We are seeking an Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) for Sputnik.

Sputnik helps communities efficiently manage and distribute funds for blockchain initiatives. It’s a launch pad for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) powered by NEAR Protocol, an open source blockchain platform. In the past quarter, over $300,000 were distributed towards missions championed by over 100 DAOs on Sputnik. 

DAOs provide a democratic, open, and transparent process for groups to efficiently achieve their goals. Groups have formed around a variety of goals, including jumpstarting blockchain entrepreneurs, throwing festivals, activating street teams, supporting geo-local initiatives around the world, and more. We’re excited about bringing this technology to the next million users. 

Sputnik is looking for a seasoned entrepreneur or founder to scale up operations and fill our DAO pipeline. The following skills and traits are desired:

  • Entrepreneurial experience as a founder or CEO of a startup.
  • Business development and / or growth hacking experience.
  • Marketing expertise, especially social media marketing, including Reddit and Twitter
  • Sales / CRM experience.
  • Global mindset and experience leading a fully remote team across multiple time zones. 
  • Preferred background in education.
  • Community building and management would be nice to have, but is not required.
  • Knowledge of blockchain and web 3.0 desirable, but not required.

This role is anticipated to be a 6-months contract-to-hire position. The right candidate may have an opportunity to build out their own venture.

About NEAR and the NEAR Collective

NEAR's mission is to enable community-driven innovation to benefit people around the world. The NEAR platform provides a decentralized application platform that is secure enough to manage high value assets like money or identity and performant enough to make them useful for everyday people, putting the power of Open Finance and the Open Web in their hands.

The NEAR Platform, NEAR Protocol and associated tooling are being built by the NEAR Collective, a collection of the best engineers in the world who work across teams, companies and countries similar to other large scale open source projects. Core contributors include a couple of 2-time ICPC world champions, 2 gold medalists, a Latin American champion and multiple other competitive programming finalists.

Working at NEAR

Roles are posted to this portal on behalf of the companies that make up the NEAR Collective and are typically located anywhere in the world because most of the companies are fully remote. Some hubs are located in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, the US and China. Regardless of where you work, this is a high performance culture that values ownership, execution and professionalism but pairs it with curiosity and experimentation. The vision is big but the right team is behind it.


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