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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 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. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. 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.

Coinbase stores more digital currency than any company in the world, making us a top tier target on the internet. Security is core to our mission and has been a key competitive differentiator for us as we scale worldwide. Essential to scaling is building and running a security compliance program that reflects how we protect the data and assets in our care, to open the doors with customers, regulators, auditors, and other external stakeholders. If you love working with fast moving companies to build security compliance engines from the ground up and create positive change across the business, we’d like to speak with you about joining our team.

Coinbase is looking for a Security Compliance Architect to help drive and implement the security GRC control automation roadmap and continuous assurance.. Additionally, collaborate with teams across the company to understand and meet our security requirements.

What You'll Be Doing (i.e., Job Duties) 

  • Work cross functionally with Security, IT, Infrastructure, Engineering, Data, and Finance to provide guidance on security controls implementation including: effectiveness, implementation and automation
  • Research, build and maintain tooling used to support continuous testing and  monitoring of security controls across multiple platforms incl: AWS, Github and others…
  • Work closely with Security Compliance, Security Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering on control identification, configuration,  design and implementation of continuous monitoring for existing and new controls.
  • Develop dashboards and reporting for continuous assurance needs based on stakeholder requirements.  
  • Own roadmap for continuous assurance  across IT and Security control population.
  • Work closely with 
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors to educate them and achieve continuous compliance over technology control environment 
  • Communicate progress, escalations, and issue resolution to management and team stakeholders 
  • Create procedural documentation, including training materials or process documentation 
  • Build relationships with a broad range of Coinbase employees at all levels to accomplish program objectives and further Coinbase Security GRC goals. 

What We Look For In You (ie. Job Requirements)

  • 5+ years of security/IT compliance or equivalent experience
  • Outstanding written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to effectively and autonomously accomplish outcomes across cross-functional teams in ambiguous situations with minimal supervision 
  • Proven understanding and experience with security, configuration management, logging and monitoring of cloud technologies.
  • Experience with product on audits, risk and compliance. Experience in system auditing, financial processes and systems, in-house developed systems, software code reviews, system implementations and testing of IT general controls.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Focus on precision and accuracy, and the drive to clarify ambiguity
  • Experience with designing and managing large-scale and complex build, deployment tools, infrastructure, test environments, and test automation.
  • Understanding of NIST CSF, ISO27001 standards and their role within Security Governance, Risk, and Compliance.
  • Experience with scripting languages such as: Python, JSON etc  

Nice to haves

  • BA or BS in a technical field or equivalent experience 
  • Prior experience with major tech companies  
  • Security certifications e.g. CISSP, CISM or other relevant certifications
  • Experience mapping common controls across multiple frameworks in a GRC tool
  • Deep understanding of SDLC and CI/CD
  • Prior experience automating audit evidence collection 

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.  For US applicants, you may view Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notices by clicking on their corresponding links.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.    

Coinbase is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to accommodations@ coinbase.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  For quick access to screen reading technology compatible with this site click here to download a free compatible screen reader (free step by step tutorial can be found here). Please contact accommodations@ coinbase.com for additional information or to request accommodations.

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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