Market Intelligence, Director

Market Intelligence, Director

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.

In this role, you’ll serve as a founding leader of Coinbase’s market intelligence team.  You will monitor and understand the key trends driving the crypto industry: sourcing, evaluating, and enhancing data sets, building scalable processes,  and delivering actionable insights that will influence our long-term product roadmap.  Successful candidates for this position will have a deep understanding of the crypto and financial services product landscape, including players, technologies, and underlying dynamics. They will partner with senior product and engineering leaders and communicate their findings and recommendations across the company.

What You'll Be Doing (i.e., Job Duties) 

  • Serve as a key industry expert  & thought leader with deep insight into the industry and Coinbase peers
  • Provide sophisticated research and analysis on market and competitive trends to create deeply researched observations about the direction of Coinbase and its peers
  • Build a robust platform to identify, acquire, and enhance qualitative and quantitative industry data 
  • Effectively communicate actionable insights and recommendations to executives and product & engineering leaders
  • Serve as a “talent magnet” who can build and mentor a high-performing team to scale the group’s impact
  • Collaborate with a range of cross-functional partners, including Corporate Development, Business Operations, Data,  Marketing, Coverage, & Business Development



What We Look For In You (ie. Job Requirements)

  • Degree in engineering, business, economics, marketing, analytics, or other related quantitative discipline 
  • 10+ years of experience in market or competitive intelligence, management consulting, business operations,  or other relevant field
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team; a track record of managerial expertise in growing & developing high-functioning teams
  • Track record of success in building and scaling a team focused on market insights and analysis
  • Experience in analytics and modeling, including advanced proficiency with spreadsheet modeling and moderate knowledge of SQL
  • Keen structured & strategic thinking, with an innate ability to synthesize complex information from a variety of sources into implementable recommendations
  • Desire to do whatever it takes to solve complex problems and build scalable processes
  • Passion for cryptocurrency and Coinbase’s mission

Nice to haves

  • Master’s degree in engineering, business, economics, marketing, analytics, or other related quantitative discipline 
  • Prior experience in the crypto and/or fintech / financial services industries
  • Technical experience with R, Python, or related analytics tools

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 Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notices by clicking on their corresponding links.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

Coinbase is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to accommodations@ coinbase.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  For quick access to screen reading technology compatible with this site click here to download a free compatible screen reader (free step by step tutorial can be found here). Please contact accommodations@ coinbase.com for additional information or to request accommodations.

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