9 facts about the slock.it team
Christoph’s background is in theoretical physics, where he developed optimized software solutions for high-performance computing on specialized hardware. Christoph has been part of the Ethereum project since 2014 as Lead Tester, securing and shaping the core protocol while working on the backend of the C++ client.
With prestigious clients including Siemens and Bahn AG, Simon has been deploying enterprise solutions for the last 20 years as Project Manager, Developer, and Software Architect. Simon is now leading the development of slock.it products, enforcing Ethereum smart contracts into the physical world.
Jork brings experience from industry and strategic consulting to the team. He’s also an aerospace engineer with an additional MBA, and he makes rocket science look simple.
As an applied mathematician, Steffen started his career in the automotive industry as a method and software developer for mathematical and simulation software. With his many years of experience in product development and implementation of software projects, he is responsible for the products of slock.it as well as for strategic partner projects.
This position will develop backend components for blockchain applications, including high security components and IT infrastructure. The developer must be able to create and maintain public API according to best practices. Knowledge on how to operate blockchain-based services, databases, and microservice infrastructures is needed as well as the ability to interact with such systems. Significant experience in (IT) process automation is mandatory. The candidate must possess the ability to assess whether everyday tasks can be automated or require human input and act as a consultant for workflow and project management issues. The candidate in this role will analyze internal processes and suggest improvements, train developers in proper tool usage and best coding practices, and ensure the company’s software and products are developed in accordance with our corporate vision.
This position is a well-rounded software engineer with expertise in building large-scale mobile and web applications with low-latency services, optimized for performance. The candidate is responsible for cross-platform development in mobile on top of blockchain stack. The ideal candidate in this role loves challenges and working on large-scale projects, helps analyze internal processes and customer behavior, proposes ideas and solutions during sprint planning, implements ideas, and then measures the results.
This position will develop applications/dApps based on blockchain technology. The ideal candidate has profound knowledge and experience in blockchain technology, software engineering, and decentralized software architecture. The developer must be able to create and use public API according to best practices. Knowledge, how to interact with blockchain based services, databases, and microservice infrastructures is needed, as well as the ability to extend existing solutions. The candidate will need to successfully interact with backend infrastructure and user interfaces.
A young company with a tremendous history.
The slock.it team has grown to over 30 employees, with additional expansion across sales, marketing, and business development.
Incubed was announced at Event Horizon Berlin, where we also won the ‘Top Horizon’ award.
Our MVP for the USN was launched worldwide, and the first use cases for the economy of things were discovered and tested.
We secured $2m USD in seed funding to start developing the USN and the economy of things. We then announced our corporate partnership with Siemens AG, deploying a modified version of TheDAO framework to support social good initiatives for Siemens.
At Devcon 1, we revealed the world’s first secure lock connected to the blockchain, and dubbed this the ‘slock’. Also, TheDAO, a framework for creating decentralised autonomous organisations, was announced.
slock.it was founded by brothers Christoph and Simon Jentzsch and their business partner, Stephan Tual. Their first office: a small room on the upper floor of the Jentzschs’ parents’ house in Mittweida, Saxony. Their goal: connect the internet of things to the blockchain.
Unnamed Road, 09648 Altmittweida, Germany
Schinkestr. 20, Berlin