Snapshot vote for PIP-22 here: https://snapshot.page/#/pickle/proposal/Qmf5bSoNqGXzdnSLnr96eUBtUsFbZxDh4aA9Zrhx31GV49
As we all know Pickle will integrate with Yearn, with our PickleJars becoming Yearn v2 Vaults. At present Pickle will serve to 1) provide PICKLE emissions on top of the base Yearn Vault returns and 2) work to develop strategies in collaboration with Yearn to receive the 10% strategist fee.
There is potentially a need to identify and oversee the implementation of new growth opportunities beyond developing strategies which can compliment other projects within the Yearn ecosystem.
In light of this opportunity I believe we should prioritise product research and development. If passed, this proposal would allocate $105k/year for paying a salary for a COO/product lead to work full time on Pickle to develop its product roadmap and lead operational initiatives in general. The compensation would be denominated in stablecoins and vested PICKLEs at a ratio of approximately 2:1.
If the budget for the proposed role is approved, a call for suitable candidates will be made on the Pickle Discord. Thereafter, a selection committee will assess and select a suitable candidate and for a certain length of time at its discretion. The selection committee will comprise of at least the following multi-sig members and key Pickle contributors: @larrythecucumber, @0xkoffee, @jintao, @CeloProtocol, @purplezky, @Rooster_Cogburn77, @sifu, and @yyctrader.
The position would include at least the following responsibilities (taken from this Forum post):
Developing and managing a Growth process: an iterative, data-driven approach to reach the organization’s goals by experimenting and compounding on what works, open to the whole community to participate in. This also involves goal-setting that is product-oriented and informs the product roadmap: its strategic, technical, and UX components.
Managing design, engineering, and marketing resources that are specifically focused on engaging the community of users. These resources are deployed in tasks ranging from optimization of a certain aspect in the Growth funnel (e.g. search engine optimization for awareness) or delivering user-facing collateral like website pages, or content in a publishing platform, or engagement in social media platforms.
Conducting research into the usability, accessibility, and scalability of the product as a whole, through direct interaction with its users.
Contributing to the management of the communications, partnerships, and community of the protocol.
Contributing to the development and management of the documentation of the protocol, its governance process, and its brand identity.