Head of Data Engineering

London, England, United Kingdom


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.

Position Overview

Elliptic is looking for an ambitious, passionate, technology leader with proven managerial experience to scale-up our cloud-based, crypto-currency data analytics platform. As our Head of Data Engineering, we expect you to have both strong technical and architectural experience and a proven passion for developing high-performing teams.

You will coordinate the design and development of our core production systems, utilising resources in-house, third party and potentially offshore, whilst building a positive team culture where you are supporting colleagues and empowering them to grow as technical leaders and people.

We leverage open source, third party commercial products and our own high-performance in-memory data pipelines and analytics engines, all delivered on cloud platforms. We expect you to lead the evolution of Elliptic’s data platform with an open mind and using best-in-class technology solutions.

You’ll report into the VP Engineering and work with existing devops, data science and web development teams and along side product managers and the senior leadership.

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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!

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