Intelligence Analyst

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What Chainalysis is looking for in applicants

The Global Intelligence Team at Chainalysis is made up of world class cryptocurrency investigators who build trust in blockchains by mapping real-world entities to their cryptocurrency activity - from regulated exchanges to criminal networks. This team builds the core data assets that feed all Chainalysis products.

The Intelligence Analyst will have experience conducting open source investigations, with a focus in sanctions, terrorist financing, and extremism funding, while also utilizing their creative technical background. We measure their success by the insights developed, leading to attribution which provides customers with unique intelligence as it relates to the illicit use of cryptocurrency by sanctioned actors, as well as terrorist and extremist networks. 

This candidate is excited to engage in blockchain forensics, keen to take ownership and think creatively, while also being responsive to investigative and technical requirements. As such, the candidate exercises disciplined documentation and analytic rigor for exceptional quality control.

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

  • Uncovered unique actionable insights contributing to the data platform and broader understanding of sanctions/terrorist financing risk in the blockchain ecosystem.
  • Played an integral role in fine tuning collection requirements and execution strategy to maintain best-in-class data.
  • Performed complex research into unique data sets to identify and process collections for investigative leads.
  • Leveraged their technical background (i.e. Python, SQL) to create solutions to streamline workflows and effectively process large sets of data.
  • Worked across internal teams and clients to provide contextual narrative for observed cryptocurrency activity.
  • Are a certified cryptocurrency professional with all relevant Chainalysis certifications.

A background like this helps: 

  • Experience in creatively using programming background (i.e. Python, SQL) to aggregate data and streamlining vendor solutions.
  • Investigative research experience in an intelligence, law enforcement, or academic capacity focused on sanctions evasion and/or terrorist financing. 
  • Capability to identify and investigate complex illicit actor networks and activity, including tracking illicit flows of funds. Bonus points for comprehension within the current cyber environment and knowledge of cryptocurrency.
  • Experience producing investigative reports within the cybersecurity or geopolitical fields. Background knowledge of terrorist financing and/or sanctions preferred.
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to think strategically and with a creative mindset to solve complex problems.

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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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