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29 Sep 2020

Full-Time Data Scientist, Blockchain Intelligence

Chainalysis – Posted by ChainalysisTA New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Data Scientists at Chainalysis are driven by building cutting edge algorithms, frameworks and tools for blockchain analytics. Relentless problem-solvers and big dreamers, we’re building technology that enables widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies. 

Data Scientists are embedded in our Blockchain Intelligence team under Data Engineering. This team is the mastermind behind the algorithms and models that solved cases ranging from the most recent Twitter hack to bringing down one of the largest child abuse networks in the world. Data Scientists in the Blockchain Intelligence team have a deep understanding of various protocols, are experts at identifying transaction patterns, develop new techniques to analyze blockchain data and participate in complex investigations if needed. We measure success by the insights we can surface to our customers about the activity on a given blockchain and the accuracy of those insights.

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

  • Learned the ins and outs of our clustering techniques
  • Developed new clustering techniques that are used in production
  • Conducted complex investigations that resulted in success for our customers
  • Become one of the experts in analyzing BTC/UTXO data
  • Contributed to the effectiveness and speed of the Blockchain Intelligence team

A background like this helps: 

  • Deep understanding of the Bitcoin protocol both from a protocol and data perspective
  • Experience with one or more Object-Oriented programming languages (Java, C++, Scala, etc.)
  • Proven experience with data cleaning including missing value handling, scaling and normalization, parsing dates, char encoding, and controlling for inconsistent data entry
  • Experience with Python, Pandas, SQL and/or R
  • The versatility and willingness to learn new technologies on the job
  • The ability to clearly communicate complex results to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Bias for action

Bonus Points:

  • Understanding of efficient data structures, algorithms and computational complexity
  • Experience with statistical analysis on real world datasets
  • Experience with big data technologies like Hadoop or Spark
  • Experience with graph traversal and computation
  • Data Visualization experience using matplotlib, ggplot, bokeh, d3.js etc

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. We can’t wait to meet you.

How to Apply

Please apply directly on our Careers Page!

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: big data, bitcoin, cryptocurrency, SaaS, Tech, and Technology.

Job expires in 24 days.

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