Data Science Manager, Crypto

Data Science Manager, Crypto

Company Description

It all started with an idea at Block in 2013. Initially built to take the pain out of peer-to-peer payments, Cash App has gone from a simple product with a single purpose to a dynamic ecosystem, developing unique financial products, including Afterpay, to provide a better way to send, spend, invest, borrow and save to our 47 million monthly active customers. We want to redefine the world’s relationship with money to make it more relatable, instantly available, and universally accessible. This is our mission, and it’s why working at Cash App means so much more than a job.

Today, Cash App has thousands of employees working globally across office and remote locations, with a culture geared toward innovation, collaboration and impact. We’ve been a distributed team since day one, and many of our roles can be done remotely from the countries where Cash App operates. No matter the location, we tailor our experience to ensure our employees are creative, productive, and happy.

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Job Description

Cash App is looking for a Data Science Manager with a deep interest and passion for bitcoin and data to lead our Crypto data science team. The Crypto team’s mission is to empower individuals across the world by providing financial services based on bitcoin and other digital assets.

As the lead of the Crypto Data Science team, we expect you to develop and maintain strategic partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure that our data science initiatives are aligned with the overall business strategy. Your leadership will be crucial in defining the team's roadmap, optimizing existing processes, and generating strategic research that will inform our product development decisions. To be successful, you will leverage your expertise in data science and your understanding of our Crypto products and market to drive impactful change. You and your team will contribute reusable frameworks and processes back to the foundational Data Science team, elevating the skills and capabilities of the entire organization.

Cash App became the first public company to launch bitcoin purchases in 2018 and since then we’ve added a full ecosystem of bitcoin products you’ll be supporting, from bitcoin buy/sell to novel technologies like the lightning network. Because your team will work with bitcoin data across multiple touchpoints (internal systems, blockchain, lightning network, etc.) a solid understanding of how these technologies function and demonstrated experience/interest working with this data is a big plus.

As a Data Science Manager you will:

  • Lead the Crypto data science team within Cash App and manage one Data Scientist with potential for scaling it up
  • Partner with senior Crypto leaders from Engineering, Design and Product to set and drive a long-term vision for this team
  • Identify opportunities to optimize across multiple metrics and constraints, leveraging in-depth analysis and rigorous experimental design
  • Develop your team members ability to partner strategically (not just on execution!) with their workstream partners
  • Offer technical mentorship to existing team members, focusing on their long-term growth
  • Use data and expertise to build compelling narratives that communicate ideas and opportunities to gain buy in and build alignment, with both internal and external partners
  • Work directly with blockchain and lightning network data to track and optimize the performance of our external crypto payments over those networks
  • Drive proactive research to identify product opportunities within Cash App’s crypto product ecosystem


To be successful, you should have:

  • 8+ years of Data Science experience, with at least 2+ years of experience as a direct Manager of Data Scientists or Data Analysts
  • Deep interest and passion for bitcoin and blockchain data
  • Enough (and recent) proficiency with Python, SQL and other relevant tools that will allow you to support and mentor the team and encourage their technical growth
  • Strong communication and the demonstrated ability to translate insights into impact
  • Excellent business acumen and a self starting, growth centric mindset
  • Experience in a high-growth tech environment
  • Intellectual curiosity and a passion for what Cash App is building

Technologies we use and/or teach:

  • Querying and Pipelines: SQL (MySQL, Snowflake, BigQuery), Airflow, Prefect
  • Data Manipulation and Analysis: Python (Pandas, NumPy and sklearn) or R
  • Dashboarding: Mode, Tableau, Looker

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $245,100 - USD $299,500
Zone B: USD $245,100 - USD $299,500
Zone C: USD $245,100 - USD $299,500
Zone D: USD $245,100 - USD $299,500

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans including company match 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance 
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D. and disability benefits 
  • Perks such as WFH reimbursements and free access to caregiving, legal, and discounted resources 

This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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