Analyst, Protocol Research

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’s Protocol Services provides independent and objective research for the benefit of crypto projects’ community members and stakeholders. Our research analysts offer in-depth, data-driven research coverage of key crypto networks and protocols. The reports highlight key information and data-driven insights crypto communities need to make informed 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 crypto project. We currently cover more than 50 projects including many blue chips. You can find our research reports here. Analysts work closely together with our data engineers who are responsible for gathering raw data from internal and external data sources and turn these into metrics.
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
  • Become the industry authority for the crypto projects under your coverage.
  • Author research reports including Quarterly Reports, Initiation of Coverage Reports, and other Research Notes.
  • Lead the end-to-end Quarterly Reporting process from template creation, through data interpretation, specification and tracking of key metrics, and production of written reports.
  • Build strong collaboration with network/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. Monitor crypto market and sector developments, interpreting data and trends affecting the protocols under your coverage.
Who you are
  • 2-3 years of working experience. Preferably as a Research Analyst/Associate or Data Engineer in either crypto or TradFi with previous exposure to financial statement analysis and high affinity for crypto research.
  • Strong data skills and familiarity with crypto metrics and data sources.
  • Knowledge of SQL and Python to pull and manipulate data yourself with speed.
  • Prompt engineering skills and productive use of AI/Chat GPT are a plus.
  • 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 (e.g., through app usage, advising a crypto project, participating in a DAO, or doing your own deep dives into projects).
  • Relentless attention to detail with a strong desire to deliver a high quality data and research product.
  • A team player, but really. We are a team of collaborative individuals that put Messari’s mission above personal achievement.
  • You have the ability to be highly productive in a remote working environment.

Salary Ranges for this position (depending upon experience):$105,000 - $125,000


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