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Risk Manager, ERM

Coinbase

Coinbase

United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 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.

As a member of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) team, you will be working towards raising the bar on risk management for the firm. We achieve that by providing expertise, guidance, and best practices as well as implementing frameworks and risk programs to support the effective monitoring and management of risks. The Risk Manager will primarily be responsible for managing and executing on the company’s key risk programs, including spearheading initiatives to level up the ERM program, partnering with stakeholders across the company to develop, implement, and enhance risk management strategies, providing deep dive risk expertise, and executing on day-to-date risk management activities. The ideal candidate is collaborative, has a strong understanding of risk management principles, excellent communication skills, and the ability to drive risk-awareness culture within the company. This role will report to the Sr. Manager, ERM and will have latitude to exercise independent judgment and initiative in building out the risk programs.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties): To be completed by all business teams except Eng.

  • Implement and manage various ERM programs, monitor KRIs and escalate if outside of threshold, and support the identification, escalation, monitoring, and reporting of risks across the organization.
  • Support the implementation and continued maintenance of the Enterprise Risk Assessment framework and methodology and ensure alignment to industry best practices. Execute the annual Enterprise Risk Assessment, preparing materials, working with key stakeholders, conducting workshops, supporting the documentation of outputs in Archer, and preparing reporting for risk governance and boards.
  • Partner with the business to monitor emerging risks and integrate enterprise risk management frameworks and principles into business processes.
  • Support fostering a risk aware culture, including educating the business and finding opportunities to integrate risk principles into the way we operate.
  • Develop and maintain policy and documentation for ERM programs and relevant policies and procedures.
  • Support the tracking and documentation of risks, controls and mitigating actions within the GRC system of record, Archer.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders (e.g., product leadership, Internal Audit, risk teams) to ensure appropriate levels of accountability, transparency, and alignment with the ERM framework
  • Support the preparation of regular and ad-hoc risk reports for ERM governance, boards, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Coordinate and execute key risk initiatives and cross functional risk projects as needed

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements): To be completed by all business teams except Eng.

  • 6+ years experience in a risk management, compliance, or audit function
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Risk Management, Business, Finance, or a related discipline)
  • Experience with developing and implementing risk management frameworks (e.g., COSO, ISO 31000) and programs
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with business partners, superiors, and subordinates
  • Strong organization, project and time management skills with ability to plan and prioritize workload; ability to multitask and meet deadlines with quality product
  • Manage multiple work streams simultaneously while working effectively both as an individual and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

Nice to haves:

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with RSA Archer a plus
  • Experience/expertise with product risk frameworks
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:
$157,250$185,000 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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