Staff Software Engineer

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Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 73 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.

As a decentralized, remote-first company, Coinbase is able to benefit from talent pools all over the world and India has long been known as a hub for engineering and technology innovation.  

Coinbase is seeking experienced backend engineers to join the team to build out the next generation of crypto-forward products and features.  You will solve unique, large scale, highly complex technical problems, bridging the constraints posed by web-scale applications and blockchain technology. You will help the Coinbase group build the next generation of systems to make digital assets and blockchain cryptocurrency accessible across the globe, operating real-time applications with high frequency, low latency updates, and managing the most secure, dockerized infrastructure running in the cloud.

What you'll be doing:

  • Architect and develop distributed systems
  • Provide technical structure to teams and work closely with management and stakeholders to define strategic roadmaps
  • Lead individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables with your technical expertise
  • Mentor and train other team members on design techniques and coding standards
  • Design and implement foundational infrastructure components used by every engineering team in production (e.g. dynamic configuration, secrets storage, container orchestration, etc)
  • Write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of the Coinbase group your customers

What we look for in you:

  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering
  • You’ve experienced architecting and developing solutions to ambiguous problems with significant impact
  • You’re passionate about building an open financial system that brings the world together
  • Must be able to read, write and speak in English

Nice to haves:

  • You have gone through a rapid growth in your company (from 10 to 100s of engineers)
  • You have experience with Blockchains (such as Bitcoin, Ethereum etc.)
  • You have experience decomposing a large monolith into microservices
  • You’ve worked with Golang, Ruby, Docker, Sinatra, Rails, Postgres
  • You’ve built financial, high reliability or security systems

ID: GP1727IN

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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