⚡️ About Merkle Science
We are known industry-wide for our predictive crypto risk & intelligence platform's best-in-class user experience and unmatched customizability. Our solutions provide next-generation crypto threat detection, risk management, and compliance for businesses, banks, and government agencies.
Our growing solution suite includes transaction screening and wallet monitoring, crypto crime investigation tools, enhanced due diligence and entity reporting, and crypto compliance and investigation training.
Backed by leading venture capital firms Darrow Holdings, Kraken Ventures, Uncorrelated Ventures, Digital Currency Group, Fenbushi Capital, Kenetic, Lunex Ventures and the Singapore Government-supported deep technology fund, SGInnovate, we enable businesses to scale and mature so that a full range of individuals, entities, and services may transact with crypto safely.
🌟 Team and Role
Merkle Science envisions a world powered by crypto. We are creating the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe and healthy growth of this market, now at a $2 Trillion market cap. We are trailblazers and disruptors who are pushing the boundaries of innovation — to scale and mature so that a full range of individuals and corporations can transact with crypto safely. We are a global company with offices in Singapore, London, Bangalore, and New York.
💥 What will you do?
Stay up-to-date with cryptocurrency risks, and typologies and latest blockchain trends.
Actively participate in data collection efforts across various in-house, Open Source, OSINT, and third party sources to make sure our tagged datasets are of highest standard.
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).
Experience with applying your analytical skills to work with large amounts of data paired with competency in MySQL/BigQuery, Advanced Excel and attention to detail.
Establish partnerships with 3rd party data vendors, research bodies, anti-cybercrime groups
Monitor forums such as bitcointalk, reddit, etherscan, etc. for cybercrime intelligence.
🙋 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
Qualifications/Work Experience: Undergraduate degree from top-tier institute with 0-2 years of work experience.
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.
Experience in crypto/blockchain is a plus.
👀 What process do we follow? (<2 weeks)
Application: We will keep it simple. You can apply directly through our job portal. All we ask for is a Resume. Additional Portfolio links such as Github, Medium or a Personal website are welcome
Screening: We will screen your profile and get back with a decision within a week.
Interviews: We will have two rounds of interviews. Round one (30mins) will focus on getting to know each other better and identifying if this could work for both of us. Round two (60mins) is a technical round where we will review your prior experience and discuss how you would build frontend systems to solve a problem we will introduce on call.
Meet the Team: Culture-Fit is essential for both you and us. So we always go the extra mile, and you will meet two other colleagues on the team who you would be working with. Here, you could discuss questions on stack, culture and some other things you might be interested in if you had a consideration for a new role.
Offer Rollout: If all looks well, we will open a bottle of champagne.
📢 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.
Our analytics tech stack includes Redash, BigQuery, Holistics, TigerGraph.
❤️ 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.