Kaiko

Data Analyst Intern - Index Structuring

Job description

Founded in 2014, Kaiko is a global fintech company, with offices in NYC, London, Paris, and Singapore. Rapidly growing, we are the leading crypto market data provider for financial institutions and enterprises in the digital asset space.


What We Do


Kaiko provides financial data products and solutions, across three main business units:

Market Data: “CEX” Centralized Exchanges Market Data: we collect, structure and distribute market data from 100+ cryptocurrency trading venues; “DEX” Decentralized Protocols Market Data: we run blockchain infrastructure in order to read, collect, engineer and distribute venue-level market data from DeFI protocols.

Analytics: proprietary quantitative models & data solutions to price and assess risk.

Indices: suite of mono-assets rates and benchmarks, as well as cross-assets indices.


Kaiko’s products are available worldwide on all networks and infrastructures: public APIs, private & on-premises networks; private & hybrid cloud set-ups; blockchain native (Kaiko oracles solution).


Additionally, Kaiko’s Research publications are read by thousands of industry professionals and cited in the world’s leading media organizations. We provide original insights and in-depth analysis on crypto markets using Kaiko’s data and products.


Who We Are


We’re a team of 80 (and growing) passionate individuals with a deep interest in building data solutions and supporting the growth of the digital finance economy. We’re proud of Kaiko’s talented team and are committed to our international representation and diversity. Our people, and their values, are the foundation of our continued success.


Kaiko Indices


Kaiko intends to build a suite of Indices and benchmarks to serve the financial industry. Kaiko's indices will be used either as benchmarks or reference rates, but also as internal tools for passive strategies, as well as ETFs, ETPs, Fund listing, Structured Products and Derivatives.


This business will be carried out relying on a dedicated subsidiary registered in France - Kaiko Indices - Operated by a dedicated Managing Director established in the UK. The Kaiko indices unit addresses all needs of the market when it comes to prices and benchmarks that represent value. It can be :

Mono-asset rates to serve the valuation use cases across custodians, asset managers, any form of portfolio management

Basket benchmark relying on to be modeled thematics and or performance of the underlying selected component

Indices representing a passive quantitative strategy represented by a structured product

Indices following a passive / semi passive investment strategy represented by and ETP, ETF or a fund

Benchmarks relying on quantitative data to build up new financial metrics (yields, rates, etc).


The Product Analyst Intern reports to the PM Index Structuring and M.D. Indices. The intern works with all relevant stakeholders and participate in expanding our offering on the following topics:


  • Product Research :
  1. Business and technical analysis to design new Rates and Indices, models of representation of the market, sources discrimination, or incremental upgrades on existing ones.
  2. Technical research towards the improvement of the main internal Product being the Index Launch facility to add new functionalities as the spectrum of business product expands
  3. Contribution to the enhancement of the building blocks of rates and indices calculation such as Exchange Ranking model, Asset Vetting or Coin Taxonomy.
  • Product Design : detailed and documented data product design and how the product will be delivered to users, usable by POs to shape product delivery
  • Product Delivery and Launch: support the delivery through added documentation when required, arbitration, testing, external documentation, support marketing launch through dedicated case studies, build go to market with sales, ensure Product Operations readiness to cater for new increments / products.
  • Product improvements: collect feedback from sales, from Product Operations towards continuous improvements.
  • Product Innovation: work closely with the PM and M.D towards the definition of the roadmap which shall include - in a fast changing, maturing environment - strategic product development to position Kaiko ahead of client demand.


We are looking for a Data Analyst Intern that will support the indices team in launching a suite of rates and indices while also working on the continuous improvement of our own internal tools and processes.


About the Role


  • Contribute to the index & product life cycle with all steps mentioned above (data collection, data engineering, features identification, modelisation, backtesting, reviews, etc.)
  • Collaborate laterally with all stakeholders in and out of Kaiko towards a successful design, delivery and launch of our product increments and the implementation of our Index Facility
  • Participate in the building of relevant POCs and iterate on those through the implementation of the underlying financial math applied algos
  • Support Sales and Operations (technical materials and analysis, case studies)
  • Contribute to the upcoming Index Committee


Must have


  • Background in finance, computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, or other quantitative discipline with relevant financial modeling and data science experience
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of financial vehicles
  • Tech affinity towards building an internal technical product
  • Strong programming skills and algo implementation (Python/R)
  • Business driven spirit as products are meant to drive revenues in the first place
  • Excellent communication skills, both internally and externally
  • Due to the very nature of the digital asset industry, a high level of initiative is to be expected for such a position.


About You


  • MSc. in applied maths for finance or other quantitative discipline
  • Knowledge on financial markets and financial products
  • Interested in the investment life cycle
  • Fully fluent in English


What we Offer


  • 1 day-off per month
  • The hardware of your choice
  • Meal vouchers (Swile 10€/working day)
  • Contribution to your monthly gym subscription (up to 15€ maximum)
  • Contribution to daily commuting
  • Remote-friendly
  • Multiple team events (annual retreat, casual drinks, etc.)
  • An entrepreneurial environment with a lot of autonomy and responsibilities
  • Staff surprises!


Position Characteristics


  • Contract type: Long-term internship (6 months)
  • Desired starting date: ASAP
  • Location: Paris, 2 rue de choiseul, France
  • Compensation: 2300€ gross salary


Talent Acquisition Process


  • Interview with the Talent Acquisition team
  • Call with the Hiring Manager
  • Technical test / Business Case
  • Cross team interviews with 2-3 team members (30 min)
  • Offer


Interested ? Just apply


Diversity & Inclusion


At Kaiko, we believe in the diversity of thought because we appreciate that this makes us stronger. Therefore, we encourage applications from everyone who can offer their unique experience to our collective achievements.

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