Status is building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3.
With the high level goals of preserving the right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute.
As an organization, Status seeks to push the web3 ecosystem forward through research, creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community.
As a product, Status is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. But Status is also building foundational infrastructure for the whole Ethereum ecosystem, including the Nimbus ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol (a continuation of Whisper).
As a team, Status has been completely distributed since inception. Our team is currently 100+ core contributors strong, and welcomes a growing number of community members from all walks of life, scattered all around the globe.
We care deeply about open source, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization’s priorities.
The Finance Team at Status is comprised of top professionals with diverse backgrounds and complementary skillsets. The team is lean and agile, having implemented substantial operational improvements in the organisation in the past 20 months in line with the evolving business needs.
With the growth in the contributor base and the project portfolio we have a need to actively manage our treasury as a separate business unit and are looking to strengthen our team by engaging a treasury investment analyst.
Research the market and identify new investment opportunities, both including tradeable tokens and early-stage VC-style investments.
Gather information from industry experts.
Research, analyse, evaluate and present promising projects in the crypto scene, including layer 1 networks and applications on various blockchains.
Research and analyse different return-generating strategies, including levered and non-levered yield farming, option strategies, staking, and arbitrage.
Maintain relationships with peers in venture capital firms.
Screen for deals, conduct calls with management teams, and prepare call notes.
Conduct background checks on the management of the target projects.
Prepare investment memos.
Compile and present regular treasury reports, and forecasts to the management.
You ideally will have:
Experience in, and passion for, blockchain technology.
A strong alignment to our principles: https://status.im/about/#our-principles
One to two years of investment experience (in the field of Treasury of a Cryptocurrency Organisation, Venture Capital, Private Equity or Investment Banking Company).
Hands-on experience trading crypto assets, deep understanding of DeFi and its underlying technology.
Proactive, self-motivated, outstanding research and analytical skills, detail-oriented.
Strong knowledge of spreadsheet software.
Strong financial math: cash flow modelling, investment valuation techniques, return metrics, APY.
Ability to produce well designed and structured professional-looking presentations with a clear messaging.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Bonus points if:
Comfortable working remotely and asynchronously
Experience working for an open-source organization
Experience in analysing fixed income instruments and equities
[Don’t worry if you don’t meet all of these criteria, we’d still love to hear from you anyway if you think you’d be a great fit for this role. Just explain to us why in your cover letter].
We are happy to pay salaries in either 100% fiat or any mix of fiat and/or crypto. For more information regarding benefits at Status: https://people-ops.status.im/tag/perks/
Interview with Angel from our People Ops team
Interview with a team memberfrom the Finance team
Interview with Ruslan, the Finance team lead.
Get to know us
We care deeply about open source software, and our organizational structure does away with a strict hierarchy and fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organisation’s priorities.
We are Remote and Decentralized.
We are 100+ employees spread across 30+ different countries
We are driven by shared principles and believe in complete transparency. That’s why everything we do is completely public to the entire community. You can view our development, Town Halls, and conversations.