Security is a primary competency at Coinbase, and the Security Operations team keeps a watchful eye over every aspect of it. Every day, we go to battle against some of the most sophisticated attackers in the world to protect tens of billions of dollars worth of digital assets and ensure that our customers and employees can enjoy a safe, trusted experience. As Coinbase scales globally, our team is scaling along with it, using a blend of tooling, automation, and strategic team growth to ensure that we’re well-equipped to protect the next billion users of crypto.
What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):
- The Security Operations group is a multi-functional organization that includes our CSIRT, Trust & Safety, and Threat Intelligence. While no two days will end up looking the same, generally-speaking you’ll be responsible for the following things:
- Defining, building, and maturing Coinbase's insider threat management program from the ground up
- Strengthening a team of seasoned investigators focused on surfacing and deterring malicious insider activity
- Implementing scalable processes and technology to maximize your team's effectiveness
- Fostering close collaboration with partners in Legal and HR
- Regularly reporting out program metrics and investigation results to senior Coinbase leadership
What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):
- Some security teams have strict requirements about certifications, degrees, years of experience, and things like that. Not us! We’re more interested in the unique perspectives and expertise you’ll bring to the team, rather than the acronyms on your resume. However, you’ll be much more likely to be successful in this role if these bullet points seem like a good description of you:
- You've been leading investigation teams for a while now, probably in the realm of 5+ years.
- Working with a global team doesn’t phase you, and you understand the nuances of conducting investigations in different jurisdictions.
- You’ve hired lots of people for sensitive investigation roles before, and can pick out phenomenal talent from the crowd.
- Every team you’ve led has gotten high marks for performance and job satisfaction.
- You frequently get praise from your peers and coworkers about your communication skills, both written and verbal.
- You're comfortable leading highly confidential, complex investigations to resolution (and prosecution, if necessary)
- You have effective methods to handle stress and pressure, even in high-intensity or emotionally-charged situations and environments.
Nice to haves:
- You would bring a varied perspective to the team: for example, maybe you took an unconventional route to get into your current trust and safety career.
- You’ve got a passing familiarity with blockchains and cryptocurrency, or at least a good story about how you thought about investing in Bitcoin in 2014 but decided not to.
- This isn't your first rodeo - you've built similar programs at FinTech or FinServ companies in the past.