Software Engineer

Elliptic | Bringing Compliance to Cryptoassets


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.


London, England, United Kingdom


Job Description

As digital assets and cryptocurrency become more widely adopted every day, our products are essential to ensure cryptocurrency is safe and accessible to all. Our solutions help to prevent financial crime and allow cryptocurrencies to be used for good. Our products are used by some of the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges, financial institutions and government agencies to screen over $1 billion of transactions every single week.

Elliptic is backed by some of the top VCs: Evolution Equity Partners, SoftBank, SBI Group, Albion VC, Octopus Ventures, SignalFire, Paladin Capital, Santander InnoVentures, and Digital Currency Group, and we have grown globally with teams 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 Elliptites 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.

Do you want to be part of the future of value transfer? Are you excited about solving problems that have never been solved before? Are you looking for a values led company, which cares about the growth of its employees?

Elliptic is looking for a software engineer to join our product-engineering organisation who can help develop our platform to better support new and existing blockchain analysis products.

We are looking for an experienced engineer who will work collaboratively with data science, product, and other engineers to help build a new blockchain forensics investigation tool. The challenges include working with large batch and streaming data sets, building a solution that is blockchain agnostic, and solving hard data processing problems to give our customers a deep understanding of how value moves throughout the crypto space.

We are looking for somebody who always tackles the biggest risk first, who brings new ideas and approaches to development, who makes decisions using data to validate their hypotheses, and who loves solving hard problems.

The impact you will have:

Our engineering platform sits at the heart of the business and forms the backbone of every product that our customers rely on. You will join a growing team of experienced and passionate engineers that are not afraid to fail and enjoy tackling difficult problems head on. Openness is one of our core values at Elliptic and nowhere is this more evident than in our engineering teams where we strongly encourage engineers to challenge convention and find unique and innovative solutions to our customers’ problems. You will quickly be able to see your impact on the wider business as we value lean thinking and getting our ideas to market early and often.

What you will do:

  • Write beautiful code and tests
  • Think about how to solve hard problems and weigh up the pros and cons of different approaches against a variety of non-functional requirements
  • Build infrastructure and take advantage of cutting-edge cloud technology to spend less time writing mundane code and more time thinking about our customers problems
  • Be willing to discuss problems and solutions openly with engineers and non-engineers alike
  • Take responsibility for the code that you write and see it through from PR to production
  • Contribute to a variety of projects across our platform such as forensics investigation products, entity exposure APIs, and blockchain visualisation tools

You will be a great fit here if you:

  • Take pleasure from writing clean code and see tests as core to software engineering
  • Use data to make decisions about what to build and how to iterate
  • Measure success using 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, and processes


  • A track record of designing, delivering, and maintaining cloud-based systems
  • An understanding of different non-functional requirements (e.g. scalability, reliability, performance) and how to write software with these requirements in mind
  • Experience with Amazon services such as IAM, DynamoDB, Kinesis, and/or Lambda (or their Google Cloud/Azure equivalents)
  • A strong background in Scala, Java, or Kotlin (or a similar language with a desire to learn Scala if no previous experience)
  • An interest in solving problems with functional programming

Bonus Points for:

  • Experience managing infrastructure with Terraform or Cloud Formation
  • Experience running applications in containerised environments (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, Helm)
  • Experience using big data tools such as Spark/EMR
  • An interest in cryptocurrency and/or blockchain technology


  • Share Options
  • Holiday – 25 days + public holidays
  • Enjoy your birthday off work
  • 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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