Published on

Jan 31, 2024

Published on

Jan 31, 2024

Published on

Jan 31, 2024

Published on

Jan 31, 2024

Global Investigator - National Security

Global Investigator - National Security

Global Investigator - National Security

Global Investigator - National Security

Full-time

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Washington, DC

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Remote

Full-time

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Washington, DC

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Remote

Full-time

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Washington, DC

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Remote

Full-time

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Washington, DC

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Remote

About the job

We believe that a blockchain-based global economy can improve the lives of billions of people. But the same properties that make cryptocurrencies a force for good — permissionless, programmable, and instantaneous — can also make them susceptible to criminal and fraudulent activity, which causes harm to our financial system at unprecedented speed and scale.

At TRM, we're on a mission to build trust in digital assets, because the promise of crypto is too valuable to be impeded by bad actors. We provide a blockchain intelligence platform to law enforcement, financial institutions, and crypto firms to assist in the detection and prevention of cryptocurrency fraud and financial crime. Our vision is to build a company that can sustainably deliver on our mission for decades to come, enabling consumers to transact safely and securely on the blockchain.

As a member of the Global Investigations Team, you will conduct ad hoc investigations, time sensitive blockchain analysis for our partners, and develop solutions that allow TRM to scale rapidly and effectively. You will collaborate with an experienced team of blockchain intelligence experts, engineers, and data scientists to deliver cutting-edge support to TRM's clients.

The impact you’ll have here:

  • Investigate complex cases involving phishing, blockchain exploits, hacks, terrorism finance, account take overs (ATOs), money laundering, sim swaps, ransomware and other activity associated with illicit use of blockchain technology.

  • Produce insightful reports and deliver them both in writing and in briefings to TRM's customers.

  • Conduct long-term research on key categories of crime on the blockchain, and turn this research into valuable intelligence.

  • Conduct sensitive and complex investigations for TRM partners.

  • Proactively identify, build and manage relationships with industry partners to add new sources of attribution to TRMs pipeline at scale.

What we’re looking for:

  • Candidate must have an active TS/SCI clearance

  • Practical experience with virtual currencies and blockchain analysis is a plus; excitement to learn about these topics is essential.

  • Experience as an investigator or analyst - either private or public sector; preferably at least 3-5 years combined experience

  • Experience briefing senior leaders within your organization.

  • Experience structuring problems and identifying the most critical issues to prioritize.

  • Exceptional and consistent attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively for technical and non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing.

  • Comfort operating in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change quickly.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team and with people at all levels in an organization.

  • Commitment to supporting teammates and helping them accomplish their missions.

Please note; this role is NOT remote (at least 50% onsite requirement)

Our Culture

Culture at TRM isn't a buzzword; it's our daily ethos. Our culture is defined by how we make decisions, how we execute, and how we treat each other. We've distilled our culture into 18 leadership principles, grouped into three categories:


  • Impact-Oriented Trailblazer: When making decisions, we put customers first, use 80/20 to drive speed & focus, and adapt quickly to new information.

  • Master Craftsperson: In execution, we prioritize speed, high standards, and distributed ownership.

  • Inspiring Colleague: As teammates, we value humility, candor, and a one-team mindset.

Building a Career

Joining TRM means being part of a mission-driven team. Our diverse team comprises industry leaders, from crypto experts to machine learning pioneers. At TRM, you'll experience:


  • Purpose and Mission: Your work has real-world impact, from disrupting terrorist networks to returning stolen funds.

  • Inspiring Colleagues: Collaborate with industry leaders and learn something new daily.

  • Personal Growth: We're not just using technology; we're inventing it and taking category-defining products to market.

Work Environment

Being part of TRM means embracing:


  • Remote First: Our headquarters is online. Tools like Zoom and Slack ensure seamless collaboration, but we also value in-person interactions, organizing regular meetups and offsites for team bonding.

  • Asynchronous Communication: Clear communication is key in our decentralized setup. With team members in various time zones, we've mastered asynchronous communication with tools like Slack, Loom, and voice notes. We document meetings and decisions, promoting transparency and efficiency.

  • High Ownership: Small teams drive big goals at TRM. Every team member has significant ownership and responsibility, fostering an environment of initiative and direct impact. While there's no strict clocking in or out, we expect team members to be available for meetings during standard working hours in their country, balancing personal schedules and team needs.

