R&D Manager

Tallinn / Tartu / Estonia

Guardtime is looking for an R&D Manager for International Projects

to guide and oversee technical implementation of international research and development efforts.

About Guardtime

Guardtime is a global company developing core technology, applications, and tools for ensuring the integrity of systems, processes, and data, at a massive scale, in real-time. We started in 2007 with the goal of eliminating the need for trusted authorities within Estonian Government networks. Today our KSI Blockchain technology is applied in defense, telecom, healthcare & life sciences, financial services, energy, government, and other areas. By coordinating and participating in numerous Horizon 2020 and European defence related research and innovation projects, Guardtime is a leading R&D company in Estonia for cyber security, cryptography and distributed ledger technologies.

About the role

The R&D Manager will be working internally very closely with the R&D division, the European Affairs and Business Development team and externally with Guardtime’s international R&D partners. The role will be based in Estonia (Tallinn/Tartu).

Responsibilities

  • Matching and mapping Guardtime’s R&D and business priorities with international grant calls/proposals (e.g. Horizon 2020 programme)
  • Designing project proposals and validate grant opportunities with respect to Guardtime’s core competency, offerings and development roadmap
  • Participating in project proposal preparations and overseeing execution of international R&D efforts
  • Collaborating and communicating with Guardtime’s international R&D partners, including representing Guardtime at international venues such as conferences and project meetings
  • Monitoring international R&D and market trends

Profile & Requirements

  • Preferably Master`s degree in computer science or equivalent education from an accredited university
  • Understanding and interest in a wide area of topics related to ICT (e.g. distributed ledger technologies, information security and cryptography) and its applications
  • Preferred experience in international research project preparation and participation
  • An open, creative, optimistic, proactive and collaborative mindset
  • Flexibility in terms of working hours
  • At least 3 years prior work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with excellent spoken and written English
  • Willing to travel, and ability to work with team and partners in multiple geographical locations

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