Data & Intelligence

Senior Data Analyst

Bengaluru   |   Full Time

🌟 Team and Role: 

At Merkle Science, we are creating the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe and healthy growth of the industry, supporting the transition as cryptocurrencies consolidate with the $22 trillion financial services market. Merkle Science envisions a world powered by crypto. We are the architects enabling crypto companies — trailblazers and disruptors who are pushing the boundaries of innovation — to scale and mature so that a full range of individuals, entities, and services may transact with crypto safely. We are located across the globe with offices in Singapore, London, Bangalore and New York. (upcoming). Merkle Science was founded in early 2019. Today we boast of over 60 customers, and we are just getting started. 

We are looking for an analyst to drive our data collection processes and enriching collected data with annotations. The candidate will work with a team of other analysts to help research and identify fraudulent and high risk activity on public blockchains.

⚡️ What does the Product do? 

We boast of the best user experience amongst our peers and unmatched customizability. On a high level, we have two products. One is an investigation tool that helps the user track the flow of funds once a scam or a hack occurs. Intelligence wings and government bodies mostly use this product. The other product is a compliance tool that ensures that we can help crypto companies, financial institutions, regulators, and banks monitor the kind of funds flowing and stop the bad players from using crypto to do something wrong, such as transactions over darknet or fraud. We also provide intelligence services and reports. Did we mention that we are working on some super innovative and bold products that we cannot share details about here?
💥 What will you do?

  • Analyze user behaviour on darknet marketplaces (such as Silk Road (defunct), AlphaBay (defunct)). This task will require one to simulate user behaviour by creating accounts on such marketplaces and downloading data available on these platforms.
  • Data collection and tagging by manually reviewing darknet services (hidden services) to explain what kind of sellers/users they attract (selling drugs, stolen identity credentials like ID documents, credit cards)
  • Support product and analytics teams in building data-pipelines and business logic to scrape dark web and other important websites.
  • Develop strategies to counter concealment measures used by darknet services (captchas, closed group invites etc)
  • Establish partnerships with 3rd party data vendors, research bodies, anti-cybercrime groups
  • Monitor forums such as bitcointalk, reddit, etherscan, etc. for cybercrime intelligence.
  • Study blockchain behaviour of darknet services (once they collect payments in cryptocurrencies).
  • Perform blockchain analytics and come up with heuristics to label/tag various cryptocurrencies addresses.

🙋 What are we looking for? 

While we do not have a strict list of requirements for candidates interested in this role, some indicators that you would fit this role and our engineering culture are

  • 2+ years of relevant experience as a Data Scientist or Analyst working with SQL, Python or R

  • Applying your analytical skills to work with large amounts of data paired with competency in MySQL/BigQuery, Advanced Excel and attention to detail

  • Strong written and spoken communications skills. Ability to work flexibly and to exercise good judgement in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision within a team with high-level of individual initiative

📢 Other information you may want to consider 

We will be flexible for the rest of the pandemic and work remotely; however, we are not a remote-first company, and the work location would be Bangalore when things settle. You will Work closely with the Founders in helping grow the organisation to the next level alongside some of the best and brightest talent around you. We promise to provide an excellent culture, we encourage collaboration, growth and learning amongst the team. You will be in an autonomous and flexible role where you will be trusted with key tasks and create an opportunity to have real impact and be part of a company with purpose.

❤️ Well Being, Compensation and Benefits

We care about your well-being. Along with excellent health insurance, we offer flexible time off, numerous Learning & development initiatives where Merkle Science invests in employee development, and working hours that we have not heard a single complaint against. We respect your weekends too :) We regularly host team-building sessions and encourage discussions around mental well-being as well. 

On the compensation front, We admire the talent and believe in rewarding people for their inputs. Compensation is best in class, along with generous equity, and the whole process will be transparent from the very minute we speak to you. 

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