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Technical Protocol Strategist



San Francisco, CA, USA · Los Angeles, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Gauntlet is a leader in quantitative research and DeFi economics optimization, specializing in risk management, growth facilitation, and ensuring the economic robustness of key DeFi protocols. Managing over $13 billion in customer TVL as of January 2024, our efforts are vital to the industry's leading protocols.
We are known for our significant research contributions, paralleling the impact of top academic institutions in DeFi. As a Series B company with a 60-member team, we operate on a remote-first basis from New York City.
Our mission is to drive adoption and understanding in the financial systems of the future. The unique challenges of decentralized systems call for innovative approaches in mechanism design, smart contract development, and financial product utilization. Gauntlet leads in advancing this knowledge, ensuring safe progression through the evolving landscape of financial innovation.
The goal of a Technical Protocol Strategist is simple - to oversee the success of Gauntlet’s key client engagements and business verticals. You will be the trusted partner working shoulder to shoulder externally and internally to ensure our clients’ and Gauntlet’s success.


  • Define and execute cross-functional initiatives to ensure both client goals and Gauntlet’s business objectives are met.
  • Translate client needs into well-scoped requirements for data scientists and engineers to maximize impact for all client deliverables.
  • Lead cross-functional teams in critical support situations to effectively and efficiently drive successful resolutions.
  • Manage client relationships. Develop engagement strategy for key client stakeholders.
  • Through your work with our clients, identify opportunities for our product offerings and execute growth opportunities.


  • 1+ years of investment banking, financial services, management consulting, or deployment strategy experience
  • The role requires strong analytical abilities, attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, and a relentless commitment to long-term client outcomes
  • You will be expected to quickly learn novel financial structures (DeFi protocols) to optimize those financial structures
  • Experience communicating both technical and non-technical requirements
  • Comfortable working with a high level of adaptability in a fast-changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal, project management, and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize

Bonus Points

  • DeFi, crypto, or blockchain experience or exposure
  • Educational background in mathematics, statistics or computer science
  • You will be expected to quickly learn novel financial structures (DeFi protocols) to optimize those financial structures

Benefits and Perks

  • Remote first - work from anywhere!
  • 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 upon joining
  • $100 per month reimbursement for fitness-related expenses
  • 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 $155,000 - $170,000 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.