Chainalysis

Research Analyst, Cyber Threats

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What Chainalysis is looking for in applicants

Our Intelligence Team at Chainalysis are truth seekers who take complicated data and speak to the customer in an informed way that meets their needs and addresses their gaps to better understand the growing cryptocurrency world. Our focus is bringing truth and veracity to our data and providing credible and reliable data sets to be used in complex decision making.


As a Research Analyst, you will measure your success by your impact on our customers’ mission. Your written products derived from cryptocurrency analysis will be read across the globe - providing insight into some of the world’s biggest threats.


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

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of how cyber threat actors use cryptocurrency, and can articulate that understanding in written products, software demonstrations, and webinars
  • Become a sought-after and trusted advisor to investigators, analysts, and leadership who seek insight into cyber threat actor’s use of cryptocurrency
  • Provide finished intelligence analysis to internal and external customers through written reporting, in varying predetermined suspense and depth, with minimal supervision
  • Reviewed the adequacy and completeness of investigations and the data collection methods to determine the authenticity, veracity, and pertinence of that data resulting in more thorough investigations
  • Received the Chainalysis Reactor Certification and the Chainalysis Investigations Specialist Course certification and can expertly navigate open-source blockchain analytic tools

 

A background like this helps:

  • Professional experience authoring finished intelligence reports and products is required
  • Prior experience researching ransomware, cybersecurity, threat intelligence, or the darkweb is required
  • Security clearance preferred, but not required
  • Insatiable curiosity about cryptocurrencies and the growing market
  • This position is full-time remote and requires minimal travel
  • Chainalysis Reactor Certification (CRC), CISC a plus
  • Additional languages is a plus, but not required
  • Prior experience in technical writing and/or intelligence reporting
  • Undergraduate degree or military training and experience in cyber intelligence, computer science, general intelligence studies, security studies, political science, international relations, etc.
  • Other technical security certifications or academic background are a plus.

 

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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, spirituality, 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.  

Applying from the EU? Please review our Candidate GDPR Notice.

  

By submitting this application, I consent to and authorize Chainalysis to contact my former employers, and any and all other persons and organizations for information bearing upon my qualifications for employment.  I further authorize the listed employers, schools and personal references to give Chainalysis (without further notice to me) any and all information about my previous employment and education, along with other pertinent information they may have, and hereby waive any actions which I may have against either party(ies) for providing a reference.  I understand any future employment will be contingent on the Company receiving satisfactory employment references.


Chainalysis COVID-19 Policy - USA

All employees are required to have or obtain a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment at Chainalysis, unless an exemption has been approved. All employees shall be required to report their vaccine status. All new employees shall be required to provide proof of their vaccination status prior to the start of their employment.  

Chainalysis COVID-19 Policy - EMEA
As an employer, Chainalysis is obliged to ensure a healthy and safe working environment. This means that we must try to prevent the coronavirus from spreading inside the workplace and all employees are obliged to follow the local regulations issued by the relevant health authorities.  

  • To help support a safe work environment, we encourage all employees in EMEA to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Employees will not be required to attend an event or in-person customer meeting. 
  • Employees in the EU and the UK are allowed to travel internationally for internal meetings to any country deemed “green or amber” by the EU and the UK authorities. All attendees for Chainalysis in-person events or meetings will be required to adhere to the following guidelines:  
    • International travel will only be permitted if you receive approval from both your manager and Executive Leader
    • You must familiarize yourself and comply with any screening/safety protocols imposed by the entity/individual hosting the in-person meeting or event
    • You must comply with any and all safety guidelines and travel restrictions established by applicable law  
    • If you are in close or proximate contact with others at the event/customer site and test positive for COVID-19, you must immediately notify the People Team and avoid contact with others for 10 days

Chainalysis COVID-19 Policy - APAC
With circumstances changing on a regular basis and parts of our APAC team going in and out of mandatory lockdown, APAC will continue to follow country legislation and guidelines.

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