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At Coinbase, 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 Web3 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.

At Coinbase, we view security as one of our core product features. As part of this role, you would be joining the dedicated Security team supporting our Institutional business lines and helping to create a secure user experience for our customers. You will support operations for some of our core security processes, as well as partnering closely with our product partners and other core teams to help design product features that will maximize security without adding unnecessary friction. As part of this role, you’ll work closely with product engineers, cryptography engineers, and other technical teams, so a deep understanding of backend systems will be a significant benefit in this role. The Institutional business at Coinbase is evolving rapidly, making this a great opportunity to be a part of furthering Coinbase’s mission of being the Most Trusted crypto company.


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

  • Manage the Information security program for our EMEA entities
  • Operate core security processes supporting our Coinbase products used by our EMEA entities
  • Evaluate and improve operational processes to enhance security and product usability
  • Execute data analysis to evaluate effectiveness of our security product initiatives, and identify opportunities to better achieve our goals.
  • Policy and risk management documentation and design
  • Analysis and implementation of regulatory requirements as our covered entities continue to expand

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

  • You are an expert at designing and improving operational processes to increase efficiency at scale
  • You are highly skilled at evaluating and reporting on data for large scale initiatives, including at an executive level
  • Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical stakeholders in order to drive cross-functional alignment
  • Continuous learning mindset to stay on top of emerging threats and technologies with a willingness to apply processes unique to the challenges at Coinbase
  • Technical understanding of backend engineering architectures
  • Experience with SQL, ideally in Snowflake or a similar platform

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Looker, or another business intelligence visualization platform
  • Experience working in a high security and/or highly regulated industry
  • Knowledge of multi-party computation, cryptography, or key management best practices
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Computer Science, Engineering or a related technical field

Job #: P57983

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 the Know Your Rights notice here.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. 

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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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