Lead, IT SOX



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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.

Coinbase stores more digital currency than any company in the world, making us a top tier target on the internet. Security is core to our mission and has been a key competitive differentiator for us as we scale worldwide. Essential to scaling is building and running a security compliance program that reflects how we protect the data and assets in our care, to open the doors with customers, regulators, auditors, and other external stakeholders. If you love working with fast moving companies to grow and scale security compliance engines and create positive change across the business, we’d like to speak with you about joining our team. Coinbase is looking for a security compliance senior analyst to drive second line of defense IT SOX initiatives and help mature the IT SOX program.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead Security and IT initiatives to support the SOX roadmap and advance program maturity
  • Assist with scoping of IT systems and create and deliver training to owners in preparation for SOX audit
  • Lead and perform security control gap assessments over security control environment and design and track remediation efforts to completion
  • Assess SOX implications of new products, update relevant controls, and communicate requirements to product organization and other stakeholders
  • Perform impact analysis for control deficiencies identified over SOX environment and partner with owning teams to design remediation plan
  • Provide ongoing reporting to stakeholders and leadership on above responsibilities and communicate progress and escalations management
  • Build close relationships with stakeholder teams including Security, IT, Infrastructure, Engineering, Data, and Finance to advise on SOX requirements and ensure excellence in control ownership
  • Create and improve SOX procedural documentation, including process documentation, data flow diagrams, and uplifting control narrative templates
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors to educate them about a complex technology control environment
  • Oversee quality of audit initiatives, identify and analyze process gaps, provide guidance and expertise to team members
  • Develop creative solutions to prove risk mitigation and solve for complex audit problems faced by the crypto industry
  • Identify opportunities to address systemic program challenges, recommend solutions and drive issue resolution
  • Assist in implementation to automate the audit evidence collection process via an automation tool

What we look for in you:

  • Minimum of 5+ years of security/IT compliance or equivalent experience with experience leading and/or building a team of Full Time employees
  • Strong knowledge and hands-on experience in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting, SOX 404 frameworks, and testing to support compliance
  • Prior experience at a big 4 accounting firm
  • Experience leading compliance initiatives from start to finish
  • Proven understanding and audit experience of cloud technologies, AWS preferred
  • Ability to effectively and autonomously accomplish outcomes across cross-functional teams in ambiguous situations with minimal supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, direct cross functional work, and hold others accountable to committed deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate with technical / non-technical stakeholders to align on shared outcomes

Nice to haves:

  • BA or BS in a technical field or equivalent experience
  • Security certifications e.g. CISA, CISSP, CISM or other relevant certifications
  • Experience auditing in Crypto space


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:
$162,350$191,000 USD

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