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Ecosystem Researcher

  • Location: San Francisco, 94111
  • Salary: $66.67 - $66.67 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

Job Title: Ecosystem Researcher 
Contract Opportunity: 9-months
Location: Remote

Position Summary:
We have built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the crypto economy and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Our Ecosystem Research team prides itself on being the compliance force on the front lines of the financial revolution by managing reviews of assets considered for support across our products. You’ll take on compliance reviews of potential listings, perform diligence on project teams and product use cases, and evaluate related risks. You’ll also deliver on quality objectives and liaise with downstream Compliance teams to share insights to support asset monitoring. 

The ideal candidate will be a crypto-forward individual with a drive to see beyond the curve, possess working knowledge of various networking protocols, and be a strong team player.  This role will report to the Asset Addition Manager and will be located in the US / remote. 

  • Research blockchain projects to understand their use cases;
  • Perform due diligence on UBOs, founders and project teams;
  • Evaluate their risks from a Compliance perspective;
  • Execute on a methodology for rating assets;
  • Present your findings and recommendations;
  • Conduct proactive research, including ad hoc due diligence and special projects;
  • Educate and inform others of asset risks  to improve investigative tools and compliance controls;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Required Skills:
  • 3+ years of experience in research, investigations, and/or due diligence;
  • Working knowledge of blockchains and various network protocols;
  • Familiarity navigating crypto analysis tools including block explorers and data aggregators;
  • A well-organized self-starter who is able to constantly learn and work autonomously;
  • OSINT expertise and investigative mentality;
  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information;
  • Effective interpersonal and time management skills;
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication prowess;
  • Foundational knowledge of banking laws, rules, and regulations including BSA/AML regs, OFAC requirements and consumer protections regulations.
  • B.A./B.S. degree or higher;

Desired Skills:
  • Experience working at a cryptocurrency exchange or other crypto project/company

If this sounds like a fit for you, apply today!

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

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