SAGA

Careers

Saga is home to a community of lateral thinkers, hands-on inventors and technology explorers who share a curiosity about the potential of Blockchain to unlock new forms of governance.

The team at Saga is designing the next standard in digital money, a global currency built on fundamentally human values. Saga partners with leading financial institutions, and has attracted an Advisory Council of world-renowned experts.

Saga welcomes applications from professionals at the top of their craft, who share our hunger to evolve currency.

R&D

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Back-End Developer

geoTel-Aviv

We’re looking for a Back-End developer to take part in the design and development of our Back-End, using cutting-edge technologies. You’ll be responsible for the development of Saga’s core server products.

The job requires passion for resolving complex problems, the ability to quickly learn modern technologies and skills, write elegant and clean code. You should have great communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • End-to-End technical design and architecture.
  • Work in a team to deliver high-quality code in a timely fashion.
  • Build high performance services.
  • Learn and assess new technologies and frameworks.

Requirements:

  • 4+ years experience with either Scala or Java.
  • Fluent English.

Experience with:

  • Writing distributed systems.
  • Service Oriented Architecture.
  • NoSql databases such as: Cassandra; ElasticSearch; DynamoDB; CouchBase; Redis, etc.
  • Technologies such as Apache Storm; Spark; Flink; Spark Streaming; Kafka; Rabbitmq.
  • Cloud providers, such as Amazon and Google.
  • Docker base environment.

Front-End Developer

geoTel-Aviv

We’re looking for a Front-End Web Developer, who will become a part of our dedicated team of professionals, designing and developing a modern web application.

The job requires passion for providing excellent user experience and sensitivity to the small details, never losing sight of the big picture. Our team’s mission is to deliver the most compelling end-to-end website solution, using state-of-the-art techniques and technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Design, build, and maintain high performance, reusable, reliable code.
  • Translate UI/UX design to high-quality code.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and ship.
  • Innovate with new UI structures, Front-End capabilities, platforms and technologies.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years as a Front-End developer within any major framework: Angular, Vue, React, Ember, etc.
  • 1+ years as a Front-End developer with React.js framework.
  • Deep understanding of HTML5/CSS3. Be able to create complex layouts.
  • Experience building complex custom UI components.
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of client-side architecture.
  • Ability to work independently in a demanding, highly dynamic, fast-paced startup environment.
  • Experience with build tools, such as Webpack, Gulp.
  • Excellent UI/UX intuition and skills - a must.
  • Background in UI/UX design – an advantage.
  • Fluent English.

Blockchain & Back-End developer

geoTel-Aviv

Saga is looking for a strong Back-End developer, with proven blockchain experience. You’ll be responsible for designing and developing smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain and will work at the forefront of the blockchain industry.

The role requires a passion for resolving complex problems, the ability to quickly learn modern technologies and skills, and the ability to write elegant and clean code. In addition, you should have great communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement Ethereum smart contracts.
  • Research new technologies and methodologies in the blockchain field.
  • Work in a team to deliver high-quality code in a timely fashion.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience writing smart contracts with Solidity.
  • 3+ years experience in one of the following program languages: Scala, Java, C++, Python.
  • Feel comfortable implementing complex algorithms.
  • Good knowledge of OOP and design patterns.
  • Experience with open source projects.
  • Fluent English.

Software Developer (Student Position, Part time)

geoTel-Aviv

Saga is looking for a talented student to be part of our R&D team. The job requires the ability to quickly learn modern technologies and skills.
The applicant should have great communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in a team to deliver high quality code in a timely fashion.
  • Writing code that supports the R&D team.
  • Writing unit testing, integration testing and functional testing.

Requirements:

  • B.Sc student in computer science at a well known university.
  • 4th year student with a cumulative GPA of 80+.
  • Knowledge of Java/Scala.
  • Knowledge of OOP.
  • Fluent English.

Advantages:

  • Knowledge of Linux.
  • Knowledge of Python.

Senior Researcher

geoTel-Aviv

A highly ambitious project, Saga is home to a community of lateral thinkers, hands-on inventors and brave technology explorers who share a curiosity about the outer limits of blockchain, and its potential for new forms of governance.

The team at Saga will design the next standard in digital money, a new global currency built on fundamental human values. Saga will partner with leading financial institutions, and already attracts a stellar advisory board of world-renowned experts.

As we develop Saga we find ourselves closely examining the nature of contracts: it becomes clear that currency is only one instance of a contract for the exchange of interpersonal value. In order to properly inform this enterprise, to craft a truly workable monetary policy, a broader mindset is required.

