Elliptic

We identify illicit activity on the Bitcoin blockchain and provide actionable intelligence to financial institutions and law enforcement agencies.

We believe Blockchains are the future of value transfer: Wedbush and the World Economic Forum have independently estimated that by 2025, 10% of economic activity will be on blockchains. Blockchains promise to bring a new world of value exchange; but they will also bring a new world of illicit activity.

Clients have used Elliptic to assess risk on more than $2BN in bitcoin transactions, and we have supported live investigations with law enforcement in the US, UK and EU.

“[Elliptic] will be a huge benefit to Bitcoin-related businesses attempting to decrease risk factors.” - The Telegraph

“[Elliptic’s software] is a big deal for banks” - Business Insider

Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom · Data
May 23, 2019
Permanent
Description At Elliptic we believe cryptocurrency will play a huge role in the future of value transfer, and we care deeply about helping to build this future. In order for cryptocurrency to flourish, it's important to prevent criminal abuse of the technology. Elliptic is the global leader in detecting, preventing, and pursuing criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. Our clients include the world's leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies. Our unique platform gives us an unparalleled understanding of cryptocurrency capital flows, using a combination of network science and machine learning to aggregate and interpret vast quantities of transaction data. We provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance software and investigative services to the leading participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Customers rely on us to analyse more than $150bn of their transactions every month, and include cryptocurrency businesses, major financial institutions, and federal government agencies. The company has offices in London, UK, New York, NY, and Arlington, VA. We are backed by Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group. The Head of Data will lead Elliptic's team of data scientists, analysts and researchers to continue building our best-in-class cryptocurrency dataset. Data is at the heart of all of our products and services, and the individual in this role will be responsible for ensuring that it continues to meet and exceed client expectations. They will own and execute a comprehensive data strategy based on collecting, analysing and enriching data from multiple cryptocurrency blockchains, industry databases and our own research including research of bad actors in dark markets and criminal activity. They will also develop and coordinate data acquisition and validation from independent third parties including international law enforcement, academia and other private sources. They will be responsible for executing this strategy through the data team and working with the wider engineering and product teams - setting clear goals and using metrics to monitor performance. Key to this will be ensuring that the company maintains a deep understanding of the operation of cryptocurrencies, risk analysis in cryptocurrency transactions and how they can be exploited for illicit purposes, an awareness of the dark web services and actors that use these currencies. They will also monitor trends in the legitimate use of cryptocurrencies, including new use cases, novel types of service and emerging cryptocurrency technologies, in order to ensure that they fall within the scope of our data collection efforts. Responsibilities Own and execute a comprehensive data strategy for Elliptic Build and manage a team of data scientists and data researchers, including the setting of goals Prioritise and direct data collection and data science efforts, based on evolving client needs and business priorities Establish and monitor data KPIs Lead the design and maintenance of effective data models Develop relationships with external parties in order to access new data sources Manage external service providers, such as outsourced data acquisition providers Work with the product team to develop new data offerings and ensure that our data meets client needs Work with the engineering team to develop comprehensive, scalable data services for the emerging cryptocurrency industry. Work with the sales, customer success and professional services teams to support their work Develop and implement processes to ensure data quality, including verification and review processes Requirements Minimum of 5 years' experience building and/or product managing data/information products. Knowledge of data engineering, data science and AI/ML technologies: languages, frameworks, techniques, industry trends, etc. Knowledge of financial risk, fraud detection and measurement, forensic research and analytics, cyber crime or cryptocurrencies are all an advantage Strong organizational skills and demonstrated capacity to develop and implement practical strategies, plans and solutions to identified issues and problems. Superior critical thinking skills, including the capacity to identify and appropriately assess and order competing interests and priorities. First rate verbal and written communication skills. Track record of taking initiative in managing competing organizational and departmental priorities and to work effectively under pressure when facing deadlines. Experience of developing and leading a team of Data Scientists, Engineers and/or Analysts Knowledge of state of the art data analytics tools and techniques A strong, relevant education in a technical or data-driven subject Benefits Share options in a fast growing, world-leading business Private health insurance Work pension scheme Shiny laptop and multiple monitors Budget for training materials, events, and conferences Quarterly, full day off-sites Annual company 3 day offsite An awesome team of developers and data scientists to work with
Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom · Customer Success
May 22, 2019
Permanent
Description At Elliptic, we believe cryptocurrency will play a huge role in the future of value transfer, and we care deeply about helping to build this future. In order for cryptocurrency to flourish, it's important to prevent criminal abuse of the technology. Elliptic is the global leader in detecting, preventing, and pursuing criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. Our clients include the world's leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies. Our unique platform gives us an unparalleled understanding of cryptocurrency capital flows, using a combination of network science and machine learning to aggregate and interpret vast quantities of transaction data. We provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance software and investigative services to the leading participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Customers rely on us to analyse more than $150bn of their transactions every month, and include cryptocurrency businesses, major financial institutions, and federal government agencies. The company has offices in London, UK, Washington, D.C and New York City. We are backed by Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group. What's the role? With revenue and customer numbers continuing to grow year-on-year, we are looking to expand our customer success team to ensure that we continue to give our customers the best experience possible with Elliptic. We are looking for a Customer Success Associate (CSA) to come and create long-term, trusting relationships with customers in the small/medium business (SMB) customer segment. The CSA's role is to oversee a number of customer accounts, manage and develop Elliptic's relationship with the customer, and to drive towards renewal and expansion goals with those customers. We're looking for someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced, sometimes unstructured environment where personal accountability is valued. This position may require occasional travel. What you'll do: Working collaboratively across all areas of the business, your primary objective is to create amazing customer experiences across all aspects of the customer journey for your assigned accounts. You will take a metric-driven approach to owning and reporting on key customer health metrics. Key responsibilities will include: Developing strong relationships with your customers, connecting with key stakeholders and using data-led insights to help your customers get the most out of Elliptic's products. Acting as the first line of response for non-technical support queries. Liaising with cross-functional internal teams (including engineering, product development, sales and marketing), to improve the entire customer experience. Building automated, tech-enabled and content-rich interactions throughout the customer lifecycle with our SMB customers. Delivering expertise, education, and guidance to customers as they craft and deliver their crypto-related risk and compliance strategies. Understanding the intricacies of our products, services and partners thoroughly to leverage as needed to meet customer needs. Sharing ideas and feedback on trends including competitor insights, customer needs, sales, product and marketing information and acting as the voice of the customer internally Create and deliver customer implementation plans to accelerate time-to-value for customers and reduce onboarding friction. Deliver ongoing customer support, responding to customer queries and coordinating across the various Elliptic teams to solve their problems in line with agreed SLAs. Support the Product team with new feature roll outs, including training of customers, drafting client communications, implementing training tools etc. Actively contribute towards market development work, such as working with marketing and community teams to create high quality collateral/content and driving engagement at events. Requirements You'll be a great fit here if you: Are an independent, high-achieving individual, able to stand out in an entrepreneurial environment and excel through self-motivation and personal drive. Have a passion for problem solving and are goal-oriented. Are a listener with an exceptionally high EQ and the ability to empathise with your customers when they are facing problems. Know how startups work and you have an interest in technology. Are a proactive doer, embody proactivity, with a can-do roll-your-sleeves-up attitude, and don't wait around to be told what to do! Benefits Competitive salary 25 days holiday, health insurance, pension plan and EMI options Career development plan & personal training budget Fortnightly team lunches, snacks and drinks in the office, and quarterly team events Collaborative, flexible and friendly environment with options for remote working Being part of a business with a purpose, and the opportunity to work with a passionate team of mission-driven people who'll stretch and challenge you 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! No recruitment agencies!
Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom · Data
May 17, 2019
Permanent
Description At Elliptic, we believe cryptocurrency will play a huge role in the future of value transfer, and we care deeply about helping to build this future. In order for cryptocurrency to flourish, it's important to prevent criminal abuse of the technology. Elliptic is the global leader in detecting, preventing, and pursuing criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. Our clients include the world's leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies. Our unique platform gives us an unparalleled understanding of cryptocurrency capital flows, using a combination of network science and machine learning to aggregate and interpret vast quantities of transaction data. We provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance software and investigative services to the leading participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Customers rely on us to analyse more than $150bn of their transactions every month, and include cryptocurrency businesses, major financial institutions, and federal government agencies. The company has offices in London, UK, Washington, D.C and New York City. We are backed by Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group. What's the role? The quality of our data is at the heart of our business and maintaining a product platform built on superior data sets us apart from our competition. The Cryptocurrency Researcher will work within the larger Data Team to help build out the quantity of our dataset without sacrificing quality. The Cryptocurrency Researcher's role is to continuously build out our data set and to remain in tune with market trends and ahead of the curve in terms of threat actor behaviour. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable about data collection, and the cryptocurrency landscape and who is passionate about working within a dynamic and creative team space to pioneer a cutting edge product. What you'll do! Follow and stay ahead of the curve in terms of growing cryptomarket trends, including new types of exchanges and coin offerings Turn your knowledge of the cryptocurrency markets into actionable intelligence, insights, and a pipeline Analyse and interpret cryptocurrency usage behaviours and trends on the clear and dark web Work with data scientists to identify new data patterns and research opportunities Collaborate across the Data Analyst Team Identify relevant data feeds Develop scrapers and partnerships to acquire unique data feeds of cryptocurrency usage Requirements 2+ years of work experience in an Analyst role Background in Economics, Finance, Business, Intelligence, and/or Mathematics Excellent data analysis skills, including advanced spreadsheet expertise Experience with managing large, unstructured datasets Knowledge and understanding of the cryptocurrency market, who the major players are and what the next trends will be A passion for research and uncovering the unknown about cryptocurrency actors and threats Being a self-starter and a self-directed team player who is well-versed the domains of agile processes and continuous improvement Proactively following and contributing understanding of the cryptocurrency landscape and conducting research on the latest trends Appetite for discussions about economics, money, identity and privacy Experience in web scraping Bonus points for: Russian, Chinese, or Arabic language skills, particularly reading and writing Ability to multitask while in a fast fast environment while still operating with a high level of attention to detail Experience with programming or scripting languages such as Python, SQL, or R Good verbal & written communication skills Benefits Share options Private health insurance Work pension scheme Shiny laptop and multiple monitors Budget for training materials, events, and conferences Quarterly full day offsites Annual company 3 day offsite Coffee and beer!
Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom · Data
May 09, 2019
Permanent
Description At Elliptic, we believe cryptocurrency will play a huge role in the future of value transfer, and we care deeply about helping to build this future. In order for cryptocurrency to flourish, it's important to prevent criminal abuse of the technology. Elliptic is the global leader in detecting, preventing, and pursuing criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. Our clients include the world's leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies. Our unique platform gives us an unparalleled understanding of cryptocurrency capital flows, using a combination of network science and machine learning to aggregate and interpret vast quantities of transaction data. We provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance software and investigative services to the leading participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Customers rely on us to analyse more than $150bn of their transactions every month, and include cryptocurrency businesses, major financial institutions, and federal government agencies. The company has offices in London, UK, Washington, D.C and New York City. We are backed by Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group. What's the role? The quality of our data is at the heart of our business and maintaining a product platform built on superior data sets us apart from our competition. The Cryptocurrency Market Researcher will work within the larger Data Team to help build out the quantity of our dataset without sacrificing quality. The Cryptocurrency Market Researcher's role is to continuously build out our data set and to remain in tune with market trends and ahead of the curve in terms of threat actor behavior. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable about data collection, and the cryptocurrency landscape and who is passionate about working within a dynamic and creative team space to pioneer a cutting edge product. What you'll do! Follow and stay ahead of the curve in terms of growing cryptomarket trends, including new types of exchanges and coin offerings Turn your knowledge of the cryptocurrency markets into actionable intelligence, insights, and a pipeline Analyse and interpret cryptocurrency usage behaviours and trends on the clear and dark web Work with data scientists to identify new data patterns and research opportunities Collaborate across the Data Analyst Team Identify relevant data feeds Develop scrapers and partnerships to acquire unique data feeds of cryptocurrency usage Requirements 2+ years of work experience in an Analyst role Background in Economics, Finance, Business, Intelligence, and/or Mathematics Excellent data analysis skills, including advanced spreadsheet expertise Experience with managing large, unstructured datasets Knowledge and understanding of the cryptocurrency market, who the major players are and what the next trends will be A passion for research and uncovering the unknown about cryptocurrency actors and threats Being a self-starter and a self-directed team player who is well-versed the domains of agile processes and continuous improvement Proactively following and contributing understanding of the cryptocurrency landscape and conducting research on the latest trends Appetite for discussions about economics, money, identity and privacy Experience in web scraping Bonus points for: Russian, Chinese, or Arabic language skills, particularly reading and writing Ability to multitask while in a fast fast environment while still operating with a high level of attention to detail Experience with programming or scripting languages such as Python, SQL, or R Good verbal & written communication skills Benefits Share options Private health insurance Work pension scheme Shiny laptop and multiple monitors Budget for training materials, events, and conferences Quarterly full day offsites Annual company 3 day offsite Coffee and beer!
