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Senior Engineering Manager, Onchain Security

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At Coinbase, 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 Web3 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 positive energy. 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.

Our Onchain Security group is seeking an engineering leader to join our team to help us secure onchain, crypto-forward products within the ever evolving onchain technology landscape. At Coinbase, we believe that securely developing and integrating products on onchain technology is our differentiator. Onchain Security is essential to continue to instill trust in the cryptoeconomy. Onchain Security is an evolving concept and we are designing new best practices to securely develop Crypto products. Security is not limited to only onchain products, but also includes offchain security considerations around systems that integrate with blockchains. Secure storage of and access to the user's private keys is the primary focus for off-chain security, whereas onchain security is about providing safe ways for users to interact with tokens, dApps, and more. 

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

  • Build and manage a focused onchain security services/team and guide the development and operation of onchain security tools, audit frameworks & processes 
  • Work with the industry and ecosystem to help strengthen security standards/frameworks and tooling
  • Expand and formalize our onchain security capabilities to evolve towards proactive, continuous and ongoing risk assessment for our blockchain-based products. Detect and prevent the likelihood and impact of security breaches through high quality assessments and successful remediation of security vulnerabilities.
  • Manage Product Security incidents specially onchain security incidents with Product/Engineering teams and or ecosystem partners 
  • Coach your direct reports to have a positive impact on the organization and chart a fulfilling career path.  Set clear targets and objectives, and establish KPIs for the team
  • Collaborate with engineers, managers, product managers and senior leadership to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter
  • Be a thoughtful technical voice and support your team in making diligent architectural and operational decisions
  • Work with our talent organization to source and hire amazing engineers who will expand the Coinbase culture and product
  • Manage relationships with multiple cross functional teams, negotiating requirements, resourcing, priorities, and roles across multiple teams and workstreams

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

  • At least 5 years of experience in security domains such as Application Security, Product Security, Infrastructure Security, Cloud Security, Security Engineering, etc
  • At least 10 years of experience in security
  • At least 5 years of engineering management experience
  • At least 5 years of people management experience and a preference for managing managers
  • You know what high quality systems look like and know how to foster an environment that creates them
  • You have an energy and self-drive for continuous learning, onchain security is a constantly and rapidly changing space
  • You are passionate about developing the technical skill sets of security professionals
  • Ability to communicate with technical SMEs and non-technical stakeholders in order to drive alignment
  • Ability to do both long term thinking and short term planning
  • Alignment with Coinbase’s mission and desire to create a better world

Nice to haves:

  • You have onchain expertise
  • You have experience in building onchain monitoring technology
  • You excel in identifying machine-level, transaction-level, and business logic-level vulnerabilities in smart contracts and novel blockchains 
  • You have written/deployed security-specific tooling, such as static or dynamic analysis tools

Job ID: P53521

Pay Transparency Notice: The target annual salary for this position can range as detailed below. Full time offers from Coinbase also include target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, and vision).

Pay Range:
$252,500$252,500 CAD

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 the Know Your Rights notice here.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law. 

Coinbase is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at accommodations[at] to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  For quick access to screen reading technology compatible with this site click here to download a free compatible screen reader (free step by step tutorial can be found here).

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Benefits at Coinbase
  • Extended Health Care Benefit - (coordinates with Provincial Coverage)
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • Consult+ (Virtual Health Care)
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • Disability Coverage
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Wellness Stipend
  • Mobile/Internet Reimbursement
  • Remote-First Stipend
  • Connections Stipend
  • Learning and Development Allowance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Medical Policy - Global Traveler
  • Fertility Benefits
  • Generous Time off/Leave Policy

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