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Data Scientist

AGIO RATINGS LIMITED - Digital Assets

Location: London
Salary: £38,000 to £50,000 depending on qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd February 2024
Closes: 8th March 2024

A full-time position is immediately available to join a pioneering and results-oriented international team enabling firms that trade and invest in digital assets to protect capital, underwrite credit, and secure long-term success.

Agio Ratings

Agio Ratings is a VC-backed startup creating counterparty risk management solutions in the world of digital assets.

We believe the crypto industry needs quantitative tools to measure counterparty risk as it moves past Twitter and Telegram as its main sources of risk signals. Our team of PhD researchers have developed quantifiable measures of default risk and have built an industry-leading record of predicting defaults.

We are now working with the top brokers and market makers in digital assets to push the industry forward. Find out more about our work at www.agioratings.io/. With your input, Agio will transform how the crypto industry manages counterparty risk.

The Team

The founders hail from world-class institutions such as Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Oliver Wyman, and the Federal Reserve. We created the firm in 2022 and now have ten staff with ambitious growth plans. We are excited to bring on an innovator who will rate the risk of the fastest-growing players in the ecosystem using advanced machine learning and statistical models.

The Role

We are seeking a data scientist to join our London-based research team. The role will involve:

  • Cleaning and modelling data sets to extract insights and make forecasts
  • Data sets will include:
  • Web traffic and social media feeds
  • On-chain wallet transaction flows
  • Ad-hoc primary data sources
  • Methods will include:
  • Regression models (linear, logistic, multivariate)
  • Time-series analysis (ARIMAX, Cox Hazard)
  • Natural language processing (RoBERTa)
  • Consulting with internal and client stakeholders to understand their needs
  • Authoring presentations to present to clients, regulators and investors

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

  • BA/BSc, MA/MSc or PhD in Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Engineering or related field
  • The ambition and passion to work commercially in a start-up environment
  • Programming experience with R and/or Python, including common data science libraries such as: dplyr, ggplot2, data.table, shiny (in R) :scikit-learn, statsmodels and pandas (in Python)
  • Experience working with cloud computing platforms like AWS, including the ability to run scripts and interact with MongoDB
  • The ability to work with APIs or scrape data from online sources
  • Familiarity with crypto and blockchain technologies

Benefits

  • First-year compensation of £38-50k, depending on qualifications, plus employer pension contributions and annual salary reviews
  • Opportunity to acquire a stake in Agio via a share option scheme with tenure driven vesting pattern
  • Develop skills in a creative, stimulating, supportive and informal culture for a fast growing, cutting-edge business
  • Flexible work patterns, including scope to work from home and to your own schedule

Apply Now No agencies. Please click the 'Apply' button above and  send your CV and cover letter. Applications will be processed from 5th February 2024 onwards and the deadline for applications is 8th March 2024.

Agio is unable to sponsor applicants who are ineligible to work in the UK and preference will be given UK-based applicants who are able to attend regular meetings in our London office.

Applicants will be asked to take on-line psychometric tests, to attend virtual interviews as part of the assessment process and will be required to supply references.

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