Senior Backend Engineer, Commerce

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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 crypto economy, 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.
Coinbase Commerce’s mission is to make accepting cryptocurrency easy for everyone. Our product makes it extremely simple for anyone in the world who wants to start a business to accept cryptocurrency payments. We believe that with time, cryptocurrency will power most online commerce and we are working towards making that vision a reality.
As a Senior Backend Engineer on the Coinbase Commerce team, you will be responsible for building a world-class platform that will power commerce for businesses around the world. You will get to work closely with different blockchain-based projects like lightning network and integrate them into our systems. We are a small team and you will have a lot of ownership over the system architecture and have a substantial impact on our success.
What you’ll be doing:
  • Work with Coinbase Commerce’s product manager, engineers, and Coinbase senior leadership to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter.
  • Build a reliable and secure payments infrastructure for our product.
  • Contribute to the engineering roadmap by proactively identifying areas to focus on.
  • Add positive energy in every meeting or interaction with your coworkers - it’s one of the things that makes Coinbase a great place to work.
What we look for in you:
  • You have 6+ years of experience in software engineering.
  • You have a strong interest in working closely with different blockchain-based projects.
  • You write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of your customers.
  • You’ve designed, built, scaled and maintained production services.
  • You’re passionate about building an open financial system that brings the world together.
Nice to haves:
  • You’ve worked on teams in the finance or security space.
  • You dream in Ruby and are comfortable jumping into any part of the stack.
  • Crypto knowledge.

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