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

We are looking for an experienced backend engineer to own, maintain and extend our media monitoring & social analytics service. This service ingests news and social media data from many relevant outlets and social media sources, processes their content using natural language processing (NLP) models and stores the enriched data for news feeds and deeper analysis.   

The media analytics service is built in Python using spaCy on top of PostgreSQL & RabbitMQ and is deployed as a Kubernetes cluster of microservices (for independent reliability and scaling of the ingest, digest and API services). 

Our media data is both real time and historical across a wide range of media sources (e.g., news articles, Tweets, Telegram messages), often covering the entire history of a source (going back almost a decade). This presents interesting challenges in ingestion, processing, storage & querying as well as valuable opportunities in extracting good signals from historic and current media.  

The relevant NLP/ML architecture is already built out, tested, documented and working. You won’t need experience with ML but a willingness to learn the relevant tools and libraries to ensure its continued accuracy and accommodate new data & new features.

What you'll do

  • Own and manage the architecture, implementation, deployment and use of the media analytics services within Messari and to outside consumers (via the web app or API)
  • Maintain and extend the existing ingestion pipeline for web scraping & social media connections, adding new ingest sources as needed (forums, websites, outlets, etc.).
  • Maintain and improve existing NLP models and digest pipeline, evaluate and improve performance on existing and new data.
  • Extend the media API to add and update interfaces, exposing existing capabilities to the rest of our platform and external API users.
  • Iterate on the data architecture to add substantial new features or improve query performance.
  • If you’re up for it, build new or design our NLP models for better performance.

Who you are

  • 2+ years experience with production backend development using reasonably modern technologies (like SQL, Git) and languages (like Python, Java, Golang).
  • Ready to own and drive a project end-to-end, from taking into account internal and external stakeholders to defining, refining, planning, executing and maintaining a vision.
  • Experienced with or interested in machine learning & data science, particularly in building data pipelines, improving language models and building internal data tools.
  • Willing, capable and happy to get deep down into the unglamorous but essential details of operating a complex service (e.g., tuning SQL query performance, stabilizing data pipelines)

Projects you could work on

  • Media ingestion: Extend our media ingestion pipelines to cover any crypto news/signal source you care about.
  • Media analytics/digest: Take over and improve our text processing and machine learning infrastructure to get the most out of difficult input text for the media service.
  • Internal media tools: Build and integrate online and historic media analytics tools for our internal research team (which may eventually make their way into external products).

What's it like to work with our engineering team?

  • A welcoming and open environment with people who love to collaborate on ideas and tackle complex problems
  • Work with a small team of engineers with large impact across product, research, and business development
  • Participate in forums like Family Meals and Messari Lab to share ideas or technologies you’ve been exploring and tinkering with

Salary Ranges for this position (depending upon experience):   #LI-AM1
Associate: $135,000 - $155,000
Mid: $155,000 - $185,000
Senior: $185,000 - $200,000 +

What 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.
 
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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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