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Russian Cybercrimes Specialist


Dec 06

The Intelligence Operations team at Chainalysis is made up of world class cryptocurrency investigators who build trust in blockchains by mapping real-world entities to their cryptocurrency activity - from regulated exchanges to criminal networks. This team builds the core data assets that feed all Chainalysis products.

The Russian Cybercrime Specialist will have experience conducting proprietary research into Russian-language forums and open sources related to cybercrime. We measure their success by the increase in insights delivered into the Russian-speaking cyber underground, providing customers with unique intelligence as it relates to cryptocurrency and the tools and services fueling devastating cyber attacks. 

This candidate is excited to engage in blockchain forensics, keen to take ownership and think creatively, while also being responsive to investigators’ requirements. As such, the candidate exercises disciplined documentation and analytic rigor for exceptional quality control.

In one year you’ll know you were successful if…

  • Uncovered unique actionable insights contributing to the data platform and broader understanding of cyber threat actors
  • Played an integral role in crafting collection requirements and execution strategy to maintain best-in-class data
  • Performed original, native language research to identify and process collections for investigative leads
  • Worked across internal teams, clients, to provide the contextual narrative for observed cryptocurrency activity
  • Are a certified cryptocurrency professional with all Chainalysis certifications

A background like this helps: 

  • OSINT or all-source research experience in an intelligence, law enforcement, or academic capacity focused on cybersecurity, transnational crime, or underground activity
  • Understanding Illicit activity in the current Cyber environment with an emphasis on cryptocurrency 
  • 5+ years’ experience producing research products or reporting within the cybersecurity or geopolitical fields
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have Russian language reading and writing skills


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At Chainalysis, we help government agencies, cryptocurrency businesses, and financial institutions track and investigate illicit activity on the blockchain, allowing them to engage confidently with cryptocurrency. We take care of our people with great benefits, professional development opportunities, and fun.

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, Juneteenth, Harvey Milk Day, and International Migrant’s 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. Additionally, 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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