Senior Assessment Specialist



United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023

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.

The Talent Programs team at Coinbase is responsible for defining our hiring strategy & processes, and keeping the recruiting engine running efficiently and with the highest quality. We partner cross-functionally daily with Talent, People Analytics, HR Tech and HR Ops to bring our programs and initiatives to life. We don’t just wait for things to happen; we are always looking around the corner and taking action. Innovation is our game; we're always searching for smart, practical ways to do better work. When the unexpected hits, we're on it, tackling problems head-on.

This role is responsible for managing programs that support how we measure and assess talent and making recommendations for new approaches to talent assessment. Through partnership and experimentation, the Senior Assessment Specialist will establish Coinbase as an innovative talent leader.

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

  • Program Design: Drive the selection, execution and improvement of pre-and post-hire Talent Assessments by helping to identify and recommend solutions
  • Repeatable Innovation: Establish a framework for piloting and experimenting new Talent Assessment solutions and tools
  • Program Management: Pilot potential new solutions and tools to determine best-fit assessments within strategy and culture
  • Reporting and Analytics: Work People Analytics to report on appropriate success metrics; identify key insights to inform decision-making
  • Trusted Partnership: Partner with stakeholders across Talent and the People Success Team (PST) to ensure implementation of new assessments aligns with overall Talent Assessment strategy
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify new opportunities to advance our assessment approach to support business demands

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

  • Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or Quantitative Psychology (PhD or Master’s preferred) and at least 5 years experience managing programs related to talent and/or measurement (talent assessment, research methods, talent management, etc.)
  • Proven ability to manage multiple complex projects, meet deadlines, and work with cross-functional partners
  • Highly motivated to try new things and not afraid to challenge common practices
  • Proven experience utilizing data and feedback to develop new and/or innovate existing processes
  • Ability to adapt communication style to reach various audiences and build deep relationships with people from a range of backgrounds
  • Ability to think clearly under pressure, both autonomously and in team environments

Nice to haves:

  • A degree in or experience with advanced statistical analysis or psychometrics
  • Experience with international talent assessment strategies, reflecting a comprehensive global outlook
  • Experience running adverse impact analysis to ensure fairness and equity in talent measurement practices
  • Comprehensive understanding of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Automated Decision-Making (ADM) laws as they pertain to assessments, ensuring compliance in all processes

Position ID: P53452

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:
$127,075$149,500 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 Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Know Your Rights notices by clicking on their corresponding links. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

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