Engineering Manager- Site Reliability

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We’re Coinbase. We’re the world’s most trusted way to join the crypto revolution, serving more than 73 million accounts in more than 100 countries. 

Our mission is to increase economic freedom around the world, and we couldn’t do this without hiring the best people. We’re a group of hard-working overachievers who are deeply focused on building the future of finance and Web 3.0 for our users across the globe, whether they’re trading, storing, staking or using crypto. Know those people who always lead the group project? That’s us.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we look for candidates who will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. Finally, we seek people who are excited to learn about and live crypto, because those are the folks who enjoy the intense moments in our sprint and recharge work culture. We’re a remote-first company looking to hire the absolute best talent all over the world.

Ready to #LiveCrypto? Who you are:

  • You’ve got good vibes. You’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there. 
  • You’re never tired of learning. You want to be a pro in bleeding edge tech like DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, and Web 3.0. 
  • You appreciate direct communication. You’re both an active communicator and an eager listener - because let’s face it, you can’t have one without the other. You’re cool with candid feedback and see every setback as an opportunity to grow.
  • You can pivot on the fly. Crypto is constantly evolving, so our priorities do, too. What you worked on last month may not be what you work on today, and that excites you. You’re not looking for a boring job.
  • You have a “can do” attitude. Our teams create high-quality work on quick timelines. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you, but rather empowers you to take 100% responsibility for achieving our mission.
  • You want to be part of a winning team. We’re stronger together, and you’re a person who embraces being pushed out of your comfort zone.

Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries.  We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy and increase economic freedom around the world.

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.  By establishing some IT and ITeS services, including engineering, software development and customer support operations in India, the Coinbase group will be able to tap into this pool of engineering and technology talent. 

A little about the current Consumer organization: we’re a tight-knit group with experts across every engineering platform (Ruby, Go, iOS, Android, React Native). We care deeply about our tools - we’ve built out a modern React frontend, have continuous integration with multiple daily deploys, and are decomposing our rails API backend into smaller, encapsulated services. We write our mobile apps in Swift, Kotlin, and JavaScript (with React Native) and run a weekly release cycle. We invest in ever-increasing testing automation, and are focused on making our mobile and web apps easier and safer to build. 

This is where you come in - we’re hiring a senior engineering leader to drive our backend platform efforts, with a primary focus on decomposing our Rails monolith into Go services. You’ll work with our technical engineering leaders to create the multi-year roadmap for making backend engineering at Coinbase a joy. To help drive this roadmap, you’ll embed with our backend product teams and listen to their customer needs, working together to accelerate their efforts. If you’re passionate about cryptocurrency, hard engineering problems, and enabling product teams to build great user experiences, this is the place to be.

What You'll Be Doing (i.e., Job Duties)

  • Build and manage SRE team/backend engineering teams and guide the development of services and infrastructure across both web and mobile.
  • Collaborate with engineers, designers, product managers and senior leadership to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter.
  • Collaborate with Product and Engineering to break down complex projects into smaller pieces and iterate on their design and implementation.
  • Coach your direct reports to have a positive impact on the organization and chart a fulfilling career path.
  • Be a thoughtful technical voice and support your team in making diligent architectural decisions.
  • Work with our talent organization to source and hire amazing engineers who will expand the Coinbase culture and product.
  • Contribute to owning and delivering processes that drive engineering quality and meet our engineering SLAs.

What We Look For In You (ie. Job Requirements)

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in software engineering
  • At least 3+ years of engineering management experience
  • You know what high quality code — and software engineering processes — look like and know how to foster an environment that creates them.
  • Execution focused with an ability to navigate ambiguity.
  • Ability to do both long term thinking and short term planning.
  • Experience creating, delivering, and operating multi-tenanted, distributed systems at scale.
  • You're passionate about building an open financial system that brings the world together

Please note that for employees based in the US, Philippines, Canada or Singapore, if your role requires you to be present in a Coinbase office or if you choose to be physically present in a Coinbase office or sponsored location, participate in any in-person gathering (including offsites) or engage in business travel sponsored by Coinbase, you will be required to be fully vaccinated (as defined by applicable law).  If you receive an offer, you will receive additional information about the grounds and process for an exemption.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.  For US applicants, you may view Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notices by clicking on their corresponding links.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.    

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