Business and Finance

Head of Cyber Crime – Crypto / FinTech (Remote) in an American and African-based Remote Company

Black Pen Recruitment – Our client, an American-based company is expanding globally by being one of the first movers to bring cryptocurrency to Africa and the Middle East at large. The mission is to make bitcoin/blockchain and other FinTech services more accessible, and affordable, than ever before.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Cyber Crime (Crypto / FinTech)

Location: Nigeria (Remote)
Job Type: Full Time


  • Are you experienced Head of Cyber Crime (FinTech/Crypto) looking to get insight into the world of Fintech? Someone who understands crypto and the blockchain space.
  • Our client’s vision strives to form a committed team of forward-thinkers who collectively create a supportive, welcoming and highly innovative environment for all. Whilst driving business through technology.


  • 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.
  • Collaborate on cross function initiatives to implement control measures related to financial crime.
  • Lead Law Enforcement requests, investigations and responses to law enforcement/regulatory bodies.
  • Brand and reputational risk investigations.
  • Conduct complex and deep dive investigations of sophisticated criminals and criminal enterprises.
  • Use a combination of manual and automated tools to gather data and conduct ad-hoc investigations.
  • Work with cross-functional teams across our client for collaboration on fraud risks and investigations.

Ideal Candidate:

  • B.A. or B.Sc degree or equivalent legal compliance (law enforcement) work experience.
  • The successful candidate should have the ability to obtain a government security clearance.
  • Fluent in French and English.
  • Ability to speak Arabic beneficial.
  • Prior experience investigating cybercrime/financial crimes, particularly for other financial or tech companies.
  • A working knowledge of international law (especially U.S. law) and Africa enforcement agencies, especially those operating within the crypto space.
  • A Working knowledge of cybercrime and financial crime types (especially FinTech crimes).
  • Experience responding to subpoenas and other law enforcement requests for information.
  • Ability to deal with an emerging regulatory environment.
  • Must have the ability to operate independently when required and be highly self motivated.
  • Demonstrated effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience working with word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently.
  • Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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