Senior Investigator, Global Intelligence

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Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 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 cryptoeconomy 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 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. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. 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.

In this remote position, the Senior Investigator will work with law enforcement and other agencies to investigate instances of suspected criminal activity, particularly leveraging data analysis to build out cases. The Senior Investigator will also respond to legal orders compelling Coinbase to provide evidence. 

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

  • 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.
    • Review information sent to us by law enforcement and other agencies to determine if there is an opportunity to develop a case.
    • Build data dashboards to help our team identify trends and prioritize case work
    • Build queries for our team to identify patterns in fraud, account takeovers and other suspicious activity
    • 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 (ie. job requirements):

  • B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent work experience.
  • The successful candidate should have the ability to obtain a government security clearance if/when needed.
  • Minimum 1 year prior experience investigating cybercrime/financial crimes, particularly for other financial or tech companies.
  • A working knowledge of U.S. law enforcement agencies, especially those most frequently operating in the crypto space.
  • Working knowledge of cybercrime and financial crime types that may be detected within the Coinbase system.
  • Proficiency in data analysis with SQL ,  particularly building complex queries to dissect fraud and ATO rings
  • Experience responding to subpoenas and other law enforcement requests for information.
  • Ability to deal with and successfully operate within an ambiguous regulatory environment.
  • Must have the ability to operate independently when required and be highly self motivated.
  • Demonstrated 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 dashboarding tools such as   Looker and Redash
  • Facility with Python

ID: RP29434

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