Cloud Solutions Architect

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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 Cloud Solutions Architect, you'll play a critical role in helping other Coinbase Engineers design, deploy, and manage their infrastructure across all our development and production environments. You will help hundreds of engineers to follow internal and industry best practices, publish practical guidance and architectures, and provide hands-on solutions to web-scale technical problems. Your day will encompass working with internal teams, creating and publishing proof-of-concept architectures and examples, learning new systems, and aligning team requirements with tools.

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

  • Problem solving and unblocking teams using our internal tools
  • Communicating best practices through writing and coding
  • Meeting with cross-functional teams to discover requests
  • Creating and managing technical training materials
  • Assisting highly visible incident resolution
  • Creating company-wide infrastructure architecture defaults
  • Working with product managers to define requested internal tools

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

  • You have at least 5 years of combined experience in backend software or infrastructure
  • Experience in Ruby, Go, and Terraform
  • Experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud environment
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain technical concepts clearly and simply
  • Proven ability to understand customer requirements and identify appropriate solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills working with Engineers from junior to principal levels
  • Demonstrated critical thinking under pressure
  • Passion for teaching technical skills and creating technical solutions with teams

Nice to haves:

  • Familiarity with working in rapid growth environments
  • Experience working in a digital native environments
  • Strong opinions on secure, scalable architecture and technical implementation
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment
  • Experience writing company-facing blog posts and training materials

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