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Wintermute
Research Manager
about 2 months ago | 284 views | Be the first one to apply

Research Manager

Full-time
London
Per year
$90,000 To $148,000

About the company

Wintermute is one of the largest crypto-native algorithmic trading companies in digital assets. We provide liquidity algorithmically across most cryptocurrency exchanges and trading platforms, a broad range of OTC trading products as well as support high profile blockchain projects and traditional financial institutions moving into crypto. We actively participate in the development of the blockchain ecosystem through investments, partnerships, and incubation of projects. Wintermute was founded in 2017 by industry leaders and has successfully navigated multiple crypto industry cycles. Culturally, we combine the best of the two worlds: the technology standards of high-frequency trading firms in traditional markets and the innovative and entrepreneurial culture of technology startups. Read more here.

Job Summary

Some examples of your role:

📍Research - Conduct deep-dive comprehensive research on various verticals including chains, protocols, middleware and infrastructure tools to keep the team informed of innovations and market dynamics. 📍Thesis - Collaborate with the investment team to compose and updated investment thesis based on your in-depth market research, your perspective on the latest technical development and innovations, including emerging protocols, partnerships and regulatory changes. 📍Investment opportunities - Proactively identify new investment opportunities and make recommendations for buying, staking, or providing liquidity based on your research and trend analysis. 📍Due diligence  - Lead the technical due diligence for the venture portfolio’s prospect deals and assist with deal the due diligence of market potential, and competitive landscape. 📍Ad hoc projects - help the desk improve systems and processes: this could be anything from implementing portfolio monitoring, to trade execution, custody integration, or implementing on-chain analysis tools.

Hard Skills requirements

📍1-3 years of professional experience as a Web3 researcher or equivalent. 📍Ability to independently conduct technical due diligence on a protocol level. This will require a foundational ability to read and understand code in popular blockchain programming languages (Solidity, Rust, Move, etc.), and a familiarity with version control systems like GitHub for code management and collaboration. 📍In-depth understanding of different blockchain architectures, their consensus mechanisms, transaction execution, smart contracts, and decentralized protocols. 📍A proven track record of conducting due diligence on a wide array of web3 projects. 📍Familiarity with blockchain explorers and monitoring tools for tracking transactions and network activity. 📍Experience interacting with DeFi protocols, especially liquidity mining, yield farming, and interacting with lending protocol across chains. 📍Advanced command of Excel/Google Sheets, ideally being able to write Macros. 📍Basic understanding of core financial products including swaps, options, futures. 📍The ability to think analytically and strategically about investment decisions and market trends. 📍The ability to work well within a team and be self-guided on a day-to-day basis. 📍Strong written and analytical skills for deal analysis and internal reporting.

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