Associate Staff Software Engineer, Protocol Research


New York City, NY, US / Washington, DC, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/04/2021
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  • Company Address: 43 West 23rd Street 2nd floor, New York, NY, 10010

About Chainalysis

Chainalysis was built to spot connections between digital identities. Their products allow financial institutions to develop trust lines between them as well as identify malicious actors.

Job Description

The Engineers at Chainalysis are driven by working on new technical challenges every day. As relentless problem-solvers and big dreamers, we’re building technology that enables widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies and lays the foundation for a new economic paradigm. 

An Associate Staff Engineer on the Data Intelligence team is really good at understanding and breaking down blockchain protocols and creating analytical models to enrich our products, ultimately enabling  law enforcement agencies, the world’s largest cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions to do things like take down dark web marketplaces, prosecute child predators, and solve the Twitter Hack (yeah, we do all that!). We measure success by how well we build components that are reusable and replaceable, reducing time to production, building tools that simplify data analysis and fostering collaborative relationships across the company. 

In one year you’ll know you were successful if…

  • You have helped improve our analytical models
  • You contributed to improving the accuracy of our analytical models
  • Solved complex problems with peers and stakeholders across the organization

A background like this helps: 

  • You're an experienced Scala or Java developer (or other JVM language)
  • You are comfortable with Python
  • You are comfortable working in a Cloud environment (AWS, GCP)
  • You're have some knowledge of one or more blockchains (Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc)
  • You're comfortable working with SQL databases 
  • You've worked in an environment where you support the systems you put into production

Bonus points:

  • Blockchain P2P Node and Networking Fundamentals
  • Experience production ML models

At Chainalysis, we help government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions track and investigate illicit activity on the blockchain, allowing them to engage confidently with cryptocurrency. We take care of our people with great benefits, professional development opportunities, and fun.

You belong here. 

At Chainalysis, we believe that diversity of experience and thought makes us stronger. With both customers and employees around the world, we are committed to ensuring our team reflects the unique communities around us. Some of the ways we’re ensuring we keep learning are an internal Diversity Committee, Days of Reflection throughout the year including International Women’s Day, Juneteenth, Harvey Milk Day, and International Migrant’s Day, and a commitment to continue revisiting and reevaluating our diversity culture. 

We encourage applicants across any race, ethnicity, gender/gender expression, age, religion, ability, experience and more. Additionally, if you need any accommodations to make our interview process more accessible to you due to a disability, don't hesitate to let us know. You can learn more here. We can’t wait to meet you. 

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