Investigations Analyst

  • Coinbase
  • Portland, OR
  • Jun 30, 2019

Job Description

Location: Portland, OR
About us:

Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 50 countries. With the success of our flagship product, Coinbase Consumer, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are now proud to offer an entire suite of products that make accessing cryptocurrencies easy and secure, in addition to new products that operate at the frontiers of crypto and blockchain.

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:
  • Conduct compliance reviews and analysis in support of Coinbase's BSA/AML and other regulatory compliance policies and programs including investigating alerts, reviewing merchant activity, and conducting enhanced due diligence
  • Remain current with industry standards and developments in the areas of KYC, BSA/AML, and OFAC, and apply regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures to case investigations
  • Respond to ad hoc AML requests, escalate issues, incorporate feedback from QC analyst, assist with SAR preparation and filing, identify opportunities to improve processes and tools for greater efficiency
  • Maintain detailed documentation to demonstrate compliance with regulations and internal policies and procedures

What we look for in you:
  • B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent
  • CAMS certified (not required, but a major plus)
  • Minimum 1 year relevant experience (conducting AML investigations, customer due diligence, SARs preparation and filing)
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines (e.g., BSA, OFAC, FinCEN guidance)
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and communications (verbal and written) skills

What to send:
  • Resume and LinkedIn profile
  • A brief description of your interest in and fitness for the role (cover letter a plus but not required)


Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Coinbase does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.