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Senior Contracts Analyst



United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 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.

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

  • Support Source-2-Pay (S2P) team in drafting, reviewing, negotiating, and executing a variety of technology related commercial contracts including consulting and services agreements and related statements of work and order forms, software license and SaaS services agreements, partnership agreements, amendments, non-disclosure agreements, and other commercial agreements, all with support of counsel as needed.
  • Interpret, draft, and negotiate contractual language for the agreements listed above, incorporating legal and business concepts.
  • Review contracts for acceptable terms and negotiate changes as appropriate.
  • Ensure contracts documents compliance with corporate, legal policies and guidelines.
  • Act as a liaison between team, legal, and other departments to streamline contracting process to decrease length of contract negotiation to ensure that the business achieves its objectives.
  • Analyze contracts including interpretation of key contract clauses and advise internal partners of commercial risks and advise them on mitigation.
  • Increase operational efficiency by updating contract request guidelines and workflow as needed, while ensuring commercial & legal risks are minimized and business objectives are maintained.
  • Assist with contract administration activities, including but not limited to upload contracts into contract management system and update, maintain and ensure the accuracy of contract management system.
  • Manage vendor termination process and legal term letters.
  • Collaborate with internal partners to develop standard forms and templates as needed.
  • Manage and monitor contract lifecycle from beginning to end.
  • Conduct meetings with internal partners to understand business priorities, provide updates on agreement status, and respond to complex questions on specific agreements and contractual terms.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams (Source-to-Pay team, Privacy/Security, Product/Engineering, Finance/Tax, Legal/Compliance, IT/PeopleOps) and other colleagues to solve problems, build partnerships, and close deals quickly.

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

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years of experience redlining a variety of contracts including vendor services, consulting, master services agreements, licensing, technology, marketing agreements, partnership agreements, RFIs, statement of work, amendments and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Must able to work in a fast-paced, high-volume dynamic and intellectually challenging environment.
  • Can drive alignment around goals and objectives, facilitate dialogue even amidst uncertainty or tension, and move contracts forward.
  • Ability to establish relationships with and collaborate on projects with internal and external partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience developing training materials, procedures, or project-managing related organizational projects.
  • The ability to meet deliverables on time and work in an evolving and growing environment that is prone to changes.
  • Experience with contract management and legal department management tool is a plus, but not required.
  • Experience working with and collaborating with cross-functional teams such Sourcing, Legal, Real Estate/Workplace,, on contract negotiations.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Highly responsive and service-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to maintain strong working relationships with demanding internal stakeholders.
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and preconceived notions of what is possible.
  • Experience owning projects from concept to finish.
  • Comfort and experience with technology solutions that help you scale your practice.
  • Intellectual curiosity and flexibility.
  • Sound and practical business judgment.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative.
  • High EQ, wise, authentic.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience in Finance or heavily regulated industry
  • Experience sitting within a complex legal or procurement environment (Tesla, SpaceX, Plantir)
  • Experience working with Ironclad for CLM or exposure to ZIP as a procurement tool.
  • Extra bonus points if they have stories where AI in the environment elevated their process

Job #: P59258

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:
$113,900$134,000 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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