- Applications are invited for an external ICT expert to work on Chimera, a project financed by the University of Malta Research Awards in which the Department of Computer Science at the University of Malta is participating.
- The call is for two experts with different deliverables associated to each expert. The tasks associated with the two different positions are described below:
a) The first awardee will be required to: (i) identify smart contract standards on a number of public DLT platforms, including but not limited to Ethereum, (ii) develop, implement and test smart contract standards conforming to legal contract requirements, as identified by the project; (iii) implement a number of use cases exposing the notion of legally-binding smart contracts as identified by the project; (iv) participate in chosen Chimera project meetings; and (v) assist Prof. Gordon Pace and Dr Joshua Ellul in the formulation and compilation of drafts of documents destined for project reporting purposes and of scientific manuscripts destined for eventual publication.
b) The second awardee will be required to: (i) build, test and document an Aspect-Oriented Programming tool for Solidity on the lines of AspectJ; (ii) build an online database to store and access Maltese legal cases related to legislation related to legal contracts; (iii) participate in chosen Chimera project meetings; and (iv) assist Prof. Gordon Pace and Dr Joshua Ellul with other project-related documentation.
In addition, the awardees will be responsible to coordinate with RSOs employed by and academics working on the projects, and carry out any other related tasks identified by Prof. Gordon Pace and Dr Joshua Ellul.
- The ideal candidate needs to have at least a first degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and experience in DLTs and smart contract development. Postgraduate degrees and/or other relevant experience will be considered positively as will demonstrated capacity to work both independently and in a team in a project setting.
- The engagement will last for a maximum of fifteen (15) months from receipt of appointment letter, preferably commencing soon after 1 March 2021. The candidate needs to log the hours spent on the project on a monthly basis within time-sheet templates provided by the University of Malta. 50% of the total payment by the University of Malta will be made after the first full month of work, against the provision of VAT receipts by the same candidate, whilst the remaining 50% of the payment will be made upon full completion of commissioned tasks and duties and upon the submission of a final administrative report of activities conducted by the awardee.
- The budget is that of EUR 10,000 exclusive of 18% VAT for each of the two engagements.
- The engagement is for a maximum duration of 15 months.
- Applicants are to indicate which of the two positions they are interested in.
Deadline: 28 February 2021