Usher is developing the Partnerships protocol for Web3. Commerce thrives on recommendations and word of mouth. The eCommerce, Travel, Finance and SaaS industries have already proven that incentivised word of mouth works. Commission Junction, Impact.com and other partnership platforms have delivered on this value proposition for Web2. Weâ€™re on a mission to bring this very same value proposition to businesses developing on decentralised networks, such as NFT brands and marketplaces, DeFi protocols, dApps, Blockchains and all other Web3 brands.
Weâ€™re an early-stage startup backed by the likes of Arweave & Awin, building decentralised technology that enables Referral, Affiliate and Reseller programs for Web3 businesses.
The founder has engineering experience at startups, some that are now publicly listed, and has project and talent management experience from operating a software studio.
Our customers can be any business across the world capable of funding their partner programs with cryptocurrencies.
We are looking for early engineers to join us and build the platform alongside the founding team.
This person will be an extension of the founder, capable of bringing ideas, fast-paced energy and a company-building vision to the table.
Founding engineers should consider themselves as owners of the platform, putting aside the distractions of the world to be a part of a team that is building toward the future.
As the earliest team member(s), there is a high degree of responsibility involved with the role.
We expect early team members to be open-minded about their capability to cross geographies and work alongside their team.
An ideal candidate can cross the entire software stack, has deep enthusiasm and knowledge about the Web3 ecosystem, and has an execution-driven mindset.
Introduction (30 minutes): This stage is a more informal call for you to learn more about the role, and for you to evaluate whether itâ€™s a good fit for you.
We're looking for people with a strong interest in joining an early-stage startup and working on complex technical challenges in a new industry (Crypto/Web3). In this chat, youâ€™re welcome to ask lots of questions about whether working at Usher makes sense for you.
This conversation will also cover some light technical discussion about your past projects. Mostly, we want to know that you can code and ship fairly involved systems, and speak to them with clarity on the details. This tends to be a good indication that a software developer had strong ownership and showed autonomy in making the product or technical decisions.
Technical Assessment (5 hours take-home exercise or 1-2 hour screen): The next step of the interview process is a fun take-home exercise. Completing this exercise helps accelerate our decision and allows us to focus later interviews on discussing your solution and a couple â€œsystems designâ€ questions. We make ourselves available to answer any questions for this challenge to make it feel collaborative and ensure you get something out of it.
If you do not have the bandwidth to complete the take-home exercise, we're open to scheduling at least one, one-hour technical screen instead where we will cover a systems design questions and a white-boarding/coding exercise.
Interview (1 hour): The interview is a deeper dive into technical abilities and overall fit.
For the "technical" portion, we will cover
For the â€œfitâ€ portion, we look for examples of ownership and autonomy, but also dig deeper into communication (i.e. how you communicate your approach, solutions, and overall thinking).
The interview is 1 hour long, with 50 minutes allocated for the technical portion, and 10 minutes for Q&A.
Follow-Up Interview(s) (up to 4 hours): The follow-up interview(s) are more informal versions of the core interview.
Within these follow-up interviews, additional technical questions and exercises will be conducted at random introducing concepts and technical challenges associated with the platform.
Candid discussions may also be held to determine your requirements for working on Usher at your best.
Ideally, these follow-ups should establish a basis for collaboration between you and the founder.
Each follow-up interview will be up to an hour long.
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