International Derivative Exchange Lead



United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2023

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.

Coinbase is looking for a highly driven individual to lead exchange operations. This role reports to the Director of Operations and is an opportunity to develop best in class processes with a client / automation first culture. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating the execution capabilities of our exchange from outside the US and partner with product mgmt, Sales and Engineering to contribute to the development of the product and grow market share and independently ensure the associated risk and service standards aligns with Coinbase strategy and risk appetite.

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

  • Leading the International Exchange Team.
    • Operationally leading the exchange from a day to day perspective. Responsible for ensuring the exchange is operating safely and efficiently, in line with market rules and client expectations
    • Troubleshooting all issues including technical (i.e. API) and market structure / health issues
  • Responsible for continually improving processes that result in reduced risk &/or increased service levels. Strong risk and service leader.
  • Partnering with Sales, Product and Engineering to balance business growth with acceptable service standards and Operational Risk

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

  • Expert in either 1) running exchange operations, 2) detailed knowledge of Futures and Options trade mgmt or 3) managing client flow of any financial leveraged product
  • Outstanding risk management skills and ability to implement effective strategies to minimize business risk in a high volume, high pressure environment
  • Strong technical background and working experience with trading platforms, clearing systems and other operational technologies
  • Technically competent manipulating data to enable risk analytics or to assess market impact of unusual situations
  • Participate in execution of outcomes with change managements skills and published OKR’s, to support a high scale, high service standards business
  • Strong track-record of building and operating within high performing teams.
  • Experience creating influential and collaborative relationships both internally (partnering with cross-functional teams) and externally (partners and key stakeholders)
  • Experience working in a regulated environment
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize multiple ambiguous deadlines and projects in a fast moving environment
  • Ability to process complex issues, clearly and concisely communicate them, and turn them into simple recommendations, considerations, and tradeoffs
  • Crypto passionate
  • Keen to learn and a track record of continuous learning
  • Strong problem solving skills and the ability to develop creative solutions to complex operational challenges
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and/or similar Google-suite products

Nice to haves:

  • Data science skills (SQL etc)
  • Knowledge of a coding language (Python, Javascript etc)

Job #: P51668

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