Data Lead


San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Data Science
  • Post Date: 01/08/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: , San Francisco, CA

About Celo

Celo, pronounced /ˈtselo/, means ‘purpose’ in Esperanto. In a similar spirit, we are aiming to create a new platform to connect people globally and bring financial stability to those who need it most. We believe blockchain technology is one of the most exciting innovations in recent history and as a team we look to push the boundaries of what is possible with it today. More importantly, we are driven by purpose -- to solve real-world problems such as lack of access to sound currency, or friction for cash-transfer programs aimed to alleviate poverty. Our mission is to build a monetary system that creates the conditions for prosperity for all.

Job Description

We are seeking a Data Lead to level up our data infrastructure and instrument data pipelines that power dashboards and analytics. This individual will be the first member of a team responsible for Data Science, Data Engineering, and Analytics.

About us

    • We are experienced startup founders and operators
    • We are mission-driven with a big goal: to bring sound currency and property rights to those who need it most
    • We are fast-paced and loosely-structured, with a number of offices and a growing team   
    • We are a full-stack solution i.e. we are building both blockchain protocols and the applications that deliver end-user experiences on top of them
    • We are highly technical, with an accomplished team dedicated to learning and pushing boundaries
    • We have a strong engineering culture, which values open-source

You will

    • Architect, implement, and steward end-to-end data infrastructure
    • Collaborate with product and engineering to ensure that new and existing features are appropriately tracked
    • Identify and evaluate Data Science, Engineering, and Analytics tools that may be appropriate to integrate as systems evolve
    • Drive best practices around security in data engineering
    • Drive data literacy and data-driven decision making across functions.
    • Collaborate with engineering and product teams to identify KPIs and understand user behavior
    • Investigate trends and validate hypothesis using pilot data
    • Create Insights Reports for the broader Celo Community using both blockchain data from the Celo Protocol and usage analytics from the Celo Wallet.

You have

    • 3+ years of experience as a Software or Data Engineer
    • Familiarity with different database systems and their tradeoffs, experience with GCP is a plus
    • Facility navigating large datasets, with a strong working knowledge of Python, SQL, or other technology
    • Excellent cross-functional collaboration and communication skills
    • An interest in Data Science and Analytics, particularly in open source and/or decentralized systems

Nice to have

    • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a small, fast-paced, high-autonomy organization
    • Prior experience working in either the fintech or blockchain domain, or within another regulated space such as healthcare
    • Experience building data infrastructure and teams from the ground up
cLabs ("Celo Labs") started Celo in 2018 and is one of many contributors to the open source project Celo. cLabs builds financial technology to enable prosperity of all beings.
cLabs is a Teal organization, a method of decentralized management and organizational governance. Roles are defined around the work, not people, and there is a high degree of autonomy. As such, we're all proud to hold the job title of "Partner." For more information on our culture, we encourage you to check out our blog at
To build technology and products that are used and loved by people and solve real-world problems, we need to build a team with many different perspectives and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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