Technical Program Manager, Security Engagement

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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.

Security is a primary competency at Coinbase, and the Security Team keeps a watchful eye over every aspect of it. Every day, we go to battle against some of the most sophisticated attackers in the world to protect billions of dollars worth of digital assets and ensure that our customers and employees can enjoy a safe, trusted experience. As Coinbase scales globally, our team is scaling along with it, using a blend of tooling, automation, and strategic team growth to ensure that we’re well-equipped to protect the next billion users of crypto.


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

  • Lead aspects of the Product security engagement strategy with Product, Engineering, and Design organizations.
  • Lead automation and workflow strategy related to Product, Engineering and Design stakeholder engagement 
  • Manage engagement program including creating documentation, milestones, risks, and timelines to facilitate cross functional collaboration
  • Collaboration with other security stakeholders to increase, and improve engagement for product lead initiatives.
  • Run periodic retrospectives to gather feedback and best practices. Continually refine and improve processes for diligence and integration.
  • Monitor engagement status, manage expectations, and rapidly identify issues/risks. Succinctly communicate issues to relevant stakeholders and proactively collaborate to ensure timely resolution.
  • Own Jira intake process workflows, and lead initiative to enhance current workflows to support rapid scaling.  
  • Identify and creatively resolve complex technical and cross-functional issues (often unique to each project).


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

  • Design and iteratively improve procedures that solve problems in simple and scalable ways.
  • Experience executing and delivering cross-functional projects with multiple dependencies and constraints.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish trust with internal/external partners.
  • Organized, detail oriented, self-driven, and comfortable handling situations that may depart existing paved roads.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a track record of communicating at all levels involving both technical and non-technical teams/stakeholders.
  • 5+ years total experience as a TPM, engineering leader, product manager (technical domain), or related discipline.
  • 3+ years of experience in security, risk management, compliance, information systems or other relevant fields.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience leading or driving Vulnerability management or security engagement programs
  • Comprehensive understanding of security domains, processes, risks and controls.
  • Experience working in a high security and/or highly regulated industry.
  • Certification in Program or Project Management.


Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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