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Senior Software Engineer, Infrastructure - Platform

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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.

We are currently looking to hire Senior Software Engineers  to join our Compute, Routing, and Observability teams at Coinbase.  All of these teams sit within our Infrastructure org.  The Infrastructure org supports the systems, services, and tooling at the foundation of Coinbase’s mission to increase economic freedom. We enable Coinbase engineers to design, develop, and operate services quickly, safely, securely and reliably. Infrastructure teams build and maintain the platforms critical to the existence of Coinbase.

The Infrastructure org is a part of the Platform Product Group. The Platform Product Group’s mission is to build a trusted, scalable, and compliant platform to maximize velocity, efficiency and quality. They build the foundations that can be used by mulitple products and teams at Coinbase so that users can have a consistent and high-quality experience. 

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

  • Build tooling and automation to make management of our Kubernetes clusters easy and reliable.
  • Build tooling and automation to improve the developer experience of working with Kubernetes for all developers.
  • Operationalize our Kubernetes platform so that it continues to be automated and self-healing to prevent unnecessary oncall burden.
  • Develop net-new Kubernetes-related capabilities for service owners at Coinbase (e.g. one off jobs, cron, deployment strategies, support for EFS, automated right sizing).
  • Support our customers as they operate critical services for Coinbase in Kubernetes.
  • Design and implement foundational infrastructure components used by every engineering team in production (e.g. dynamic configuration, secrets storage, container orchestration, etc)
  • Write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of your customers.
  • Articulate a long term vision for maintaining and scaling our infrastructure.
  • Manage individual projects priorities, deadlines and deliverables with your technical expertise
  • Work with engineers, designers, product managers and senior leadership to turn our product and technical vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter.

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

  • You have at least 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • You are fluent in at least one programming language such as Golang, Ruby, Python or JavaScript
  • You have designed, built, scaled and maintained production services.
  • You have built systems on public cloud providers such as AWS, GCP or Azure
  • You write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of your customers.

Nice to haves:

  • You have gone through a rapid growth in your company (from 10 to 100s of engineers)
  • You’ve built financial, high reliability or security systems
  • Observability: You have exposure to both NoSQL and SQL database technologies such as DynamoDB, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, AWS Aurora.
  • Observability: You have experience working with containers / container orchestration systems (Docker, ECS, EKS, etc) and monitoring tools (DataDog, Graphite, Grafana, and Prometheus)
  • Observability: You have deep knowledge of UNIX/Linux system internals such as system calls, TCP/IP and debugging tools.
  • Routing: You have proficiency working with various low-level networking primitives and concepts, such as TCP, HTTP, TLS, and DNS.
  • Routing You have demonstrated experience operating critical, high-traffic infrastructure, including proficiency with monitor (via golden signals and service-specific metrics, logs, and traces), unix network debugging, scaling, and proactively addressing performance and reliability concerns.
  • Routing: You have familiarity with modern authentication schemes such as OAuth, JWTs, or cookies.

Job #: GPIN05NA


Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, 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, vision and 401(k)).
Pay Range:
$180,625$212,000 USD

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
  • Medical Plan, Dental and Vision Plan with generous employee contributions
  • Health Savings Account with company contributions each pay period
  • Disability and Life Insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Wellness Stipend
  • Mobile/Internet Reimbursement
  • Remote-First Stipend
  • Connections Stipend
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Fertility Counseling and Benefits
  • 18 weeks paid Parental Leave
  • The option of getting paid in digital currency

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