Product Development Internship // BigchainDB
Ocean Protocol is a decentralized data exchange protocol that unlocks data for AI.
Ocean Protocol uses advanced blockchain technology that allows data to be shared and sold in a safe, secure and transparent manner. We enable a decentralized platform and network that connects providers and consumers of valuable data, while providing open access for developers to build services.
Ocean Protocol uses a thoughtful application of both technology and governance for more equitable outcomes for users of data.
Our team combines a deep background in big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence and data exchanges, with real-world business experience as entrepreneurs, designers and technologists who have started over 20 companies.
As a Product Development Intern, you will be expected to research current market conditions and have an understanding of Ocean Protocol’s place within the general data economy. You will help evaluate the product/market fit. In addition, you will be expected to conduct ideation workshops, prepare user testing strategies and validate ideas/concepts. An ideal applicant would have experience with design software, design thinking and able to aid in the design and visualization of product ideas. Finally, you are expected to meet with the C-level of Ocean Protocol on a bi-weekly, potentially weekly basis to present findings research, and development.
Skills and Experience
We don’t expect applicants to be an expert in everything listed below which is why we’ve separated the requirements into two tiers. We offer a collaborative work environment where the team shares experiences, ideas and lessons learned. The ideal candidate has some related experience; loves to learn; and thrives working in a team environment.
- Exceptional interpersonal, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
- Highly inquisitive, focused and proactive
- Great attitude, creative mindset, strong work-ethic
- Genuine interest in the blockchain and startup communities
- Google Suite proficiency
- Authorization to work in Germany
- University internship requirement
- You are digital native and have a high drive for understanding and meeting users needs
- You have a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a related field
- First working experience with agile software development methodologies (SCRUM, Kanban, etc.) is a plus but not a requirement
- A hands-on mentality
- Some sort of coding experience is a plus but not a requirement
The nice stuff
We’re a tight-knit international team based in Berlin. We’re always building and shipping, but with an appreciation for the theoretical. We work closely with our users, technology partners, and engage with the global decentralization community on and offline.
From our very beginnings having a female cofounder: we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We strongly encourage applications from women, transgender or non-binary people, people of colour, people with disabilities, or anyone traditionally underrepresented in tech.
Location: We’re in Berlin, Germany. If you don’t know much about Berlin, don’t fret. Almost all of us have immigrated here, from all over the world, from Canada to India, from Spain to the USA. And we love it!
Office: Our cozy office is located at the Silicon Allee campus in Berlin-Mitte right at the Naturkundemuseum. Enjoy daily supply of Mate and fruits to keep you going!
Language: We speak English in the office. And in fact if you only speak English, you can easily get by in Berlin.
Working hours: In general we try to be around the office until 5pm. But if your 3yo has an event at the local kita, by all means, go! Or if you get on a roll and work late, then please, sleep in. Or if you wish to work from home now and then, that’s ok. We trust you to do your job, and doing your job is about getting the task done, not us looking over your shoulder.
Time off: We know that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, therefore every intern receives 2 days off every month!
Sports: Berlin is great for sports and there is just so much to do. If you want to try it all, we will subsidize your Urban Sports Club membership so that you get the most out of it.
Professional and Personal Growth: BigchainDB is at the epicenter of blockchains + big data + AI, so if you’re not learning, then something’s wrong! We’ll be giving you opportunities to represent us speaking at conferences, hosting hackathons, writing, and more.
Compensation: Even interns deserve financial compensation. The amount varies depending on the type and length of the internship.
Amazing cool city. Did we mention, it’s Berlin?
Things work. Did we mention, it’s Germany?
Your Next Step?
If you are interested in this position, along with your CV/Resume/Portfolio, please write short answers to the following questions and send it to [email protected]
- Why this internship?
- Explain a problem you have solved?