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About Octav

Octav is a pioneering on-chain data labelling and categorization platform, leveraging advanced machine learning to transform complex on-chain data into user-friendly outputs. Our proprietary algorithm and machine learning models are designed to empower protocols, DAOs, and hedge funds with innovative solutions for treasury reconciliation and compliance efficiency. Octav also combines cutting-edge technology with a network-driven approach to optimise treasury management for Web3 CFOs, all within a single, intuitive platform.

About the Role:

Must be based in Canada.

As our Data Engineer, you will play a central role in enabling data-driven decision making across the business. You will work horizontally with the backend team to build and refine Octav’s DeFi labelling algorithm, and develop the data infrastructure needed to support business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and Optimize Data Systems: Design and implement robust data pipelines to support our marketing and product initiatives. This includes extracting, transforming, and loading (ETL) data from various sources.
  • Analytics and Insights: Develop our algorithm to label all DeFi transactions accurately.
  • Automation and Performance Tracking: Automate data workflows and integrate machine learning models to enhance data accuracy and efficiency. Select appropriate KPIs and develop systems to track these metrics effectively.
  • Infrastructure Management: Manage and optimize our AWS-hosted services to ensure high availability and performance. Collaborate with the backend team and CTO to enhance data architecture and server functionality.
  • Budget and Resource Allocation: Oversee the budget for data operations and make decisions on resource allocation to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of data solutions.
  • Team Collaboration and Leadership:
    • Cross-functional Leadership: Work closely with the marketing team, providing data-driven insights and recommendations to guide marketing strategies.
    • Innovation Advocacy: Stay abreast of the latest developments in Web2 technologies, DeFi ecosystems, and emerging trends to drive innovation within our data practices.


  • Location: Must be based in Canada, ideally in the province of Quebec. Applications outside of Canada will not be considered.
  • Experience: Minimum of 4 years as a Data Engineer with a strong track record in data system design, implementation, and optimization.
  • Technical Expert with demonstrated proficiency in TypeScript or Python, and a solid foundation in related testing frameworks like Jest or PyTest. The ideal candidate should possess excellent SQL skills, extensive experience with key AWS services such as EC2, S3, RDS, and AWS Lambda, and have a proven track record in developing and maintaining machine learning models, preferably with TensorFlow or PyTorch. Experience with data ingestion pipelines and familiarity with tools such as Apache Kafka or Apache Airflow is highly desirable.
  • Understanding of DeFi: While not coding in Web3, a deep understanding of the DeFi ecosystem is essential to navigate and manipulate related data effectively.
  • Data Driven: Proven ability to set up and manage KPI metrics tracking platforms.
  • Leadership Skills: Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills, capable of leading projects and mentoring team members.
  • Innovation and Adaptability: Passionate about leveraging technology to solve problems in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.

Why Join Octav?

Octav offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of DeFi. As part of our team, you will work alongside innovative minds, enjoy opportunities for professional growth, and contribute significantly to an exciting, fast-paced industry. We are committed to diversity and inclusivity, providing an empowering environment for all our team members.

Many top DeFi protocols, including Gelato, Alchemix, Request, Paladin, Gearbox, Timeless, Bunni, Swell, Hopr, Beefy, Morpho labs, xdefi and more rely on Octav to reconcile their treasury and generate financial reports for their community.

Octav is backed by VC firms, including Nascent, Polymorphic capital, Possible ventures, Speedinvest, Parallel Studios, Portofino, ACET capital, Spaceship DAO, and angel investors Paul Desmarais, Mark Zeller, DCF God, and more.

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