Mastercard is hiring a
Web3 Cryptocurrency Analyst - SCI0068

Compensation: $69k - $107k *

Location: United States District of Columbia US

Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.

Job Title

Cryptocurrency Analyst - SCI0068

Cryptocurrency Analyst

About Us

At Mastercard, our industry expertise is enhanced by our commitment to being a force for good in the world and to doing well by doing good. Mastercard relies on our global workforce to help us achieve our goal of building a sustainable, inclusive global economy.

CipherTrace, a Mastercard company creates blockchain intelligence solutions that safeguard the crypto economy by identifying high-risk transactions from darknet vendors, terrorists, and other bad actors who seek to de-stabilize the ecosystem and exploit crypto adopters, financial institutions, and other crypto users.

CipherTrace was named one of the top-two companies in the cryptocurrency forensics by CB Insights in 2019. Our cryptocurrency intelligence solutions are used by the largest exchanges, banks and law enforcement globally to keep criminals and purveyors of fraud off their payment networks.

If leading the way in the new frontier of financial crime inspires you, we want you on our team.


As a cryptocurrency analyst you will be primarily responsible for conducting complex investigations into incidents of money laundering, fraud and other financial crimes involving the illicit use of cryptocurrency. You’ll track crypto funds flows, analyze large data sets, identify financial crime methodologies, identify trends and emerging threats, and typologies; work with law enforcement and collaborate internally to investigate some of the most high-profile crypto hacks and crimes; and provide training internally and externally. This role is remote, US-based.

All About You

You are inspired and excited about driving efforts to fight financial crime and safeguard the crypto economy and have a;

Post secondary degree in Science or related field

Solid understanding of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies

Related experience in conducting comprehensive, high quality end-to-end complex investigations to identify financial crime patterns and typologies utilizing leading forensic investigation tools (proprietary and public)

The skills to complete investigations in a timely manner by carrying out comprehensive analysis of information across multiple blockchains to timely fulfill time-sensitive filing obligations

Interest and ability to analyze current and emerging trends involving cryptocurrency and other digital assets

A knack for delivering written and verbal reports on investigation findings, to include briefings to clients, as well as internal departments regarding current and emerging threats with cryptocurrency.

A desire to partner with internal stakeholders and external partners in thinking and acting critically to identify opportunities for collaboration, raise awareness of investigative findings, and develop recommendations to mitigate risk.

Nice To Have

Crypto/Blockchain investigation experience

Training on blockchain analytic tool(s)

Relevant AML/Fraud certifications e.g. Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), etc.

Fluency in a second language (Mandarin, Spanish, Korean, etc.)

Experience transacting with DEXs and/or DeFi protocols

Experience with Python, JavaScript, and TypeScript

Experience with smart contracts, writing or auditing Solidity

Ability to easily take technical information and articulate it in an easy-to-understand manner in both written and spoken environments utilizing leading forensic investigation tools (proprietary and public)

In the US, Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact [email protected] and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting. Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

Corporate Security Responsibility

All activities involving access to Mastercard assets, information, and networks comes with an inherent risk to the organization and, therefore, it is expected that every person working for, or on behalf of, Mastercard is responsible for information security and must

  • Abide by Mastercard’s security policies and practices;
  • Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of the information being accessed;
  • Report any suspected information security violation or breach, and
  • Complete all periodic mandatory security trainings in accordance with Mastercard’s guidelines.

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Compensation: $69k - $107k *

Location: United States District of Columbia US

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