Data Platform Engineer, Data Services

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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.

The Data Platform team builds and operates systems to centralize all of Coinbase's internal and third-party data, making it easy for teams across the company to access, process, and transform that data for analytics, machine learning, and powering end-user experiences. As an engineer on the team you will contribute to the full spectrum of our systems, from managing foundational processing and data storage, to building and maintaining scalable pipelines, to developing frameworks, tools, and internal applications to make that data easily and efficiently available to other teams and systems.

We have a number of open roles within the Data Platform team, each with a different focus area; read on to see if you’ll be a good fit for Data Services!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Design, build, and operate our foundational data infrastructure: storage (cloud data warehouse, S3 data lake), orchestration (Airflow), processing (Spark, Flink), streaming services (Kafka), BI tools (Looker, Redash), graph databases, and real-time event aggregation stores.
  • Build and maintain SDKs for use by internal services and mobile applications throughout Coinbase.
  • Design and build self-service applications to empower our users to manage and troubleshoot their own data pipelines running on our platforms.
  • Design and build services for end-to-end data security and data governance: managing access controls across multiple storage and access layers, tracking data quality, cataloging datasets and their lineage, usage auditing.
  • Implement new features in our high-volume, in-house analytics service, and work closely with our customer teams to understand and solve their various use cases.

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience; 7+ years for a senior role.
  • Strong Python or Java backend development skills.
  • General experience working with data systems or data pipelines
  • Leverage your Python, Airflow, and Looker expertise to scale our Airflow data pipelines to the next 10x level.

Preferred (not required):

  • Experience with core AWS services and concepts (S3, IAM, autoscaling groups), or devops experience.

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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.

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