Senior Technical Program Manager

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We’re Coinbase. We’re the world’s most trusted way to join the crypto revolution, serving more than 89 million accounts in more than 100 countries. 

Our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web 3.0 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there. 
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0. 
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

We’re looking for a Senior Technical Program Manager to join our front office team within the Enterprise Applications and Architecture (EAA) Organization. This role will assist our EAA product and engineering teams in driving cross-functional alignment across our supported business units in order to deliver large-scale strategic initiatives.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing a variety of stakeholder relationships to identify thematic business problems and translate into new strategic programs. You will work alongside stakeholders and EAA Product Managers to execute on programs and ensure that all engineering teams have clear guidance on our objectives and priority. You will be a voice and representative of EAA driving the completion of these efforts with high visibility from senior leadership. Finally, you will lay the groundwork for building EAA’s arm in technical program management by developing new processes, tools, and frameworks with input from others within the organization.

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

  • Lead large scale operational programs that can encompass both back office and front office applications at Coinbase.
  • Be the champion for operational excellence in our enterprise organization by understanding process problems, delivering strategic recommendations, and driving toward impactful solutions.
  • Develop positive relationships with external collaborators to align on company-wide and business unit-wide OKRs, steer intake and planning of projects to meet those objectives, and acquire ongoing support of your programs.
  • Help drive headcount and funding with leadership to complete projects and ongoing support of established programs.
  • Establish or optimize program and project management processes that can be easily adopted by any of our enterprise application teams.
  • Set data-driven goals, align cross-functional teams, drive accountability, and complete internal and external-facing releases.
  • Build executive-level artifacts that can include program updates, project release plans, program roadmaps, milestone mapping, and calls for action using input from team members, Product Managers, and Engineering Managers.
  • Supervise program status, identify issues and risks to delivery, clearly communicate to internal and external stakeholders, and proactively collaborate with DRIs to ensure timely resolution.

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

  • 6+ years of operations experience for product, engineering, or back office teams in both program and project management capacity
  • Experience working at a tech company or a track record of launching new programs with ambiguous problems, little context, and filling in project and environment gaps iteratively
  • Can walk the line between setting project milestones and dates while remaining agile during project and program execution
  • Can operate without process, and establish scalable foundations as we march towards milestones
  • Able to prioritize multiple stakeholders and priorities simultaneously
  • Clear communicator able to drive anything from high impact decision making with executives and tactical scoping sessions with technical resources
  • Ability to use data to advise and support critical decisions and make recommendations

Nice to haves:

  • Solid understanding of enterprise software and applications
  • Certification in program management (PgMP) or Project Management (PMP)
  • Experience with Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Compliance, Finance, and/or Legal-based projects
  • People management experience
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about cryptocurrency and blockchain.
  • Understanding of Google productivity apps (G Suite), Slack, Jira

ID: P33675

Notice for Colorado applicants as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20). Target annual salary for this role performed in Colorado, is $161,500 + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

Please note that for employees based in the US, Philippines, Canada or Singapore, if your role requires you to be present in a Coinbase office or if you choose to be physically present in a Coinbase office or sponsored location, you will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 (as defined by applicable law).  If you receive an offer, you will receive additional information about the grounds and process for an exemption.

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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Benefits at Coinbase
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance covered at 100% for employees and 80% for dependents
  • HSA plan with company seed
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • $260 monthly Commuter Benefit
  • Monthly Gym Benefit
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Fertility Counseling and Benefits
  • Learning and Development stipend
  • 18 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • Meals and Snacks provided onsite
  • The option of getting paid in digital currency

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