Fund Associate (Technical Research)

at Alchemy
Published September 8, 2023
Location San Francisco, CA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


The Role

As a Research Engineer, you’ll be focused on performing in-depth technical overviews regarding investments and new products. The role will focus on 3 **

  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.

  • Technical and Whitepaper Analysis: Conduct in-depth technical assessments of potential investment opportunities and current portfolio companies to assist in investment due diligence.
  • Research ** Produce in-depth quantitative market research and content that will live and be redistributed through our various content channels.
  • Portfolio * Assist our portfolio companies in integrating Alchemy products throughout their tech stack, from first principle systems designs perspectives.
  • Open Source * Contribute to leading open source GitHub repositories, focusing on creating public goods for the greater web3 community.
  • Product * 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 * Help prototype and implement new products for Alchemy based off the synthesis of technical due diligence and research implementation.

What Were Looking ****

  • 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 founders life or has a strong understanding of what that’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.