Senior Site Reliability Engineer - Institutional

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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 Site Reliability Engineer within Coinbase Institutional, you'll be critical to helping engineering teams design, deploy, and manage reliable software across all our development and production environments. You will work with engineering teams to set service-level objectives, improve observability, ensure production readiness, optimize service and system performance and facilitate incident response and follow up.

 

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

  • Be on Pager rotation to respond to Coinbase Prime incidents
  • Improve observability, reliability and availability by defining and measuring key metrics
  • Partner with Engineering teams to teach and demonstrate industry best practices
  • Facilitate incident response, conduct root cause analysis and blameless retrospectives
  • Automate operational tasks such as load testing
  • Help partners design and implement reliable system architectures

 

What we look for in you:

  • You have at least 5 years of combined experience in backend software or infrastructure
  • Strong skills around observability, debugging and performance tuning
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain technical concepts clearly and simply
  • Strong interpersonal skills working with Engineers from junior to principal levels
  • Demonstrated critical thinking under pressure
  • A willingness to dive into understanding, debugging, and improving any layer of the stack

 

Nice to haves:

  • Familiarity with working in rapid growth environments
  • Experience in Ruby, Go, and Terraform
  • Experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud environment
  • Experience designing and building reliable systems
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment
  • Experience writing company-facing blog posts and training material

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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