Senior Data Engineer, Infrastructure

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Location: San Francisco, CA

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 Data Software Engineer in Infrastructure will own the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cost Strategy and Optimization for Coinbase Infrastructure in the near term and over the long term expand their scope to own beyond AWS to other services such as our larger Infrastructure contracts (MongoDB, Datadog). Their initial goal will be to reduce our AWS bill through transparency (tagging/reporting), communication with customers, and helping to set goals and prioritize optimization efforts both short and long-term. You will become the authority in how we are utilizing our key Infrastructure services.

What you'll be doing:

  • You will own and reduce our month-over-month cost by double-digit percentages in your first 6 months.
  • You will help to achieve greater than 90% tagging coverage for our primary services on AWS across all primary accounts.
  • You will implement cost and utilization monitoring and reporting to be used by every Engineering team.
  • Automate reporting to every P&L owner for their costs for both monthly P&L updates and regular weekly updates/changes.
  • Aggressively identify and bubble-up to teams and business partners cost optimization recommendations.
  • Learn how our services use different AWS services across various accounts and features.
  • Produce and maintain clear and detailed per-team and global listing of all services used and for what products.

What we look for in you:

  • You have experience with AWS services/features and are passionate about learning about newer ones and how we utilize them.
  • You have a deep understanding of data structures and algorithms.
  • You love efficiency and optimization.
  • Experience with large data set tools, development, and reporting.
  • Experience with larger organizational planning and project management.
  • You are experienced with communicating to Engineers, Managers, and Leadership.
  • Attention to detail with a focus on quality in a self-sustaining environment.

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. 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.

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