Research Analyst, Protocol Reporting L1/L2
About Messari. Messari is the leading provider of crypto market intelligence products that help professionals navigate crypto/Web3 with confidence. We bring transparency and smarter qualitative and quantitative analytics to the industry by combining a global research database with a comprehensive suite of data visualization and asset discovery tools. We help drive smarter participation in crypto from individuals and institutions alike. The name “Messari” came from the Franciscan monks who declared “clean books” a moral imperative during the renaissance and pushed merchants to use proper accounting methods. This led to the flourishing of investment via “trust but verify” methods and industry growth throughout Europe. That’s what we aim to do. Provide participants, investors, builders, platforms, and everyone else with reliable information to better participate in the crypto ecosystem. Our users range from some of the most prominent analysts, investors, and crypto individuals to top organizations including Coinbase, BitGo, Anchorage, 0x, Chainanalysis, Ledger, Compound, MakerDAO, and many more.The Role Messari Protocol Reporting provides independent and objective research for the benefit of DAO/protocol community members and stakeholders. Our research analysts offer in-depth research coverage of key crypto protocols uncovering the information and insights these communities need to validate their decisions. Candidates with deep knowledge of Smart Contract Platforms, cryptocurrency network infrastructures, cryptocurrency network scaling solutions, and smart contracts are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate actively monitors and participates in discussion forums of smart contract platforms and other base layer networks. Candidates should have a concrete understanding of the current Layer-1 and Layer-2 landscape, and also have a working knowledge of zero-knowledge and optimistic rollup designs and trade-offs. Please note that at this moment we can only hire US-based candidates for this role. To be considered, please answer the questions that are part of the application. What you’ll do Provide strong leadership within your sector and become the industry authority for the protocols under your coverage. Author research reports for the protocols under your coverage including Quarterlies, Initiation of Coverage, Ecosystem Overviews, and other Research Notes. Lead the end-to-end Quarterly Reports process from template creation through interpreting data and production of the written report all the way through the quarterly call. Build strong relationships and rapport with protocol management and key community members/contributors. Interface with Messari clients to discuss the protocols under your coverage. Keep abreast of what’s going on with the protocols that you cover through Twitter, Discord, Messari Intel, blogs and other relevant channels. Identify opportunities for Messari to engage. Monitor crypto market and sector developments, interpreting data and trends affecting the protocols under your coverage. Who you are 3-5 years of working experience. Preferably with previous exposure to financial statement modeling and analysis. Strong familiarity with Smart Contract Platform primitives and their related infrastructure. Experience using or contributing to Layer-1 or Layer-2 networks. Experience researching and writing about Layer-1 or Layer-2 networks. Relentlessly curious, resourceful, and able to think critically and creatively. A team player, but really. We are a team of collaborative individuals that put Messari’s mission above personal achievement. A strong desire to deliver a high quality product. Salary Ranges for this position (depending upon experience):$105,000 – $125,000What you’ll love about Messari. We understand in order for you to do your best work, you need the resources to stay healthy, recharge, and feel like you have ownership in the future we are building. Benefits: Competitive Salary and Employee Stock Options: Everyone in our team contributes to the success of our game-changing products, which is why we share all our wins company-wide. As we continue to succeed, stock options and a competitive salary mean you get to enjoy the upside! Health, Dental, & Vision: We care about your well-being so we contribute to the cost of your health benefits. Messari covers 80% of your health, dental, and vision! Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Use pretax dollars for any health care needs. Life Insurance: Provided to you at no cost, with coverage up to 1x your Annual Salary. Disability Insurance: Offering Long-term and Short-term disability to provide a portion of your income during times you are unable to work! Flexible Time Off: Forget accrued PTO days. We believe in the power of personal time, so we offer as much flexible time as you need. Just clear it with your team and bon voyage! Paid Parental Leave: We encourage you to take care of your little one! We provide 18 weeks for primary caregiver / 4 weeks for secondary caregiver Perks: WeWork: All Access Pass. 401k: 3% Match when you invest in your future with our 401K. Flexible working life and $500 WFH set up allowance: Work-life balance is important. Whether you want to work from home or come to our office in New York the choice is yours. To help you get comfortable working from home we’ll assist with a $500 contribution. Community & Social Events: Messari is a community, we work hard, and bring each other up! Fun and regular company events to relax and connect with teammates. Learning and Development: We are dedicated to your professional development. We contribute $1,500 annually for you to invest in your continued education. Health & Wellness Perks: Work-life balance and your wellbeing are important to us. To contribute to your mental & physical wellbeing we gift you a brand new Whoop and a subscription to Headspace, as well as Health Advocacy as part of our Employee Assistance Plan. *As Messari is a fully remote company hiring candidates around the world, our perks and benefit packages may adjust based on your location. Join our Global, Fully-Remote Team We believe in building services that help people around the world engage with crypto and seek out talent that can broaden how we build for a diverse, global audience. At Messari, we welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, socioeconomic status, religion, age, marital or parental status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
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