Thanks for the comment and offer to help @cyclicgoose! Happy to provide some more transparency around the committee’s process and progress so far.
The first step is to raise awareness and attract as many applicants as possible. The committee aligned on this job description (feedback is always welcome tho), the position was announced on Twitter, and anyone is welcome to apply via this form.
After submitting the form, applicants are invited to complete a video interview powered by a tool called Hireflix. The interview is composed of 15 questions that the committee aligned on. Applicants get 30 seconds to prepare and 2 minutes to answer each question as well as 3 chances to record a retake. They can record the interview on their own schedule, and the hiring committee can review the recordings on their own schedule (especially nice for a globally distributed team).
Happy to publish the questions once this phase is over. In the meantime, I can at least share this intro video that applicants see at the beginning of the interview.
This first phase is still in progress, but the plan is for the committee to narrow the list of applicants down to the top 2 or 3 to invite to complete 3 live interviews with members of the committee focused on the following key criteria: Technical (led by @woodenfurniture), Leadership/Program Management (led by @0xFBL), and DAO/Open Source/Community (led by @0xean). References will also be requested at this stage.
Finally, the committee will deliberate and come to consensus on their top choice, which they’ll then support in making a governance proposal and scheduling an interview with the community. This is a similar process that occurred when electing @0xFBL, but has been improved with the video interview stage and more focused live interviews.
The goal is to advance to advance to the live interview phase by Jan 1, but it’s possible the application window will be extended if the committee doesn’t feel enough qualified applicants have completed interviews yet.
So far, 3 individuals have applied and been invited to complete the video interview, and 2 have completed the video interview.
Re: your generous offer to weigh in on candidates before the selection is narrowed by a committee:
I appreciate this offer, but don’t think it’s my call. While I’ve volunteered to help facilitate this “hiring” effort (technically it’s more of a candidate-seeking-and-vetting effort), I defer to the committee on whether they’d like to invite anyone else to help pre-screen candidates.
IMO, the main thing the committee could use help with right now is raising awareness for the opportunity and encouraging anyone you know that could be a fit to apply.
As @0xean mentioned, any candidate is welcome to skip/cancel this process and go directly to the community if they’d like. Ultimately the community has the final say, and all candidates are encouraged to join the discord and engage with the community directly at any point in the process. Additionally, the community (or any subset) is welcome to embark on their own “hiring” process or even mandate a specific process should be required (ie. SCP-162). In lieu of that, I plan to continue pushing forward with the current committee and plan, but welcome any/all feedback and appreciate any/all support in raising awareness for the role.