Principal / Senior Technology Officers (Blockchain / Data Science & Engineer / DevOps / Full Stack Dev / Artificial Intelligence)

Principal / Senior Technology Officers (Blockchain / Data Science & Engineer / DevOps / Full Stack Dev / Artificial Intelligence)

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Database / CRM development
  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Network / system management
  • Project management / Product owner
  • Software and web development
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Project / programme management
  • Research (qualitative / quantitative)


London, N1 7SR
Remote opportunity
Travel limit? NA


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
Over 7 hours / week
This role is remote and the minimum time commitment expected from volunteers is 1 day / week.


11 Dec 2020

The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international volunteers-led think tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain and other data technologies in the global fight against climate change.

What will you be doing?

Principal / Senior Technology Officers will be appointed to a specific technical role (e.g. Data Scientist, DevOps, AI etc) or could be general in order to accommodate their personal interest and future career development. These roles will work extensively with other roles within BCI to support technical projects that could involve a wide range of Data Technologies, not just Distributed Ledgers (e.g. Blockchains, Directed Acyclic Graph) but also Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Thing, etc. 


Your responsibilities as a Principal / Senior Technology Officer (Data Science & Engineer / DevOps / Full Stack Dev) will include:

  • To provide technical support for members of working groups in areas such as renewable energy, carbon trading, forest monitoring, natural resource management, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence, etc.
  • To generate opportunities for strategic partnerships;
  • To attend conferences and events to promote the BCI, communicate research findings and insights via powerpoint decks and engage with key stakeholders;

What are we looking for?

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent oral communication skills, including the ability to develop effective working relationships, work flexibly across professional and operational boundaries, and communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders at all levels;
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to balance competing demands under pressure;
  • Strong technical skills (e.g. math and coding skills) and detail-oriented;
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to present ideas appropriately and persuasively;
  • Sense of mission and willingness to learn not just about technology but also about all other aspects that could be necessary to learn in order deliver impactful climate actions; and
  • Aptitude in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish (desirable).


General & Specialist Knowledge

  • Proficiency in one or more programming languages (e.g. Python, Java/C#, JavaScript, R, Scala, Go, etc); and
  • Strong knowledge or interest on topics central to the BCI such as climate change, climate finance, blockchain technology and artificial intelligence preferred.


Education & Training

  • A relevant degree or training in relevant discipline preferred; and
  • Experience in software development or other technical aspect of data driven systems.


Relevant Experience

  • Proven ability in computing or math related tasks of agile technology projects;
  • A portfolio of supported Open Source GitHub projects (desirable);
  • Experience in building constructive relationships with stakeholders;
  • Experience of working independently and with teams to drive forward projects using own initiative; and
  • Experience in designing, planning and facilitating independent research and the ability to meet tight deadlines.

What difference will you make?

We are looking for a passionate professional who takes a methodological approach to their work, conducts independent research and analysis, engages with key stakeholders and establishes strategic partnerships to progress the BCI’s core mission. The technical roles considered will aim to support end-to-end projects, from the start this will involve business or domain knowledge understanding (e.g. finance, energy, forestry, etc) until a fully productionise data driven pipeline that delivers valuable insights. This entire pipeline can include (among others): “Data Scientists” developing machine learning and other statistical models, “Data Engineers” performing ETLs (Extract, Transform, Load) and other data wrangling tasks, “DevOps” supporting the entire hybrid IT Infrastructure (e.g. cloud, on premise) and “Full Stack Developers” supporting front end and back of Apps (e.g. Web, Mobile, APIs, etc). Priority is given to candidates who have proven ability to create blockchain applications.

What's in it for the volunteer?

Benefits you will get from volunteering with BCI are enormous and some include:

  • You will horn or learn new skills including research, presentation, writing, professional etiquette,
  • Your mind will be mentally stimulated, hence providing you a sense of purpose;
  • You will advance and boost your professional career by helping you to make professional connections and giving you real-world experience at the intersection between climate and emerging technologies; and
  • Help you develop long-lasting professional relationships with others. People who come together to make the world a better place forge close connection.

Before you apply

Candidates must submit their CV, cover letter with some English writing samples to us via the Reach Volunteering platform.
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  • The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is a progressive think tank providing leading expertise in the deployment of emerging technologies for climate and sustainability actions. As an...