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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 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. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. 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.

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

  • Help guide crypto projects through our listings process
  • Improve and automate the listings process based on feedback from crypto projects
  • Automate tasks necessary to list cryptocurrencies on Coinbase, partnering with Legal, Compliance, and Security teams
  • Investigate prospective cryptocurrencies based on primary research (whitepapers, codebase, Github) and external discussions
  • Monitor the progression of projects to pre-launch phase to currently live (i.e., forks, network upgrades, consensus changes)
  • Conduct diligence on technical aspects of crypto projects, including directly liaising with asset issuers
  • Write internal reports that synthesize your findings
  • Explain the value proposition of cryptocurrencies or related technologies to key partners
  • Work cross-functionally to educate the legal, compliance, security, engineering and finance teams on all elements of the project

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

  • Demonstrable interest and knowledge of key blockchain and consensus protocols, including advantages, disadvantages, and tradeoffs of various technical and crypto-economic system designs
  • Ability to conduct both deep and broad research on different cryptocurrencies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills: great listener with the ability to concisely synthesize complex issues. Ability to translate digital asset information effectively across the organization to compliance, legal, engineering, and executives
  • Strong ability to problem solve in unstructured situations, and an ability to drive challenging and vague problems to clarity and resolution
  • Proven excellence in making informed judgements based on research and metrics, and setting priorities in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to collaborate with teammates, navigate relationships in both crypto and the broader technology ecosystem, and ensure that entrepreneurs have an excellent experience engaging with Coinbase
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of experience, 2+ years in crypto

Nice to haves:

  • Computer Science degree or experience in software engineering
  • Experience with project or product management
  • You’ve built a cryptocurrency side project

 

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