent projects

 

Benefits and Compensation

London: £20 – 45K + Bonus + Benefits + Coins

Alpha Academic is licenced to offer Tier 2 visa though candidates that do not require visa sponsorship are highly preferred.

Dubai: to be discussed. Visa sponsorship is also available. 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY

 To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to hr@alphaacademic.org with a brief explanation of why it is that you want to work in the fintech and blockchain industry.