Investigator

  • 8 applications

We’re Coinbase. We’re the world’s most trusted way to join the crypto revolution, serving more than 89 million accounts in more than 100 countries. 

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 Web 3.0 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 3.0. 
  • 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 has built the world’s leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 70 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the crypto economy, and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Read more about our and here.

Global Intelligence

This is a remote role and the Investigator will be reporting to the head of International Investigations. The Investigator will work with law enforcement and other agencies to investigate instances of suspected criminal activity. The Investigator will also respond to legal orders compelling Coinbase to provide evidence. 

What you’ll be doing:

May perform some or all of the following activities to support ongoing investigations (Reactive) and to identify opportunities for information gathering and case progression (Proactive):

  • Investigate suspicious activity and when appropriate refer cases to law enforcement. 
  • Review information forwarded to Global Intelligence from Information Security, Compliance and Fraud/Risk teams for potential case development.
  • When necessary serve in an advisory role to management in relation  to suspected criminal activity or to develop information with informational/intelligence value.
  • Review, log, and respond to legal requests for information from Law Enforcement.
  • Provide briefings to senior leadership on investigative work and team performance metrics.
  • Review and process law enforcement seizures.
  • Collaborate on cross function initiatives to implement control measures related to financial crime

What we look for in you:

  • B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 1+ years prior experience investigating cybercrime/financial crimes, particularly for other financial or tech companies.
  • A working knowledge of global law enforcement agencies (especially within the US, Germany , EU and UK)
  • Working knowledge of cybercrime and other crime types that may be detected within a financial service
  • Experience responding to law enforcement requests for information.
  • Ability to deal with and successfully operate within a changing regulatory environment.
  • Must have the ability to operate independently when required and be highly self motivated.
  • Proven effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience working with word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as accomplish work assignments under minimal supervision and sometimes tight deadlines.
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills.

Nice to haves:

  • Well versed in Cryptocurrency analytics and research.
  • Diverse experience investigating cybercrime.
  • Deep connections in banking or law enforcement. 
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools such as Looker, Snowflake, and SQL

Please note that for employees based in the US, Philippines, Canada or Singapore, if your role requires you to be present in a Coinbase office or if you choose to be physically present in a Coinbase office or sponsored location, you will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 (as defined by applicable law).  If you receive an offer, you will receive additional information about the grounds and process for an exemption.

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.  For US applicants, you may view , and notices by clicking on their corresponding links.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the in certain locations, as required by law.    

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.  For quick access to screen reading technology compatible with this site a free compatible screen reader .

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