Fund Associate (Technical Research)

The Role

As a Research Engineer, youโ€™ll be focused on performing in-depth technical overviews regarding investments and new products
The role will focus on 3 pillars:

  1. Technical Analysis & Investment Research: Conduct rigorous technical analysis and assessments of potential investment opportunities within the web3 ecosystem, providing essential data and insight to inform investment decisions
  2. Product Research & Development: Collaborate with the product development and engineering teams within our portfolio companies to assist in the design and implementation of Alchemy products within their business
  3. Industry Trends & Insights: Produce highly technical, quantitative content about our investments, upcoming trends and new products, and more generalized macro market analysis for the industry

Responsibilities:

  • Technical and Whitepaper Analysis: Conduct in-depth technical assessments of potential investment opportunities and current portfolio companies to assist in investment due diligence
  • Research Content: Produce in-depth quantitative market research and content that will live and be redistributed through our various content channels
  • Portfolio Engineering: Assist our portfolio companies in integrating Alchemy products throughout their tech stack, from first principle systems designs perspectives
  • Open Source Contribution: Contribute to leading open source GitHub repositories, focusing on creating public goods for the greater web3 community
  • Product Overviews: Provide the rest of the team with technical overviews of emerging products and protocols, down to the cryptography or mathematics behind the product
  • New Product Development: Help prototype and implement new products for Alchemy based off the synthesis of technical due diligence and research implementation

What We’re Looking For:

  • 2-4 years as a researcher or engineer within the web3 space
  • Experience in writing and deploying highly complicated Solidity contracts
  • Ability to understand highly technical concepts and distill them down to easily understandable content for the rest of the team and our greater audience
  • Experience in protocol or systems designs for high velocity web3 startups or protocols
  • Has been following the space closely to understand the relevant narratives and trends that are going to create 80% of the impact within the ecosystem
  • Has lived the founder’s life or has a strong understanding of what thatโ€™s like
  • Has to be extremely confident paired with a strong technical background that can actively contribute to industry-advancing conversations
  • Has worked at a startup before or has a passion for helping startups succeed and thrive
  • Major or minor in computer science or mathematics
  • Experience working in a theoretical computer science lab or role

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