We are looking for a person with a background in qualitative research and technical authoring of standards to help develop the Standards that the IOP Alliance stewards.
We are looking for one or more individuals for the role of standards researcher and technical author to help our community write open standards for data, knowledge and know-how related to hardware and manufacturing.
We are interested in recruiting people to be part of our team, so we are less interested in companies (such as management consultancies or outsourcing firms). The contractual arrangement can be as staff or as consultants, including through their own consultancy companies.
The minimum contract duration is 2 months, and the current maximum is 18 months.
The time commitment is a minimum of 4 days per month (20% FTE) and the maximum is full- time.
This means that we may choose to appoint several people on shorter, part-time contracts to author different standards, or we may choose to appoint one person full-time on a longer-term contract to author all the standards. In short, we want to be flexible so that we don’t miss out on hiring great people for our different initiatives because of any contracting constraints.
In your application, please let us know which arrangement you would be interested in.
We are a small team working fully remotely across five countries supporting a global community.
The COVID pandemic has revealed how fragile and inefficient the global manufacturing paradigm and supply chain are in emergency situations. What if we could manufacture PPE, medical devices, or anything, locally anywhere? What if we reimagined manufacturing?
Given the current and emerging technology we have today, what would production look like if we reconfigured it from scratch? We believe the answer lies in sustainable, globally networked, local manufacturing. Join us and be part of the future of manufacturing!
The Internet of Production Alliance (“IoP Alliance”) brings together people from around the world to build open infrastructures enabling anyone, everywhere to participate in production.
We believe that the future of production lies in decentralized manufacturing based on shared knowledge, allowing us to deliver products faster, made from locally sourced materials and with less ecological impact.
We are global Alliance of people and organizations building the knowledge and tools to enable this future. And we want you to join us.
Since its launch in 2018, the IOP Alliance has released 2 open data standards, part of a series of 5. Open Know-Where (“OKW”) and Open Know-How Design & Documentation (“OKH-D&D”) were created by the IOP Alliance working groups, constituted as a network of people and organisations working together voluntarily within a light coordination structure.
The next 2 years will see a great leap for the Alliance: the first dedicated team has been hired, a foundation is being registered, work on further standards has begun, and ambitious goals of growing the membership of the IOP Alliance and the adoption of OKH and OKW have been set.
In this context, we are hiring a person to the effort in documenting further standards. These include standards for: designs and documentation, portability, interactivity, electronic components, materials and components, skills, business models and contracts.
We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage application from all backgrounds, genders and all regions of the world.
The required skill levels in this role (awareness, working, practitioner, expert) are based on the Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/skill-levels-for-digital-data-and-technology-roles)
Experience with any of the following would be highly desirable:
Commitment: Full-time or part-time depending on profile and interest
Duration: We are open to considering a timeframe based on your expertise and availability. It could be a 2-month contract to develop one of the standards, up to a maximum of 18 months to develop several standards.
Management: the role reports to and is managed by the Alliance Technical Coordinator.
Compensation: 20-100% FTE at 200-350 USD per day depending on experience and duration
Members of the Internet of Production Alliance act as fiscal sponsors for the Internet of Production Alliance projects and staff. The contract may be transferred once an Internet of Production Foundation is established.
Further information in the links below.
IoP Alliance website: www.internetofproduction.org
Field Ready’s blog post on OKW: www.fieldready.org/post/now-they-ll-know-where