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Crypto Research Analyst Digital Assets

PEAK6 Digital Assets
$45k - $87k est.

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We are PEAK6, a leading investment firm. You'll find us headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade building, where we first opened our doors in 1997. Over 20 years ago, we were among the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology in our trading business. Today, we continue to leverage our technical ingenuity and operational excellence across several investment areas, spanning early-to-mid stage growth capital, operational control, trading and eSports. Throughout the years, we've built and operated several financial technology firms and we continue to evolve.

PEAK6 Digital Assets is scaling up! We are looking for a Crypto Research Analyst to deliver high quality analysis on specific coins, market dynamics, and more as we navigate this new, constantly changing cryptocurrency space. You will be joining a tight-knit team that is building solutions across everything from DeFi, treasury management, market analytics, to execution and risk management systems.

PEAK6 Digital Assets is a cryptocurrency trading firm and subsidiary of PEAK6 Group. As a Crypto Research Analyst, you will:

  • Provide high quality analysis. Our research team provides analysis to our traders to evaluate how different coin dynamics, shifting industry standards, news, and risks are impacting our trading decisions and portfolio. You will break down and synthesize information which allows our traders to take advantage of market opportunities.
  • Partner with trading teams. You’ll work closely with trading teams to communicate your research findings and make recommendations that will impact trading decisions with potential to own and manage the positions. Additionally, you will help lead training sessions to help educate our teams to ensure that drivers of changing market dynamics are effectively communicated and leveraged.
  • Collaborate and share ideas. Perform well structured, deep dive research on specific cryptocurrencies to produce high conviction investment ideas.
  • Develop and share a deep understanding of market structure, fundamental trends and regulatory considerations in the cryptocurrency markets
  • Execute on initiatives and key milestones. This is a startup, and there will be a need to continually grow the business. You will collaborate with the team to prioritize those initiatives and ensure delivery against agreed upon milestones.

Additionally, as a key member of the PEAK6 Digital Assets team, you will work closely with business leaders across both Digital Assets and other PEAK6 businesses. Your experiences will give you unique opportunities to share and cross-pollinate with engineers, traders, and analysts across PEAK6’s portfolio of established trading businesses.

Interested? Join us and make the future of cryptocurrency what it ought to be.

You’ll gain loads of experience in this role but before you do, you should have:

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to effectively research and distill information as well as clearly and concisely communicate key findings
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • The ability to learn quickly. You’re intellectually curious and love solving unique challenges. You ask ‘why’, and push to identify areas where we can constantly improve.
  • High level of motivation. You’re driven to be the best. You challenge yourself by setting goals, crushing them, and helping your teammates do the same.
  • Insatiable curiosity. You have to know how things work and you love doing research. You’re resourceful, inquisitive, and proactive in gaining knowledge.
  • Commitment to the power of the team. Above all, you want to see the team succeed. You help others embrace your ideas and you also know how to embrace ideas other than your own to help the team succeed.
  • Integrity. You always conduct yourself with honesty and operate ethically. You say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • Passion about the world of cryptocurrencies with some established knowledge base

*Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, PEAK6 has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely. This is inclusive of interviewing, onboarding and each role day-to-day. Please consider that our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to a hybrid office setting once we're safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities and the CDC.

PEAK6 currently requires all employees as a condition of employment to either be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to regular testing. The CDC defines "fully vaccinated" as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. PEAK6 will also require proof of vaccination and/or testing. PEAK6 will also consider requests for exemption from these requirements as a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.