Principal, International Security GRC Analyst

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About the job
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.


Team: We are looking for a Principal Security Analyst for International Security GRC based in India. Your role includes: building a team to support ongoing business demands and continued expansion across APAC while coordinating with EMEA and AMER peers. Collaborate with teams across the company to design, understand, meet our security and technology requirements within APAC, while directly supporting India based operations.

What You’ll Be Doing

Support ongoing International security and technology activities and facilitate company growth / expansion into new regulated jurisdictions across APAC.
Lead and drive continuous improvement on service management of critical outsourced services providers including SLA reporting on Technology, Security and Data services
Establish and execute quarterly, annual security GRC objectives for Coinbase APAC and develop and execute program maturity models for continuous program improvements.
Monitor evolution and changes in APAC and international security standards and guidance, advise team and stakeholders on impact
Drive compliance against technology regulatory requirements
Serve as one of the primary security touchpoints with APAC regulatory bodies
Lead product launch reviews focusing on technology and security requirements and associated risks
Lead APAC technology risk assessments , manage risk treatment and monitor and report outcomes to APAC entities
Partner with your global Security colleagues to create culture change and ensure security best practices company wide are reflected in Coinbase US and International activities
Partner with and provide regional support to Security Engineering teams


What We Look For In You

10+ years of experience in security or technology governance, risk, or compliance with experience leading and/or building a team of full time employees and when required contractor support.
4+ years of experience working within Financial Services or FinTech
Experience working within Cloud native environment
2+ years of experience within a Security Architecture or Engineering role
Track record of implementing security standards or frameworks including at least two of the following:, ISO 27001, NIST CSF, NIST 800-53
Experience in reporting technology and security posture to senior stakeholders
Prior experience working closely with auditors and external regulators
Prior experience navigating ambiguity and are energised by bringing order to lots of moving parts
Prior experience partnering with cross-functional teams: Product Engineering, Enterprise Risk, Legal, Data Governance, Customer Experience and Compliance,
Previous experience working with various global sites to implement coordinated efforts.
Outstanding communication and writing skills that enable you to proactively build relationships, inform others, and clearly explain security requirements to any team


Nice To Haves

You have a relevant BA/BS degree in a technical field or equivalent experience
One of more of the following certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, or other relevant certifications
Experience working with global regulators
Prior experience managing Security Engineering or Operations teams
Experience working within a CI/CD environment and exposure to DevSecOps



Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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