Remote Job Description

We are looking for the second Managing Director of Coinbase Germany GmbH, the BaFin licensed subsidiary of Coinbase Global Inc.

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

  • MD (“Geschäftsführer”)  of Coinbase Germany, responsible for controls (“Marktfolge”)
  • Creates, updates and maintains risk models in coordination with respective functions (e.g. Enterprise Risk, Finance)
  • Establishes and manages risk management and risk control processes incl. risk assessments of changes, e.g. new products
  • Establishes/oversees  proper controls of first line in coordination with compliance and other functions
  • Manages external and internal audits including follow-on works
  • Oversees all policies and procedures and handles company administration
  • Establishes constructive relationships with competent authorities (esp. BaFin), ensures respective information flow
What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • 10+ years experience
  • Strong background in 2nd line functions (primarily risk, but also compliance, IT sec etc.) in regulated German financial services entities (banks, payment providers, Fintechs, asset managers etc.) or service providers (consulting, audit)
  • Proven track record of setting up and running governance and controls framework
  • Leadership experience (ideally in a regulated entity), satisfactory to BaFin as MD
  • Experience with BaFin and auditors
  • Ideally experience working with US/UK based parent
  • Masters degree in finance, business and related
  • Fluency in German and English
Nice to haves:

  • Crypto/Fintech background
  • Tech-focus
  • Finance experience


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About Coinbase

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 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 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 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.