P2P Models

P2P Models is a large research project to build Blockchain-powered organizations which are decentralized, democratic and distribute their profits, in order to boost a new type of Collaborative Economy (tweet thread). The project has three legs:

  1. Infrastructure: Provide a software framework to build decentralized infrastructure for Collaborative Economy organizations that do not depend on central authorities.
  2. Governance: Enable democratic-by-design models of governance for communities, whose rules are, at least partially, encoded in the software to ensure higher levels of equality.
  3. Economy: Enable value distribution models which are interoperable across organizations, improving the economic sustainability of both contributors and organizations.

P2P Models is a 5-year (2018-2022) EU-funded (1.5M€) project around blockchain and the commons, which will be based at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), with Principal Investigator and advisors from the Berkman Klein Center (Harvard University).

P2P Models Madrid, Spain
Jul 17, 2018
Permanent
What are we searching for? A (Research) Project Manager / Communication Manager for an interdisciplinary research project around blockchain and P2P communities .  P2P Models  is a 5-year (2018-2022) EU-funded (1.5M€) project around blockchain and the commons, which will be based at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), with Principal Investigator and advisors from the Berkman Klein Center (Harvard University). P2P Models aim is to build decentralized, democratic & sustainable Collaborative Economy organizations, aided by blockchain technologies. More in this thread:   https://twitter.com/samerP2P/status/928820944705130498 What does the  role  involve? Day-to-day and ongoing operations for the project, which may include  coordinating  research activities;  monitoring  overall timelines and outputs including project planned outcomes;  guiding the team efforts in collaboration with the PI; liaising with the university  administration ; managing the project  budget ; aiding to apply for further  funding  through grant applications. Facilitate the project social impact, which involves communicating with  external actors , both researchers and practitioners, to  build a community  of collaborators; coordinate with the team designer and other members to facilitate the project’s  outreach , including an active presence on social media, and when relevant, news outlets; represent the project at  conferences  and other events, and  organizing   events; push forward  writing  tasks, e.g. blog posts, press releases, research pieces. We would love to meet you if you have Organizational  skills including planning and prioritizing Teamwork  and interpersonal skills, including communication, collaboration, negotiation and adaptation Experience with  research  project management Experience managing / leading  interdisciplinary  teams Consider yourself resolute, responsible, detail oriented, autonomous, creative,  and/or  with initiative to propose changes. Fluency in Spanish and English And these are a plus Experience with  agile  methodologies (e.g. SCRUM) Experience writing  grant-writing   and research   project proposals Experience  with  design thinking  and/or  facilitation  techniques Experience with  storytelling  and/or  communication  management, with writing/editorial skills Experience with interacting with software  developers , and/or IT knowledge, ideally blockchain Experience in management within  EU institutions Interest/experience in  social movements , activism, commons-oriented initiatives, co-ops, and/or open collaborative communities Experience with  research , and interest to do occasional collaborations in ongoing research Underrepresented demographics  in the blockchain or commons fields to increase the team diversity Oh, and these are also nice to have Sense of humour, verve, heart, and maybe a bit freak  Desire to affect change in the world Wide-range interests, e.g. Internet, decentralization, social research, critical theory, openness, communities How to apply? Send us an email to  pm@p2pmodels.odoo.com  with your CV (mentioning 2-3 references) and a motivation letter. Feel free to write any question/doubt to  p2pmodels@ucm.es  including in the subject “Open position: Project Manager”. The position is meant to start in Fall. The deadline for applicants is  September 1 , although we will hire as soon as we find the ideal candidate, so applicants are encouraged to submit asap. Please  read more about our Culture, Work conditions, etc .
P2P Models Madrid, Spain
Jul 17, 2018
Permanent
What are we searching for? A Senior Software Architect to lead the development of a blockchain-based framework to build collaborative Decentralized Autonomous Organizations .  P2P Models  is a 5-year (2018-2022) EU-funded (1.5M€) project around blockchain and the commons, which will be based at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), with Principal Investigator and advisors from the Berkman Klein Center (Harvard University). P2P Models aim is to build decentralized, democratic & sustainable Collaborative Economy organizations, aided by blockchain technologies. More in this thread:   https://twitter.com/samerP2P/status/928820944705130498 What does the  role  involve? Day-to-day software development responsibilities in an agile and free/open source context. Establish the architectural  foundations  and develop a  software framework  to build  modular components of DAOs , with a focus on supporting collaboration and communities.  Collaborate with other projects  from the blockchain ecosystem  (e.g. Ethereum, Aragon, DAOstack, Holochain, OpenZeppelin), and contribute to and propose  new standards   (e.g. ERCs). Encode governance/economic models into smart contracts. Write high quality specifications as  white papers . Software  project coordination , supporting other more junior developers. Work within a  free/open source culture , working in the open.   Keep current  with the free/open source tools and technologies in the blockchain ecosystem, participating in related  conferences   while representing the project. Maintain  fluent communication   with other blockchain projects and the developer community to facilitate interoperability, reuse, and adoption. Coordinate with other non-technical team members to maximize the project impact. We would love to meet you if you have Experience with  Ethereum,   the  EVM ,  IPFS , and/or similar environments Experience with P2P/distributed  architectures Ability to ship high quality,  well crafted code Passion for  tinkering /solving a range of dynamic technology problems Teamwork  and interpersonal skills, including collaboration, empathy and adaptation Fluency in English And these are a plus Experience with  agile  methodologies (e.g. SCRUM) Experience working in a  research  setting, or holding a Master’s / PhD degree, in  Computer Science  or related area Experience with architecture specification, API design, technology integration, Linux environments Experience contributing or managing  free/open source  projects, especially blockchain/P2P related Experience with web application development (e.g. React) Experience in  complex  software projects and/or in  multidisciplinary   teams Interest/experience in  social movements , activism, commons-oriented initiatives, co-ops, and/or open collaborative communities Consider yourself proactive, flexible and responsible, with abilities to work independently, assume leadership roles and work as part of a team Underrepresented demographics  in the blockchain field to increase the team diversity Fluency in Spanish Oh, and these are also nice to have Sense of humour, verve, heart, and maybe a bit freak  Desire to affect change in the world Wide-range interests, e.g. Internet, decentralization, social research, critical theory, openness, communities How to apply? Send us an email to  dev@p2pmodels.odoo.com  with your CV (mentioning 2-3 references) and a motivation letter. Feel free to write any question/doubt to  p2pmodels@ucm.es  including in the subject “Open position: Senior Dev”. The position is meant to start in Fall. The deadline for applicants is  September 1 , although we will hire as soon as we find the ideal candidate, so applicants are encouraged to submit asap. Please   read more about our Culture, Work conditions, etc .