PL Network


Cryptoeconomic Researcher



San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

About Lumino

At Lumino, our mission is to unlock the power of AI for every human, and we can’t do this without having the best people in the world on the team. AI is one of the next set of technologies that will unlock vast potential of human innovation, empowering us to solve problems that were thought to be unsolvable. Lumino is a technology company that builds infrastructure which enables anyone to create AI models. We are backed by prominent VCs such as Longhash Ventures, OP Crypto, Protocol Labs, Quaker Capital, Escape Velocity, and OrangeDAO.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability status, gender identity or Veteran status.

About the role:

We’re looking for a Cryptoeconomic Researcher to join our team! You will be responsible for designing the economic mechanisms that power Lumino. This includes designing incentives for different stakeholders in the network, enabling verifiable compute, and exploring trends to ensure economic security.

You will:

  • Design the protocol from the ground up

  • Design and optimize mechanisms for user satisfaction, economic security, decentralization, and verifiable compute

  • Build models and simulations to identify economic risks, stress-test economic models, and understand other economic metrics such as circulating supply, emissions rate, rewards rate, gas fees, etc

  • Collaborate with the engineering team to design and test new incentive mechanisms

  • Publish research papers, reports, and blog posts on cryptoeconomic findings to the broader community


  • You have a MS in economics, math, quantitative finance, computer science, data science, or a related field

  • You have 5+ years of applied experience in economics, quantitative finance, or data science (with a concentration in economics)

  • You have 2+ years of experience in cryptoeconomics

  • You have strong knowledge and skills in working with data, analysis, and modeling

  • You have experience in data and statistical tools (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB)

  • You have strong economic understanding and intuition

  • You have strong communication and collaboration abilities

  • You have excellent problem-solving skills and ability to learn quickly

Nice to haves:

  • PhD in economics, math, quantitative finance, computer science, data science or a related field

  • Previous experience designing incentive mechanisms for L1s or L2s

  • Previous experience in a startup environment

  • Contributions to open source projects

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to design systems from the ground-up 🚀

  • Fast paced environment that allows you to learn and ship quickly 🛥️

  • Competitive salary + share of equity and token pool 💰

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance 🏥

  • Whatever equipment you need to get the job done 💻

  • Github Co-Pilot and ChatGPT subscription ⚡

  • 3 days week in-office with the team, 2 days a week WFH 🙂