Do you feel passionate about supporting high-performance, multinational teams? Do you thrive in a fast-paced startup environment with new problems to solve every day? Do you want to be part of a young and growing technology organisation with a strong vision?
Then come join the Web3 Foundation team in Grants Management
Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications for the decentralized web. We collaborate with cutting-edge developer teams, researchers and community leaders to strengthen and extend the uses of decentralized technologies; building the future of identity, privacy, financial markets, commerce, and more.
Our core project at the moment is Polkadot, a protocol designed to connect blockchains and allow them to interoperate, share security and more. In addition, we are supporting the development of a number of technologies that form the Web 3.0 tech stack - such as decentralized messaging, distributed storage and secret management.
About the Role & Web3 Foundation Grants Program
The Web3 Foundation’s grants program is searching for a Team Lead.
The Web3 Foundation is committed to distributing a significant amount of funding for the development of open-source software that will contribute to the creation of the Web3 technologies stack. Once we have selected the projects to fund, we ensure they make progress on their milestones so that their software is developed according to their roadmap and can be used by the wider community.
We are a lean team with a flat organization. Our Head Quarters are in Zug, Switzerland. We are open to receive applications from remote (EU) based candidates.
Contribute to the overall management and improvement of the grants program
Lead a small technical team of Grants Evaluators
Make decisions on grant giving together with the Grants Committee
Evaluate grant milestone delivery, including reviewing documentation, compiling their projects, and functional testing of these projects
Support in liaising with applying teams, in order to understand their project and evaluate their technical abilities
Liaise with relevant teams (e.g., legal, finance, collaborations, community building) at agreed points of the application process
Previous experience in a Team Lead Role or similar in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge and understanding of blockchain technologies and applications
Technical ability to evaluate software implementation: setting up environments; compiling complex projects and their dependencies; reviewing and analyzing code
Technical ability to test software: reading, writing and evaluating test plans; running and evaluating automated test suites; reviewing and testing functionality
Approachable personality, drive and exceptional communication skills in English
Demonstrated ability to manage and juggle multiple relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Experience with systematic evaluation of technology projects
Experience with Substrate and proficiency in Docker
Experience with Linux, and other Unix-based OS's
Competitive compensation and employee benefits
Regular company retreats at unique locations located around Europe
Opportunity to work in a multinational, high-performance team with diverse backgrounds (i.e. physics, computer science, machine-learning algorithm design, legal, financial products, management consulting, marketing & advertising, etc.)
To apply to this position, we ask you to answer a few questions in the application form, and to submit your CV and a cover letter, telling us a bit about yourself and your motivation to join us.
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