Smith + Crown is the world’s leading blockchain research organization and is focused on the development and distribution of research, intelligence, analysis and data across the breadth of the blockchain space. We look at everything from macroeconomic trends and global policy to the emergence of technological and cultural hubs. Our passion and unique expertise lies in the understanding, design, application and implementation of cryptoeconomic systems regardless of industry.
Director of Operations
We are a rapidly growing organization with an overwhelming demand for our research. Our challenges include a variety of parallel initiatives around research analysis, team growth, product development and international expansion. We are looking for an experienced operations lead to develop process, systems and infrastructure to support the existing organization and provide a strong foundation for growth moving forward.
This individual will work closely with the CEO and Director of Research to address short-term needs while developing long-term process and strategy including expansion into new international offices. administration, product development, HR, legal, treasury and accounting, a series of new international offices and a steadily growing team.
S+C’s research focused internal culture is built around dual values of integrity and independence. We are looking for someone who will work with us to support it and maintain it across diverse geographic locations.
We are a mission-driven organization that believes in the fundamental power of blockchain technologies and cryptoeconomic principles, as well as the unique opportunity for education, knowledge and research in their development and application. We prioritize impact over returns and take a long term view of the industry and our role within it.
While blockchain experience is not firmly required, is it a meaningful differentiator. Candidates must at the minimum be familiar with the industry and its basics as well as have a genuine passion for becoming an expert in the space. Comfort with regular international travel and navigating local cultures, logistics and relationships as well as fluency in multiple languages, especially Mandarin, Korean or Japanese is also a differentiator.
We are looking for a detail-obsessed and strategically minded individual to help us scale our impact and team. This job will have no shortage of challenges, but we can promise a front row seat to the most exciting and interesting research being done today. Our projects are never simple, and they are certainly never boring.
5+ years of experience in an operations role in a growing team or organization
Ability to learn quickly (and enthusiastically): the amount of learning required in this space cannot be overstated
Relentless attention to detail
Ability to elegantly handle tight deadlines
Ability to work across projects and teams that span time zones and disciplines simultaneously
Excellent people skills, and an attitude for mentorship
Eager to assume new responsibilities
Strong communicator with quick response times
Uphold cultural values of integrity and independence