Research Analyst

Remote (Switzerland +/- 6 hours) Full-time

Position

Research Analyst

Location

Remote (Switzerland +/- 6 hours)

Contract

Full-time

Beginning

Immediately

Salary Range

$70k - 120k/year + Equity.

Job Description

Chorus One is the largest cryptocurrency staking provider in Europe securing over $6bn in assets and operating nodes on over 25 cutting edge networks such as Solana, Ethereum 2.0, and Cosmos. We also research, design and build liquid staking and interoperability solutions to enable a richer inter-blockchain ecosystem.

To supplement our extraordinary growth in 2021, we are seeking a Research Analyst to assist our distributed organization of 26 people in keeping track of developments in and contributing to network ecosystems we are a part of, as well as helping us make informed investment and product decisions.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an industry building cutting-edge technology laying the foundation for a decentralized, internet-native, open, and permissionless financial system.

Job Profile

Here is what we are looking for:

  • Can communicate well in both oral and written form.
  • Has experience in structured research and data-driven analysis and is able to reliably synthesize important financial as well as technical data and information.
  • Can take initiative and work independently.
  • Has a private interest in cryptocurrencies and is active in the community looking for a full-time role, we are especially interested in individuals with expertise in staking and/or decentralized finance.

Your Responsibilities

  • Research and compile relevant information around protocol designs, macro trends, and network updates to help grow our business and improve our services.
  • Assist in prioritizing engineering resources and managing communication with relevant external network stakeholders.
  • Create content and engage in the ecosystem to represent us in network communities and to assist our customer acquisition and retention.
  • Identify and analyze relevant data and metrics to improve our services, decision-making, and external communications.
  • Contribute to developing our long-term strategy and decision-making criteria.
  • Conduct due diligence on new networks and evaluate the business viability of operating nodes on them using our existing methodology.

Our Offer

  • Autonomy, a friendly and supportive work environment, and the opportunity for rapid growth
  • Competitive fixed salary (USD 70k - USD 120k) + equity
  • All-expense paid quarterly team retreats at nice destinations. Past retreats took place in Portugal, Kenya, the USA, South Korea, Dubai, and Serbia.
  • Remote work
  • Expand your network and work with some of the most important players in the vibrant crypto ecosystem
  • Work on the state of the art protocols that lay the foundation for an open, transparent, and programmable financial system

Application

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • To help us gauge whether your background matches our expectations, we request a 1-2 page written document from you that answers ONE of the questions below:

    - What is MEV? Why is it relevant for validators?
    - How has the staking market changed over the last 3 years?
    - What Proof-of-Stake network has the most interesting economics?
    - What web3 infrastructure can you foresee being critical to web3 adoption? Why?
    - 1-2 page on a staking topic of your choice
    

About Us

Chorus One is a community of ambitious, self-reflective people building high reliability infrastructure for decentralized networks. We believe that cryptoeconomics and decentralized networks will enable collaboration on a global scale, and propel the next stage in human evolution. Chorus One is building validator nodes and inter-chain communication for decentralized networks, allowing our users to earn more tokens and shape the emerging open financial system. Our work lies at the rich intersection of financial services, cryptocurrency, DevOps and Information Security. We are profitable, completely self-sustaining, and not beholden to the desires of external stakeholders - we control our own path.

People at Chorus One come from all walks of life; we believe in the importance of carving out more space for diversity in the tech industry, and removing barriers to entry to those underrepresented in the blockchain space. We are aware of the systemic obstacles faced by women, non-binary people, people of color, and other minorities in the workplace, and we are taking active steps to make Chorus One, and the blockchain industry more broadly, a safe, inclusive space where all the voices are heard and equally matter.