To that end, Saga has launched the The New Contract Policy Institute (NCPI), an interdisciplinary effort to redefine and apply updated guidelines for the social exchange of value.

The Institute answers the increasing lag in governance schemes, in light of advances in technology and the widening scope of communication. Our starting point is that the ability to share and absorb data, to exchange ideas between people, has fundamentally changed in perspective of both time and geography. Governance - of all types - struggles to keep up.

Researchers at NCPI enjoy access to the expertise of Saga’s advisory board, drawn from the very highest ranks within their professions. We are proud to have, among others, a Professor of History, a Nobel Prize laureate in Economics, and a former governor of a central bank.

The Institute is growing, now extending its scope into several key disciplines. To this end, NCPI now offers senior research positions in the following fields:

  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Global Studies
  • Political Economy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Sociology

We welcome applications from professionals at the top of their craft, who share our hunger to change the very rules of the game. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong research record and the ability to contribute to a truly interdisciplinary effort.

NCPI prefers applicants to hold a Ph.D, although doctoral candidates who can demonstrate a proven record of research excellence may also be considered. Full time position is preferred. Applications from researchers at all stages of their career are welcome.

Cautious of dogma, NCPI is open to receiving non-conventional applicants. Our wish is that whatever field of study, you hope to someday see your branch of knowledge come to life, as part of a broader initiative.

Requirements:

  • Presentation Level English.

Senior QA Engineer

geoTel-Aviv

We’re looking for a Senior QA Engineer with experience in automation for our rapidly expanding company.

As the heart of the Engineering team, you’ll play a crucial role in Saga’s success. The Senior QA Engineer will manage and reflect quality, through manual & automation testing of Server and Web applications, and by deploying various technologies in a distributed backend system and CI/CD environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Full responsibility for product lifecycle from design to production.
  • Ownership of QA procedures throughout product releases.
  • Translate business needs into the implementation of testing methodologies.
  • Full responsibility for product lifecycle from design to production.
  • Manage production preparations and release procedures.
  • Define quality criteria for new deliverables.
  • Manage and execute test infrastructure and STD documents.

Requirements:

  • 3-4 years of hands-on QA experience, testing Client/Server applications.
  • Proven experience in defining and implementing QA processes.
  • Proven knowledge of API and client-server testing (Curl, Json parsing, Jmeter, etc.)
  • Experience with complex systems.
  • Deep understanding of logs analysis, debugging.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, cross-functional environment.
  • Experience developing automation scripts.
  • Sharp attention to detail.
  • 1+ years experience in automation: Python | Java, for server & client.
  • Experience with Git and bug tracking tools, such as JIRA, Bugzilla, etc.

Advantages:

  • Experience with CI | CD tools.
  • Relevant academic degree.
  • Fluent English.

Business & Operations

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Head of Compliance

geoTel-Aviv

The Head of Compliance will be responsible for ensuring SAGA meets all regulatory requirements and observes all external and internal guidelines in relevant areas including KYC, AML, ATF and funds management. The Head of Compliance will design internal procedures to meet requirements, and oversee compliance. When applicable, the Head of Compliance will also initiate and maintain contact with relevant authorities. In the first phase, when investment of Saga’s financial reserves are limited and constrained, the Head of Compliance will also oversee the investment process, ensuring accordance with policy and procedures, and that financial risks are correctly managed.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Compile, update and maintain data on all regulatory requirements.
  • Liaise with relevant authorities.
  • Produce work procedures and guidelines to maintain compliance.
  • Train staff in compliance procedures.
  • Ensure compliance on a real-time basis, including KYC, AML, ATF.
  • Resolve possible conflicts or internal shortcomings.
  • Oversee the investment process and risk management.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Law, Business Administration, Economics, or Accounting
  • Familiarity with compliance software.
  • Substantial experience in compliance, related to financial operations
  • Knowledge of - and ability to operate in - the international financial system.
  • Familiarity with international and domestic regulatory environment and developments.
  • Ability to oversee the investment process and financial risk management.
  • Ability to take and enforce decisions efficiently.
  • Strong references.
  • Fluent English.

The successful candidate will need to meet standards expected of employees in the finance industry, including integrity checks.

