Overview

Do you love open source work and supporting developer teams? Does closing the digital divide and enabling smarter resource management motivate you? If you want to empower a community that's redefining the future of wireless through blockchain technology, you might be the person for this role.

DeWi opened up its Grant Program in the spring of 2021 to encourage and reward more contributors to the network. We allocated $500k to our first batch of recipients and recently reopened applications. In conjunction with the recently formed Grant Committee, we're looking for someone to take the lead and make the DeWi grant program a first class experience while scaling up the program’s reach and impact.

Your Role

  • Manage and improve the Grant Program’s operational life cycle including program materials, application tracking, project assessment, approvals, contracts, project milestones, relationships with project leads, and all public communications
  • Build awareness of the Grant Program through other ecosystems and communities
  • Create educational content to attract a larger contributing audience
  • Meet regularly with the Grant Committee
  • Build a scalable rubric for assessing grant applications
  • Run the contract process for accepted projects

Requirements

  • Experience in one or more of the following: operations, program management, venture capital, accelerator programs, or project management. Preference will be given to those who have run similar programs before.
  • Very strong project management and organizational skills. Highly process oriented.
  • Excellent oral and written skills to distill complex issues
  • Strong understanding of technical concepts and
  • Ability to operate independently and comfort with remote work
  • Familiarity with the needs of open source projects as well as typical open source licenses
  • Demonstrates familiarity or has experience with blockchain/crypto or wireless infrastructure

About Us

The Decentralized Wireless Alliance (DeWi) stands on the front line of one of the most exciting paradigm shifts at the intersection of blockchain and wireless technology. As an organization our current goals are to:

  • Drive Helium Network governance and evolve the current framework
  • Educate the public about the benefits of decentralized wireless networks
  • Support and empower a worldwide community of Helium Network builders and users
  • Provide resources to appropriate contributors, typically through our grants program
  • Contribute to Helium blockchain stability and security

As a team-member you’ll work with some of the most innovative thinkers across blockchain and wireless. You’ll have a meaningful impact on real world problems like closing the digital divide and better internet access for underserved areas -- and help usher in the next era of smart devices to better manage city utilities, improve agricultural systems, and create early warning systems. You’ll have a chance to make substantial contributions to industry changing technology with lots of room for personal growth.

2021 has been an incredible year for the Helium Network and there’s far more opportunity ahead.

DeWi is a geographically distributed organization and all open roles are remote.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.