Senior Data Scientist - Finance Analytics



Accounting & Finance, Data Science
India · Remote
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2023

At Coinbase, our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there.
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

Data is an integral component of Coinbase’s growth strategy. We work in partnership with Finance and Product teams to gather financial data from various sources such as platform data, external data, market data and internal Financial systems. We transform raw data into meaningful information, build data models and data pipelines to generate reports and dashboards. We communicate financial insights and analysis to stakeholders, enhance efficiencies for financial processes, financial and management reporting and strategic decision making. We partner with Product and Engineering teams to launch new products and features, among other impactful and exciting projects.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Work with Product and Engineering to drive new initiatives, supporting new product launches fuelling business growth
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across Accounting, Treasury and other Finance functions, to extract financial data and insights, and provide data driven recommendations to enhance efficiencies for financial processes
  • Act as a strategic partner to functional teams; design and scope project plans; execute, test and implement data and reporting solutions
  • Initiate, develop and maintain data pipelines and data models that power dashboards and data products with outstanding craftsmanship
  • Work with the broader Data and Engineering teams to find ways to scale our platform through better systems and automation
  • Develop interactive dashboards and visualisations to present financial insights to stakeholders
  • Partner with peers and stakeholders to define and execute roadmaps that can help the function scale

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Self starter, has the ability to multitask, and highly collaborative in working with cross functional teams
  • Strong eExperience with data processing (ETL), fluency in complex SQL and basic programming language high proficiency with scripting language(preferably Python)
  • Experience building data pipelines
  • Experience using Apache Airflow or similar orchestration systems
  • Strong understanding of key finance principles, products within Accounting and Treasury domain and eagerness to learn
  • Be able to independently create documentation for new data projects and requests, and build collaboration within the team.
  • Demonstrate our core cultural values: clear communication, positive energy, continuous learning, act like an owner and efficient execution.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent practical experience

Nice to haves:

  • Previous experience working with financial services data is a plus
  • Previous working experience or knowledge of crypto is a plus
  • Domain experience in Accounting and Finance areas
  • Experience with Looker, Tableau or other business intelligence platforms
  • Be able to proactively manage prioritisation of work
  • Experience manipulating large amounts of structured and unstructured data

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. For US applicants, you may view Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Know Your Rights notices by clicking on their corresponding links. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

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