Security Policy Specialist

  • Coinbase
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Sep 14, 2018

Job Description

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Tokyo, Japan

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. We are building a world-class security team to support Coinbase and its affiliates as we continue to expand the company internationally. If you're looking to help shape the future of security and privacy for the blockchain, we'd like to speak with you about joining our team in Japan.

Coinbase is looking for a security policy specialist to help drive and maintain security and privacy policy strategy, collaborate with teams across the company to understand and fulfill international data security and protection requirements, and interface with Japan's Financial Services Agency.

  • Serve as subject matter expert on Coinbase Japan security and privacy policy
  • Define the security governance model for Coinbase Japan, and evaluate and respond to Japanese legislative and regulatory developments
  • Work with Security and product teams to support Japanese customer data protection concepts across Coinbase products and services
  • Identify global privacy policy trends of importance, and work directly with leadership to ensure compliance with international data protection requirements
  • Serve as point of contact with Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) regarding security incidents and developments in security requirements
  • Identify key external security and privacy stakeholders, their issues, risks, and opportunities for engagement
  • Develop external engagement strategy to influence global security and privacy policy
  • Articulate our security and privacy policy positions for briefing papers, requests for comments, and internal policy meetings

  • 10+ years of experience in privacy, security, and/or technology policy. Strong familiarity with Japanese privacy policy and international security frameworks.
  • Experience counseling clients or stakeholders around privacy, data security, or policy issues and managing multiple business priorities.
  • Proficiency in both English and Japanese. You must be able to communicate seamlessly between the Tokyo office and US HQ, and be able to understand and explain the differences between the regulatory environments.

In an ever-evolving environment, global privacy and security is essential to ensuring the trust of our global customers. As such, we are looking for an experienced policy professional who has strong privacy and security experience, a passionate vision for influencing global security and privacy policy, and the skills to drive your vision into reality.


Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Coinbase does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.  Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.