Quantitative Analyst CoinDesk Indices

Job at CoinDesk



Full time

About CoinDesk Indices

CoinDesk Indices (CDI), a subsidiary of CoinDesk, has been the leading provider of digital asset indices by AUM since 2014. We are driven by precision, rigor, research and a desire to educate the marketplace and empower investors. CoinDesk, a media, events, data, and indices company, is the most influential and trusted platform for the global crypto ecosystem.

CDI has three distinct product lines: single-asset reference indices, broad market and sector indices, and systematic strategy indices. The CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX) has the longest index track record and underlies the world’s largest digital asset products. Our broad market and sector indices offer the most comprehensive broad market benchmarks, and our investible sectors are constructed using CDI’s industry-adopted taxonomy. Our systematic strategy indices help investors target specific outcomes.

About the Role

We’re looking for a Quantitative Analyst to join our Index Governance team. The candidate should be a highly motivated and versatile individual with experience programming in Python, analyzing and manipulating large data sets, building and enhancing operational tools, and performing market microstructure research.


  • Build and maintain analytical tools to monitor crypto trade data.
  • Participate in the design process for python-based research, analytics, and index operations platform.
  • Work with engineering to establish a process for updating the crypto security master.
  • Develop and enhance index methodologies providing input and analysis to Index Committee proposals and decisions.
  • Assist in the development of a centralized quantitative signal database.
  • Building a robust, scalable research infrastructure, including alpha estimation and risk modeling components.
  • Develop a seamless platform to handle all aspects of index calculation.
  • Develop robust data checking, transformation, and storage procedures.
  • Build operational control framework including monitoring and visualization tools for crypto trade data and index levels.
  • Oversee crypto exchange trading and liquidity data used to produce CDI’s pricing services.
  • Troubleshoot and address operational and system-related issues.
  • Perform production-related functions.

About You

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
  • Minimum 2+ years of professional experience programming with Python.
  • Understanding of object-oriented programming.
  • Ability to efficiently manipulate and analyze large data sets.
  • Experience working with SQL and historical time series data.
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to meet deadlines and multitask effectively.
  • Willing to work in a fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Collaborative mindset.
  • Ability to work East Coast hours


  • Multi-asset, crypto, indexing, and/or foreign exchange experience.
  • Experience with the software delivery lifecycle and writing production-quality code.

CoinDesk Inc and CoinDesk Indices Inc. are committed to offering competitive compensation and benefits. The anticipated base salary for this position is $108,000 - $147,000 + discretionary annual target bonus + benefits. Offered salary may vary by geographic location, including city and state, and will be reflective of job related knowledge, skills and commensurate experience.

Company: CoinDesk

Skills: quantitative quantitative analyst analyst crypto

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