Staff Software Engineer


On site
London, United Kingdom
Full time

Posted on: 25 Mar, 2024

The engineering team at Chainalysis is inspired by solving the hardest technical challenges and creating products that build trust in cryptocurrencies. We’re a global organization with teams in Denmark, UK, Canada, the USA who thrive on the challenging work we do and doing it with other exceptionally talented teammates. Our industry changes every day and our job is to create user facing products supported by a flexible and scalable data platform allowing us to adapt to those rapid changes and bring value to our customers.

We’re looking to bring onboard a Staff Software Engineer who will build highly available systems in that serve real-time data and enable other teams at Chainalysis to deliver great value across all of our product lines. Staff Engineers at Chainalysis are familiar with our complete technology stack and understand the dependencies across engineering teams. They are leaders who are instrumental in our design and architectural decisions and mentors to other engineers on the team sharing their expertise in our technology stack and the latest technologies.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Build cloud-native data ingest and aggregation processes that intake gigabytes of data per day.
  • Add features to our product suite that detect activities for market manipulation, fraud, behavioral patterning, and more. 
  • Build a scalable API service on AWS that handles up to 1000 requests per second.
  • Help the team to modernize our stack to a streaming architecture.
  • Debug production issues across multiple systems and microservices.

We’re looking for candidates who have:

  • You’ve led or played an instrumental role in designing and implementing cloud-native microservices-based distributed systems in a major cloud provider like AWS or GCP.
  • Experience mentoring other engineers, leading cross-team projects, and driving design and technology decisions.
  • You have a bias to ship and iterate alongside product management and design partners.
  • Experience with object-oriented programming languages. We mostly use Java but appreciate a variety of languages! 
  • Strong technical background with 8+ years of experience working directly on backend systems/ projects.
  • You take great pride in materializing product ideas through production.

Nice to have experience:

  • Exposure to or interest in the cryptocurrency technology ecosystem.
  • Experience working directly with specific blockchain technologies.
  • Experience with Terraform and Kubernetes is a plus!

Technologies we use (experience not required):

  • AWS serverless architectures
  • Kubernetes
  • PostgreSQL
  • Spark
  • Typescript
  • Terraform
  • Github including Github Actions
  • Java

About Chainalysis

Blockchain technology is powering a growing wave of innovation. Businesses and governments around the world are using blockchains to make banking more efficient, connect with their customers, and investigate criminal cases. As adoption of blockchain technology grows, more and more organizations seek access to all this ecosystem has to offer. That’s where Chainalysis comes in. We provide complete knowledge of what’s happening on blockchains through our data, services, and solutions. With Chainalysis, organizations can navigate blockchains safely and with confidence.

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, Harvey Milk Day, World Humanitarian Day, and UN International Migrants 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. 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. 

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