FINRA is looking for a Crypto Analyst in Washington – Apply Here!

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The mission of FINRA’s Blockchain Lab (the “Lab”) is to serve as a central point within FINRA for the development of blockchain initiatives; to build capacity within the organization to develop technology solutions to oversee the activity of member firm’s blockchain related activities; to identify, analyze and assist with the deployment of offerings by third-party blockchain vendors to assist with FINRA’s regulatory functions; and to serve as resource within FINRA for expertise on matters related to blockchain technology.

The Blockchain Analyst for the Blockchain Lab will independently conduct research efforts related to the Lab’s initiatives and facilitate collaboration with key internal stakeholders. In addition, the analyst provides high level guidance to internal clients. The analyst will also need to be able to independently lead moderate to complete projects, as well as conduct complex research and make recommendations to senior management. This would include independently making recommendations to senior management regarding training and vendor related matters.

Blockchain Analysts research efforts will center around blockchain data and may include – analyzing data drawn from network nodes or market sources, exploring the development of new regulatory tools, and on-boarding third-party blockchain analytic capabilities. Responsibilities will also include closely following market developments in the crypto asset space. The Blockchain Analyst will seek and provide information related to developments in blockchain technology to various groups within FINRA and closely partner with relevant teams to provide training and strengthen oversight capabilities across the organization on areas related to blockchain technology.

Essential Job Functions:
• Collaborate and partner across business teams to explore POCs for regulatory tools.
• Work on the design, testing, and operation of new regulatory tools.
• Conduct research on crypto projects or market developments for internal external stakeholders
• Develop knowledge in blockchain vendor capabilities and assist in the selection of vendors
• Work on analysis, written summaries, presentations and commentary designed to inform decision makers of information pertaining blockchain technology and related regulatory impact
• Stay abreast and keep key constituents informed about research and market developments related to blockchain technology
• Query, analyze, visualize data ingested from blockchain networks or market sources as part of POC, bespoke or ongoing projects.
• Provide crypto-asset training to FINRA teams to deepen expertise across the organization.

Other Responsibilities:
• Lead or participate in ad hoc special projects and initiatives as requested by the Senior Director.
• Identify, implement and promote actions to increase efficiency and effectiveness of Lab operations.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field (or equivalent experience) is required; preferably in Business, Finance, Economics, Applied Math or related fields with some quantitative training.
• Minimum of four years’ relevant experience in the financial services industry or related area.
• Ability to independently conduct research into crypto projects, protocols, market developments.
• Experience collaborating with a team on a technical project, program and/or practice area.
• Facility with data analysis and modeling, creation of dashboards or other visualization methods.
• Ability to collaborate across business teams and optimize tasks to create business value.
• Self-motivated and entrepreneurial individual that can work in an experimental setting.
• Excellent interpersonal communication, writing and presentation skills, including facility with PowerPoint.

The salary rate for this position if the work is performed in New York, New York is a minimum of $121,700 annually to a maximum of $220,900 annually; actual compensation is based on various factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s skill set, level of experience, education, and internal peer compensation comparisons.


To be considered for this position, please submit an application.

The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

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Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. FINRA also provides a variety of benefits including comprehensive health and welfare benefits, life and disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation, personal, and sick leave. FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match. You will also be eligible for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, our tuition reimbursement program and many other benefits. If you would like to contribute to our important mission and work collegially in a professional organization that values intelligence, integrity and initiative, consider a career with FINRA.

Important Information

FINRA’s Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees’ investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts.All of those accounts are subject to the Code’s investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investmentrestrictions-includingdisposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA’s Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President-by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.

You can read more about these restrictions here .

As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA’s Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company’s policy on nepotism.

Search Firm Representatives

Please be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to FINRA. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid in the event that person is hired by FINRA.

FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person’s relatives, friends or associates.

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FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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