Associate Data Scientist

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The Intelligence Solutions team at Chainalysis Government Solutions is made up of world class cryptocurrency investigators who build trust in blockchains by mapping cryptocurrency activity to real-world entities–ranging from regulated exchanges to criminal networks

The ideal Data Scientist candidate will have a deep understanding of blockchain technology, strong analytical skills, and expertise in deriving insights from large datasets
We measure  success in this role through the impact of the Data Scientist’s data-driven insights in  network discovery and characterization and their unique intelligence insights as they relate to behaviors and patterns of life derived from blockchain activity

This candidate is excited to engage with investigators in joint blockchain forensic efforts, takes ownership of their work, and proposes creative solutions to both unique and recurring problems
As such, the candidate exercises insatiable curiosity when they’re extracting, analyzing, and interpreting blockchain data and constantly seeks ways to optimize the investigations process

Priorities in your first year include:

  • Utilized huge datasets to identify criminal fingerprints across multiple blockchains
  • Used Chainalysis tools and data to reveal and characterize relationships between entities on the blockchain
  • Performed complex research into unique data sets to identify and process collections for investigative leads
  • Built data science subject matter expertise amongst your teammates and clients
  • Are a certified cryptocurrency professional with all relevant Chainalysis certifications


  • Provided valuable insights directly to customers through the use of data analytics improving their user experience and deepening existing relationships
  • Anticipated customer needs and developed solutions for them while identifying opportunities for product improvements 
  • Become a master of our rich datasets allowing visibility into our data both internally and externally
  • Have successfully balanced ad-hoc requests in addition to ongoing projects and can quantify the impact of your work
  • Built a strong relationship with our Product, Engineering, and Data teams to ensure our analytics align with the needs of our customers
  • Designed and launched new innovative solutions to ever expanding customer and company use cases


  • 3+ years of demonstrated expertise in data querying languages ( SQL), scripting languages ( Python), or statistical/mathematical software ( R, SAS, Matlab, etc
  • Background knowledge of blockchain analytics or forensic investigations
  • Data-focused investigative research experience in an intelligence, law enforcement, or academic capacity
  • Prior experience using data analytics to solve real world problems, often requiring the ability to communicate well to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience producing investigative reports within the cybersecurity or geopolitical fields
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail

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


This job listing may cover more than one job level
To provide greater transparency to candidates, we share base salary ranges for all United States based job listings
We set standard base salary ranges for all roles based on function, level, and location, benchmarked against technology companies
Individual pay decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, relevant work experience, skillset, internal equity, and other factors, consistent with applicable law
The salary range for this position is dependent on where you live within the United States
Chainalysis maintains two pay zones: Zone 1 includes team members in the New York City metro area and team members in the San Francisco Bay Area
Zone 2 encompasses all other parts of the United States
The salary ranges are:

Zone 2: $117K – $143K

Base salary is just one part of our total rewards package which additionally includes equity, performance bonus or commissions for eligible roles, and competitive benefits
This position is ineligible for visa sponsorship

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