Blockchain Economist at Rook Labs
Blockchain Economist at Rook Labs

Blockchain Economist at Rook Labs

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Rook Labs is looking for a Blockchain Economist to join the team.

About Rook Labs

At Rook Labs, we believe the value in a transaction belongs to those who generate it.

We're creating a world where users and protocols own the surplus value their orders create and where financial services are powered entirely by it, rather than fees. A decentralized public good, governed by a DAO, that returns nearly all the profit back to its users.

Rook Labs is led by co-founder & CTO Joey Zacherl -- founder of the first market making bot on Ethereum, Volleyfire -- and comprised of top minds from DeFi, technology, research, and finance with backgrounds from Google, NASA, UBS, Citadel, Gemini, Apple, Shopify, Oxford, Harvard, Princeton, and Imperial College London.

We have deep experience in blockchain automation, MEV, and financial systems, and want to join with others like us, or teach the best candidates about this exciting area of modern finance.

What you’ll do

  • Design DeFi economic models for complex blockchain solutions
  • Develop and track token economic topics such as circulation, soft/hard cap, burn rate, etc.
  • Implement the past century of lessons learned from monetary economics into the future of our applications
  • Work closely with our engineering and data research contributors to identify and answer economics-related questions
  • Communicate findings clearly and concisely, and collaborate on the development of educational material

Desired skills

  • Masters or PhD in Applied Mathematics, Statistical Economics, or similar
  • Familiarity with crypto-economic infrastructure such as exchanges, wallets, etc.
  • Ability to design token-economic models balancing security and opportunity for real-world applications
  • An entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Deep understanding of and passion for decentralized applications
  • Alignment with our core values: communication, positivity, continuous learning, and efficient execution

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation: We will offer you highly competitive compensation, beating the largest technology companies and financial institutions on the planet.
  • Unlimited upside: You will receive a grant of ROOK based on today’s price, good for the next 3 years. This gives you unlimited upside while your work benefits Rook Labs.
  • No complicated vesting: ****The grant vests linearly and has only a 3-month “ramp up” period. The period may be waived for highly-qualified candidates.
  • Financial security: Because of our healthy, liquid treasury we won’t run out of money to pay you for the duration of your 3-year grant.
  • Equal pay for equal work: We don’t adapt compensation according to where you live. All incentives are set to reference amounts for the San Francisco Bay area, which are typically the highest in the world.
  • Work smarter, not harder: We let you work flexible hours - so you can design your ideal workday schedule - and take the time you need when you feel you need to take a break.
  • Compensate for lack of benefits: Rook Labs will account for the cost of missing benefits such as health insurance, 401(k) matching, vacation time, and the need to cover work-related expenses.
  • Work remotely: Live and work wherever you like.
  • Make a dent: We’re reimagining finance, and your work can make a meaningful impact in helping us shape a better, more open, inclusive and fairer financial system.


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