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APAC Security Compliance, Senior Manager

Tokyo, Japan - 4/13/2021

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Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

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 build security compliance engines from the ground up and create positive change across the business, we’d like to speak with you about joining our team.

Coinbase is looking for a senior manager of security governance, risk, and compliance to implement our security and technology risk roadmap in Asia, and to collaborate with teams across the company to design, understand, and meet our security requirements. 


  • Scope and identify risks, controls, and processes across Coinbase products and services
  • Establish quarterly and annual security and compliance goals for Coinbase Japan, and leverage maturity models and a roadmap for continuous program improvements
  • Assess security and IT general controls to identify gaps and provide remediation guidance
  • Monitor evolution and changes in APAC and international security standards and guidance, advise team and stakeholders on impact and drive change to meet requirements
  • Establish security and technology risk governance structure and practices for APAC entities, including operating model, engagement norms with cross-functional teams, service level objectives, key metrics, and reporting templates
  • Serve as one of the primary security interfaces with APAC regulatory bodies; respond to requests, assist with license support and exams as needed
  • Conduct periodic monitoring and testing across Coinbase’s security and technology requirements
  • Work with control owners across the company to internalize their roles and responsibilities and maintain their control documentation
  • Assist with collecting and maintaining evidence for various compliance audits for external assessors and auditors, working within the Coinbase GRC tool
  • Author policies, standards, and procedures in collaboration with other teams
  • Evaluate and communicate security risks, processes, and project status to various stakeholders
  • Partner with your Security colleagues around the world to create culture change and ensure security best practices across the company are reflected in Coinbase Japan and Coinbase Singapore activities


  • You have 7+ years of experience in security or technology governance, risk, or compliance
  • Fluency in Japanese and English; this role must be able to communicate seamlessly between Japan and other global Coinbase locations
  • Familiarity with and track record of implementing security standards or frameworks including at least two of the following: ISO 27001 series, Japan FSA Guidelines, MAS Technology Risk Management Guidelines, SOC 1, SOC 2, SOX, GDPR, NIST CSF, NIST 800-53
  • You have a proven track record of designing and documenting control environments in fast-paced, technology-first companies with modern tech stacks
  • You have an ability to navigate ambiguity and are energized by bringing order to lots of moving parts
  • You have a track record of partnering well with cross-functional teams: engineering, finance, data, and compliance, and have experience working with various global sites to implement coordinated efforts
  • You can dynamically prioritize across disparate efforts and work independently to maximize risk reduction
  • You have best in class communication and writing skills that enable you to proactively build relationships, inform others, and clearly explain security control requirements to any team
  • You have a relevant BA/BS degree


  • Knowledge of AWS environments and services
  • Experience working with or for fintech or financial services 
  • Experience implementing or documenting technology controls in enterprise applications
  • Experience implementing and/or working in a GRC tool such as Archer or Metricstream


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