Elliptic New York, United States · Professional Services
May 08, 2019
Permanent
Description At Elliptic, we believe cryptocurrency will play a huge role in the future of value transfer, and we care deeply about helping to build this future. In order for cryptocurrency to flourish, it's important to prevent criminal abuse of the technology. Elliptic is the global leader in detecting, preventing, and pursuing criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. Our clients include the world's leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies. Our unique platform gives us an unparalleled understanding of cryptocurrency capital flows, using a combination of network science and machine learning to aggregate and interpret vast quantities of transaction data. We provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance software and investigative services to the leading participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Customers rely on us to analyse more than $150bn of their transactions every month, and include cryptocurrency businesses, major financial institutions, and federal government agencies. The company has offices in London, UK, Washington, D.C and New York City. We are backed by Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group. What's the role? We are looking for an experienced compliance professional based in New York, wanting to develop and apply their broader AML knowledge to the growing area of cryptocurrency. As a Compliance Advisor, you will be a key member of Elliptic's Professional Services team, providing advisory solutions for our private sector clients and assisting in the ongoing development of our Professional Services solutions. Typical engagements vary and may range from helping clients develop and maintain robust internal controls over their cryptocurrency activities, or advising and assisting clients in understanding the potential impact of regulatory developments on existing processes and controls, to conducting compliance look backs and remediation. As a member of the Professional Services team, you will work closely with other investigations and compliance professionals to provide our customers with services that allow them to be successful with our technology. In your capacity as a Compliance Advisor, you will help the team deliver best in class compliance advisory projects, develop best practice, and work with our Customer Success team to help expand and improve our offerings. What you'll do? Assist in the development of AML compliance programs for businesses handling cryptocurrencies, including control design and implementation Assess compliance risks and assist in the development of risk management solutions, including conducting and coordinating gap analysis and risk assessments Conduct research and be a resource to understand growing global cryptocurrency regulatory environment Create training materials and deliver compliance training workshops Assist in AML and forensic investigations utilising our comprehensive database and forensic analytics tools Create and share insights into compliance best practice Deliver client work projects to a high standard Explore new ways to develop and enhance our solutions Requirements At least 5 years' experience in a compliance role Degree level qualification in Accounting, Law, Computer Science, Criminology, Business Administration or other relevant subject Knowledge of global AML regulatory frameworks Experience reviewing and evaluating compliance policies and procedures Experience conducting risk assessments Knowledge of fraud prevention controls Understand KYC, CDD and EDD processes Ability to evaluate technical issues, analyse facts, consult and deliver solutions to clients Active listener and a highly effective oral and written communicator Positive and flexible attitude and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone and embrace new initiatives Strong analytical and problem solving skills Interest in cryptocurrency Bonus Points for: BSA compliance experience CFE qualification Data analytics skills Previous experience in a consulting, advisory or professional services organisation or working with/for financial institutions Professional experience in a crypto business or adjacent business Benefits Competitive salary 25 days holiday, health insurance, pension plan and EMI options Career development plan & personal training budget Fortnightly team lunches, snacks and drinks in the office, and quarterly team events Collaborative, flexible and friendly environment with options for remote working Being part of a business with a purpose, and the opportunity to work with a passionate team of mission-driven people who'll stretch and challenge you
Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom · Engineering
May 01, 2019
Permanent
Description At Elliptic we believe cryptocurrency will play a huge role in the future of value transfer, and we care deeply about helping to build this future. In order for cryptocurrency to flourish, it's important to prevent criminal abuse of the technology. Elliptic is the global leader in detecting, preventing, and pursuing criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. Our clients include the world's leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies. Our unique platform gives us an unparalleled understanding of cryptocurrency capital flows, using a combination of network science and machine learning to aggregate and interpret vast quantities of transaction data. We provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance software and investigative services to the leading participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Customers rely on us to analyse more than $150bn of their transactions every month, and include cryptocurrency businesses, major financial institutions, and federal government agencies. The company has offices in London, UK, New York, NY, and Arlington, VA. We are backed by Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group. What's the role? Elliptic is looking for an ambitious, passionate, hands-on technology leader to help expand our cutting-edge blockchain analysis platform. As a Senior Software Engineer for our Data Platform, we