Analyst, Security Policy



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 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 an experienced Security Policy Analyst to join the team. The Security Policy Analyst will support the development, maintenance, and evolution of the security policy framework, and work with all security teams to implement, manage and track exceptions to policies, standards, and plans over time.

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

  • Support management of Security policies and standards in partnership with Security teams and Enterprise Risk Management
  • Review and make recommendations for streamlining existing and future security policies
  • Appropriately challenge and assess control design and effectiveness in order to ensure policy and standard enforcement
  • Establish, document, and broadly communicate security policy management norms to the Security organization, outlining how to create, maintain, enforce, and deprecate security policies in line with enterprise policy requirements
  • Collaborate within Security GRC and regional partners to support audits and examinations, track policy implementation and issues, and incorporate global security compliance requirements into the Security policy framework
  • Manage the Security Exception Process to enable Security teams to track exceptions, manage approvals, and improve automation
  • Assess security policies of Coinbase acquisitions, and appropriately integrate them into the Coinbase policy hierarchy

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline: Information Technology, Cyber Security
  • Minimum of 3+ years of relevant experience in information security governance, risk or compliance
  • Experience with global security standards such as ISO 27001, NIST CSF, CIS Top 18 CSC
  • Expert, technical writer and communicator, with the ability to adapt your communication style for your audience.
  • Knowledge of global cybersecurity, technology and data privacy regulatory requirements for financial services
  • Ability to support multiple in flight activities related to policy operations including: exceptions, development and monitoring

Nice to haves:

  • Security certifications, e.g., CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, CRISC,
  • Experience performing security assessments
  • Experience working with GRC tools, e.g. RSA Archer, ServiceNow
  • Experience or foundational knowledge in Security Architecture
  • Experience or foundational knowledge in Cryptography and or Blockchain
  • Masters Degree in a related discipline: Information Technology, Cyber Security, Data Science

Job #: P53050

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:
$131,325$154,500 USD

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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