Ireland Operations and Strategy Lead

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Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy, and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Read more about our values and culture here.

Location: Dublin, Ireland 

The Ireland Operations and Strategy Lead will head up day-to-day operations for our crypto and custody businesses in Ireland, operating as part of and working closely with the broader European management team to develop our go-to-market strategy and grow the European business.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):

  • Overall responsibility for operations across our Irish crypto and custody businesses reporting into the GM, Europe based in London
  • Driving growth in the European market and identifying and executing on opportunities, working closely with both regional management in Dublin, London and Berlin and Retail and Institutional Product teams based in San Francisco
  • Playing a key role in supporting license application/registration processes with international regulators under new crypto regulatory regimes and ensuring that our crypto and custody businesses operates in full compliance with applicable regulatory requirements
  • Sourcing, evaluating and executing on top business development opportunities in the region while working with key internal partners (e.g. Product, Engineering, Operations, Legal, etc.)
  • Coordinating closely with key external stakeholders such as banking partners 
  • Participating at events such as conferences and industry forums as well as client meetings 
  • Partnering closely with stakeholders across international offices to ensure smooth operation of the business

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • At least 10 years experience in institutional Sales/Business/Operations/Commercial roles in a regulated entity in the securities and/or payment services sectors
  • Solid understanding of the European regulatory landscape for financial services, including requirements around management oversight and outsourcing
  • Past experience in engaging with regulators and managing regulatory requests
  • Good understanding of how the various functions of a regulated financial services business operate (e.g. Compliance, Finance, Risk, Treasury, Audit, Outsourcing)
  • Well-rounded profile: ability to combine business, strategy, finance and legal concepts to lead business development opportunities and manage strategic relationships in the region.
Benefits at Coinbase
  • Health and Dental insurance covered at 100% for employees and 50% for dependents
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Disability and Life Assurance
  • Monthly Gym Allowance
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Fertility Counseling and Benefits
  • Individual Career Development budget
  • Pension plan with company match
  • Tax saver commuter program
  • 18 weeks paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Snacks and Lunch provided onsite
  • 7 year post termination option exercise window (for employees who stay 2 years or more) vs. the industry standard 90 days