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Chief Risk Officer, Ireland

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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.

The Ireland Chief Risk Officer will primarily be responsible for administering and executing the risk management program for Coinbase Ireland. In this role, the Senior Manager will work with risk partners and stakeholders from across the firm to align the Coinbase Ireland risk management program to the broader ERM Framework, build out core risk management functions (e.g., risk identification, incident tracking, risk reporting) for the Irish legal entity, and oversee existing and emerging risks. 

The ideal candidate is a collaborative, detailed oriented leader who will leverage their experience to successfully develop the Coinbase Ireland risk management program. This role will report directly to the EMEA Chief Risk Officer and closely support the Coinbase Ireland Country Director.

This is a Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) Pre-Approved Control Function (PCF-14), and applicants must be confident of meeting the applicable standards of the CBI’s Fitness and Probity regime.

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

  • Develop, implement, and maintain appropriate risk programs for Coinbase Ireland in line with all relevant regulatory guidelines 
  • Oversee the Coinbase Ireland risk program to ensure alignment with the Global Risk Framework
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., Coinbase Ireland management, business partners, Internal Audit, regulators, external auditors) to ensure appropriate levels of accountability and transparency
  • Work with the Senior Management team and provide independent assurance on the key risks of the business, partnering with the business and other internal stakeholders to address any identified gaps
  • Execute additional core risk management functions, including risk identification and escalation, incident management, and executive level reporting for Coinbase Ireland’s current and proposed future business activities including new products, new business relationships and customer operations
  • Report to Senior Management and the Board, at least quarterly on items including the Risk Register, material risk incidents and the status of any outstanding action plans
  • Serve as the primary risk point of contact for front line Coinbase Ireland business teams and deliver risk subject matter expertise as needed
  • Perform deep dive analysis of the current international risk operating model and develop recommendations to strengthen Coinbase Ireland’s risk management function
  • Special projects or other ad hoc work as may be needed

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

  • 10+ years experience in risk management at a global financial institution or financial services firm
  • In depth knowledge of core risk management principles (e.g, risk governance, three lines of defense model), experience with building out risk programs at varying maturity levels
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in executing core risk processes
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with business partners, superiors, and subordinates
  • Ability to summarize findings and prepare recommendations that effectively communicate gaps, trends, patterns, and relevant information to a senior/executive-level audience (e.g., Coinbase Ireland Board)
  • Ability to balance strategic focus with tactical implementation and efficient execution 
  • Strong organization, project and time management skills with ability to plan and prioritize workload; ability to multitask and meet deadlines with quality product
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Nice to haves:

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with RSA Archer a plus
  • Crypto forward - strong knowledge of emerging crypto trends

Job #: P57288

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Benefits at Coinbase
  • Medical Insurance covered at 100% for employees and dependants
  • Dental Insurance covered at 100% for employees and 50% for dependants
  • Vision insurance covered at 100% for employees and dependants
  • Life Assurance Benefit
  • Pension Scheme
  • Long Term Disability Benefit
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Travel Medical Policy - Global Traveler
  • Wellness Stipend
  • Mobile/Internet Reimbursement
  • Remote-First Stipend
  • Connections Stipend
  • Learning and Development Allowance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Fertility Benefits
  • Generous Time off/Leave Policy

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