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 seeking a Research Analyst with expertise in DeFi and stablecoins to join our Enterprise Research team. You will conduct thorough, sector-wide research and analysis to publish deep dives and shorter form research reports that bring data-driven insights to our clients. Your reports will leverage Messari’s qualitative and quantitative datasets. As part of this role, you will engage with investors, protocols, and other stakeholders in the crypto industry. 

This role is based out of our New York City office. Note that we will only review applications that have answered the questions at the bottom of this spec.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct thorough research and analysis to provide sector-level overviews and data-driven insights to our clients.
  • Collaborate with the broader research team to author insightful research reports.
  • Form original theses about crypto and the DeFi sector and use these as the backbone for your research reports.  
  • Stay abreast of key developments in your sector with the ability to publish quick reports as needed.
  • Engage on social media platforms (e.g., Twitter) and participate in industry events to represent our brand and build your personal brand.

Requirements:

  • Crypto-native – you know multiple DeFi protocols inside-out, are familiar with major themes and sectors, and have basic knowledge of 50-100 protocols.
  • 1-2 years of experience working in crypto or 3+ years working as a research analyst.
  • Strong communication skills, able to articulate your analysis and insights concisely and with clarity in plain English.
  • Ability to synthesize a wide range of data and insights into a coherent framework that facilitates in-depth understanding of a (new) sector, trend or protocol.
  • Resourceful, curious, and able to think critically and independently.
  • Relentless attention to detail.
  • Strong data skills and familiarity with crypto metrics and data sources.
  • Team player with a willingness to collaborate and put Messari's mission above personal achievement.
  • Salary Range: 110k - 120k Base + Competitive Equity 

Bonus:

  • Knowledge of SQL and Python to pull and manipulate data yourself (with speed)
  • Experience conducting traditional or crypto valuation and analysis

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