Software Engineer, Data Acquisition – Chainalysis

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. 

A Software Engineer on the Data Engineering team is really good at understanding and breaking down blockchain protocols and building reliable and scalable backend pipelines to make data available to 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 expand the number of blockchains supported in our Reactor and KYT products
  • You contributed to increasing the scalability of our backend systems
  • Solved complex problems with peers and stakeholders across the organization
  • You have helped the team to modernize our stack to a streaming architecture

A background like this helps: 

  • You’re an experienced Java developer (or other JVM language)
  • You are comfortable building backend ETL pipelines and services 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:

  • Experience working with Kafka
  • Experience working deploying services on to Kubernetes
  • Blockchain P2P Node and Networking Fundamentals

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. We encourage applicants across any race, ethnicity, gender/gender expression, age, religion, ability and experience. With both customers and employees around the world, we are committed to ensuring our team reflects the unique communities around us. We can’t wait to meet you.

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About Chainalysis

Chainalysis was founded in Copenhagen by Michael Gronager and Jonathan Levin back in the beginning of 2015. 

Chainalysis is the blockchain analysis company. By providing compliance and investigation software to the world’s leading banks, businesses, and governments. Their experts in financial crime and blockchain analysis empower customers to derive insights they can act on.

With the mission to create greater trust and transparency about cryptocurrency, they wanted to create the fundamentals for it to realize its full potential.  By the usage of Chainalysis’ software they both offer compliance and investigation tools, and enables banks, businesses, and governments the confidence and knowledge they need to help this new digital economy thrive. 

Reactor is Chainalysis’ investigatory workhorse and flagship product. It visualizes cryptocurrency movement across a blockchain and flags addresses associated with illicit activity.


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.


Are you the candidate we seek?

Then please reach out to:

Recruitment Business Manager


DK: +45 28 87 31 54

US: +1 (415) 287-0402

Reach out so we can tell you more