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Analyst, Security Compliance

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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 looking for an Analyst to join our Security Compliance team. The Analyst will directly support increasing the maturity of our Security Controls Management function, external audits and regulatory examinations, and the build of team operational processes and metrics reporting. These workstreams will require the Analyst to support designing, evaluating, implementing, and improving Security and IT Security controls against several industry frameworks; including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), International Standards Organization (ISO), and others. This work will span across our programs, with an emphasis on collaborating across our Governance, Risk, and Policy counterparts in addition to teaming with Information Security and Engineering stakeholders. 


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

  • Lead and perform security control gap assessments against industry standards and security regulatory requirements to evaluate control design and operating effectiveness
  • Define, draft and communicate potential security control improvement opportunities and paths to address based on requirements and industry experience,
  • Support regulatory examinations across both U.S. and international regulatory regimes in partnership with Security and other GRC functions by reviewing and evaluating requests, coordinating with XFN stakeholders to collect and QA artifacts, and track outcomes of regulatory examinations performed,
  • Partner with Security Risk and Security Policy functions to ensure that security controls are reflected properly in our Security Risk Review, Security Policy requirements, and other governance processes, 
  • Support Security Compliance, Information Security, and Engineering stakeholders in identifying and executing on continuous control monitoring opportunities,
  • Work closely with control owners and internal and external auditors on control operation and related documentation
  • Communicate progress, escalations, and issue resolutions to management and team stakeholders
  • Create procedural documentation, including training materials that support how we support control owners in risk to control analysis, control narratives, and how we operate as a Security Compliance team in the form of runbooks for new processes.

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements): To be completed by all business teams except Eng. 

  • 4+ years of security, IT compliance (internal or external audit) or equivalent experience
  • Hands-on experience with implementing, reviewing or auditing security frameworks such as SOC 2,  NIST, ISO
  • Prior experience at a Big 4 or consulting experience in Cybersecurity 
  • Prior experience working closely with auditors and/or external regulators
  • Experience with compliance initiatives from start to finish
  • Experience sourcing, interpreting, and reporting on data via data visualization tools
  • Outstanding written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to effectively and autonomously accomplish outcomes across cross-functional teams in ambiguous situations with light supervision
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize work, and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Focus on precision and accuracy, and the drive to clarify ambiguity

Nice to haves:

  • FinTech, TradFi, consulting, business operations technical program management or other customer-facing disciplines
  • Security certifications e.g. CISA, CISSP, CISM or other relevant certifications
  • Experience mapping common controls across multiple frameworks in a GRC tool
  • Financial services or financial regulatory experience
  • Experience building a risk/controls aligned to a standards framework 
  • Demonstrated beginner/intermediate knowledge of crypto/blockchain/web3  
  • Strong knowledge of risk/control issues in relation to evolving technology (e.g., mobile, cloud, data lakes, machine learning)
  • Willingness to embrace stretch opportunities to learn new skills and work on net new projects where you have no previous experience

Job #: P59154

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range as detailed below. Full time offers from Coinbase also include target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).
Pay Range:
$131,325$154,500 USD

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. 

Coinbase is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at accommodations[at] to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  For quick access to screen reading technology compatible with this site click here to download a free compatible screen reader (free step by step tutorial can be found here).

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Benefits at Coinbase
  • Medical Plan, Dental and Vision Plan with generous employee contributions
  • Health Savings Account with company contributions each pay period
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Wellness Stipend
  • Mobile/Internet Reimbursement
  • Remote-First Stipend
  • Connections Stipend
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Fertility Counseling and Benefits
  • 18 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • The option of getting paid in digital currency

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