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Mastercard
$100k - $155k
GA Atlanta 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 ‚Äď one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.
Title And Summary
Manager, Blockchain Research SCI0245
Manager, Blockchain Research
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 (https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/vision/who-we-are/diversity-inclusion.html) for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team ‚Äď one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results.
Who is Mastercard?
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is 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. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.
CipherTrace, a Mastercard company, is a rapidly growing cryptocurrency intelligence and compliance leader. Our team has introduced novel solutions to challenges including sanctions compliance for DeFi and the Crypto Travel Rule. Our mission is to grow the blockchain economy by making crypto safe for users and trusted by governments. CipherTrace operates on a global scale to assist banks, cryptocurrency exchanges, law enforcement agencies, regulators, VASPs, and businesses in preventing fraud, human trafficking, money laundering, and other illicit activity where cryptocurrency is involved.
Overview
As part of the Mastercard Payment & Security Risk Team, we curate and deliver high quality data to a multitude of products. This allows our customers to perform data-driven decision making related to assessing the risk of virtual asset service providers.
Job Title
Manager, Blockchain Research
Role
As a Blockchain Research Manager, you will leverage your specialized technical and functional experience, coupled with your attention to detail, to develop insights, recommendations, and reports. This will provide the actionable information, data, and context required by the organization and our clients. Your strong analytical skills and problem-solving mindset will be pivotal in identifying opportunities to enhance our products and improve overall attribution on the blockchain.
You will be responsible for crafting deep intelligence insights by exploring new data sources, constructing effective queries, and merging information from diverse sources. This includes intelligence reporting, open-source information, regulatory filings, legal affidavits, blockchain transactional data, and blockchain tracing, among others. It's crucial that you validate this information to support evidentiary and analytical stands, as well as author assessments for organizational consideration.
As a recognized subject matter expert, your methodologies and findings will be instrumental in the attribution investigatory processes. Your expertise will be sought for time-sensitive recommendations, briefings, and in sharing methodologies with wider teams. It will be your responsibility to ensure that external teams and clients receive top-tier support based on your findings.
All About You

  • Participate in cutting-edge crypto economic research, attribution design

and analysis.
  • Ability to uncover unique actionable insights contributing to the data

platform and broader understanding of sanctions/terrorist financing risk in
the blockchain ecosystem.
  • Monitor OFAC & OFSI sanctions lists to correlate data to product.
  • Ability to quickly ingest and process current events and their effects on the

crypto economic industry and communicate reporting to executive
leadership
  • Play an integral role in fine tuning collection requirements and execution

strategy to maintain data.
  • Perform complex research into unique data sets to identify and process

(i.e. Defi Protocols)
  • Technical background (i.e. Python, SQL, Excel) to create solutions to

streamline workflows and effectively process large sets of data.
  • Ability to collaborate with Product Management & cross functional teams

to establish and deliver use cases specific to research and turn into
implementations.
  • Familiarity with cryptocurrency tracing for cluster resolution, identity &

mappings.
  • Familiarity with cryptography and distributed systems
  • Self-Starter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Data Science, Network Science, Statistics,

Applied Mathematics, Economics or a related field willing to also consider
relevant research and or work experience
  • You enjoy documentation of processes and establishing story lines, blog

posts, and detailed reports inspired by your research findings.
  • Ability to present research findings in a clear & concise manner to

customers, colleagues and executive leadership.
  • Experience in contributing to research communities and/or efforts
  • Ability to mentor other OSINT research analysts.
  • Previous experience & familiarity with Jira
  • Ability to think strategically, with a creative mindset to solve complex

problems.
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change

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
Responsibilities
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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs guidelines.

Pay Ranges
Goodland, Kansas: $100,000 - $155,000 USD
Atlanta, Georgia: $100,000 - $155,000 USD
O'Fallon, Missouri: $100,000 - $155,000 USD

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