This is a remote role and the Investigator will be reporting to the head of UK 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.
  • Review information sent to us by law enforcement and other agencies to determine if there is an opportunity to develop a case.
  • 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.
  • 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 global law enforcement agencies (especially within the US, EU and UK, that the investigator will be working with while at Coinbase)
  • Working knowledge of cybercrime and financial crime types that may be detected within the Coinbase system.
  • 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.
  • 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
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