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Python Data Engineer, Sovereign



Software Engineering, Data Science
Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

About Nascent…

Founded in 2020, Nascent exists to build, expand, and capture opportunity, in open markets and permissionless technologies. Building from a base of permanent capital, we deploy assets across a range of both liquid and long-term strategies that ensure we are among the most active users of the open financial system we are helping to build. We've made venture investments in 50+ early-stage teams that we believe have the potential to create substantive change, expand boundaries, and find new horizons. We are consistently on the hunt for the most competitive and curious minds exploring the edges of the crypto ecosystem and leverage our hyper flexible structure to accelerate ideas into fully deployed strategies.

About Sovereign

Sovereign is a leading-edge proprietary trading fund at the forefront of innovation and intellectual property (IP) rights incubated within Nascent. Sovereign is building a unique approach to IP that enables individuals to retain full rights to the IP they create, ensuring value alignment between the creator and the company. This distinctive approach permits researchers the autonomy to potentially spin-off their IP into an independent entity, of which Sovereign will have an option to acquire 20%.

This approach minimizes the need for conventional employment limitations and constraints, offering increased slack. Our goal is to assemble a team of high-variance individuals, affording them the time, freedom, and motivation to discover and attempt their visions.

In the context of financial markets, higher-variance can lead to extreme results—from wild successes to uninvestable failures.

This process also produces uncorrelated results, creating an ideal environment for debate in a field where intellectual honesty is a prerequisite. Variance will grow when individuals are unconstrained. We aim to build a lab where diversity of ideas obtained through independent exploration leads to quality collaborations and discussions.

The Opportunity

As a Data Engineer on Sovereign, leverage your skills to create impactful data solutions in a fast-moving and flexible environment. You'll drive critical projects within our team by maintaining extensive historical data repositories from diverse sources, ensuring data quality and developing versatile tools for researchers to access data in various formats. By joining us, you'll play a vital part in enabling data-driven insights and supporting progressive research.

Experience Required

  • Demonstrated abilities in one of the Python data frame libraries (Pandas|Polars)
  • Ability to automate data collection from many different sources (websocket, api, S3, etc…)
  • Ability to handle reasonably large quantities of data (>10 TB, <100TB)
  • Ability to build and maintain an API for the researchers to query the data.
  • The ideal candidate would have a baseline understanding of simple financial data.

Our Team & Culture

At Nascent, we are an interdisciplinary team of investors, builders & creators, capable of achieving more together than we can as individuals. We offer the opportunity to contribute to building the future global economic system with a world-class team and culture that pairs the freedom to explore, experiment & play with a competitive drive to win. We invest in our people by providing the autonomy to build, coupled with accountability & honest feedback to help learn, grow, perform & win. We’re a fully distributed team that understands the value of in-person time—we host two team retreats per year and encourage team members to come together for more frequent in-person work.

Principles that drive our team & work

  • Compete to win
  • Own your shit
  • Explore, experiment, play
  • Always be building
  • Seek and speak truth

    What We Offer

    At Nascent, we offer a competitive total compensation package heavily weighted toward bonus, ensuring that when we perform at our best and the firm wins we all win.

    • The opportunity to learn, experiment and build in an entrepreneurial environment
    • Comprehensive health benefits package including dental, vision, and life
    • Generous paid parental leave & supported return to work
    • Annual Health & Wellness Stipend of up to $1,000
    • Retirement plan matching contributions
    • Open vacation policy as well as flexible work hours and location
    • Access to our internal performance coaching, technical experts and support for continuing your skill development and growth
    • Team activities and bi-annual in-person team retreats

    We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity and differences of perspectives. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status, inclusive of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.