  • TRM Speed: Our customers rely on TRM in active investigations — from cyberattacks to terrorist financing. We move “surprisingly fast” while maintaining a high bar in service of our customers and mission. This can feel both intense and rewarding. Our unique approach to projects emphasizes quick wins, rapid iterations, and constant feedback, ensuring we're always moving forward and adapting to changes.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity at TRM encompasses backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Every day is an opportunity to learn from a colleague, whether they're a law enforcement expert or a tech pioneer.

Benefits And Perks

At TRM, we know that supporting our team members can take many forms. Our goal is to enable you to care for yourself, your family, and your community while eliminating stress through our diverse and curated benefits package for full-time employees.


  • Remote-first work environment

  • Regular team off-sites and retreats

  • Competitive salaries and stock options

  • Premium health, dental, and vision insurance

  • FSA, HSA, and 401K programs

  • Life & disability coverage

  • Generous paid time for vacation, volunteering, sick leave, and parental leave

  • Fitness, co-working, and home office reimbursements

  • Fertility, professional coaching, and mental health resources

Join Us

Considering TRM? You're not just joining a company; you're joining a mission. Work alongside diverse, globally-minded colleagues and make a positive impact daily. We hope to have you on board as we strive for a safer financial system for all.

We encourage you to reach out even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Do not worry about picking exactly the right job; we can always explore other options after starting the conversation. Your passion and interests will set you apart, especially if your background or career is unconventional. Join us!

About the job

We believe that a blockchain-based global economy can improve the lives of billions of people. But the same properties that make cryptocurrencies a force for good — permissionless, programmable, and instantaneous — can also make them susceptible to criminal and fraudulent activity, which causes harm to our financial system at unprecedented speed and scale.

At TRM, we're on a mission to build trust in digital assets, because the promise of crypto is too valuable to be impeded by bad actors. We provide a blockchain intelligence platform to law enforcement, financial institutions, and crypto firms to assist in the detection and prevention of cryptocurrency fraud and financial crime. Our vision is to build a company that can sustainably deliver on our mission for decades to come, enabling consumers to transact safely and securely on the blockchain.

As a member of the Global Investigations Team, you will conduct ad hoc investigations, time sensitive blockchain analysis for our partners, and develop solutions that allow TRM to scale rapidly and effectively. You will collaborate with an experienced team of blockchain intelligence experts, engineers, and data scientists to deliver cutting-edge support to TRM's clients.

The impact you’ll have here:

  • Investigate complex cases involving phishing, blockchain exploits, hacks, terrorism finance, account take overs (ATOs), money laundering, sim swaps, ransomware and other activity associated with illicit use of blockchain technology.

  • Produce insightful reports and deliver them both in writing and in briefings to TRM's customers.

  • Conduct long-term research on key categories of crime on the blockchain, and turn this research into valuable intelligence.

  • Conduct sensitive and complex investigations for TRM partners.

  • Proactively identify, build and manage relationships with industry partners to add new sources of attribution to TRMs pipeline at scale.

What we’re looking for:

  • Candidate must have an active TS/SCI clearance

  • Practical experience with virtual currencies and blockchain analysis is a plus; excitement to learn about these topics is essential.

  • Experience as an investigator or analyst - either private or public sector; preferably at least 3-5 years combined experience

  • Experience briefing senior leaders within your organization.

  • Experience structuring problems and identifying the most critical issues to prioritize.

  • Exceptional and consistent attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively for technical and non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing.

  • Comfort operating in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change quickly.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team and with people at all levels in an organization.

  • Commitment to supporting teammates and helping them accomplish their missions.

Please note; this role is NOT remote (at least 50% onsite requirement)

Our Culture

Culture at TRM isn't a buzzword; it's our daily ethos. Our culture is defined by how we make decisions, how we execute, and how we treat each other. We've distilled our culture into 18 leadership principles, grouped into three categories:


  • Impact-Oriented Trailblazer: When making decisions, we put customers first, use 80/20 to drive speed & focus, and adapt quickly to new information.

  • Master Craftsperson: In execution, we prioritize speed, high standards, and distributed ownership.

  • Inspiring Colleague: As teammates, we value humility, candor, and a one-team mindset.

Building a Career

Joining TRM means being part of a mission-driven team. Our diverse team comprises industry leaders, from crypto experts to machine learning pioneers. At TRM, you'll experience:


  • Purpose and Mission: Your work has real-world impact, from disrupting terrorist networks to returning stolen funds.

  • Inspiring Colleagues: Collaborate with industry leaders and learn something new daily.

  • Personal Growth: We're not just using technology; we're inventing it and taking category-defining products to market.

