Senior Blockchain Data Analyst

at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.
Published January 25, 2023
Location Chicago, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

The Senior Blockchain Analyst for the Blockchain Lab will lead projects related to the Lab's initiatives and related collaboration efforts with both internal and external stakeholders. Responsibilities for this position include leading the development of the strategy and structure for: analyzing data from blockchain network nodes or market sources, exploring the development of new regulatory tools, and on-boarding blockchain vendor capabilities. The Senior Blockchain Analyst will provide thought leadership and, under the direction of the Senior Director, guide the efforts of the research team and closely partner with other teams within FINRA to provide training and strengthen oversight capabilities across the organization on areas related to blockchain technology.

Essential Job Functions:

* Lead efforts to design, test, and operate new regulatory tools.
* Lead research on crypto projects or market developments and communicate to internal and external stakeholders through various forums and media.
* Serve as an expert on blockchain vendor capabilities and manage process of selecting and on-boarding of platforms beneficial to FINRA.
* Lead the formation of analysis, written summaries, presentations and commentary designed to inform decision makers of information pertaining blockchain technology and related regulatory impact.
* Serve as an expert on market developments related to blockchain technology and as resource for both internal and external constituents.
* Query, analyze, visualize data ingested from blockchain networks or market sources as part of POC, bespoke or ongoing projects.
* Provide crypto-asset training to FINRA teams to deepen expertise across the organization.
* Represent FINRA in external forums.

Other Responsibilities:

* Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements:

* BS/BA in a related field is required; Graduate degree [MBA or Professional degree] preferred. Preferably in Business, Finance, Economics, Applied Math or related fields with some quantitative training.
* Minimum of at least 7 years of relevant experience.
* Experience conducting and developing the structure for research into crypto projects, protocols, market developments.
* Experience in overseeing or leading a technical project, program and/or practice area.
* Experience in overseeing or leading efforts to develop structure and strategy for data analysis and modeling, creation of dashboards or other visualization methods.
* Experience collaborating across business teams and optimize tasks to create business value.
* Self-motivated and entrepreneurial individual that can work in an experimental setting.
* Excellent interpersonal communication, writing and presentation skills, including facility with PowerPoint.
* Expertise in blockchain market including knowledge of on and off-chain platforms for issuing and trading of crypto assets.

Preferred Experience:

* Knowledge of crypto analytics tools a plus, for example for forensic analysis or market surveillance.
* Experience with SQL a plus.

Working Conditions:

* Will work in a hybrid environment both office and remote.

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To be considered for this position, please submit an application.

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