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About Nascent…

Founded in 2020, Nascent exists to build, expand, and capture opportunity, in open markets and open technologies. Building from a base of permanent capital, we deploy assets across a range of both liquid and long-term strategies that ensure we are among the most active users of the open financial system we are helping to build. We’ve made venture investments in 50+ early-stage teams that we believe have the potential to create substantive change, expand boundaries, and find new horizons. We are consistently on the hunt for the most competitive and curious minds exploring the edges of the crypto ecosystem and leverage our hyper flexible structure to accelerate ideas into fully deployed strategies.

The Opportunity

As the Data Engineering Lead you’ll be responsible for building and maintaining the data infrastructure and pipelines for our liquid and investing activities. From building ETLs to optimizing our research and transaction infrastructure, this role will be responsible for all of Nascent’s Data Engineering activities. You will drive the strategy and execution of data acquisition to enable internal research and externally facing data projects in addition to serving as a key partner to create meaningful insights across our many data intensive activities.

The ideal candidate will have experience in designing and building data pipelines and APIs, with a strong foundation in data modeling, database design, and query optimization. Think data engineer with a software engineering lens, you can design and build software beyond data pipelines (you know the difference). You’ll have a passion for working with large datasets and a desire to leverage data to drive business insights and support decision-making. The responsibilities defined here are barely scratching the surface of the opportunity—as the Data Engineer Lead you’ll find new ways to add value to the firm and redefine your core role. As a fast-moving crypto-native firm, we have a lot of activities and both ingest and create a lot of data—your role is to identify, prioritize, and execute on the highest-value data-related activities for the firm. This is a full time fully remote position with preference for overlap with EST working hours.

About you

  • You thrive in less structured environments and are at your best when driving and delivering results with the freedom to build and execute your own plan
  • You are as excited by starting a project as completing, maintaining, and continually optimizing it
  • You find the plethora of opportunities to leverage data to drive value for the firm exciting versus overwhelming

Required Experience

  • Experience developing complex software solutions other than data pipelines
  • Experience and familiarity building portfolio and risk analytics systems or other investment focused software
  • Substantive experience building and maintaining enterprise data systems, ETL frameworks, & pipelines
  • Building and managing data pipelines on bare metal outside of pure cloud infrastructure (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc.)
  • Hands-on experience from beginning to end of a shipped working product (i.e., you’re an experienced builder)
  • Excellent Python and SQL skills
  • Familiarity with APIs (REST, Websockets, etc)
  • Experience beyond testing (e.g. quality processes, verification & validation)
  • Experience in configuring and managing cloud infrastructure (preferred AWS)

Our Team & Culture

At Nascent, we are an interdisciplinary team of investors, builders & creators, capable of achieving more together than we can as individuals. We offer the opportunity to contribute to building the future global economic system with a world-class team and culture that pairs the freedom to explore, experiment & play with a competitive drive to win. We invest in our people by providing the autonomy to build, coupled with accountability & honest feedback to help learn, grow, perform & win. We’re a fully distributed team that understands the value of in-person time—we host two team retreats per year and encourage team members to come together for more frequent in-person work.

Principles that drive our team & work

  • Build for the long term
  • Align incentives
  • Be nimble
  • Compete to win
  • Explore, experiment, play
  • Always be building
  • Give and embrace real feedback

What We Offer

At Nascent, we offer a competitive total compensation package heavily weighted toward bonus, ensuring that when we perform at our best and the firm wins we all win.

  • The opportunity to learn, experiment and build in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Remote and distributed working environment
  • Comprehensive health benefits package including dental, vision, and life
  • Generous paid parental leave & supported return to work
  • Home Office, coworking space and wellness stipend
  • Retirement plan matching contributions
  • Open vacation policy as well as flexible work hours and location
  • Access to our internal performance coaching, technical experts and support for continuing your skill development and growth
  • Team activities and bi-annual in-person team retreats

We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity and differences of perspectives. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status, inclusive of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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$160K – $210K


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