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B-0002 Jobs Module

Call for proposals for the MVP Wave closes at 11:59pm PT on January 26, 2022.

About this Grant

Type: Problem Solving
Mentor: Shreena Amin, VP Product Management, Freelance Labs Inc.
Project Length:
  • 7 weeks
  • Estimated: 3-15 hrs/week (60 hrs total)
  • Deadline: April 21, 2022
Contribution Overview
  • Product Manager
Compensation $9,000
  • Option 1: 50/50 Split USDC to BTRST
  • Option 2: 70/30 Split USDC to BTRST
  • The amount of BTRST will be determined based on the USD value of the grant (30 day trailing average USD price of token at time of grant issued). Add’l FAQs for compensation can be found here.

Grant Overview

As the Product Manager you will see this project from conception to delivery. You wil define the project, solve for known problems and prepare a design brief with workflows and user stories. Working with the Braintrust design team, you will lead the process for defining the final UI/UX and hand off final Product Requirements to the Braintrust Core Code Team.

About the Project

1. What is the Problem or Opportunity?

Braintrust Problem: Projects on Braintrust require both a salesperson and a talent matcher to adequately fill jobs - which directly correlates to Braintrust GSV. As a result, fill rate growth is limited by small team members.
Client Problem: Clients lack the self-service tools that enable them to manage their projects directly. As a result, they are reliant on Braintrust's core team members for help. This reduces the time to hire and negatively impacts fill rate and GSV.
Talent Problem: Talent often have questions about a job including which requirements are firm/soft and the status of the hiring process. Talent find various ways of getting their questions answered, most of which can be answered multiple times by multiple people.
By enabling comments and/or FAQs on Braintrust projects, clients will be able to manage their own projects, and talent will be able to get more direct and timely information on the project. This project should also enable higher proposal quality as talent will be more informed about the project status and requirements.

2. Why now?

The recent internal Job Discovery project included several user interviews which identified a lack of requirements and status transparency about the projects as an obstacle to submitting a proposal.
Early versions for the newly designed Job Cards and Job Details pages account for better merchandising existing information. However, there is room to amplify these efforts by also adding enhancements to the experience, most notably job comments, and FAQs.

3. Project Overview

This problem-solving grant requires high-level strategic problem solving to better understand the problem and create actionable product requirements.
The grantee will work closely with the VP of Product Management and with the Braintrust Core Design Team to build the UI/UX for this recommended solution.
The grantee will need to address core challenges that include (but are not limited to):
  • HMW ensure the comments are useful?
  • HMW ensure that the comments are relevant?
  • HMW keep spam out of the comments/FAQs section?

3a. High-Level Requirements / Outputs

The product solution should incorporate research that informs the decision. This can include (but is not limited to):
  • Competitive Analysis
  • User Surveys
  • In-Depth User Interviews
This grant allocates up to 50 BTRST that can be used to incentivize user research.

Product Deliverables:

  • Create a Design Brief (template provided) that can be used to kick off a design cycle with the Core Braintrust design team.
  • Iterate and refine the designs, getting final approval from the VP of Product Management, Shreena Amin.
  • User workflows and user stories that address all user type needs.
  • Develop high-level product requirements that can be handed off and implemented by the Braintrust Core Team.
  • Be available for adjustments or questions during the implementation phase.
  • Provide UAT, feedback, and updates.
  • Hand-off the project with full documentation
    • Anticipate questions from the community and proactively provide Help Center articles.
    • Provide documentation that will be open-sourced and could be used for future enhancements to the feature.
  • Future high-level versioning and release plans for additional enhancements.

4. Milestones & Checkpoints

All contributors will be expected to record a 1-2 minute summary video to be shared with the community in the monthly Growth Reports video. Additional periodic written updates will be expected.
Anticipated Timeline and milestones (subject to change):
Week 1 (estimated 15 hrs)
  • Kickoff with Shreena
    • Review Requirements / Expectations
    • Provide Access where needed
    • Decide meeting/ check-in cadence
  • Develop plan & start researching
Week 2: Research and Design Brief (estimated 15 hrs)
MILESTONE ONE: Kicked off with Design Team
Week 3: Design Iterations & Approvals (estimated 10 hrs)
Week 4: Write up Requirements & Hand off to Development Team (estimated 10 hrs) MILESTONE TWO: All development is completed
Week 5: Available for questions and clarifications during development phase (estimated 5 hrs)
*depending on resourcing the Core Code team may not be able to prioritize this project for their sprint, there may be some down time while we wait for resources to open up
Week 6: UAT Feedback and release (estimated 5 hours)
Week 7: Wrap-up documentation / Hand off Notes / Help-Center Articles (estimated 10 hrs)
MILESTONE THREE: Project is completed, grant payout is expected
Timelines and requirements will be confirmed between all parties during the Kickoff. Minor adjustments and accommodations will be made. Project Delivery can be adjusted up to two weeks. Additional changes in requirements or timelines will need to be documented using a Change Request.

The Contributor

This grant is available to any L1-L3 Braintrust contributor. You will be asked to submit your Discord username in your application to verify contributor status.
This project requires a senior level problem solver with experience in Product Management and Engineering:
  • Strong experience in gathering product requirements and product evaluations
  • Strategic thinker
The best contributors to the Braintrust project...
  • Have a strong sense of commitment to the Braintrust platform and their fellow community members who will benefit from their contributions.
  • Are proactive and clear communicators that keep mentors updated with wins, challenges, and blockers.
  • Take ownership of their work, and embody a “figure it out” mentality that is driven by their desire to make Braintrust the best network.
  • Are strong project managers who identify challenges and communicate solutions early and often. They appreciate the mentors who are there to guide their work, not manage the project.

Selection Timeline

Call for Submissions
January 12, 2022
Submissions Close
January 26, 2022
Last day for interviews
February 11, 2022
Selection Date
February 16, 2022
Offer Acceptance Date
February 18, 2022
Project Kickoff
February 21, 2022
Expected Delivery Date
April 21, 2022

About the Selection Process

Additional questions about this grant should be added to this public FAQ doc. Questions will be answered by the Grant Mentor, Shreena Amin.

Additional Notes about Projects in the Grant Program:

  • Grant compensation includes both the time and materials needed to complete the project. A portion of the grant can be requested up front to cover material costs. These expenses are approved by the Grants committee.
  • All projects are completed open source for the benefit of the community. Grant contributors do not own the IP associated with their grant.
  • All grants have an expectation of thorough and public documentation that can be used by future contributors that want to enhance / improve upon past efforts, document process and how-to, FAQs.
  • Grants require a 1 year service agreement (up to 10 additional hours) to accommodate bug fixing, updates to libraries, etc.
  • There is a formal process by which the Grants Committee and/or Grantee can request a change to the scope/ compensation/timelines of this project. The changes must be agreed upon by both parties.