We believe Ethereum has the potential to solve some of humanity’s most crucial coordination issues. Since our initial inception as a research group, we have sought to scale both its technology and values.

At present, the most pressing bottleneck to the growth of Ethereum is its performance and scalability. We are building the most elegant solution to this problem. We do this in the open (under an MIT open source license) because we believe in open source innovation and its ability to accelerate growth.

OP Labs is building Optimism mainnet, and by extension, the infrastructure that powers all OP-Stack chains. We are improving Ethereum’s performance by orders of magnitude and donating the profits from doing so to funding Ethereum public goods. By operating as a Public Benefit Corporation, OP Labs can align its incentives with the public good and take positive-sum steps toward a sustainable future for the internet.

We are hiring a Head of Data, a new role at OP Labs that will be responsible for driving a data-driven, proactive product roadmap. The person in this role will manage a team, build out a data program that will inform company-level strategy, and ultimately allow us to build for the future. They will work closely with leaders and stakeholders across the business to shape our data and analytics product offering and champion the needs of our customers as the data expert in the Ethereum ecosystem.

What are the role responsibilities?

  • Build out our Data program and define how our Data and Analytics program informs company-level strategy
    • Drive and deliver a proactive Data team roadmap
    • Guide our investment in our Data Infrastructure
    • Define and refine our company-level north star metrics and goals
    • Set up the team to proactively derive insights from both on- and off-chain data
    • Partner with Product to eventually shape our product support for our customers’ Data and Analytics needs
  • Identify gaps in our current Data & Analytics team, and build out the team to address these gaps

What skills do you bring?

  • You have experience partnering with executive teams to define metrics- and data-driven company strategy
  • You have strong people management skills, including prior experience hiring and managing Data Analysts, Data Scientists and/or Data Engineers in a hands-on environment
  • You’ve been hands-on in the past and come from a background as a Data Scientist or Data Analyst
  • You have excellent cross-functional collaboration skills, especially with leaders from other areas of the business like Product, Finance, and/or BD
  • You are familiar with crypto and the onchain data space. Even if you don’t have prior full time experience in crypto, you have a baseline familiarity with tools like Dune—and, most importantly, you’re excited to dive deeper into the space!

What will you like about us?

  • We take care of our employees. Competitive compensation, fully paid medical, dental, and vision, and a 4% 401K match—learn more about our benefits, culture, and all recruiting FAQ here.
  • We take pride in the accomplishments of our teammates and support each other in doing the best work of our careers.
  • Our team is a diverse group of people from varied backgrounds. We cherish our eclecticism and consider it a great strength.
  • We’re fully remote, deeply engaged, highly skilled, and like to have fun.
  • We think long-term. Our founders have been scaling Ethereum since 2015.

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds to apply. We believe that our work is stronger with a variety of perspectives, and we’re eager to further diversify our company. If you have a background that you feel would make an impact at Optimism, please consider applying. We’re committed to building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career.