Trade Surveillance Associate Job at Coinbase – 4.4 in New York, NY

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 assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, 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. 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.

Read more about our values and culture here.

The Trade Surveillance Associate will be responsible for market monitoring and trade surveillance for Coinbase on an ongoing basis. This person will help the Trade Surveillance team monitor all markets, investigate any suspicious trading behavior, and lever Coinbase surveillance technology to help keep Coinbase the most trusted platform in the space. The person will be based in our New York office and should anticipate some travel between NY and our headquarters in SF.


Conduct daily, weekly and monthly monitoring of trade/e-comms/voice surveillance and develop and implement surveillance reports as required

Review and investigate alerts generated by surveillance systems and properly escalate as necessary

Assist in new asset launches and monitoring market depth and liquidity relative to other assets and exchanges; perform market assessments for new asset launches and relaunches following trading halts

Keep abreast of regulatory and market structure changes that may affect our markets and the scope of the existing surveillance program

Work with engineering and support staff to create process efficiencies and improvements

Enforce and enhance policies and procedures related to Coinbase Trading operations and Trading Rules

Collaborate with other key compliance individuals and separate Coinbase business lines to open new and close current investigations

Work on ad-hoc inquiries, special projects, or regulatory requests


Minimum 2-4 years relevant experience in a market surveillance or trading capacity

Extensive knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and guidelines

Excellent analytical and critical reasoning skills, and a quick learner; demonstrate Coinbase values

Knowledge of market structure a plus

Prefer FINRA Series or other relevant certifications

Benefits at Coinbase

Health, Dental, and Vision insurance covered at 100% for employees and 80% for dependents

HSA plan with company seed

Disability and Life Insurance

401(k) plan with company match

$260 monthly Commuter Benefit

Monthly Gym Benefit

Volunteer Time Off

Fertility Counseling and Benefits

Learning and Development stipend

18 weeks paid Parental Leave

Meals and Snacks provided onsite

The option of getting paid in digital currency

7 year post termination option exercise window (for employees who stay 2 years or more) vs. the industry standard 90 days

About Company

Company: Coinbase – 4.4

Company Location:  New York, NY

About Coinbase - 4.4