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Specialist, Third Party Security



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 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 Third Party Security team is a Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) function within Coinbase's Security, Privacy, and Risk organization. We closely collaborate with Sourcing, Third Party Risk Management, Legal and other teams to evaluate and strengthen the security posture of Coinbase's external business partners (Vendors, Third Parties, Firms, etc.). The team works to ensure any third party entity with access to sensitive company or customer data maintains robust controls to protect the confidentiality and integrity of such data, and can maintain availability of the services they provide to Coinbase.

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

  • Review vendor procurement requests to ensure accurate inherent risk details are documented
  • Conduct TPS assessments including review and assessment of due diligence questionnaires, security certifications, policy documentation, and follow-up responses
  • Collaborate with Vendor Management, TPRM, Legal and Security teams on vendor engagements requiring supplemental security assessments or requirements
  • Develop close partnerships with internal customers by embedding yourself into the roadmap planning processes for the teams you work with
  • Support the Third Party Risk Management (TPRM) team and serve as a TPS team representative during vendor escalations
  • Oversee the Third Party Issue Management function to ensure timely remediation and business accountability
  • Review product and technical documentation to identify security risk, and collaborating with business and project leads to design remediation plans
  • Work with the TPRM team to support continuous improvement of the entire vendor lifecycle
  • Work with additional Security teams to further mature and integrate a cross-functional engagement strategy

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

  • 2+ years of experience working in security or technology risk management
  • Experience with risk management frameworks (preferably in security) to objectively measure risks, monitor risk levels, and track remediation
  • Experience in validating and evidencing risk remediation efforts
  • A strong ability to dig into data flows and technical solution designs
  • Ability to translate security standards out of compliance speak and into functional requirements
  • Ability to manage a queue against strategic priorities and shows expertise in being able to handle multiple assessments at a time
  • You are willing to learn and apply processes unique to the challenges at Coinbase
  • You are comfortable operating on an unpaved road and dealing with ambiguity
  • Excellent organization and project management skills

Nice to haves:

  • FinTech, consulting, business operations, technical program management or other customer-facing disciplines
  • Knowledge of outsourced security best practices and knowledge of security frameworks (e.g., SOC 2, PCI-DSS, or ISO27001)
  • Knowledge of third party industry frameworks, such as VSAQ, SIG, or CSA
  • Understanding of regulations governing outsourcing in banking and financial services
  • Experience with implementing Vendor risk management workflows and automations
  • Strong knowledge of information security risks in relation to evolving technology

Security certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CISM, CTPRP or other relevant certifications are a plus, but not a requirement

Job #: P60095

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:
$113,900$134,000 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.

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