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Product Owner - Analytics & Indices

Kaiko is a rapidly growing fintech company in the digital assets industry with an international presence. Our mission is to bridge traditional and blockchain ecosystems by providing reliable and actionable financial data and services. We do this by empowering market participants with accurate, transparent, and actionable digital assets data to be leveraged for a range of market activities including strategy backtesting, in-depth research, valuation, analytics, and integrations.

What We Do

  • We unify digital assets data feeds in financial markets across 100+ crypto spot and derivatives exchanges off-chain and on-chain defi protocols, serving as a single access point for market information.
  • We provide the most granular trade, quotes, and aggregated datasets in the industry
  • We deliver historical and real-time, consumable and regulatory compliant data to clients through a robust platform
  • We publish weekly data-driven reports and analyses read by industry professionals.
  • We partner with best in class institutions such as Bloomberg and Deutsche Börse.

Who We Are

We’re a team of (60+) passionate individuals in Paris, New-York , London and Singapore with a deep interest in building and innovating in the digital finance economy. We’re proud of Kaiko’s talented team and continue our commitment to international representation and diversity in the workspace.

Also, at Kaiko our values are important to us as they are the foundation of our continued success. You can read more about our company’s values along with our mission and achievements so far here.

Kaiko operates a data infrastructure which is growing to a critical service of our customers. As per any critical service and under its ongoing SOC 2 Audit process, Kaiko has to meet operational standards in the financial environment such as 99.5% uptime, very strict data quality and requirement rules, and 100% auditable processes for its regulated services.

The platform department is responsible for designing the services that will support the delivery of the products to our customers. The purpose is to transform requirements for new product increments designed by the portfolio team into implementable iterations. The platform department is made of Product Owners and a Service Delivery manager and collaborates with the Engineering team to supervise the full product lifecycle.

The Challenge:

Kaiko’s platform department is scaling as the company scales, and a dedicated Product Owner will take on specific pipelines and services under their area of ownership. One of these areas is everything related to pricing, valuation and quantitative information services:

  • Kaiko builds quantitative products relying on in-house designed and white labeled mathematical models in collaboration with the leading researchers in mathematical finance worldwide. You’ll work closely with Kaiko’s Quant Data PM, to take input scripted models and then design the services that will deliver these products in a production compliant environment. This is done by taking into account not only the core product (the quant model implementation) but also the service usability (API model, payload etc.) in our data distribution platform.
  • Kaiko is engineering rates and basket indices data products to be designed via a dedicated rates & indices in house platform. From source selection, to backtesting to push to publication and index/rate launch, the platform serves as internal vehicles for the Indices product team to be fully independent with minimal footprint on tech to launch new information services products seamlessly. As PO, you will own that platform and its functionality as a whole, and work closely with Index PM.

The mission:

  • Centralized Exchange Ranking: Work jointly with the Kaiko Indices business unit towards an IP owned Exchange qualification.
  • Analyst and Indices: Take ownership of the product life cycle for all products that concern Analytics and Indices. Some examples are the aforementioned Exchange ranking, statistical models such as Implied Volatility, Value-at-Risk and the creation and backtesting of Indices.
  • Product Life Cycle Management: as a Product Owner, you will be responsible for making sure priorities are set correctly and are communicated across the team, specifications are clear and in alignment between the Product Managers and Developers and deadlines are being met. You own the backlog for your business unit.

About You:

  • Must have a solid financial engineering background
  • Experience of working as Product Owner (or equivalent)
  • Experience with building/backtesting/working with statistical or mathematical models in context of financial markets is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both internally and externally, problem resolution oriented spirit
  • Knowledge in Capital Markets Infrastructure is a plus
  • Strong Analytical skills, Project oriented profile,knowledge of Agile as a spirit (not a scrum maximalist) is a plus
  • Masters of Science/Engineering, Mathematics or Economics required
  • Programming qualifications or education is strongly preferred
  • Fully fluent in English is mandatory
  • Other languages covering a financial market or region is a plus

What we offer:

  • An attractive compensation package, including equity and healthcare.
  • An entrepreneurial environment with a lot of autonomy and responsibilities.
  • Opportunity to work with an internationally diverse team.
  • The hardware of your choice to help you deliver your best work.
  • Good perks (remote friendly, Swile meal vouchers, multiple team events and staff surprises).

Talent Acquisition Process:

  • Interview with the Talent Acquisition team
  • Call with the Hiring Manager
  • Cross team interviews with 2-3 team members.

Interested? Write a short letter to tell us why you’d be a good fit for this opportunity and why you’d like to join Kaiko. Please send your letter, along with your CV to us.

As our working language is English, we would appreciate it if you send us your application and accompanying documents in English.

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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