expect you to have both strong coding abilities and a passion for developing a high-performing team comprised of engineers, data scientists, and data analysts. You will help drive the design and development of our core systems while building a positive team culture where you are supporting colleagues and empowering them to grow as technical leaders and people. We leverage open source technologies but have also written our own high-performance in-memory data pipelines and analytics engine. This is an area you will be actively involved in developing. You'll be working with engineers and data scientists to develop high performance, flexible data pipelines, visualisations, and analytical systems. Immerse yourself in blockchain - how it works and the various services that use them Guide the technical implementation of our data harvesting, curation, and analytics systems Contribute to architectural decisions Research, prototype, and recommend new technologies and frameworks Develop, and potentially lead, a team of engineers - taking care of hiring, onboarding, mentoring, career development, and performance management Your biggest challenges will be: Balancing high-performance data processing with flexible querying and auditability Ensuring a single source of truth and a robust ontology for recording facts about participants on the blockchain Keeping track of downstream impacts of changes to the data platform Staying on top of blockchain developments, forks, etc. that could affect our systems Requirements We're looking for someone with: 7+ years industry experience with core Java, Scala or other relevant languages Strong Computer Science fundamentals, including good working knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and concurrency. A passion for developing and mentoring team members Highly developed technical and people troubleshooting skills Expertise with data pipelines and modelling for analytic scenarios (SQL, NoSQL, Graph databases) Rigor in engineering best-practices A strong approach to testing and QA Been actively involved in Agile development practices and working with Product Owners to set priorities Excellent communication skills Bonus points for: Exposure to real-time analytics and big data technologies (e.g. Spark, GraphX, Hadoop, Akka, ELK, etc.) Experience with graph databases (e.g. Neo4j) Familiarity with DevOps tools (e.g. Docker, Ansible, Hashicorp, Jenkins, etc.) Experience deploying to cloud infrastructure Appetite for discussions about economics, money, identity and privacy Interest in cryptocurrencies Benefits Share options in a fast growing, world-leading business Private health insurance Work pension scheme Shiny laptop and multiple monitors Budget for training materials, events, and conferences Quarterly, full day off-sites Annual company 3 day offsite An awesome team of developers and data scientists to work with
Elliptic London, England, United Kingdom · Engineering
Apr 25, 2019
Permanent
Description At Elliptic, we believe cryptocurrency will play a huge role in the future of value transfer, and we care deeply about helping to build this future. In order for cryptocurrency to flourish, it's important to prevent criminal abuse of the technology. Elliptic is the global leader in detecting, preventing, and pursuing criminal activity in cryptocurrencies. Our clients include the world's leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies. Our unique platform gives us an unparalleled understanding of cryptocurrency capital flows, using a combination of network science and machine learning to aggregate and interpret vast quantities of transaction data. We provide anti-money laundering (AML) compliance software and investigative services to the leading participants in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Customers rely on us to analyse more than $150bn of their transactions every month, and include cryptocurrency businesses, major financial institutions, and federal government agencies. The company has offices in London, UK, Washington, D.C and New York City. We are backed by Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group. What's the role? We offer a number of web products and API services that sit on top of a common analytics platform, from features such as customisable risk scoring algorithms through to fully interactive graph visualisations. The products we make have an effect on thousands of people around the world and enable the legitimate use of cryptocurrencies. This opportunity is for an experienced Test Automation Engineer / SDET / SRE to join a unique engineering team within Elliptic. Requirements We're looking for someone who can: Work with developers, data scientists and product owners to understand existing web user journeys, API services and the analytics platform and use this information to develop a testing infrastructure. Promote a test automation framework across the engineering team, helping developers catch bugs early in the software lifecycle and ensure the quality of our product is maintained to a high standard Be the champion of release quality, and work with the rest of the engineering team to create stable releases that we can deploy with confidence Raise, track and take ownership of issues and the release preparation process Participate in the refinement of product requirements, helping to identify edge cases and work with the wider development teams to define acceptance criteria for each feature Be the subject matter expert and guide the team on testing practices and strategy across all areas of software testing, including unit and integration Be comfortable constructing SQL queries to extract necessary data for test cases It would be great if you also had experience in: Load/performance testing of APIs API regression testing Integrating automated testing into CI environments Running test suites in a Dockerized Selenium environment. Benefits Share options in a fast growing, world-leading business Private health insurance Work pension scheme Shiny laptop and multiple monitors Budget for training materials, events, and conferences Quarterly, full day offsite Annual company 3 day offsite An awesome team of developers and data scientists to work with