Manager, Security Compliance

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Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 73 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 manager to lead a small team of analysts to help drive, implement, and mature the security compliance roadmap.

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

  • Build, manage, and coach a small team of security compliance analysts to execute against our security compliance roadmap
  • Provide input on capability and maturity requirements to meet organizational needs, and inform the strategy to hire, build, or buy the right resources to meet those requirements
  • Collaborate with Security Compliance leadership to develop program- and team-level objectives and key results, and hold your team accountable
  • Identify and drive process improvements for streamlining Security Compliance operations, and work with your Security peers to define feedback loops across global security governance, risk, and compliance functions
  • Build close relationships with stakeholder teams including Security, IT, Infrastructure, Engineering, Data, and Finance to define and execute long-term cross-functional goals, advise on security best practices, and ensure excellence in control ownership
  • Oversee quality of audit initiatives, identify and analyze process gaps, provide guidance and expertise to team members, develop remediation recommendations, and track to completion 
  • Serve as a point of escalation for your team, identify opportunities to address systemic challenges, and equip your team to drive issue resolution 
  • Create and improve procedural documentation, including materials and process documentation 
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors to educate them about a complex technology control environment

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

  • Minimum of 7+ years of security/IT compliance or equivalent experience with experience leading and/or building a team of Full Time employees
  • Hands-on experience with auditing security frameworks such as SOC 1, SOC 2, SOX, ICFR, PCI and/or ISO27001
  • Prior experience working closely with auditors and/or external regulators 
  • Experience leading compliance initiatives from start to finish
  • Experience reporting security compliance posture to senior stakeholders
  • Proven understanding and audit experience of cloud technologies, AWS preferred 
  • Ability to effectively and autonomously accomplish outcomes across cross-functional teams in ambiguous situations with minimal supervision
  • Ability to multitask, direct cross functional work, and hold others accountable to committed deadlines in a fast paced environment 
  • Ability to communicate with technical / non-technical stakeholders to align on shared outcomes

Nice to haves:

  • BA or BS in a technical field or equivalent experience
  • Prior experience at a big 4 accounting firm 
  • Security certifications e.g. CISA, CISSP, CISM or other relevant certifications
  • Experience mapping common controls across multiple frameworks in a GRC tool
  • Prior experience automating audit evidence collection  

ID: P22379

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