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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.

Coinbase is leading the expansion of digital assets into the financial mainstream. We are building a world-class Policy team to lead Coinbase’s engagement, advocacy, and outreach efforts with policymakers around the world. In this role, you will be a key member of the Policy team, at a company where disruptive technologies and unconventional thinking are the norm. You will have an extraordinary opportunity to be on the leading edge of policy development, and will play an important role in crafting Coinbase’s strategy in EMEA.

The role will focus on Coinbase’s policy strategy and engagement in EMEA, and provide policy leadership throughout the region. You will work closely with regional business leaders as well as other support functions like Legal, Compliance, and Comms, to develop Coinbase’s government outreach strategy with governments, relevant supervisory authorities, and industry associations. This position is fully remote, and can be located in any country in EMEA. 


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

  • Serve as an interface for government relationships in EU countries and Brussels. Engage on legislative and industry issues that impact the company’s reputation with policymakers in relevant countries.
  • Conduct policy and legislative research that reflects the policy team’s priorities and contributes to critical policy outcomes. 
  • Identify and recommend proactive strategies on policy issues affecting Coinbase in the EU. 
  • Develop position papers and advocacy documents to support advocacy goals, align policy positions across key functions, and ensure consistency in messaging across the company on core policy issues.
  • Monitor and analyze policy trends for the company; succinctly synthesize information for internal audiences on potential legislation at the national, state, and local levels. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional colleagues on  external policy communications in the EU. 
  • Cross functional collaboration to strategically support the company’s international expansion.

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

  • 8+ years of experience in public policy management or a government role.
  • Know-how in the area of financial services and technology.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging and effectively interacting with lawmakers and regulators in Brussels and EU countries. 
  • Experience advising Product and Engineering teams to consider and operationalize policy considerations as part of their business roadmaps.
  • Superlative research, writing and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for working on novel issues in a turbocharged environment, combined with a proclivity for proactive collaboration when problem solving.
  • Excellent recruitment and team-building skills.
  • A strong interest in digital assets, crypto markets, and blockchain technology.
  • High-EQ and a passion for acting like an owner.
  • Willingness to travel.

Nice to haves:

  • EU language skills: French or German
  • Law degree or equivalent professional qualification.


Job #: P58165

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