What’s the role?

Elliptic is looking for an ambitious, passionate data professional to research and design algorithms for our cutting-edge blockchain analysis platforms. We leverage open source technologies but have also built our own high-performance, in-memory data pipeline and analytics engine. This is a full-time role in our London office.

What you’ll do:

  • Conduct independent research to uncover signs of illicit financial activity and deanonymise bad actors
  • Run experiments to evaluate new features and heuristics
  • Work with engineers to turn pertinent analyses into production-ready algorithms for client facing products
  • Collaborate with other data scientists and engineers to enhance and develop our data science toolkit


  • 2+ years’ relevant industry experience
  • Deep knowledge of some of the major data science tools and frameworks for large datasets (e.g., python, pandas, skit-learn, R, spark, sparkML…)
  • Advanced knowledge of Scala or Java required
  • Good knowledge of data analysis relevant to the blockchain – think network/graph theory
  • A strong, quantitative degree (computer science, maths, physics,…), PhD preferred
  • Passion for exploration, experimentation and building with large data sets
  • Strong coding skills in at least one language

Bonus points for:

  • Experience relating to AML, fraud detection or forensics
  • Appetite for discussions about economics, money, identity and privacy
  • Interest in Bitcoin


  • Share options
  • Private health insurance
  • Shiny new laptop
  • Coffee and beer!

Elliptic is not a traditional financial services firm. We pride ourselves on having a laid-back and friendly ethos, while still expecting great things from our team. Fascinating work is the norm – working at Elliptic is never boring!

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About Elliptic

Elliptic is the world's leading Blockchain intelligence company. We identify illicit activity on the Bitcoin blockchain, and our clients include financial institutions and law enforcement agencies.