Senior Program Manager, Corporate Programs (non-technical)



IT, Operations
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 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.

The Corporate Programs team sits within the Strategy, Execution & Analytics (SEA) function at Coinbase. We leverage program management skills to supercharge execution on the most critical priorities for the business.

We’re looking for a Senior Program Manager to lead our largest cross-functional programs. These programs are often complex in nature and have the highest level of visibility to our executive & senior leadership teams. It will require someone with excellent stakeholder management skills and overall thoughtful execution. As a senior member of the team, we’re also looking for someone who can lead by example and champion operational excellence across the organization.

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

  • Lead large scale programs that are highly complex & cross functional in nature
  • Create the program strategy/charter defining clear objectives, northstars and success metrics
  • Establish clear organizational structure that sets process clarity & roles/responsibilities, and implement an operating rhythm that drives momentum
  • Draft & execute ‘Clear Communication’ plans using appropriate channels/mechanisms, and publish high-quality documentation as needed
  • Build detailed project/operating plans, gantt charts, stakeholder maps and other artifacts in support of your program
  • Proactively identify risks, issues & dependencies, resolving these with senior stakeholders if needed through clearly articulated proposals/trade-offs
  • Set a framework to drive accountability across the program establishing strong working relationships with cross-functional teams
  • Proactively identify ways to streamline processes to enable ‘Efficient Execution’ at all times

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

  • 6+ years in program management within tech, with experience leading large-scale cross-functional programs and initiatives
  • Highly organized with an impeccable attention to detail
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, can turn incomplete or even conflicting inputs into clear plans
  • Experience identifying & implementing scalable solutions to systemic challenges
  • Clear communicator (both written & verbal) who can facilitate dialogues with senior stakeholders and drive toward outcomes

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working in mid-large organizations within tech, fintech, crypto, or financial services
  • Experience working directly with Executive teams
  • Experience dealing in high-pressure environments, public affairs, and/or crisis management

Job #: P52971

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:
$161,500$190,000 USD

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