Senior Technical Program Manager, System Engineering

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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.

The IT System Engineering Team is growing quickly to meet the business demands of Coinbase. As the company goes through a period of hyper-growth, we’re looking for a strong Technical Project Manager to support the needs of the team while also helping drive process and structure at scale. Our goal is to enable Coinbase team members to have a safe, productive, and secure environment to be the best versions of themselves.

The successful candidate will have previous experience and success in similar roles in rapidly growing dynamic environments. The right person is passionate about innovative technologies, Agile, prioritization, automation, operations, security, and solving challenging problems. You are driven to solve complex problems at the intersection of business, technology, people, and process; you dive right in to identify the near-term solutions that deliver the highest impact work, while building a foundation for scale. And you lead technical and non-technical teams to get it done. 

If you have a passion for helping others and working on automation with some of the brightest minds in the world, we want to speak with you! 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Contribute technical expertise to project, process, and system development; coordinating the delivery of initiatives across the team
  • Develop/execute project plans, track tasks, gather requirements, and assist with prioritization
  • Triage, sort, and deliver against operational asks from the business
  • Identify project blockers and work with the larger group to address
  • Communicate risks, status, and timelines to stakeholders and senior management
  • Manage project requirements, documentation, project tracking, and communication
  • Monitor program status and rapidly identify issues / risks. Succinctly communicate issues to relevant partners and proactively collaborate to ensure timely resolution
  • Maintain and drive improvements for operational processes 
  • Maintain compliance with IT and security policies and procedures

What we look for in you:

  • Pragmatic balance between need for scale/process/execution /user experience
  • Previous experience concurrently managing multiple cross-functional engineering projects 
  • Passionate about automation, internal tool development, and infrastructure as code 
  • Demonstrated success leading and scaling teams in a hyper-growth environment
  • You have experience implementing and managing Agile methodologies
  • You have demonstrated success coordinating highly technical and non-technical teams
  • You have experience working in a high security and/or highly regulated industry
  • You are willing to learn and apply processes unique to the challenges at Coinbase
  • You are self-motivated and can demonstrate a sense of urgency
  • You are able to advocate and evangelize technical solutions
  • You are able to inject engineering context into organizational decisions
  • Partner with audit teams around IT compliance requirements
  • Possess a growth mindset and passion for learning
  • Able to deliver clear and concise communication

Nice to haves:

  • Certification in Program or Project Management
  • Engineering experience or strong technical background
  • Passion for improving the end user experience
  • Passion for automation and DevOps culture

ID: R23901

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.    

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