Quantitative Researcher

Chorus One

Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time

Remote

Yes

Employees

1-10

Salary

$110k - $130k

Chorus One is the largest cryptocurrency staking provider in Europe, operating nodes on over 50 networks. Our infrastructure presently supports around $3,5bn in delegations.

We operate a leading research department; next to regular and popular updates (e.g. our “Quarterly Insights”), we deliver deep technical research on topics such as MEV, staking derivatives, and emerging networks.

Recent examples includes:

We are seeking a Quantitative Researcher to join our fully remote team and contribute to projects including the optimization of our validator operations on diverse networks, and deep research.

This is an exciting chance to work with and learn from an small, exceptional team with an established footprint in the staking space.

Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to the data-driven optimization of our infrastructure in a highly practical way. Design and own optimization projects with a view towards bottom-line business impact from day one.
  2. Contribute to large studies and ad hoc analyses on MEV, staking- and issuance-dynamics, and related topics.
  3. Create, maintain, and extend our data analysis pipeline (e.g. custom solutions written in Python; SQL).
  4. Present our research internally and externally to diverse audiences ranging from the crypto curious to subject matter experts.

Job requirements

The ideal candidate:

  • Graduate degree in computer science, physics, finance, economics, engineering or similar.
  • 2+ years of professional experience in a research role, in a demanding environment.
  • Results-focused, independent, organized, and practically-minded.
  • Enthusiastic about learning and teaching.
  • Enthusiastic about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
  • Excellent knowledge of:
    • Staking and economic security.
    • Transaction ordering and MEV.
    • Major DeFi concepts incl. AMMs, bridges et cetera.

Benefits

  • Autonomy, a friendly and supportive work environment and the opportunity for rapid growth
  • Competitive fixed salary (USD 110k - USD 130k) + equity
  • All-expense paid team retreats twice a year at nice destinations. Past retreats took place in Portugal, Kenya, USA, South Korea, Dubai and Serbia.
  • Remote, but not alone. We are a strong global collaborative team
  • Expand your network and work with some of the most important players in the vibrant crypto ecosystem

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