Future Commission Merchant, Chief Compliance Officer

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We’re Coinbase
We’re the world’s most trusted way to join the crypto revolution, serving more than 89 million accounts in more than 100 countries

Our mission is to , 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 Web 3
0 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 like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves
Second, we expect all employees to commit to our 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
  • 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):

  • Design and implement compliance program for the FCM, as required by the SEC, CFTC, and NFA, including creation, maintenance, and implementation of relevant compliance policies and procedures
  • Design and develop a successful partnership with the product and business teams; advise and counsel on compliance risks and operational regulatory requirements
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with the other senior Compliance and Legal roles 
  • Work cross-functionally to implement control infrastructure to support the rollout of new products and service offerings
  • Ensure risk mitigation and continued growth are aligned with the organization’s goal
  • Regularly report to senior management and Board(s) of Directors of state of FCM compliance program
  • Prepare and maintain annual reports required under applicable rules

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

  • Ability to collaborate with regulators, financial partners, and internal audit
  • Work in a cross-functional and matrixed environment
  • Understanding of traditional finance and its application to cryptocurrency 
  • Experience advising Product and Engineering teams to consider and operationalize compliance programs
  • Basic understanding and passion for the virtual currency market
  • 10+ years regulatory/compliance experience
  • Thorough understanding of SEC, CFTC, and NFA regulations
  • Thorough grasp of applicable Anti-Money Laundering regulations for FCMs
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, communication and organizational skills with the ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively within a team environment
  • Excellent decision making, analytic and investigative abilities with attention to detail and accuracy

Nice to haves:

  • Series 3
  • Working knowledge  of blockchain technology and crypto market
  • Experience either working inside a financial regulatory agency or managing regulatory compliance programs for a regulated financial institution
  • Prior experience as a CCO

Notice for Colorado applicants as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20)
Target annual salary for this role performed in Colorado, is $245,225 + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k))

PID: P29287

Please note that for employees based in the US, Philippines, Canada or Singapore, if your role requires you to be present in a Coinbase office or if you choose to be physically present in a Coinbase office or sponsored location, you will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 (as defined by applicable law)
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