Financial Investigations Cryptocurrency Analyst

Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 23

Position description

Critical decisions are made every day in our governmentWhat if you could use your skills to of unlock the secrets held by complex data sets to inform those decisions? In an increasingly connected world, it takes a skilled analyst to know how to find and interpret the best data to give their clients the right answers. As a Financial Investigations Cryptocurrency Analyst, you use your specialized technical, and functional experience and your attention to detail to develop insights, understanding, recommendations, and visualizations and reports to give your client the actionable information and context they need. If you have strong analytical skills and a problem-solving mindset, we have an opportunity to use those skills to protect our national security and inform our nation's leaders.


As a Financial Investigations Cryptocurrency Analyst on our team, you will investigate international money laundering, terror finance, sanctions evasion, corruption and kleptocracy, and other illicit finance typologies. You will evaluate financial data to identify and analyze indicators of money laundering activity. Using your understanding of financial intelligence, you will explore new data sources, build effective queries, and combine information from disparate sources including intelligence reporting, open-source information, regulatory filings, financial transaction data, blockchain transaction tracing, and more. You will leverage expertise in virtual currency transaction analysis to analyze on-chain data from public blockchain networks and associated ecosystems including decentralized apps and blockchain native entities. You will validate information to support evidentiary standards and assessments for regulators and senior policy makers, leveraging subject matter expertise in virtual assets, cryptocurrency, blockchain transactions, and data science analytics proficiency to support complex, technical, and highly sensitive anti-money laundering (AML) investigations and initiatives and financial regulatory administrative actions to support investigations. As the authority on your area of expertise, you will serve as a thought leader on topics related to virtual assets within a network of cryptocurrency experts, and provide your client with time-critical recommendations, often under pressure. This is a chance to grow your expertise, develop new skills in data analytics, research and analysis, analytical writing, briefing senior decision makers, share your methodologies with analysts and investigators, and work throughout the interagency environment to address illicit finance risks to the US financial system. We focus on growing as a team to deliver the best support to our customers, so you will have resources for mentoring and learning new skills and tools. Join us as we provide the right information at the right time to support the critical needs of our nation’s leaders and policy makers.


Join us. The world can't wait.


You Have:

  • 4+ years of experience conducting investigation, analysis, or financial services compliance

  • Experience and subject-matter expertise in cryptocurrency including global portfolios of virtual currencies, associated cyber actors and intrusion sets, and ransomware actors and infrastructure

  • Experience in data science analytics, including creating big data SQL queries, scripting in Python and Pyspark or R, SAS, and cleaning of unstructured datasets

  • Experience using block explorers and crypto-related data visualization tools such as Dune, Flipside, Nansen, and Footprint Analytics

  • Experience in Anti-Money Laundering provisions under the USA PATRIOT ACT and other related statutes, including the Bank Secrecy Act and associated regulations

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Ability to work full-time from our client’s site in downtown Washington, DC

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree


Nice If You Have:

  • Experience conducting technical and data analysis and tracing of cryptocurrency transactions

  • Experience in international relations, foreign policy, or international security topics

  • Experience with US government national security or financial sector regulations and policy

  • Experience in the financial services industry, including compliance, securities, or banking operations

  • Experience with forensic accounting

  • Knowledge of technical research, data science analytics, or financial analysis and modeling

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills to explain complex topics clearly and concisely to a non-technical audience

  • Top Secret clearance

  • Master's degree

  • CAMS, CFE, CFCS, Chainalysis Reactor, or related Certification



Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret or TS/SCI clearance is required.

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