Investigations Analyst

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At Coinbase, our mission is to, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people
We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web3 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto
Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team
First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves
Second, we expect all employees to commit to our to our work
Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture
We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy
    You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there
  • You’re never tired of learning
    You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3
  • You appreciate direct communication
    You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener – because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other
    You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow
  • You can pivot on the fly
    Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too
    What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you
    You’re not looking for a boring job
  • You have a “can do” attitude
    Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines
    Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission
  • You want to be part of a winning team
    We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone

Coinbase is committed to deterring illicit activities, protecting against exploitation by criminals, and complying fully with our legal and regulatory requirements
Being the most trusted brand in the industry is our key priority
We are looking for someone who shares our values, is a team player but can work independently, and who thrives in a dynamic environment
Investigation Analysts handle sensitive and high-risk cases and must maintain the highest ethical standards
Our Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer manages the Investigations Team

What you’ll be doing (ie
job duties): 

  • Conduct compliance reviews and analysis in support of Coinbase’s BSA/AML and other regulatory compliance policies and programs including investigating transaction monitoring program alerts, reviewing transaction and user activity, conducting research, and determining whether activity is suspicious and reportable to FinCEN in a Suspicious Activity Report (including ensuring compliance with SAR requirements, , filing SARs no later than 30 calendar days from the date of the initial detection of facts that may constitute a basis for filing a SAR, maintaining confidentiality — not disclosing the SAR itself or the existence of the SAR to any persons involved in the transaction, outside of Coinbase, or any unauthorized person at Coinbase, etc

  • Respond to ad-hoc AML requests, escalate issues, incorporate feedback from manager review or quality control, assist with SAR preparation and filing, identify opportunities to improve processes and tools for greater efficiency

  • Remain current with industry standards and developments in the areas of BSA/AML, KYC and OFAC, and apply regulatory requirements (, BSA, 4MLD, CDD Rule, Sanctions, USA PATRIOT Act, etc
    ) and internal policies and procedures to case investigations

  • Maintain detailed documentation to demonstrate compliance with regulations and internal policies and procedures

What we look for in you (ie
job requirements): 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 

  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience (conducting AML investigations, SAR preparation and filing) 

  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines (, BSA, OFAC, FinCEN guidance) 

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and communications (verbal and written) skills

  • Ability to make quick decisions and work in a production-based environment

Nice to haves:

  • Cryptocurrency or blockchain experience

  • CAMS, CFE or CFCS certification

  • Experience with SQL and applications Looker, Redash, or Snowflake


Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range as detailed below
Full time offers from Coinbase also include target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k))
Pay Range: $83,300—$98,000 USD

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law
Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law
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Coinbase is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities
If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to accommodations[at]coinbase
com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information
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