Work Environment

Being part of TRM means embracing:


  • Remote First: Our headquarters is online. Tools like Zoom and Slack ensure seamless collaboration, but we also value in-person interactions, organizing regular meetups and offsites for team bonding.

  • Asynchronous Communication: Clear communication is key in our decentralized setup. With team members in various time zones, we've mastered asynchronous communication with tools like Slack, Loom, and voice notes. We document meetings and decisions, promoting transparency and efficiency.

  • High Ownership: Small teams drive big goals at TRM. Every team member has significant ownership and responsibility, fostering an environment of initiative and direct impact. While there's no strict clocking in or out, we expect team members to be available for meetings during standard working hours in their country, balancing personal schedules and team needs.

  • TRM Speed: Our customers rely on TRM in active investigations — from cyberattacks to terrorist financing. We move “surprisingly fast” while maintaining a high bar in service of our customers and mission. This can feel both intense and rewarding. Our unique approach to projects emphasizes quick wins, rapid iterations, and constant feedback, ensuring we're always moving forward and adapting to changes.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity at TRM encompasses backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Every day is an opportunity to learn from a colleague, whether they're a law enforcement expert or a tech pioneer.

Benefits And Perks

At TRM, we know that supporting our team members can take many forms. Our goal is to enable you to care for yourself, your family, and your community while eliminating stress through our diverse and curated benefits package for full-time employees.


  • Remote-first work environment

  • Regular team off-sites and retreats

  • Competitive salaries and stock options

  • Premium health, dental, and vision insurance

  • FSA, HSA, and 401K programs

  • Life & disability coverage

  • Generous paid time for vacation, volunteering, sick leave, and parental leave

  • Fitness, co-working, and home office reimbursements

  • Fertility, professional coaching, and mental health resources

Join Us

Considering TRM? You're not just joining a company; you're joining a mission. Work alongside diverse, globally-minded colleagues and make a positive impact daily. We hope to have you on board as we strive for a safer financial system for all.

We encourage you to reach out even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Do not worry about picking exactly the right job; we can always explore other options after starting the conversation. Your passion and interests will set you apart, especially if your background or career is unconventional. Join us!

About the job

We believe that a blockchain-based global economy can improve the lives of billions of people. But the same properties that make cryptocurrencies a force for good — permissionless, programmable, and instantaneous — can also make them susceptible to criminal and fraudulent activity, which causes harm to our financial system at unprecedented speed and scale.

At TRM, we're on a mission to build trust in digital assets, because the promise of crypto is too valuable to be impeded by bad actors. We provide a blockchain intelligence platform to law enforcement, financial institutions, and crypto firms to assist in the detection and prevention of cryptocurrency fraud and financial crime. Our vision is to build a company that can sustainably deliver on our mission for decades to come, enabling consumers to transact safely and securely on the blockchain.

As a member of the Global Investigations Team, you will conduct ad hoc investigations, time sensitive blockchain analysis for our partners, and develop solutions that allow TRM to scale rapidly and effectively. You will collaborate with an experienced team of blockchain intelligence experts, engineers, and data scientists to deliver cutting-edge support to TRM's clients.

The impact you’ll have here:

  • Investigate complex cases involving phishing, blockchain exploits, hacks, terrorism finance, account take overs (ATOs), money laundering, sim swaps, ransomware and other activity associated with illicit use of blockchain technology.

  • Produce insightful reports and deliver them both in writing and in briefings to TRM's customers.

  • Conduct long-term research on key categories of crime on the blockchain, and turn this research into valuable intelligence.

  • Conduct sensitive and complex investigations for TRM partners.

  • Proactively identify, build and manage relationships with industry partners to add new sources of attribution to TRMs pipeline at scale.

What we’re looking for:

  • Candidate must have an active TS/SCI clearance

  • Practical experience with virtual currencies and blockchain analysis is a plus; excitement to learn about these topics is essential.

  • Experience as an investigator or analyst - either private or public sector; preferably at least 3-5 years combined experience

  • Experience briefing senior leaders within your organization.

  • Experience structuring problems and identifying the most critical issues to prioritize.

  • Exceptional and consistent attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively for technical and non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing.

  • Comfort operating in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change quickly.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team and with people at all levels in an organization.

  • Commitment to supporting teammates and helping them accomplish their missions.

