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Blockchain Data Analyst

Syndica

Syndica

IT, Data Science
Remote
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

Syndica is a developer infrastructure company building the Cloud of Web3. We are dedicated to building developer infrastructure that just works. Syndica offers highly scalable RPC node infrastructure, with advanced logging and analytics.

Our team is composed of the brightest crypto-native minds from places like Messari and 0x Labs as well as traditional technology firms like Intel, AWS, and more.

We are backed by strategic partners, investors, and advisors who are all-in on our mission: Social Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Kindred Ventures, and many more.

At Syndica, big things happen. Every day, we’re translating vision into reality by tackling new and exciting challenges head-on. This is a breakthrough stage in our company, and you’ll experience firsthand the infectious enthusiasm of our employees and leadership team. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in crypto.

As a Blockchain Data Analyst, you will have the primary responsibility of producing innovative insights and analysis as a part of the Research team at Syndica. A successful candidate must have demonstrable data research experience highlighting emerging trends. The ideal candidate will also have an understanding of blockchain technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Perform research and derive insights from topics such as movement and behavior within:

    • L1/L2 blockchain and roll-up performance and adoption

    • NFT marketplaces, creator economies, and compression engines,

    • DePIN networks (physical and digital infrastructure / Artificial Intelligence),

    • DeFi protocols (DEXs, AMMs, stablecoins, derivative markets, borrow/lend),

    • Centralized Exchange (CEX) flows,

    • Interoperability and bridging protocols,

    • Payments infrastructure (mobile, on-ramps, enterprise & consumer),

    • Data provenance and storage capabilities,

    • Decentralized social graphs,

    • DAO activity,

    • dApp developer practices and more → see our research blog posts to get an idea of the depth and breadth of our content

  • Leverage tools such as Flipside and Dune to pull relevant data

  • Stay on top of industry best practices for on-chain research (tools, data sources, technologies) as well as broader web3 knowledge

  • Use data visualizations to effectively illustrate complex relationships, trends, etc.

  • Collaborate as a part of the Research team to prepare reports for external distribution

Qualifications

  • 1+ year of experience in blockchain data analysis with a strong emphasis on deriving first principle, out-of-the-box insights

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of SQL (indexes, subqueries, CTEs, basic profiling)

  • Proficiency in at least one scripting or statistical computing language such as Python or R, and relevant data analytics packages (Pandas, matplotlib, dplyr, ggplot)

  • Experience within and of data visualization tools such as Tableau, Looker, etc.

  • Continuously engaged in learning, demonstrating a proactive approach to tasks and responsibilities

  • Capable of thriving in a rapidly changing environment, adeptly adjusting to shifting priorities

  • Comfortability in engaging with developer communities on Twitter, Telegram, Discord, and blockchain research forums

  • Analyze respective whitepapers to cultivate an understanding of a project’s on-chain data

  • Align a portion of your day with the business hours of Central Time Zone - UTC -6

Standout experience

  • Strong understanding of Solana, EVM, related technical domains (Validators, RPC), and experience parsing block explorers such as Solscan and Etherscan

  • Good foundational knowledge of SQL, Python (Pandas) and REST APIs

What does success in this role look like?

  • In three months, you have become our go-to analyst working on important topics, shipping consistently.

  • In six months, you have earned the trust of the team and you are delivering research while working closely with our C-Suite to help reach our common goals.

  • In twelve months, you have established a cadence of predictable, on-time delivery of best-in-class research.