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Chief Information Officer, EMEA



Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

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.

The Chief Information Officer will be responsible for managing technology programs for Coinbase’s EMEA entities. In this role, the individual will work with the firm’s technology providers (primarily CB Inc.) to ensure that the technology needs of EMEA entities are met, while also setting service standards and policies required for successful implementation. In addition, the CIO will work with local regulatory bodies to ensure that the EMEA companies comply with relevant regulations.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative, detailed oriented leader with a technical education who will leverage their experience to successfully manage the EMEA Coinbase companies technology needs.

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

  • Design and execute IT strategy for CB EMEA entities
  • Create and deploy technology policies, standards and procedures compliant with EMEA regulatory mandates
  • Define the strategic direction and execution of the Coinbase Technology Governance Program
  • Lead large scale programs that are at the intersection of compliance, regulatory and audit that are highly technical, and cross functional in nature
  • Set goals, align cross-functional teams, and execute
  • Be accountable for roadmap delivery including adoption and success criteria as defined in collaboration with your stakeholders
  • Monitor program status, identify issues / risks, succinctly communicate issues, and proactively collaborate to ensure timely resolution
  • Define and monitor KPIs and SLAs for IT services provided from Coinbase US to Coinbase EMEA entities
  • Partner with the Operational Resilience team, ensure appropriate testing of technology systems supporting critical and important business activities
  • Monitor remediation plans when KPIs are in breach
  • Team up with external and internal stakeholders (engineering, security, compliance, legal, etc.) to gather business requirements, and define objectives
  • Prepare regulatory filings required by Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)

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

  • 10+ years of technical program management experience at a technology company and/or in a fintech company.
  • 5+ years of experience in compliance, risk management or financial services
  • Experience working with compliance regulations such as DORA, BAIT, EBA ICT & SRM or similar regulations
  • Enjoy solving hard problems and can turn incomplete, conflicting, or ambiguous inputs into action plans
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical stakeholders including senior management in order to drive alignment
  • Ability to leverage data to inform critical decisions and make recommendations
  • Prior experience working with auditors
  • Prior experience working on global programs
  • Able to manage multiple stakeholders and priorities simultaneously
  • Experience interacting with regulators

Nice to haves:

  • Global technology regulations and standards such as NIST, Cobit, ITIL, ISO27001, PCI, MiCA, DORA
  • Prior crypto experience and a demonstrated interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies
  • Advanced knowledge of cloud computing, Google apps, JIRA, Confluence

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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