Job Description


The Role

Messaris Protocol Services provides independent and objective research for the benefit of crypto projects 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. Our flagship product is the Quarterly Report which is a data-driven point-in-time snapshot of the usage and financial performance of a project. We currently cover around 50 projects including many blue chips. You can find our research reports here. 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 leadership and direction within the DeFi sector and become the industry authority for the protocols under your coverage, including DeFi protocols (main focus) and other protocols (e.g., consumer applications).
  • Author research reports for the protocols under your coverage including Quarterly Reports / Briefs, Initiation of Coverage Reports, and other Research Notes.
  • Lead the end-to-end Quarterly Reports process from template creation through interpreting data and production of the written report.
  • Build strong relationships and rapport with protocol management and key community members/contributors.
  • Keep abreast of all developments related to the protocols that you cover through Messari Intel, Twitter, Discord, blogs and other relevant channels. Identify opportunities for Messari to engage in communities.
  • Monitor crypto market and sector developments, interpreting data and trends affecting the protocols under your coverage.
  • Interface with Messari clients to discuss the protocols under your coverage.

Who Are You

  • 2-3 years of working experience. Preferably as a Research Analyst or Associate in either crypto or TradFi with previous exposure to financial statement modeling and analysis.
  • Strong communication skills (orally and written), able to articulate your analysis and insights concisely and with clarity in plain English.
  • You are obsessed with crypto and have practical experience interacting with crypto protocols whether that is through app usage, advising a crypto project, participating in a DAO, or doing your own deep dives into projects.
  • Strong data skills and familiarity with crypto metrics and data sources.
  • Knowledge of SQL and Python to pull and manipulate data yourself (with speed) including prompt engineering and productive use of AI/Chat GPT.
  • Relentless attention to detail.
  • Strong data skills and familiarity with crypto metrics and data sources.
  • A team player, but really. We are a team of collaborative individuals that put Messaris mission above personal achievement.
  • A strong desire to deliver a high quality product. 

Salary Ranges for this position (depending upon experience):$105,000 - $120,000

  • Attention to Detail
  • Communications Skills
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Team Collaboration
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