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Polychain Capital
Polychain Capital
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United Kingdom · Remote
Posted on Friday, July 28, 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 UK Chief Risk Officer will primarily be responsible for the local Risk, Compliance, Legal, Intelligence, IT Security and Finance functions and administer and execute the risk management program for the Coinbase UK entity (CBPL) and (2) support broader Coinbase Enterprise Risk Management initiatives.

The Enterprise Risk Management function is responsible for enabling intelligent-risk taking in support of Coinbase’s key objectives through simple and easy-to-use risk management practices. We maintain the enterprise risk governance framework and coordinate with stakeholders on strategic initiatives that facilitate the identification, management, and monitoring of risk at Coinbase.

The ideal candidate is a collaborative, detailed oriented, crypto forward leader.

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

  • Oversee the second line of defense functions of our UK operations, especially Risk, Compliance, Legal, Intelligence, IT Security and Finance.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain appropriate risk programs for CBPL in line with all relevant regulatory guidelines.
  • Establish and manage risk management and risk control processes including risk assessments of changes, e.g. new products
  • Establish and oversee the CBPL control environment in coordination with the first-line, Compliance, and other functions
  • Create, update and maintain risk models as needed and in coordination with respective functions (e.g. Enterprise Risk)
  • Provide advice to the Head of ERM on international regulatory developments, guidance and best practices concerning risk management and risk programs.
  • Manage external and internal audits including follow-on works
  • Support ERM programs and provide input on, and assist in the execution of, refinements to the ERM Framework and ERM Program
  • Coordinate and execute key risk initiatives and cross functional risk projects
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., CBPL management, Internal Audit, regulators, external auditors) to ensure appropriate levels of accountability and transparency and oversee the CBPL risk program to ensure alignment with the ERM Framework
  • Special projects or other ad hoc work as may be needed

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

  • 10+ years experience in a risk management, compliance, legal, or finance function
  • Experience developing and implementing risk management frameworks and programs
  • In depth knowledge of core risk management principles (e.g, risk governance, 3 lines of defense model), experience with building out risk programs at varying maturity levels
  • 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 cryptocurrency knowledge, including industry trends, products, and features

Nice to haves:

  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with RSA Archer a plus

Job ID: P52328

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