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Security Monitoring Analyst



United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, March 1, 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.

Insider Threat Team

The Insider Threat team is a key component of the larger Security Operations Team and is charged with ensuring insider risk reduction and insider threat detection. In this position, one can expect to work cross-functionally with other Security Operations components (Critical Incident Response, Trust & Safety, Threat Intelligence) as well as partners on the Legal team.

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

This unique position seeks to address requirements for both the Security and Legal teams at Coinbase through technical knowledge and detection efforts that support company policy and regulatory requirements. While no two days will end up looking the same, generally-speaking you’ll be responsible for the following things:

  • Monitoring business use of messaging applications and platforms to ensure compliance with company policy
  • Crafting detection and detection methodologies that identify and prevent unsanctioned communication of company information or data
  • Identifying concerning behavior and communicating policy violating conduct to end users
  • Reviewing alerts, escalating reports, conducting analysis, and making recommendations to improve processes
  • Supporting the team’s effort to educate our employees, contractors, and partners on the importance of being vigilant in their work and home security practices
  • Collaborating cross-functionally throughout the company (Security, Legal, HR, and Business Teams) to design, implement, and execute processes to safeguard against potential insider risks and threat actors
  • Enabling data loss prevention capabilities
  • Contributing to investigative efforts, data collection, and analysis as needed
  • Manage monitoring tools and the implementation of detections and rules

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

Some security teams have strict requirements about certifications, degrees, years of experience, and things like that. Not us! We’re more interested in the unique perspectives and expertise you’ll bring to the team, rather than the acronyms on your resume. However, you’ll be much more likely to be successful in this role if these bullet points seem like a good description of you:

  • 4+ years of combined experience in security/analytic/monitoring roles (ex. Insider Threat, Security Operations Center, Incident Response, eDiscovery, etc.)
  • Actively engages technology and is highly familiar with messaging and social media applications, including but not limited to: WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, Discord, X (formerly Twitter), etc.
  • Are comfortable with insider threat detection technologies, endpoint tools, and user behavioral analytics
  • Have a basic ability to code, use SQL, interpret logs, and craft detections within SIEM, endpoint tools, and user behavioral analytics tools
  • Are discreet and thoughtful, with an eye towards reducing risk and improving end user experience
  • Enjoy conducting analysis
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Other team members ask for your input to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Enjoy constantly learning about blockchains, crypto, Web 3, and the future of finance
  • Understand that everyone makes mistakes. Your high degree of compassion means that your coworkers trust you to help tackle their security problems, because you never come across as judgmental or condescending

Nice to haves:

  • Bring a diverse perspective to the team: for example, maybe you took an unconventional route to get into your current security career.
  • Love crafting metrics that make the intangible tangible
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: data protection, risk management, counterintelligence, fraud detection, intellectual property theft, access and identity management, or security engineering
  • Security/investigations certifications are not required but are always a plus (SANS, CompTIA, ISACA, CFE, etc)

Job #: P55591

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:
$140,250$165,000 USD

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. For US applicants, you may view the Know Your Rights notice here. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

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