Coinbase job postings require “counter-surveillance” skills

Coinbase wants to hire James Bond – but only if he likes NFTs.

The American cryptocurrency exchange last week published a bizarre job ad for an “executive protection” job that reads more like a job ad for an MI6 agent than a security guard.

Role requirements include experience with “protection reconnaissance” and “countersurveillance” as well as “tactical driving skills applied with a chauffeur’s approach”.

“They create contingency plans, conduct travel risk assessments and work with key stakeholders in different locations,” the listing reads. “You will be a master of ingenuity, with expertise in seamless execution and a knack for getting things done on the fly.”

However, spy-like skills and instincts are not enough. Applicants must also have “positive energy” and aspire to “be a professional in cutting-edge technology like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.”

Despite the ideal candidate’s enthusiasm for all things crypto, he shouldn’t be trying to entertain coinbase’s billionaire CEO, Brian Armstrong, about his favorite startup, Bored Ape NFT or “Web 3.0.”

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As of Thursday afternoon, there were 14 applicants for the position.

The listing states that candidates must have “a willingness to promote a discreet operational coverage model, working with the client only when necessary, and understanding the expectation of maintaining clear professional boundaries.”

Optional but preferred skills include “Remote First Aid in the Wilderness” and “Strong Management Skills”.

The job’s target salary is $96,500 and may come with a bonus, company capital and insurance benefits, according to the listing. According to LinkedIn, there were 14 applicants for the position as of Thursday afternoon.

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Applicants must aspire to “be a professional in cutting-edge technology such as DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0.”
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Coinbase, which went public last April and instantly made Armstrong a billionaire, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Coinbase job postings require “counter-surveillance” skills


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