Credit Risk Associate Manager - International Derivatives



Ireland · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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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.

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  • You’ve got positive energy. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there.
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  • 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.
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We are looking for a Counterparty & Credit Risk Manager with deep experience managing risk across centrally cleared derivatives and credit products (secured lending, prime brokerage and/or derivatives) to support our growing risk offerings. You will manage credit risks in existing products, and lead the design of risk frameworks for new products. A key component of this role is directly partnering with our Product teams and other cross-functional stakeholders during the design phase, to deliver lending solutions with the right risk/reward balance. The right candidate will enjoy operating in a dynamic digital asset market environment and managing complex credit risks across a diverse client base.

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

  • Design and implement risk frameworks for new and existing leveraged product offerings, including developing suitable margin methodologies and risk controls.
  • Maintain and continuously improve the risk management framework associated with exchange and clearing house operations.
  • Actively engage in the product design process, in order to influence and mitigate inherent structural risks during the development phase.
  • Oversee diligence, underwriting and limit setting for clients and counterparties.
  • Oversight and monitoring of compliance with policies, including the development of key risk indicators, assurance testing and other metrics.
  • Collaborate with business partners (product, engineering, operations, legal, etc.) to resolve complex client and product challenges.
  • Ability to perform deep dives on internal and external risk events and present them to senior management and committees.
  • Develop, conduct, and review daily stress tests – manage default management framework of the clearing house.

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

  • Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in credit risk management at a global financial institution.
  • Strong understanding of the risk management framework associated with centrally cleared derivatives
  • Meaningful experience managing counterparty risk / establishing margin requirements for lending, prime brokerage and/or derivatives products.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter with commercial business insight. Able to interact, influence and build relationships at all levels of seniority and across all functions within an organization.
  • Able to balance strategic focus with tactical implementation and efficient execution.
  • Enjoys analyzing, evaluating and forming independent judgments, and challenging the status quo for better outcomes.

Job #: P51669

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