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Research Analyst

Foundry Digital

Foundry Digital

Rochester, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Welcome to Foundry, a cryptocurrency pioneer dedicated to advancing decentralized infrastructure. At Foundry, we’re not waiting for a decentralized financial future — we’re building it now. By empowering institutions with the tools they need to mine and stake digital assets, we’re thoughtfully driving the industry forward with our team at the center of it all.

If you thrive on innovation, are inspired by the potential of blockchain technology and are passionate about being part of transformative global changes, then we’d love to connect. At Foundry, your skills will find purpose as you contribute to shaping the architecture of a more equitable and interconnected world through blockchain technology. Come be a vital member of the Foundry team, where your contributions will help empower a decentralized future.

DESCRIPTION: The Research Analyst is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to join the team at Foundry, a subsidiary of the blockchain industry’s most prolific and active investor, Digital Currency Group. Reporting to the VP of Digital Asset Research, the Research Analyst will advance Foundry’s institutional understanding of Bitcoin, Bitcoin mining, and the broader digital asset industry by compiling, processing, and disseminating technical research to the organization.

This is a rare invitation to join a small, highly professional entrepreneurial group, with the backing of the most established player in the fast-growing crypto space.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Research Analyst is primarily responsible for creating technical reports, identifying and analyzing trends in the mining industry, and acting as an internal advisor to other teams on technical protocol matters.


  • Plan, draft, and publish internal research reports focused on Bitcoin mining, Bitcoin data, emerging Bitcoin technical changes, and other in scope digital assets. Disseminate research findings to leadership and broader Foundry team
  • Work with Data team to identify, capture, and interpret key metrics from various sources including on-chain and power markets
  • Supporting early development proof of concept tooling, applications, and products as a technical resource to developers
  • Work with Strategy and Finance teams on bitcoin industry research and modeling of impacts to Foundry USA Pool
  • Support external communication on Bitcoin mining technology and industry trends
  • Identify, digest, and disseminate overviews of external research

Minimum Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 2 years of experience in technology, financial services, or academic fields
  • Understanding of Bitcoin and the broader the digital asset space via direct experience with operating a node, mining, staking, or analyzing protocol source code
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; concise and actionable articulation of complex concepts for a non-technical audience
  • Ability to interact with large data sets programmatically (SQL, Python) including on-chain data, financial data, and energy market data
  • Goal oriented and self-motivated; Comfort working remotely and with a team of pseudonymous individuals. Some Travel may be required

Preferred Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A degree in History, Philosophy, Computer Science, or Finance
  • Demonstrated contributions to the digital asset industry
  • Experience mining bitcoin with ASICs
  • Experience operating a Lightning node

The salary range for this role is $75,000-$145,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range oof possible compensation for this role at the time of posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This range only includes base compensation and does not include other tangible benefits such as 401K match, bonuses, overtime pay, and other benefits.


  • The chance to work in a fast-paced and fun start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact
  • Competitive base salary, potential bonus and incentive compensation
  • Unlimited PTO / Flexible time off - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Professional development budget with flexibility for personal and professional growth
  • Outstanding health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term & long-term disability coverage (Not available for India positions)
  • 401K plan with company contribution (Bermuda: Private pension plan with company contribution, Not available for India positions)
  • Flexible spending programs for medical and dependent care (Not available for Bermuda/India positions)
  • Paid parental leave


Foundry takes pride in an environment which prioritizes our people. We insist that our people first culture builds the framework for all business operations.

Employees have ample opportunities to voice thoughts, opinions, and ideas through weekly companywide meetings, monthly townhalls, and team outings and events.

We emphasize the importance of each individual through engagement, teamwork, inclusion, and diversity efforts.

Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, marital status, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit-based factors protected under federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

At Foundry, we are working toward a common goal of empowering a decentralized infrastructure. Our team is passionate about the future of finance and is looking for other like-minded individuals who share in this vision. While we are inclusive and diverse in workforce and style, we all agree that digital assets will change the world.

Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for better capital access, efficiency, and transparency in the digital currency mining and staking industry.

As a Digital Currency Group company, Foundry taps unparalleled institutional expertise, capital, and market intelligence to provide North American bitcoin miners and global manufacturers with the resources to build, maintain, and secure decentralized networks.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.