Business Development and Banking Relationship Manager

geoIsrael, Europe

The Business Development and Banking Relationship Manager will be responsible for initiating, developing and managing business and commercial relationships between Saga and financial institutions; primarily, but not exclusively, banks. The candidate will promote strategic cooperation between Saga and financial institutions by establishing commercial relationships and working in close cooperation with strategic CXO focals, including the Chief Information Officer/ Chief Innovation Officer/ Chief Product Officer etc., of these financial institutions. The candidate will also ensure Saga obtains services needed from financial providers, and will be part of Saga working groups to establish relations with different regulators.

The successful candidate can make a great impact, joining a growing company with a special working environment and vision within the finance industry.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Promote Saga’s relationships with financial institutions globally.
  • Establish relationships, including business and commercial terms.
  • Find and develop opportunities with financial service providers and institutions.
  • Assist the Head of Compliance with regulatory and compliance issues.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of all B2B Bank products and programs.
  • Keep up-to-date on legislation, procedures, standards and policies relevant to Saga or related to the products and services offered by B2B Banks.
  • Establish and maintain procedures for privacy and confidentiality, in line with B2B Corporate standards.
  • Manage and train a global team of Business Development Representatives in company products, service offerings, and sales methodologies. Lead by example and perform prospecting and business development activities, to support the strategic direction.

Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of proven sales management success in the Financial Services industry (Mutual Funds, Banking, Insurance, Mortgages).
  • Considerable experience in a similar role.
  • Wide knowledge and contacts within Banking and Finance industries.
  • Familiar with a wide range of Banking and Financial products, including back-office procedures.
  • Marketing and promotional skills.
  • Strong expertise as Consultant or as Sales Leader, specifically with Inside Banking Sales.
  • Outgoing individual, self starter who can operate with minimal supervision.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask, follow through and meet deadlines.
  • Customer focused, adept at building customer relations.
  • Experience working in a Digital Transformation environment.
  • University Degree in Business, Finance (or a related field).
  • Native English.

Product Manager

geoTel-Aviv

We are seeking an experienced, results-oriented and inventive Technical Product Manager to lead our middle and back office systems. You will join a dynamic, fast growing company and work with a team of experts to design, build and roll-out products that deliver the company’s vision. In order to be successful in this role, you must possess broad knowledge related to financial markets and financial systems, great analytical skills, and high-level communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the product development lifecycle from ideation to launch.
  • Define product vision and strategy, and discover new opportunities: planning, prioritizing and successfully bringing the product to market.
  • Work with the development team to provide the best technical implementation.
  • Engage closely with business units and global stakeholders to gather requirements and create a state-of-the-art product.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of proven work experience in product management.
  • Experience in the financial sector, FinTech, digital banking.
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience of software development and web technologies.
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross-functional teams in a matrix organization.
  • Broad product vision and good understanding of the needs of both the development team and the business.
  • Working experience in an agile environment, specifically scrum.

Advantages:

  • Degree in Economics /Finance/Computer Science.
  • R&D experience.
  • Understanding of financial markets.
  • Fluent English - written and verbal communication skills.

AML Officer

geoSwitzerland (Zurich / Zug)

The AML Officer will be responsible for ensuring SAGA meets all Swiss regulatory requirements and observes all external and internal guidelines in relevant areas, including KYC, AML, ATF and fund management. The AML Officer will enforce internal procedures and oversee compliance. When applicable, the AML Officer will also initiate and maintain contact with relevant authorities.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Compile, update and maintain data on all Swiss regulatory requirements.
  • Liaise with relevant authorities.
  • Enforce work procedures and guidelines to maintain compliance.
  • Ensure compliance on a real-time basis, including KYC, AML, ATF.
  • Resolve possible conflicts and internal shortcomings.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Law, Business Administration, Economics, or Accounting.
  • Familiarity with compliance software.
  • Substantial experience with Swiss compliance, related to financial operations, including - but not limited to - SRO and financial intermediaries.
  • Knowledge of - and ability to operate within - the international financial system.
  • Familiarity with international and domestic regulatory environment and recent developments.
  • Strong references.
  • Fluent English.
  • Self-Motivated.

