Technical Manager for International R&D projects

Tallinn / Tartu / Estonia

Guardtime is looking for a Technical Manager for International R&D Projects

to guide and oversee the 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 and Europe for cybersecurity, cryptography, and distributed ledger technologies.

About the role

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


  • Participating in project proposal preparations and overseeing technical execution of international R&D efforts
  • Matching and mapping Guardtime’s R&D and business priorities with international grant calls/proposals (e.g. Horizon 2020 programme)
  • Collaborating and communicating with Guardtime’s international R&D partners, including representing Guardtime at international venues such as conferences and project meetings
  • Gathering a complete understanding of Guardtime’s core technologies and capabilities
  • Designing project proposals and validating grant opportunities with respect to Guardtime’s core competency, offerings and development roadmap
  • Consulting with the internal R&D department to identify technical development options and providing direction to the assigned software developers
  • Monitoring international R&D and market trends

Profile & Requirements

  • Preferably a Master`s degree in computer science or equivalent education from an accredited university
  • Preferred experience with information system architecture
  • Preferred experience with architecting and designing solutions around blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • A good technical understanding of information security, 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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