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Blockchain Technology Lead

Company:  Alpiq Blue Energy AG

Olten, CH

To strengthen our competencies at Alpiq we are looking for an entrepreneurial spirit who can lead our future in the field of blockchain. The main goal of this newly created position is to develop and drive strategic blockchain activities. This includes proposing and implementing pilot-projects and prototypes to prove business value based on Blockchain or other distributed ledger technology on the energy market. The position is located in Olten but the person is expected to be ready to travel as an active participant in European blockchain communities.


Your responsibilities

In this newly created and impactful role, your key responsibilities include:

  • Initiate, identify, evaluate and prioritize business opportunities and applications based on blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies for the energy value chain and adjacent sectors
  • Set up, architect and oversee development and integration projects of enterprise scale blockchain-based applications
  • Coordinate blockchain-activities in Alpiq, horizontally in cross-functional teams, involving teams from technical development, operations, product management, trading, innovation pipeline and business development
  • Actively monitor the market and evaluate the impact of newest developments on the business of Alpiq
  • Create and maintain a network with technology suppliers, startups, partners and stakeholders


In this position you get the unique opportunity to shape your own role and influence the future the energy markets. The position is within the unit Digital Technologies and Innovation, which consists of a very international team with a start-up mentality and flat hierarchies. In this role you will collaborate with colleagues from all parts of Alpiq including Business Developers, Product Managers, Energy Traders, Artificial Intelligence experts and Data Scientists. You will therefore team up with brilliant minds in multiple domains to create the new energy future for Alpiq and Alpiq’s customers and partners.


Your profile

For these exciting tasks we are looking for a person with the following qualifications:

  • At least a Bachelor degree or similar in technical / scientific / IT field
  • At least 5 years of professional experience with software development processes, out of which at least 2 years of experience in developing distributed applications and 1 year experience in relevant fields of distributed ledger technology
  • Advanced knowledge of blockchain / distributed ledger enabled business models and the respective technologies and platforms
  • Advanced knowledge of energy value chain (end-to-end), customer needs and blockchain applications on energy
  • Advanced skills in project management and in business development
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, startup and business driven mindset
  • Strong ability to lead and cope with change, ability to think strategically and deal with ambiguity
  • Very strong networking and team working skills across geographical and organizational boundaries
  • Proven intercultural experience
  • Fluency in English is a must, fluency in German is considered a significant advantage

Your opportunity
We offer you modern terms of employment and an interesting and multifaceted area of responsibility in an exciting, dynamic environment. Have we sparked your interest? Then please apply using our job application portal. Applicants from recruitment agencies can only be considered upon prior arrangement by telephone.

About Alpiq
Alpiq Holding Ltd is a Swiss energy company operating throughout Europe. Its activities include the generation and supply of electricity, energy trading, energy management, energy services as well as energy technology. Alpiq Blue Energy AG is a subsidiary of Alpiq Holding Ltd. and develops digital solutions and new service models in the energy industry.



Elina Tolppanen
Tel.:  +41 62 286 72 50



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