Fraud Investigator

Fraud | Seattle, WA

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Since its founding in 2002, Big Fish has been the world’s largest producer and distributor of casual games, with titles which continuously land us at the top of app store charts. Today, we’re bounding into the mid-core space, exploring new and exciting forms of gameplay, and producing more fun than ever! Big Fish is home to six individual studios, each with its own unique style of game-play. Together, we’re united under a common goal: to produce and develop the very best in mobile gaming, and bring fun and entertainment to our millions of customers across the globe!


As a Fraud Investigator, you will help to maintain the integrity of the games at Big Fish while ensuring the best possible customer experience through careful investigations of fraud activity within our games and payments ecosystems.  Data will drive your decisions, and careful analysis of trends and behavior will help shape and define the daily processes of the fraud team. 

This includes:

  • Run ad-hoc queries on demand and as needed
  • Define new processes and improve current processes as new threats emerge or as current threats evolve
  • Develop mitigation plans to reduce monetary or other losses resulting from fraud
  • Assist in auditing processes to ensure accuracy and efficiency of current processes and daily tasks
  • Lead ad hoc investigations and research either independently or with multiple team members and/or cross functional groups; explore data to identify trends or interesting anomalies
  • Adjust chargeback re-presentment thresholds and fraud detection efforts relating to chargebacks
  • React to any adversity that might emerge within the Big Fish customer communities

Required Abilities, Achievements, and XP: 

  • 3+ years of experience in a senior level role
  • Experience working in e-commerce or online/digital transaction industry required, experience in gaming a plus
  • Fully proficient in chargeback management strategies
  • Highly proficient in SQL (specifically MySQL, Netezza/Aginity, BigSQL)
  • Experience working with payment systems
  • Experience with card-not-present fraud detection and prevention
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills are a MUST
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel functions and VBA strongly preferred


We’ve come a long way, and continue to grow, with just over 600 employees across our Seattle headquarters, Oakland studio, and Luxembourg office. Located in Lower Queen Anne, our corporate offices are conveniently located on the beautiful Puget Sound, just outside the hustle-and-bustle of Downtown. We’re a short walk from great Seattle attractions like Seattle Center, the Olympic Sculpture Garden, shops and restaurants at the pier, and a variety of food truck hot-spots.

Need commuting options? We’re right along multiple bus routes for the transit-takers, the Elliott Bay trail for cyclists, and have a secure on-site garage for two and four-wheeled commuters. Our facilities are built around work and play, with state of the art tools and software, and amenities that make work fun! Take a break in one of our game rooms, refresh yourself with a free snack or beverage, or get out for some fresh air on one of our waterside balconies.

On top of all this, we’ve got you covered with great benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement options, transportation and fitness discounts, and great work-life balance!

Want to discover more about life at Big Fish? Check us out!

Be the next Big Fish in the Pond!