Coinbase is hiring a

Director, Compliance Strategy & Product Partnerships


Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

This role will lead and grow the Compliance Strategy & Product Partnerships team. This team is responsible for advising product teams on compliance requirements and implementation, in addition to leading organizational planning across Compliance and overseeing a project management office. We are seeking a senior leader with a track record of success in both compliance and product management roles in the technology space.

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

  • Develop and lead product advisory team with focus on a “technology-first” approach to solving compliance challenges
  • Ingest complex compliance requirements and translate them into digestible, actionable product and engineering specifications 
  • Negotiate between Compliance and product teams to achieve product ambitions while upholding Coinbase’s culture of compliance.
  • Oversee and execute annual and quarterly planning and budget exercises across Compliance
  • Develop and lead Project Management Office to provide project management support as needed across the compliance organization

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

  • 8+ years of experience in project management and compliance roles at a technology or financial technology firm 
  • Inspiring leader with the ability to recruit and grow a team from the ground up
  • Demonstrated track record of success in negotiating positive outcomes between compliance and business stakeholders
  • Experience working directly with product and engineering stakeholders, creating technical specifications and product and / or project briefs
  • Data-driven approach to problem solving (intermediate to advanced SQL a plus)
  • Experience leading planning and budgeting exercises for large organizations
  • Expert project management skills and ability to abstract complex problems into digestible action items
  • Ability to balance customer needs with compliance requirements

Nice to haves:

  • CAMS or other industry certification


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