Strategy & Execution Analyst

  • DRW/Cumberland
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • May 03, 2022
Full time Blockchain Business Strategy Finance Project Management Trading

Job Description

Cumberland - a DRW Company is the cryptoasset arm of DRW, established in 2014 after pursuing an early interest in cryptoassets and their underlying technologies. Today, Cumberland is a global leader in cryptoassets, uniquely positioned between the traditional financial markets and the cryptoasset ecosystem. From our offices in Chicago, London and Singapore, we provide 24-hour access to a wide array of cryptoassets while helping the crypto ecosystem evolve in a responsible, sustainable way.

As a Strategy and Execution Analyst, you’ll join a team of highly talented business development, traders, relationship managers and researchers in our Chicago office.  You will be tasked with taking a data-driven approach to solving some of the most important challenges facing the business.  Beyond just performing research and business analysis, you will make strategic recommendations, manage critical projects, and have a direct impact on the implementation of important business initiatives.  You will routinely interface with a variety of stakeholders across the team and the larger firm, as well as with external counterparties. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth of a market leader in the cryptoasset trading ecosystem and benefit from professional development in a highly supportive and collaborative environment. 

What you will do in this role:   

  • Gather and analyze information across multiple data sources in order to arrive at actionable recommendations for the business across many different lines of business, including trading and decentralized finance
  • Form, communicate, and present data-driven recommendations to leadership
  • Assist in the execution of business initiatives, driving projects to completion
  • Develop and deliver targeted market research, fundamental analysis, and forward looking strategic plans
  • Prepare valuation analysis for various market opportunities
  • Act as the point person in charge of specific Cumberland projects
  • Coordinate with engineering team to define, scope and prioritize new features of front and back office trading systems, including working with third-party technology platform vendors to evaluate API capabilities and technology infrastructure

What is needed for success in this role:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a highly analytical role in finance, fintech, or consulting environment
  • Outstanding initiative, sense of urgency, and entrepreneurship
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in fast-paced, high pressure environment
  • Strong analytical skills and strong written and verbal communication abilities are essential
  • Must have excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Proven ability to manage multiple workstreams and prioritize effectively
  • Knowledge of cryptoassets
  • Python programming skills with experience exploring large datasets is a plus