Data Analyst - Data Research Team

Research – Research /
Full-time /
Founded in 2018, with employees across the world, The Block is the leading research, analysis, and news brand in the digital asset space. The Block's team is spread across 5 continents and 15+ time zones, covering the global cryptocurrency space 24/7. At The Block, we see digital assets as a ubiquitous part of the future. As this space continues to evolve, we view our role as the trusted moderator and authoritative voice for those who invest in, work with, make decisions about, or seek to understand digital assets. 

The Block Research is looking for a passionate individual to join our 25-person research team. As a data analyst on our Research team, you will help us create infrastructure for our existing and future data products, as well as automate insights search that our team uses on a daily basis.

You will work directly with the Research Lead of Data, Simon Cousaert, and the existing data team. In addition, you will further refine your already substantial knowledge about the digital assets landscape. By leveraging our strong industry network and wide reach within the digital assets community, you will be able to build your own personal brand in the relevant tech circles.

Having access to our expertise and state-of-the-art blockchain APIs, you will be able to use your technical skills to create a scalable infrastructure that is in high demand by blockchain projects and crypto funds globally.

This role offers competitive compensation and significant opportunities for advancement.

Job Duties / Responsibilities:

    • Build parsers for various social media and other sources of alternative data
    • Index blockchains and write SQL/GraphQL queries
    • Work with our engineering team to build scalable data infrastructure
    • Support the editorial and research team in complex data pulls
    • Prepare data for adding new features to The Block’s Data Dashboard

Successful candidates must have:

    • Experience with digital assets, crypto, and blockchain technologies
    • SQL knowledge and experience with GraphQL
    • Skills of data scraping and interaction with internal API of websites
    • Experience with databases and AWS or GCP data solutions
    • Experience with ETL data pipelines
    • The ability to find a solution to even the most difficult issues and dig deep

Successful candidates will likely have:

    • Familiarity with programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, and understanding of EVM and smart contracts
    • Experience in Business Intelligence products such as Google Data Studio
    • Experience in building stable connectors using REST and WebSocket API
    • Familiarity with Unix/Linux operating systems, general command-line knowledge, and source control software
About The Block:

Who We Are: The culture of The Block lies in our key behaviors. It’s who we are and it’s how we show up everyday.

We are confidently humble. We jump in and roll up our sleeves. We know there’s always more to learn and we operate without egos.
We are actionably curious. We strive to be an expert in our field and always seek opportunities to expand our knowledge and skill set. We put our learnings into practice every day. 
We practice tenacious ownership. Every day when we show up we are contributors, teammates, and owners. We rotate through those three hats with agility and without sacrificing accountability or consistency.
We practice respectful partnership. We treat others as we’d expect to be treated - with respect, concern, understanding, and patience.

Why You Should Work Here:

We take care of our employees and we have the benefits and perks to support it. Our full-time, US based employees are eligible for Unlimited PTO, remote first environment, high health plan employer contributions, monthly wellness stipend, generous parental leave policy, 401k match, fitness partnerships, fertility benefits, One Medical membership and citibike membership. 

We’re a remote first company which allows us to hire the best person for the job regardless of location. 

Impactful work. Regardless of your role at The Block you’re making a meaningful contribution to our mission in accelerating the evolution of financial systems through independent reporting and technical research of all projects influencing the future of financial services.

What Else Should You Know?

The Block is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Qualified candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

During our application process we collect completely anonymous diversity information. Providing this information is voluntary but we want you to know what we do with it. We use the data to ensure that our recruiting practices are bringing diverse talent to the organization and we are reacting where we are coming up short. We strive to use the data to ensure we have the tools and resources for all employees both during the interview process and should those employees choose to join us at The Block.