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

geoTel Aviv

We are seeking an experienced ‘hands-on’ candidate with broad global background in marketing strategy to lead and manage go-to-market and content strategies to deliver Saga’s vision. You will join a dynamic, fast growing company and work with a team of experts. To be successful in this role, you must possess broad knowledge related to daily marketing activities, especially concerning ‘customer journey’. You will naturally enjoy a high-level of communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and establish the marketing vision and strategy, to communicate it across and outside of the company.
  • Define modules of work alongside day-to-day activities, working closely with global PR agencies and managing social channels.
  • Work with Development /Product/ Research teams to provide required marketing support.
  • Engage closely with Saga’s advisory board and global stakeholders to create a state-of-the-art strategy.
  • Develop deep understanding of the buying audience by conducting market analysis, competitive analysis and other insight gathering techniques.
  • Ensure messaging, content and campaign strategies are centered around customer buying needs.
  • Partner with product and sales leaders to plan strategy roadshows customer events. Participate in professional conventions.
  • Provide leadership, direction and mentoring to guide marketing staff in their day-to-day activities.
  • Brief, guide and work closely with the Founder & Foundation Council President.

Requirements:

  • 10+ years of proven work experience in Marketing & Strategy.
  • Hands-on team player. Business development approach
  • Proven experience in leading Marketing & Strategy units inside global companies.
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross-functional teams in a matrix organization.
  • Management experience, including the ability to build and grow a team.
  • Ability to create value propositions and messaging strategies. Able to conduct market, competitor and customer research.
  • Ability to explore and map new market audiences and establish CXO relationships in financial markets.
  • Grow and deepen existing business relations and create new ones.
  • Innovative, critical thinker with strong writing, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Formal experience with managing budgets, direct reports and working teams.
  • Fluent English - written and verbal communication skills.

Advantages:

  • Experience in the financial sector, FinTech, digital banking.
  • Familiar with financial markets, family offices , banking systems and blockchain technology.

Communication Manager

geoTel Aviv

We are seeking an experienced communications manager, that can brightly correspond with external and internal stakeholders, keeping them informed of Saga’s developments and point of view, whilst comprehensively writing Saga’s user journey. Creating strategies to increase Saga’s awareness, communicate with the media and other interested parties to announce new services and discuss organizational philosophy, in a way that maintains a positive high-level image of the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage closely with business units and global stakeholders to gather requirements and create a state-of-the-art product.
  • Writing and editing the Saga’s marketing materials: strategic documents, presentations, newsletter, etc.
  • Sharpening Saga’s key messaging and applying it across all marketing and product materials.
  • Updating the website’s text and messaging.
  • Blog post writing.
  • Writing PR and working closely with Saga’s PR firm.
  • Creating Saga’s support text flows (FAQ).
  • Writing text for the user’s journey flow.
  • Creating engaging social media content.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of proven work experience in content writing.
  • Familiarity of the financial sector, FinTech, digital banking, cryptocurrencies.
  • A confident communicator and presenter.
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout, and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including the ability to present concepts verbally.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude.
  • Native English - written and verbal communication skills.

Advantages:

  • Degree in English / Economics / Media & Communications.
  • Journalism experience.

Customer Success Lead

geoTel Aviv

We are seeking an experienced ‘hands-on’ Customer Success Leader with a broad global and financial background. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing world-class support to Saga’s customers and partners. The day to day mission will be about providing both technical expertise (either hands- on or by involving colleagues) and about being an excellent communicator and a service oriented professional. You will be given the opportunity to become a subject matter expert, giving and receiving guidance and mentorship to/from your colleagues. You will join a dynamic, fast growing company and work with a team of experts.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the daily support operations to provide high quality and availability services, customer focused technical support and on-time deliveries that meet and exceed customers' expectations.
  • Monitor and prioritize service requests, escalate critical customer problems and participate in solving technical challenges to ensure prompt and high quality solutions.
  • Develop methods and instructions for better troubleshooting performance.
  • Help to manage customer relationships, listen to customer needs and be the customer advocate that helps to drive product and service improvements. Develop Support processes to improve efficiency.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding and knowledge in customer behavior.
  • Solve tickets according to service level agreements and support processes. Develop competences and work 'hands-on' with other teams to provide outstanding services.
  • Take ownership of customer requests/escalations and work directly with customers when needed.
  • Identify root causes between issues and propose corrective actions, share important information widely to all relevant parties.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of proven global experience in leading Technical Support.
  • Hands-on team player.
  • Customer-oriented approach.
  • Trusted advisor for Colleagues and customers.
  • Innovative, critical thinker with strong writing and communication skills.
  • Fluent English - written and verbal.
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross-functional teams in a matrix organization.
  • Service minded, fluent, emphatic but determined in customer interface, with the ability to "sell" ideas and engage customers in problem resolution.
  • Exhibit strong technical expertise and insight for the whole organizations.

Advantages:

  • Experience in the financial sector, FinTech, digital banking.
  • Familiar with financial markets, family offices , banking systems and blockchain technology.
  • Other languages.