Please note; this role is NOT remote (at least 50% onsite requirement)

Our Culture

Culture at TRM isn't a buzzword; it's our daily ethos. Our culture is defined by how we make decisions, how we execute, and how we treat each other. We've distilled our culture into 18 leadership principles, grouped into three categories:


  • Impact-Oriented Trailblazer: When making decisions, we put customers first, use 80/20 to drive speed & focus, and adapt quickly to new information.

  • Master Craftsperson: In execution, we prioritize speed, high standards, and distributed ownership.

  • Inspiring Colleague: As teammates, we value humility, candor, and a one-team mindset.

Building a Career

Joining TRM means being part of a mission-driven team. Our diverse team comprises industry leaders, from crypto experts to machine learning pioneers. At TRM, you'll experience:


  • Purpose and Mission: Your work has real-world impact, from disrupting terrorist networks to returning stolen funds.

  • Inspiring Colleagues: Collaborate with industry leaders and learn something new daily.

  • Personal Growth: We're not just using technology; we're inventing it and taking category-defining products to market.

Work Environment

Being part of TRM means embracing:


  • Remote First: Our headquarters is online. Tools like Zoom and Slack ensure seamless collaboration, but we also value in-person interactions, organizing regular meetups and offsites for team bonding.

  • Asynchronous Communication: Clear communication is key in our decentralized setup. With team members in various time zones, we've mastered asynchronous communication with tools like Slack, Loom, and voice notes. We document meetings and decisions, promoting transparency and efficiency.

  • High Ownership: Small teams drive big goals at TRM. Every team member has significant ownership and responsibility, fostering an environment of initiative and direct impact. While there's no strict clocking in or out, we expect team members to be available for meetings during standard working hours in their country, balancing personal schedules and team needs.

  • TRM Speed: Our customers rely on TRM in active investigations — from cyberattacks to terrorist financing. We move “surprisingly fast” while maintaining a high bar in service of our customers and mission. This can feel both intense and rewarding. Our unique approach to projects emphasizes quick wins, rapid iterations, and constant feedback, ensuring we're always moving forward and adapting to changes.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity at TRM encompasses backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Every day is an opportunity to learn from a colleague, whether they're a law enforcement expert or a tech pioneer.

Benefits And Perks

At TRM, we know that supporting our team members can take many forms. Our goal is to enable you to care for yourself, your family, and your community while eliminating stress through our diverse and curated benefits package for full-time employees.


  • Remote-first work environment

  • Regular team off-sites and retreats

  • Competitive salaries and stock options

  • Premium health, dental, and vision insurance

  • FSA, HSA, and 401K programs

  • Life & disability coverage

  • Generous paid time for vacation, volunteering, sick leave, and parental leave

  • Fitness, co-working, and home office reimbursements

  • Fertility, professional coaching, and mental health resources

Join Us

Considering TRM? You're not just joining a company; you're joining a mission. Work alongside diverse, globally-minded colleagues and make a positive impact daily. We hope to have you on board as we strive for a safer financial system for all.

We encourage you to reach out even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Do not worry about picking exactly the right job; we can always explore other options after starting the conversation. Your passion and interests will set you apart, especially if your background or career is unconventional. Join us!

About the job

We believe that a blockchain-based global economy can improve the lives of billions of people. But the same properties that make cryptocurrencies a force for good — permissionless, programmable, and instantaneous — can also make them susceptible to criminal and fraudulent activity, which causes harm to our financial system at unprecedented speed and scale.

At TRM, we're on a mission to build trust in digital assets, because the promise of crypto is too valuable to be impeded by bad actors. We provide a blockchain intelligence platform to law enforcement, financial institutions, and crypto firms to assist in the detection and prevention of cryptocurrency fraud and financial crime. Our vision is to build a company that can sustainably deliver on our mission for decades to come, enabling consumers to transact safely and securely on the blockchain.

As a member of the Global Investigations Team, you will conduct ad hoc investigations, time sensitive blockchain analysis for our partners, and develop solutions that allow TRM to scale rapidly and effectively. You will collaborate with an experienced team of blockchain intelligence experts, engineers, and data scientists to deliver cutting-edge support to TRM's clients.

The impact you’ll have here:

  • Investigate complex cases involving phishing, blockchain exploits, hacks, terrorism finance, account take overs (ATOs), money laundering, sim swaps, ransomware and other activity associated with illicit use of blockchain technology.

  • Produce insightful reports and deliver them both in writing and in briefings to TRM's customers.

  • Conduct long-term research on key categories of crime on the blockchain, and turn this research into valuable intelligence.

  • Conduct sensitive and complex investigations for TRM partners.

