XIP#36 - Hire Bart 3 Months


We engage with Bart on a temporary part-time basis to further improve the NFTX Infrastructure and backend services.

Bart has been helping as an advisor over the past 12 months and helped @javery define and configure the existing backend infrastructure for NFTX.


This proposal is intended to hire Bart as Senior Devops Engineer on the Consumer Products squad for a predefined time frame of 3 months. His main role for the NFTX DAO will be refining the backend infrastructure and ops, and scaling the capabilities and robustness of the platform to compete as a fully decentralized marketplace and provision of developer tooling.

After the 3 months period ends, when there is a mutual interest to extend the position, a new proposal will have to pass through governance for extension of the position.


As NFTX has continued to lead the way with the financialisation of NFTs we are looking to increase the number of protocols to integrate with the services provided.

The scalability and performance of the supporting infrastructure is a vital part of continuing to deliver both the NFTX Marketplace and Yield apps and integration endpoints for the increasing number of NFT aggregators.

Over the past few months, Bart has been consulting and helping core team efforts, including patching Erigon during the Ethereum merge to keep the NFTX subgraph indexing; best practice configuration of NGINX servers; testing and reviewing the 0xMarketplaceZap vulnerability.


Bart is an experienced DevOps Engineer (currently Director of Engineering at a large-scale web2 company) with more than 20 years of experience, and previously was responsible for building infrastructure for an online gaming company serving millions of users across scalable infrastructure running in the millions of dollars.

Being a former colleague of Javery, there are personal guarantees that Bart will deliver above and beyond the initial work laid out.


None noted.


Hiring Bart for three months will involve him being responsible for:

  • Ensuring long-term scalability of the platform

  • Increasing reliability and robustness of infrastructure

  • Streamlining the relationship between DevOps and infrastructure

  • Explaining, documenting and implementing solutions for new features and complex problems

  • Championing speed, performance, availability, and quality

Projects that Bart will be working on includes

  • Security and maintenance review of all infrastructure
  • Implement changes to the NFTX API to enable external consumption and load-balancing requirements
  • Implement automated alerting throughout
  • Creation/development of Bots for new product features
  • Contribute to the scoping and initial development of NFTX V3

Funding request - Yes - Implementation Requires Funding

To appoint Bart for three months, we’d like to offer him the following competitive package, for which funds are required from the DAO treasury.

The engagement will be two days per week for three months.

The total remuneration for the will be $25k, $15k paid in USDC as part of a sablier stream and $10k paid up-front in NFTX at spot price.

These funds will be paid upfront after the vote passes and Bart commits part-time. Extension of his position after 3 months at NFTX will require a new proposal.


Reference to Consumer Squad proposal: Snapshot 3

Proposed points of discussion.


Quorum (For forum)

Minimum Quorum: At least 5 votes

Passing Threshold: More than 50% must vote in agreement for the XIP to Pass. For changes to the NFTX contract, more than 70% must vote in agreement for the XIP to pass.

  • Yes, hire Bart for 3 months
  • No

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