Analyst, Protocol Research



United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

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 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 you are

  • 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 Messari’s 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

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.
  • 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
  • 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 offices in New York or San Francisco, 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 $1,000 annually for you to invest in your continued education
*As Messari is a fully remote company hiring candidates around the world, our perks and benefit packages may adjust based on your location.
Join our Global, Fully-Remote Team
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.