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Coinbase job listing requires ‘counter-surveillance’ skills

Coinbase needs to rent James Bond — however provided that he likes NFTs. 

The American cryptocurrency trade posted a weird opening for an “government safety” job final week that reads extra like a job itemizing for a MI6 operative than a safety guard. 

The function’s necessities embody expertise with “protecting intelligence” and “counter-surveillance,” in addition to “tactical driving expertise, utilized with a chauffeur’s strategy.” 

“You’ll create contingency plans, conduct journey danger assessments and liaise with key stakeholders at a wide range of venues,” the listing reads. “You may be a grasp of resourcefulness, with experience in seamless execution with a knack for making issues occur on the fly.” 

Nonetheless, spy-like expertise and instincts aren’t sufficient. Candidates additionally have to have “optimistic power” and aspire to “be a professional in bleeding-edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Net 3.0.” 

Regardless of the best candidate’s enthusiasm for all issues crypto, they need to not attempt to chat up Coinbase’s billionaire CEO Brian Armstrong about his favourite Bored Ape NFT or “Net 3.0” startup. 

The function had 14 candidates as of Thursday afternoon.

The itemizing says that candidates should have a “willingness to advertise a discrete operational protection mannequin that interfaces with Principal solely as wanted and understands the expectation to keep up clear skilled boundaries.”

Optionally available however most popular expertise embody “distant wilderness first support” and “sturdy administrative expertise.” 

The job’s goal wage is $96,500 and likewise doubtlessly comes with a bonus, firm fairness and insurance coverage advantages, in accordance with the itemizing. The function had 14 candidates as of Thursday afternoon, in accordance with LinkedIn.

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Candidates should aspire to “be a professional in bleeding-edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Net 3.0.” 
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Coinbase, which went public final April and made Armstrong an immediate billionaire, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. 

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