  • Proactively identify, build and manage relationships with industry partners to add new sources of attribution to TRMs pipeline at scale.

What we’re looking for:

  • Candidate must have an active TS/SCI clearance

  • Practical experience with virtual currencies and blockchain analysis is a plus; excitement to learn about these topics is essential.

  • Experience as an investigator or analyst - either private or public sector; preferably at least 3-5 years combined experience

  • Experience briefing senior leaders within your organization.

  • Experience structuring problems and identifying the most critical issues to prioritize.

  • Exceptional and consistent attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively for technical and non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing.

  • Comfort operating in a fast-paced environment where priorities can change quickly.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team and with people at all levels in an organization.

  • Commitment to supporting teammates and helping them accomplish their missions.

Please note; this role is NOT remote (at least 50% onsite requirement)

Our Culture

Culture at TRM isn't a buzzword; it's our daily ethos. Our culture is defined by how we make decisions, how we execute, and how we treat each other. We've distilled our culture into 18 leadership principles, grouped into three categories:


  • Impact-Oriented Trailblazer: When making decisions, we put customers first, use 80/20 to drive speed & focus, and adapt quickly to new information.

  • Master Craftsperson: In execution, we prioritize speed, high standards, and distributed ownership.

  • Inspiring Colleague: As teammates, we value humility, candor, and a one-team mindset.

Building a Career

Joining TRM means being part of a mission-driven team. Our diverse team comprises industry leaders, from crypto experts to machine learning pioneers. At TRM, you'll experience:


  • Purpose and Mission: Your work has real-world impact, from disrupting terrorist networks to returning stolen funds.

  • Inspiring Colleagues: Collaborate with industry leaders and learn something new daily.

  • Personal Growth: We're not just using technology; we're inventing it and taking category-defining products to market.

Work Environment

Being part of TRM means embracing:


  • Remote First: Our headquarters is online. Tools like Zoom and Slack ensure seamless collaboration, but we also value in-person interactions, organizing regular meetups and offsites for team bonding.

  • Asynchronous Communication: Clear communication is key in our decentralized setup. With team members in various time zones, we've mastered asynchronous communication with tools like Slack, Loom, and voice notes. We document meetings and decisions, promoting transparency and efficiency.

  • High Ownership: Small teams drive big goals at TRM. Every team member has significant ownership and responsibility, fostering an environment of initiative and direct impact. While there's no strict clocking in or out, we expect team members to be available for meetings during standard working hours in their country, balancing personal schedules and team needs.

  • TRM Speed: Our customers rely on TRM in active investigations — from cyberattacks to terrorist financing. We move “surprisingly fast” while maintaining a high bar in service of our customers and mission. This can feel both intense and rewarding. Our unique approach to projects emphasizes quick wins, rapid iterations, and constant feedback, ensuring we're always moving forward and adapting to changes.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity at TRM encompasses backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Every day is an opportunity to learn from a colleague, whether they're a law enforcement expert or a tech pioneer.

Benefits And Perks

At TRM, we know that supporting our team members can take many forms. Our goal is to enable you to care for yourself, your family, and your community while eliminating stress through our diverse and curated benefits package for full-time employees.


  • Remote-first work environment

  • Regular team off-sites and retreats

  • Competitive salaries and stock options

  • Premium health, dental, and vision insurance

  • FSA, HSA, and 401K programs

  • Life & disability coverage

  • Generous paid time for vacation, volunteering, sick leave, and parental leave

  • Fitness, co-working, and home office reimbursements

  • Fertility, professional coaching, and mental health resources

Join Us

Considering TRM? You're not just joining a company; you're joining a mission. Work alongside diverse, globally-minded colleagues and make a positive impact daily. We hope to have you on board as we strive for a safer financial system for all.

We encourage you to reach out even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Do not worry about picking exactly the right job; we can always explore other options after starting the conversation. Your passion and interests will set you apart, especially if your background or career is unconventional. Join us!

About Company

TRM Labs is a blockchain intelligence company that helps financial institutions, crypto businesses and government agencies detect and investigate crypto-related financial crime and fraud. Every day, we tackle challenges in data engineering, data science, and threat intelligence to advance our mission to build a safer financial system for billions of people. We have raised $150M from Thoma Bravo, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Visa, Citi, PayPal, Block, Initialized Capital, Tiger Global, Bessemer, and Y Combinator.

Total Employees

234

Company 2-Year Growth

149%

Median Employee Tenure

1.4 years