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Senior Data Scientist

TRM LabsOnsite

TRM is on a mission to build a safer financial system for billions of people. We deliver a blockchain intelligence data platform to financial institutions, crypto companies, and governments to fight cryptocurrency fraud and financial crime. We consider our business — and our profit — as a way to move towards our mission sustainably and at scale. 
As a Senior Data Scientist, you will have end-to-end ownership of custom models, algorithms, and other data products that feed directly into TRM’s UX. In collaboration with a highly skilled team of engineers, data scientists, and research scientists, your goal will be to uncover valuable and defensible information that can be used to detect, prevent, and mitigate cryptocurrency fraud and financial crime. The models and algorithms you create will be specifically designed to identify new threat vectors that are unique to cryptocurrencies and blockchains.

These tools will be consumed by prestigious entities such as former FBI, Secret Service, and other law enforcement agencies, enabling them to stay ahead of evolving criminal activities in the cryptocurrency space.

The impact you'll have here:


  • Lead the development of advanced machine learning and statistical models tailored to identify patterns and anomalies associated with cryptocurrency fraud and financial crime. These models will help detect potential threats and provide valuable insights for law enforcement agencies.
  • Develop custom models, algorithms, and interactive visualizations that will be consumed by former FBI, Secret Service, and Europol agents and analysts to detect new threat vectors unique to cryptocurrencies and blockchains
  • Collaborate with engineers and research scientists to design algorithms to analyze complex data structures inherent to cryptocurrencies and blockchains. This will involve working with distributed ledger technologies, cryptographic protocols, and transactional data to uncover suspicious activities.
  • Create interactive visualizations that allow law enforcement agencies to explore and understand complex blockchain data easily. These visualizations will enable investigators to navigate through the data effectively and identify key insights related to potential fraud and financial crime.
  • As a leader in the team, you will collaborate closely with engineers, data scientists, and research scientists to align on project goals, methodologies, and deliverables. You will communicate your findings and insights effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • You will stay up to date with the latest developments in the field of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and financial crime. This will involve continuous learning, attending conferences, and exploring research papers to incorporate cutting-edge techniques into your work.
  • Develop your skills through exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues
  • Establish best practices and statistical rigor around data-driven decision-making

What we're looking for:


  • Your academic background is in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Statistics, Engineering, Economics or Physics. Advanced degree preferred.
  • You have 4+ years of experience working in an analytical role.
  • You have proven experience with at least one programming language (Python preferred) and are comfortable developing code in a team environment (e.g. git, notebooks, testing).
  • You have a working knowledge of relational databases, (e.g. SQL)
  • You think about data in terms of statistical distributions and have a big enough analytics toolbox to know how to find patterns in data and identify targets for performance
  • You have a high tolerance for ambiguity. You find a way through. You anticipate. You connect and synthesize.
  • You are delivery-oriented, able to lead and execute modeling efforts from start to finish
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience in influencing decisions with information

Life at TRM Labs


Our Principles


TRM's culture is shaped by how we make decisions, how we execute, and how we treat each other

  • Impact-Oriented Trailblazer: We put customers first, driving for speed, focus, and adaptability.
  • Master Craftsperson: We prioritize speed, high standards, and distributed ownership.
  • Inspiring Colleague: We value humility, candor, and a one-team mindset.

Build a Career 


Joining TRM means being part of a mission-driven team comprised of industry leaders. At TRM, you'll experience:

  • Purpose: Have a real-world impact, from disrupting terrorist networks to returning stolen funds.
  • Growth: Professional advancement opportunities through clearly defined career pathways and biannual performance reviews.
  • Ownership: Take pride in your work. Have a large breadth and scope of contributions and impact.

Work Environment


  • Remote First: Our headquarters is online but we highly value in-person interactions, organizing regular meetups and offsites for team building.
  • Async Communication: Clear communication is key in our decentralized setup. We use tools such as Slack, Notion, and Loom, to promote transparency and efficiency.
  • High Ownership: Small teams drive big goals at TRM with ownership, responsibility, and a direct impact. There's no strict clocking in or out. Team members are trusted to balance personal schedules with team needs.
  • TRM Speed: We move “surprisingly fast” while maintaining a high bar in service of our customers and mission. This can feel both intense and rewarding. Our unique approach emphasizes quick wins, rapid iterations, and constant feedback.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity at TRM encompasses backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Every day is an opportunity to learn from a colleague, whether they're a law enforcement expert or a tech pioneer.
  • Annual Company Offsite: Once a year, TRMers come together from around the world to attend a 1-week mandatory company offsite. This is designed to foster in-person relationships, creativity, and strategic alignment. Employee attendance is required of all TRMers.  

Benefits and Perks


At TRM, we know that supporting our team members can take many forms. Our goal is to enable you to care for yourself, your family, and your community with a diverse and curated benefits package for full-time employees.

  • Remote-first work environment 
  • Competitive salaries and stock options
  • Premium health, dental, and vision insurance
  • FSA, HSA, and 401K programs
  • Life & disability coverage
  • Generous paid time for vacation, holidays, and parental leave
  • Fertility, professional coaching, and mental health resources

Join Us


We are looking for team members who love building from the ground up and want to work hard in a fast-paced and ambitious environment. We are remote-first, with exceptionally talented team members located around the world. If you like solving tough problems quickly and seeing your work improve the lives of billions of people, we want you at TRM.We encourage you to reach out even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Don't worry about picking exactly the right job; we can always explore other options after starting the conversation.

Your passion and interests will set you apart, especially if your background or career is unconventional.  To all recruitment agencies: TRM Labs does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to TRM Labs employees. TRM Labs is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with the Company.

Life at TRM Labs

TRM helps financial institutions fight money laundering and terrorism financing, prevent fraud, and stay in compliance.
Thrive Here & What We Value- Purpose-driven mission to build a safer financial system for billions of people- Remote first with exceptionally talented team members located around the world- Clear communication in decentralized setup- High ownership and responsibility for achieving goals- Emphasis on quick wins, rapid iterations, and constant feedback- Diverse and inclusive workplace- Fertility, professional coaching, and mental health resources
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