Job Description


About The Role

Aptos Labs is seeking a DeFi Power User Analyst to join our Ecosystem team. We have a dedicated team focused solely on DeFi and as a DeFi Analyst, you will play a pivotal role in conducting research, analysis, and reporting in the DeFi space. You will be responsible for staying up-to-date with the latest developments, analyzing industry trends, and providing valuable insights to support decision-making by the team. Please see the added assignment below the job description.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Conduct comprehensive research on the DeFi sector, including cryptocurrencies, decentralized applications (dApps), real-world assets (RWAs), and emerging DeFi technologies. 
  • Continuously enhancing research methodologies by exploring new tools and techniques to improve the accuracy and efficiency of data collection and analysis.
  • Stay updated with the latest developments in the DeFi space, monitoring industry trends, technological advances, regulatory changes, competitor activities, and similar trends taking place in traditional finance. 
  • Gather data across sources (blockchain explorers, technical documentation, research papers, research reports, whitepapers, social media, news articles, on-chain analytics, trading metrics, and more) to understand the nuances of success and failure/product-market-fit in blockchain technology/markets.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on DeFi and blockchain technologies, supporting internal teams and clients by sharing knowledge and answering research-related queries.
  • Define and lead new initiatives within the ecosystem team to expand the reach of Aptos DeFi.

What We're Looking For:

  • 2-3 years of experience working in research, DeFi, or similar roles at a high-growth technology company with at least two years of deep DeFi experience
  • Demonstrated experience and an extensive understanding of the blockchain industry, ideally with a robust background in analyzing EVM or Solana ecosystems, and a specific emphasis on DeFi, on-chain activity, trading, and smart contracts.
  • A deep and relevant network in DeFi
  • Proven track record in market research, data analysis, and report writing within the blockchain or DeFi sector. 
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to extract insights from complex datasets and communicate them effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, capable of presenting research findings and insights to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Travel into our NYC office at least 3 days/week (based in SoHo)

Along with your application, please provide a 1-2 page thesis on a DeFi trend that youre excited about and tell us why. Please submit this as your cover letter.

The base salary range for this full-time position is $93k - 143k. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and typical maximum target for new hire salaries for the position of a candidate based in the Bay Area at any level.

Our Benefits

  • 100% insurance premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision for you and your dependents (US Employees)
  • Equipment of your choice
  • Flexible vacation time, 11 holidays, and floating company days off 
  • Competitive Salary
  • Equity (RSUs)
  • Protocol Token Grants
  • 401k matching (US Employees)
  • Fun and inclusive in-person and digital events

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communications Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Smart Contract Audit
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