Governance Development

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Apr 26

Gauntlet leads the field in quantitative research and optimization of DeFi economics. We manage market risk, optimize growth, and ensure economic safety for protocols facilitating the majority of spot trading, borrowing, and lending activity across all of DeFi, protecting and optimizing the largest protocols and networks in the industry. As of January 2024 Gauntlet manages risk and incentives covering over $13 billion in customer TVL.Gauntlet continually publishes cutting-edge research that informs our risk models, alerts, and analysis, and is among the most cited institution — including academic institutions — in terms of peer-reviewed papers addressing DeFi as a subject. We’re a Series B company with around 60 employees, operating remote-first with a home base in New York City.Gauntlet’s mission is to drive adoption and understanding in the financial systems of the future. Building with decentralized systems creates novel challenges for mechanism designers, smart contract developers, and end-users of financial products, which are not seen in traditional software development and investing contexts. Gauntlet is dedicated to enhancing our industry’s understanding of this new domain, and revealing how to safely navigate the true bleeding edge of 21st century financial innovation.Our extremely passionate team works tirelessly to bridge the gap for data-driven insights and analytical research in collateralized blockchain protocols. We strive to maintain an atmosphere that fosters innovation and new ideas through collaboration, research, and deep discussion to meet our customer's needs to grow and manage incentives better!In order to grow our impact in the DeFi space, we are looking to hire an experienced, crypto-native Governance actor to support Gauntlet’s increasing delegate activities. This role will be an active participant in the DAOs where Gauntlet is a delegate – ongoing forum participation, maintaining exemplary voting and communication rates, and joining delegate calls or other DAO-related events, among other things. This role will also actively seek out opportunities for new delegation and proactively identify potential revenue opportunities that align with Gauntlet’s business.

Responsibilities

    • Develop an intricate understanding of the DAOs where Gauntlet is, or becomes a delegate.
    • Active forum participation – commenting on proposals and other DAO-wide conversations.
    • Internal collaboration around decision-making for on and off-chain votes.
    • Ensure Gauntlet maintains a 100% voting and participation rate.
    • Proactively identify revenue opportunities that identify with Gauntlet’s product suite.
    • Actively seek increased and net new delegation.
    • Maintain active reporting on decided-upon metrics for internal tracking.
    • Work cross-functionally as needed with Data Science, Product, and Engineering
    • Maintain a pulse and viewpoint on emerging trends in DeFi and adjacent industries.

Qualifications

    • Demonstrated DeFi native governance/DAO experience.
    • Deep understanding of the DeFi landscape and emerging trends.
    • Comfortable working cross-functionally with Product, Engineering, Data Science, and Finance teams to ensure successful outcomes.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to prioritize.
    • Ability to operate autonomously and across multiple time zones.
    • You have an analytical background.

Bonus Points

    • You have a crypto-native network
    • You’ve served as a delegate in a large DAO, participated in a blockchain club, or professional delegate.
    • You’ve served as a governance lead for your organization in a blue-chip protocol.
    • You’ve held positions on grants councils, or similar.
    • You have a technical or mathematical background and are able to disseminate technical topics to non-technical audiences

Benefits and Perks

    • Remote first - work from anywhere in the US & CAN!
    • Regular in-person company retreats and cross-country "office visit" perk
    • 100% paid medical, dental and vision premiums for employees
    • Laptop, monitor, keyboard and mouse setup provided
    • $1,000 WFH stipend
    • Monthly reimbursement for home internet, phone, and cellular data
    • Unlimited vacation
    • 100% paid parental leave of 12 weeks
    • Fertility benefits
    • Opportunity for incentive compensation
Please note at this time our hiring is reserved for potential employees who are able to work within the contiguous United States and Canada. Should you need alternative accommodations, please note that in your application.The national pay range for this role is $120,000 base plus additional On Target Earnings potential by level and equity in the company. Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for a company of our size and industry, and are one part of many compensation, benefits and other reward opportunities we provide. Individual pay rate decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skill set, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company.  #LI-Remote

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