Coinbase is hiring a

Director, International Policy, India

Bengaluru, India

Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 73 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.

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 India.

The role will lead Coinbase’s strategy and engagement in India, and provide policy leadership throughout the country. 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 anywhere within India.

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

  • Serve as the company’s direct prime interface for all government relationships in India.
  • Engage on legislative, regulatory, and industry issues that impact the company’s reputation with policymakers in India.
  • Identify and recommend proactive strategies on policy issues affecting Coinbase in India. 
  • 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.
  • Cultivate contacts and relationships to create a strong advocacy network, with a keen understanding of the country to determine when it makes sense to outsource advocacy.
  • Counsel country business leaders to understand the potential influence governments can have on current and future business success.
  • Supervise external policy communications in India. 
  • Develop budget and resource management plans for the India policy team.
  • Cross functional collaboration to strategically support the company’s international expansion.

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

  • Law degree or equivalent professional qualification.
  • 10+ years of experience in the financial services industry managing strategic government relations outreach with a diverse set of stakeholders within policy advocacy or in a government role.
  • Longstanding in-depth know-how and relationships in the area of financial services and technology.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging and effectively interacting with lawmakers and regulators, such as SEBI, RBI, and MCA. 
  • Experience advising Product and Engineering teams to consider and operationalize policy considerations as part of their business roadmaps.
  • Passion for building and managing  teams in-country
  • Superlative 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.

ID: P29518

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