Cryptocurrency Analyst

    • BAE Systems
  • McLean, VA
  • Posted 60+ days ago | Updated 5 hours ago


On Site
USD 126,610.00 - 215,270.00 per year
Full Time


Data processing
Data Analysis
Analytical skill
Information systems
Computer science
Intellectual property
Regular expression
Forensic accounting
Know your customer
Computer hardware
Open source

Job Details

Job Description

BAE Systems is looking for cryptocurrency experts with experience in either banking/financial investigation and/or relevant education in information systems or computer science, finance, or FINTECH. The ideal candidates will be tech-savvy analysts with data processing skills who want to grow and develop by initiating analysis on unique data sets. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to support the national security mission of the United States in the field of data analytics and financial exploitation. The preferred candidate will have a keen understanding of virtual currencies, cryptocurrency exchanges, digital assets, and/or payment service providers. The position will leverage the candidate's digital savvy and capacity for deep research and creativity to spot non-obvious targets and intelligence within a fluid and rapidly evolving market segment by applying data analytical tradecraft.

  • Drive operations
  • Uncover leads in large data sets
  • Explore acquired data for intelligence
  • Build technical tools/processes to improve overall operational effectiveness

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

Successful candidates will have relevant education and/or training such as Information Systems or Computer Science or perhaps a business degree with emphasis on Banking, Finance, or FINTECH. Certifications with tools like Reactor or TRM would be a plus.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Experience tracing cryptocurrency transactions, including asset flow, IP addresses and wallet software.
  • Candidates with strong technical skills should be familiar with Python and other scripting languages and have the ability to search files and folders with regex, scripts and pattern matching.
  • Candidates with financial investigations backgrounds will ideally have forensic accounting knowledge or experience, understand money laundering and sanctions evasion techniques and understand know-your-customer (KYC) information, customer onboarding and identify verification methods. Knowledge of anti-money laundering guidelines such as FATF and/or jurisdiction-specific guidelines.
  • Candidates with experience and/or knowledge in the following areas will move to the top of the list:
    Money Services
    o Understanding how ACH and SWIFT messaging works
    o Understanding how payment service providers work, such as Paypal or Payoneer
    o Understanding how cryptocurrency is converted into fiat.

    o Understanding blockchains and how they work
    --Merkle trees
    --Centralized versus decentralized exchanges
    --Cryptocurrency mining and how it works
    --Proof of work vice proof of stake
    --Public Key cryptography
    --Role of updates such as BIP numbers, ERC20 improvements

    o Cryptocurrency wallets
    --How different types of cryptocurrency wallets work, such as software, hardware, custodial, non-custodial
    --Advantages/disadvantages of each wallet type
    --Private keys versus public keys
    --Seed phrases

    o Cryptocurrency transactions
    --Visibility of transactions on the blockchain
    --Role of nodes in cryptocurrency transactions
    --How fees work
    --Peer-to-Peer transactions
    --Role of Exchanges
    --Over-the-Counter (OTC) traders

    o Cryptocurrency tools
    --Proficiency with commercial blockchain explorers, such as Chainalysis Reactor, TRM or CipherTrace
    --Experience with open source blockchain explorers

    o Cryptocurrency laundering methods
    --Mixers and bridges
    --Peel chains
    --High-risk exchanges
    --peer-to-peer trading
    --darknet markets

    Pay Information
    Full-Time Salary Range: $126610 - $215270

    Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

    Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

    About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security
    BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

    Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

    Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
    At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.
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