Senior Blockchain Engineer



Software Engineering
Ontario, Canada · Quebec City, QC, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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 are building the data platform for blockchain, cryptocurrency, and web3. The Protocol Acquisition (PA) team, part of the Blockchain Foundations group, is responsible for ingesting cryptocurrency blockchain data. We're looking for a Senior Blockchain Engineer who will build, design, and develop large-scale data systems that provide the foundational data on which all Chainalysis products and services are built.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Gain a solid understanding of the technical systems and use cases for PA’s data systems

  • Use crypto and software engineering knowledge to contribute to the design and development of our team’s technical systems with a focus on reliability and scalability

  • Develop scalable, reliable, efficient and performant data systems for ingesting and parsing cryptocurrency blockchain data

  • Scale up the collection of blockchain data, enabling chains to be onboarded faster and with greater efficiency

  • Provide cryptocurrency and blockchain expertise to the team and others in the company

  • Liaise with peers both in PA and other teams to help solve problems

  • Support production services including debugging and maintenance

We’re looking for candidates who have:

  • Experience designing and implementing microservices-based systems in a major cloud provider like AWS or GCP. AWS is preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with multiple blockchains and technologies (e.g. EVM, Bitcoin, etc.).

  • Experience working in software and data engineering environments.

  • A bias to ship and iterate alongside product management.

  • Strong technical background with 5+ years of experience in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and backend software development.

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.