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Staff Data Scientist

OP Labs

OP Labs

Data Science
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.

At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.

OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Analyze large datasets to extract meaningful insights and identify trends across all blockspace.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and translate them into data-driven solutions.
  • Design and build data pipelines to collect, clean, and preprocess data from various sources.
  • Perform statistical analysis and hypothesis testing to validate model performance and accuracy.
  • Create data visualizations and dashboards to communicate findings to stakeholders.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest developments in blockchain technology and data science methodologies.
  • Conduct research and experiments to explore new opportunities and improve existing models.
  • Develop and maintain key metrics and reports, enhancing data infrastructure for better analysis.

What skills do you bring?

  • 7+ years of professional data science experience
  • A PhD or MS in a quantitative field (e.g., Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, Sciences, Engineering)
  • Strong track records of designing, prototyping, scaling and launching data science products to solve business problems.
  • Experience collaborating with and understanding the needs of stakeholders from a variety of business functions and ability to work with domain experts to leverage their expertise into your solution
  • Strong coding skills in general purpose languages like Scala or Python, and familiarity with software engineering principles around testing, code reviews and deployment.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage, influence, and inspire partners and stakeholders to drive collaboration and alignment.
  • Experience with web3 and blockchain protocols is a plus.
  • Self-starter who takes ownership, gets results, and enjoys the autonomy of architecting from the ground up.

What will you like about us?

  • We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here.
  • We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
  • Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
  • We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
  • We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.