Senior Data Scientist, Coinbase

Finance, Investor Relations, Executives


+ Bonus

Senior level
Remote in US

The world’s leading exchange for digital currencies

Open for applications


The world’s leading exchange for digital currencies

1001+ employees


Open for applications


+ Bonus

Senior level
Remote in US

1001+ employees


Company mission

Their mission is to create an open financial system for the world and to be the leading global brand for helping people convert digital currency into and out of their local currency.


Who you are

  • A BA/BS or higher in a quantitative field such as Financial Engineering, Math, Statistics, Physics, or Computer Science. Preferably with ≥5+ years of relevant experience or a PhD in a quantitative field with with ≥3+ years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience in driving impactful data science projects that tackle ambiguous problem spaces
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment by effectively multitasking, prioritizing tasks, and managing competing demands
  • Ability to influence stakeholders by synthesizing data learnings into compelling stories
  • Proven track record of effectively managing and communicating with senior leadership, including presenting complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Demonstrated ability in forecasting as well as building and maintaining data models, dashboards, and performance metrics
  • Experience in data analytics and supporting high-level executives such as CFOs and investor relations teams
  • Professional experience using SQL and Python
  • Understanding of the dynamics of working within a public company and managing sensitive stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstration of our core cultural values: clear communication, positive energy, continuous learning, and efficient execution

What the job involves

  • Data Science is a pivotal element of our operational strategy at Coinbase, influencing product, engineering, and decision-making processes
  • This role is integral to our senior leadership, investor relations, and peer teams– you will tackle complex, ambiguous questions that influence insights generation and decision making at the highest levels
  • Engage with senior leadership to provide analytics and insights on business performance, competitive analysis and metric trends
  • Conduct exploratory data analysis (EDA) to uncover insights that explain business drivers and drive strategic decisions
  • Prepare and present clear, concise reports and dashboards for a senior-level audience, ensuring exceptional executive presence
  • Develop and maintain operational models and data pipelines to support data analysis and reporting
  • Develop and implement automated reporting solutions to streamline data collection, analysis and presentation
  • Manage and prioritize data and analysis requests from Investor Relations, Finance leadership and executives, supporting high-stakes deliverables such as board presentations

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Coinbase allows its users to create their own crypto wallets and start buying or selling cryptocurrencies by connecting with their bank accounts. It also provides a series of merchant payment processing systems and tools that support transactions with many popular websites.

Coinbase has recently made a big push to broaden its services away from consumers and they want to cater services from institutional investors.

Coinbase currently offers one of the largest selection of cryptocurrency assets - over 10,000 but does not allow trading on all of them. The company wisely keeps such offerings to the most stable assets however, the list is always expanding. Coinbase see a much wider adoption of cryptocurrency and tokens in the future, and plan to expand potentially to millions in the future. It speaks volumes to Coinbase's goals of wider global adoption that former UK Finance Minister George Osborne is now an Advisor at the company.

Coinbase's lofty ambitions paid off in it being the first crypto listing on the NASDAQ. The company has weathered several bull and bear runs in the cryptocurrency industry through diversification of its offerings, including wallet-as-a-service technology for crypto platforms, and has acquired healthy coffers of cryptocurrency assets. The aim is to eventually operate independently of the volatility surrounding cryptocurrencies.


Led by a woman
Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

-24% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (last 2 of 8 rounds)

Oct 2018



Oct 2018



Total funding: $633.4m

Company benefits

  • 12 weeks maternity/paternity leave
  • Vision and dental care
  • Commuter benefits
  • Learning and development budget
  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health insurance

Company values

  • Clear Communication - Share information efficiently, improving collaboration and productivity. Practice active listening while. Being candid and kind
  • Positive Energy - Be optimistic about the future and determined to get there. Co-create solutions and work together to get there
  • Continuous Learning - We view every situation as an opportunity to learn, We value giving and receiving regular feedback
  • Efficient Execution - We complete high quality work quickly by working smarter, not harder. We prefer automation over manual work
  • Act like an owner: We take 100% responsibility for achieving the mission. We seek to improve all aspects of our company even in ways that are not explicitly part of our job. We run through brick walls.
  • Customer focus: We are deeply focused on solving our customers’ problems with technology, by enabling them to acquire, store and use crypto. We strive to be the easiest to use, most trusted and most secure platform. In every decision we make, we ask, “How does this create more value for our customers?”
  • Repeatable innovation: We are builders, leveraging technology to improve the world, constantly shipping ideas vs just discussing them. We know that companies must continually reinvent themselves to avoid stagnation. We have a high tolerance for failure, investing 10% of our resources in venture bets that are uncomfortably ambitious

Company HQ

Civic Center, New York, NY



Previously founded, also worked as a Software Engineer at AirBnb

Previously held various head positions, including VP at GE Healthcare, Director at Merrill Lynch and CFO at CIT Bank and Oz Management

People progressing

Joined as a Compliance Analyst, promoted to Compliance Partnerships Senior Associate in 15 months. 2 promotions later, she is now a Financial Crimes & Compliance Manager.

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