Coinbase is Hiring a Country Director for the Philippines

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Updated at Feb. 16, 2022 at 6:19 pm by Michael Mislos to note that Coinbase updated the job listing to remove specific revenue requirements that that the candidate has achieved in a previous position.

Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange and digital wallet, is looking for someone with familiarity in DeFi, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), DAOs, web 3, and the crypto ecosystem to become its country director for the Philippines. This is according to a job advertisement posted on LinkedIn. The job posting is still available on the social networking site as of February 15, 2022, with 55 applicants so far.

“Our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people,” Coinbase wrote.

According to the job announcement, Coinbase is searching for a person with positive energy who is “optimistic about the future and determined to get there.” They also noted that an applicant must be able to “pivot on the fly” because “crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too.”

The position will cater duties such as driving Coinbase’s business growth in Philippines, being directly responsible to the country’s profit and loss (P&L), hiring local talents,  supporting major regulatory/policy efforts and representing Coinbase in the country overall.

In terms of the job’s requirements, Coinbase is looking for someone with entrepreneurial experience founding (or operating as the CEO for) a tech or fintech company in the Philippine market that obtained at least $50M in revenue/1M monthly transacting users/10M monthly active users. Must-haves include a solid understanding of the Philippine-regulated payment and financial services, particularly in respect to fintech and business development. Applicants who are interested in cryptocurrency and the blockchain, have engaged with regulators in the past, and have managed a business or business unit subject to regulatory oversight are also encouraged to apply.

Moreover, the job description pointed out working experiences that are “nice-to-have” for applicants, such as working in a multi-national or US-headquartered business,  working with retail-oriented payments, trading, or brokerage platforms, and working in a cryptocurrency or blockchain space.

Update: As of Feb. 16, 2022 at 6:19 pm, Coinbase updated the job description to remove the requirement: “someone who obtained at least $50M in revenue/1M monthly transacting users/10M MAU.” and instead just states: “Must have entrepreneurial experience founding (or operating as CEO) a tech or fintech company in the Philippines market, and growing it to a sizable share of market share in revenue and/or monthly transacting users.“

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Coinbase is also looking to fill in more roles for its Manila office:

  • Analyst, Content Moderation
  • Scheduler
  • Support Analysts, Commerce
  • Real-Time Analyst
  • IT Service Desk Engineer

It should be noted that Coinbase Southeast Asia is currently led by Hassan Ahmed, the former Chief Executive Officer of Coins.ph.

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Additional reporting from Michael Mislos and editing by Meghan Lim

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