This post provides an update on near-term hiring plans at Epik Holdings Inc. What are we about at Epik? Epik is helping to accelerate the transition of the Internet to a more decentralized and resilient architecture that empowers humanity to achieve their potential. Through breakthrough initiatives like Toki, we believe we can play a useful role in bringing another one billion people online in the next 5 years. We are open 24/7/365, united by a shared passion for building a better digital world. We celebrate our wins, improve continuously, and adapt quickly. We partner with demanding customers to deliver superior value for money while passing along savings from process efficiencies and supply chain improvements. We believe domains are a high potential asset class and that there is still opportunity for anyone. For the domain community, we are committed to co-creating abundance, making the pie BIGGER by helping the industry to achieve higher prices, higher sell-through rates, while providing maximum capital efficiency. At Epik, we place emphasis on having the best team with the strongest players. We believe everyone on the team brings unique gifts and talents. The shared task of management and staff is to match those unique attributes with opportunities that create value while also having fun doing it. As part of a planned international expansion, Epik is now looking for four types of staff: Brand Ambassadors County or Region Managers Product Managers The below overview provides context on each category with details on how to apply. Brand Ambassador Brand Ambassadors will typically be organized by geography or language, but can also be organized by vertical or specialty or shared community interest that the brand ambassador knows well. Brand ambassadors engage niche and local communities to leverage tools and services from Epik to increase digital empowerment, for example: Social Media Message board engagement Seminars and Training events Organize street teams Channel Partnerships We bring cutting edge technology that empowers, and do it at price points that anyone can afford. As we do this, we seek to be truly local: immersed in local culture, language and respecting local traditions. The role can be part-time or full-time, and is well-suited to persons who are early in their career or want to be part of a high energy organization where they can learn and grow. Compensation is locally competitive, and can be paid out daily, weekly or monthly. In the true spirit of meritocracy, compensation growth and performance bonuses are tied to impact. Although brand ambassadors are not eligible to participate in the affiliate program, they can own domains for their own account and are encouraged to shoot the moon! High performing brand ambassadors have the opportunity to become County or Region Managers To apply, send a letter of introduction to Spencer Iacobelli: [email protected]. Country Manager or Region Manager Once a country has at least 500 registered Epik.com users, we seek to appoint a country manager who will work with the management team to develop and execute the overall strategy for local market leadership. The country manager is developing local best practices, while leveraging global core competencies. The country managers are empowered to build thriving local communities that can leverage the fast-growing set of tools available from Epik. Country managers actively learn from each other, quickly reapplying locally executed success models that are piloted in lead countries. Country managers are the local feet on the ground. Their local presence also entails working with the ccTLD registry and local regulatory authorities. Country managers are also responsible for the development of local talent, and work with senior management to explore strategic opportunities. To apply, send letter of introduction to Frank Meester, [email protected]. Product Manager Epik.com is incubating a number of innovative products that are designed to be interoperable while improving lives through clearly defined value propositions that are tied to specific brand promises. Product Management opportunities exist for the following products: - Anonymize.com: Privacy solutions, e.g. VPN (live) - Armored.net: Secure Cloud storage (live) - CloudChase.com: Resilient OpenStack Hosting (Dec 2019) - BitMitigate.com: CDN and DDoS Mitigation (live) - DNEncrypt.com: Free SSL certificates (Jan 2020) - DNProtect.com: Domain Insurance (Jan 2020) - DomainGraduate: Online training course (relaunching Nov 2019) - DropElf.com: Tools for online expiry stream discovery (live) - Epik Registrar: Our flagship product! (live) - Epik Escrow: Our fast-growing service for domain transaction processing (live) - Epik Marketplace: Domain name marketplace (live) - FullVenue.com: Online event booking (beta) - NameBrokers.com: Online broker network (Jan 2020) - Masterbucks.com: Cloud Wallet (live - relaunching Jan 2020) - Sibyl Systems: Resilient cloud hosting (live) - Toki.com: Decentralized smart search engine (Jan 2020) - TrustRatings.com: Online trust score (beta) - Us.Tv: Online video publishing (live) - Watchmask.com: Online video privacy (live) - WhoQ.com: Universal WHOIS/RDAP/Blockchain name search (Q4 2019) To apply, send letter of introduction to Rob Monster, [email protected] or Prathmesh Tokekar, [email protected]. What types of people succeed at Epik? We develop courageous leaders who master productivity hacks, as a way to increase impact while enhancing quality of life and unleashing creative and inventive capacity. We place an emphasis on personal productivity helping staff to realize their true capacity. While we warmly embrace diversity in our organization, there are some attributes that tend to appear early on among the staff who are most likely to succeed and grow. For example: Self-starter Problem solver Adaptable High integrity Impact-focused Tech-curious Team player As most of our back-office systems are in English, English fluency is strongly preferred. However, if someone is still learning English and is committed to achieve eventual fluency, we'll work with that person and get by with online translation tools where needed. We trust our people to make wise choices, but also recognize that with speed, come mistakes. Our HR handbook is relatively simple: Do the right thing, even when nobody's looking. We may stretch people beyond their comfort zone, but also value life balance and time away from work. What role is best for me? Most people will typically identify a primary role where they believe and, we believe, they can succeed. Once onboarded, and after initial training, we'll also be on the lookout for opportunities to give you a project that plays to your unique strengths or passions.