Weybridge is a team of quantitative traders, researchers, economists, and engineers working in traditional financial markets, cryptocurrency markets, and blockchain technology. We develop sophisticated blockchain systems, analytics, signals, trading strategies, and economic models that drive our business. Our team applies the latest, most advanced concepts to analyse financial crypto markets and blockchain systems’ economies using data science analytics, machine learning, and modeling methods to help solve very complex challenges in investment, technology, economics, and venture capital.
Weybridge is looking for a Token Economics Researcher for our Venture Capital’s Accelerator division. Through its venture arm and accelerator, Weybridge makes strategic investments in companies applying blockchain technology in unique and novel ways to disrupt existing industries in gaming, music, fashion, sport, and others. The Accelerator division helps incubate and accelerate these companies, grow and optimise their execution by leveraging the Weybridge team’s unique set of skills, experience, deep-rooted technology knowledge, industry connections, and expertise.
If you want access to the forefront of Web3 powered virtual words, and the new blockchain economy financial rails that power them, this is the place for you. We invite you to come and explore the opportunity.
How We Work
We have team members working worldwide, from Europe, North America, to the Middle East and Asia. We leverage agile methodologies to move quickly and stay focused. Communication is vital to us, and we rely heavily on various digital communication technologies and platforms to help us stay in sync and coordinate all activities.
This role is a full-time remote position offering the flexibility to work from anywhere. You have the option to work in one of our office locations if it is local to you.
In your role as our Token Economics Researcher in our Venture Capital accelerator program, you will join our team and focus on helping us design, optimise, or evolve virtual platform economic systems of a diverse set of companies and projects that Weybridge partners with. You will develop economic designs that align optimal market operations and liquidity targets along with optimal platform evolution and network growth targets, taking into consideration unique factors and constraints that are associated with each clients’s geography, industry, market position, goals, and other unique parameters.
What We’ll Offer You
An unparalleled opportunity to apply your economic expertise in an area on the leading edge of economic innovation. You will create – systems, models, relationships, strategy and culture. An environment where your voice will be heard and your impact deeply felt. A sense of belonging where your work is appreciated and rewarded.
You’ll get exposure to a variety of inspiring and disruptive applications in blockchain technology and digital assets across numerous markets and industries. You will be a part of an expert team of talented scientists, engineers, financial professionals, creators, supporters, advocates, strategists with diverse backgrounds - all of whom are eager to collaborate and grow alongside you.
Design, optimisation, and analysis of virtual economies in the gaming, music, financial, media, sport, and other verticals
Analyse all relevant economic data, economic agents interaction details, mechanics, and other features of of the platform economy, taking into consideration the initiative’s goals, unique parameters and constraints, and apply them to economic model considerations
Conduct research for key economic topics in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry in alignment with key company economic projects
Perform fundamental and applied economic research, identify applications of classic macro economic models and concepts, optimise, evolve and apply them to create or measure existing virtual blockchain-based platform economies to facilitate balanced, stable, and sustainable economies
Apply econometric analysis using various statistical packages, running simulations, testing, and stress-testing the overall design as well as various components, iterating and optimizing the design
Produce rigorous academic economic analyses reflecting models developed, results produced and optimizations implemented, providing data, observations and computational simulations backed analyses, and recommendations about specific economic design elements
Develop statistical economic models to analyse, monitor, and track virtual economy metrics, indicators, and mechanisms
What You’ll Bring To The Team
We’re looking for a highly analytical individual who is able to think creatively and apply rigorous economic analysis, theories, mechanisms, and policies to the analysis, design, and optimisation of virtual economies based on novel blockchain technology applications, fine-tuning classic models to the unique factor and constraints that are associated with each target economy’s unique parameters.
The candidate should combine in-depth knowledge of economic theories and their application, a good understanding of blockchain technology and its various applications to be able to modify and advance economic concepts to account for unique factors associated with companies in the blockchain industry, as well as advanced programming skills to apply analytical methods, such as statistical analysis, complex systems modeling, and simulation to develop and extensively test virtual economy models with complex and dynamic economic systems
At Weybridge, we value all the dimensions of diversity, including diversity of experience. We recognise that candidates applying for this role will be most successful if they bring the following with them:
A PhD/master’s degree in Economics or in a quantitative science field with an economics concentration or experience. Quant fields Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Physics, Computer Science, Software/Computer/Electrical Engineering, or other similar science fields
Postgraduate research in economics an advanced degree in economics, published works, and research in scientific journals and repositories is a preferred
Experience in applying analytical methods, such as statistical analysis, modeling, forecasting, and simulation
Proficiency in econometric and statistical packages, including but not limited to STATA, Eviews, Matlab, SPSS, AMPL, etc., and programming languages like Python, R, etc.
Applied knowledge of behavioral economics
Understanding of game economies, mechanisms and simulation of users behaviour a plus
Experience applying stochastic methods to modeling economic concepts and systems preferred
Knowledge of smooth and non-smooth optimization methods, exact and approximation algorithms, as well as heuristic methods for optimization problems
Good understanding of Web3, blockchain technology, digital assets, smart contracts, Defi, Metaverse, game theory, and other related concepts a plus
Excellent understanding/ experience developing monetization mechanisms in the metaverse
Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
Ability to work well independently and within a team
The tenacity to push past obstacles on the path to delivery
If this sounds like the kind of environment you thrive in, we would love to hear from you!
The Fine Print
Weybridge celebrates the diversity of thought, race, national origin and culture, age, experience, religion, economic and social status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Building a culture of inclusion allows us to create and share experiences with each other, and with our virtual communities. We always seek to maintain a diverse and welcoming workplace, and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Weybridge does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters and recruitment agencies through our website, job posting, or directly to our talent team. We will not pay fees to any third-party agency, headhunter, or company that does not have a signed agreement for this position in place.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.