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Market Operations Associate

Chicago, IL

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Market Operations Associate
Chicago, IL

Our vision is to bring more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity by helping create an open financial system for the world. We are focused on making cryptocurrency accessible to everyone and are guided by two key principles: be the most trusted company in our industry and create products that are easy to use.

The Market Operations Associate will be on the front lines of Coinbase’s Institutional Coverage team. This person will monitor market activity, identify, preventing, and responding to situations that result in unhealthy conditions. In addition, this person will provide market incident support, responding to client needs and triaging marketplace issues. You will become an expert in our electronic trading systems, and a crucial part of our institutional business. To succeed you will need strong data analysis and organization skills, and have the ability to multitask and act decisively. If you’re a natural born problem solver and are passionate about creating an open financial system for the world, we look forward to hearing from you.

A little about us: we are a cross-functional, product-driven organization that is dedicated to building the premier suite of institutional services. We value positive energy, continuous learning, efficient execution, and clear communication and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment for people from all backgrounds.


  • Manage all Coinbase markets, including the opening and closing of order books.

  • Implement and maintain the Coinbase Market Rules, ensuring an orderly and fair marketplace.

  • Serve as an expert in Coinbase’s electronic trading systems, network connectivity, and market data channels.

  • Partner with Institutional Coverage to respond to client needs such as cancelling orders and answering trade/execution questions.

  • Ensure daily operational processes are completed, such as trade reporting, settlement data calculations, and trading fee rebates.

  • Provide market incident support, escalating incidents, triaging issues, and completing retrospectives.


  • 3-5+ years working in an operational role at a U.S. exchange, marketplace, or financial institution.

  • Strong interpersonal communication and client-facing skills.

  • FINRA Series 7 and 55 or 57 license a plus.

  • Experience working in the equities or FX markets.

  • Strong data analysis, organization, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • A demonstrated passion for cryptocurrency markets.


Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Coinbase does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.  Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.

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