Data Engineer – Market Intelligence

Elliptic | Bringing Compliance to Cryptoassets

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Our crypto compliance solutions and services are used by crypto businesses, financial institutions, and regulators to detect and prevent financial crime in cryptoassets. Blockchain analytics across more than 500 cryptoassets and 20 billion+ data points provide accurate, actionable insights that businesses rely on to mitigate risk and be compliant.

Overview

London, England, United Kingdom

Elliptic

Job Description

As digital assets and cryptocurrency become more widely adopted every day, businesses rely on Elliptic for key data insights to give them an edge in the market. Our unique data set allows customers to see market moves before they happen, driving business decision-making. Our products are used by the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies, responsible for billions of dollars worth of transactions every single week.

Elliptic is backed by some of the top VCs: SoftBank Vision Fund, Octopus Ventures, Evolution Equity Partners, Digital Currency Group, Albion VC, SBI Group, Santander, Wells Fargo, and more, and our global team is based predominantly in the UK, USA, Singapore and Tokyo.

To achieve our mission, we depend on our incredible team of Elliptites. Our values are reflected in everything we do and every decision we make, both internally and outwardly to our customers. We actively encourage Elliptities to challenge the status quo and allow the freedom to innovate and learn every day. We encourage new ideas and learning, whether that’s through collaboration, our curiosity sessions, or utilising your professional development budget – personal growth is important to us all.

The Impact you will have

This role will be part of a small, dedicated Market Intelligence business unit within the wider Elliptic team. This is an ideal role for a data engineer excited by the chance to discover a brand new product space inside an existing scaleup. The team will act like a startup inside a scaleup and move fast so this is an opportunity to have an outsized impact in a small ambitious team and to work truly cross-functionally at pace.

What’s the role?

Elliptic is looking for a Data Engineer to join our product-engineering organisation who can help drive forward our support for new blockchains.

We want a data engineer who is comfortable with working in a ‘scrappy’ startup way and flexible enough to change gear. The role is quickly discovering value in our dataset and exposing this to our customers for a ‘good enough’ (vs perfect) MVP. We want engineers with a strong customer orientation, huge determination in problem-solving to bust through any challenges our MVP build may bring, and happy to work in a self-directed, proactive way.

We are looking for somebody who always tackles the biggest risk first, who brings new ideas and approaches to development, who makes decisions with data, and who loves solving customer-centric problems.

What will you do?

  • Take pleasure from clean code and see writing tests as core to software engineering
  • Use data to make decisions about what to build and how to iterate
  • Measure their successes with usage data rather than release milestones
  • Are not afraid to fail, experiment often and learn quickly
  • Are keen to learn new technologies and challenge existing tools, methodologies, processes
  • Ship code to production every day

In a typical week you will:

  • Work in a fast, lean, Agile environment with minimal process overheads
  • Develop new features for our big data MVP
  • Review the code of your peers, and test that it works
  • Participate in various “chapter” debates about new ideas and interesting tech
  • Support your software on production

Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience in Apache Spark or any other big data processing tool
  • Design, build, test and debug batch and streaming data pipelines capable of processing large volumes of data.
  • Experience performance tuning queries and data models to produce the best execution plan
  • Experience with Data Lake implementations and design patterns
  • A strong understanding of the Big Data ecosystem
  • A strong coding background in either Scala, Java or Python
  • Bonus: someone with the desire to learn and code in Scala

Bonus Points for:

  • Experience in other Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Presto, Kafka, Hive, Flink, etc…)
  • Experience with AWS Big Data tools such as Kinesis, Glue, Athena and EMR
  • Has experience working with Data Science teams
  • Confident working with SQL
  • HODLs some crypto

Benefits

  • Share Options
  • Holiday – 25 days + public holidays + additional day for your birthday
  • Private Health Insurance – we use Vitality!
  • Work Pension Scheme
  • Quarterly full-day off-sites & annual company 3-day offsite
  • $1000 Personal training budget & LinkedIn Learning subscription
  • £500 Home office allowance
  • Enhanced parental leave; we provide eligible employees, regardless of gender or whether they become a parent by birth or adoption, 16 weeks fully-paid leave and job-protected leave
  • Full access to Spill Mental Health Support
  • Our offices provide all of the amenities you could need
  • Work with top of the range equipment – MacBook Pro and any other equipment you need

We know Diversity and Inclusion is much deeper than just hiring, but it’s important for us to mention it here. We welcome and embrace individuals of all backgrounds and identities at Elliptic, and this is an ongoing priority for us. We know incredible people don’t all think in the same way. We want to be challenged every day. We believe our diverse team of individuals underpins this by bringing creative thinking and innovation to Elliptic every day. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace, so we welcome applications from everyone, even if you may not think you fit all of the requirements of our roles. We foster an environment of psychological safety, where everyone feels comfortable to bring their whole self to work.

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