Oct 07, 2023

Senior Research Analyst, Token Listings

  • Okcoin
  • San Jose, California, United States
Legal Marketing

Job description

Who We Are
Okcoin is one of the largest and fastest-growing cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, and is part of the OK Group family of companies. We help millions of people buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 100 other crypto assets every day. But our work is a whole lot more than that. We’re building an inclusive future of finance, one that opens new opportunities to learn financial literacy, store value, and build wealth for everyone. Ready to help the next billion people experience the future of finance? Come on board!
About the Team
The Token Research Team sits within the Legal and Compliance Division and is responsible for conducting qualitative and quantitative research on various technical, legal, and compliance-related issues. Okcoin is based in San Jose, California, and has customers worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The Token Research Team provides research support for Okcoin team members across the globe.
About the Opportunity
Sitting within the Legal and Compliance Division, your primary responsibility will be drafting objective and thorough due diligence reports on tokens across numerous ecosystems that are being considered for listing on the company's exchanges around the globe. You will be required to perform "Politically Exposed Person" and sanctions screenings, investigate smart contracts, assess levels of decentralization, evaluate protocol tokenomics, use block explorers like Etherscan, survey wallet addresses, and much more. You also will provide nuanced technical insight to the Legal, Risk and Listing teams throughout the review process to help ensure our customers are protected from negligent and/or bad actors.
As one of the foundational members of this research team, this high-impact role gives you a great opportunity to shape the vision for the team & its future.
What You'll be Doing
  • You’ll be responsible for conducting deep research and analysis to prepare substantive due diligence reports that will assist the Legal and Compliance Division
  • Analyzing data drawn from network nodes or market sources, reviewing smart contracts, reporting on critical vulnerabilities, evaluating protocol tokenomics at a granular level, and much more
  • Building frameworks and processes to preemptively track changes in supported ecosystems and protocols, including new governance proposals, hardforks, node client upgrades, etc.
  • Independently responding to and managing research requests and making recommendations to senior management
  • Serving as an educational resource for the rest of the organization, including partnering with relevant teams to provide training and strengthen oversight capabilities across the organization
  • Provide advisory services to other parts of the business on analytical, quantitative, and qualitative problems
What We Look For In You
  • Bachelor's degree with strong academic achievement
  • 4 years of work experience in a similar or technical role (e.g., product manager / developer / analyst / data scientist)
  • A deep understanding of blockchain technology, smart contracts, decentralization, nodes, DAO governance, tokenomics, smart contracts, block explorers like Etherscan, and crypto communities
  • Robust analytical skills with an ability to aggregate information from a variety of sources and distill data into informed insights and conclusions
  • Excellent and professional communication skills (written and verbal) with an ability to articulate complex topics in a clear and concise manner
  • A strong attention to detail and an ability to execute with speed, high standards, and a passion for sharing knowledge within your team and organization
  • Excitement for conducting legal and compliance research
  • Software Experience – Microsoft Office 365, Advanced Excel, SQL, Solidity
Nice to Haves
  • Experience performing PEP and sanctions screenings
  • Familiarity with the Howey Test
  • Fluent in Mandarin
Highlights of Perks and Benefits:
  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Comprehensive insurance package including medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance (Company pays 100% for employee/80% for dependents)
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program paid in BTC
  • Company Donation Match
  • More surprises when you join!
Okcoin Statement
Okcoin is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, and non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • The salary range for this position is $107,000 to $160,000.
  • The salary offered depends on a variety of factors, including job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and market location. In addition to the salary, a performance bonus and long-term incentives may be provided as part of the compensation package, as well as a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. Applicants should apply via Okcoin and OKX internal or external careers site.