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Staff Software Engineer, Fullstack (Developer - Commerce)

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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.

Coinbase Developer Platform and the Dev Portal is the destination for building and integrating web3 solutions, services, and products. We partner with other Coinbase products such as Base, Wallets-as-a-service, Staking, CB Pay, Advanced Trading, Commerce, Exchange so web3 developers can start building their onchain apps in minutes.

This role is for Coinbase Commerce, a powerful payment processing platform that enables merchants to securely accept crypto payments. With its user-friendly interface and seamless integration capabilities, Coinbase Commerce simplifies the process of incorporating digital currencies into online businesses using Shopify, WooCommerce or other platforms like Farcaster to expand their reach to a global customer base.

What you'll be doing: 

  • Lead the design, development, and maintenance of scalable, secure, and high-performance fullstack systems for Coinbase Commerce using Ruby, Go, JavaScript, TypeScript, and Solidity
  • Drive the technical vision and strategy for Coinbase Commerce, ensuring alignment with business goals and industry best practices
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and prioritize features, improvements, and integrations that drive the growth and success of Coinbase Commerce
  • Develop and optimize smart contracts using Solidity for EVM-compatible blockchains to enable seamless crypto payment processing
  • Design and implement highly interactive, responsive, and user-friendly frontend interfaces using modern frameworks like React or Angular
  • Optimize frontend and backend performance, ensuring fast transaction processing, smooth UI interactions, and efficient resource utilization
  • Architect and implement secure, reliable, and well-documented APIs for Coinbase Commerce
  • Troubleshoot and debug complex fullstack issues, ensuring platform stability, reliability, and security
  • Drive the adoption of best practices in software development, testing, and deployment, and contribute to the continuous improvement of our engineering processes
  • Provide technical guidance and support to other engineering teams, and contribute to the overall technical direction of Coinbase

What we look for in you: 

  • 8+ years of experience in software development with a strong focus on fullstack development
  • Mastery of Go, JavaScript, TypeScript, and Solidity; familiarity with Ruby is a plus
  • Deep understanding of Ethereum and EVM-compatible chains and experience with developing smart contracts
  • Proven track record of designing, developing, and shipping high-quality, scalable fullstack systems for payment processing platforms
  • Strong expertise in frontend development using modern frameworks like React or Angular, and experience with state management libraries like Redux or NgRx
  • Solid understanding of distributed systems, microservices architecture, and event-driven architectures
  • Experience with databases (PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB), caching systems (Redis, Memcached), and message queues (Kafka, RabbitMQ)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of RESTful API design principles and experience with API development, integration and authentication protocols like OAuth and JWT
  • Familiarity with AWS and expertise in containerization like Kubernetes
  • Deep understanding of web security best practices and experience with implementing secure coding practices for financial systems
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to find elegant solutions to complex challenges in the crypto payment processing domain
  • Outstanding communication, leadership, and collaboration skills, with the ability to inspire and mentor teams
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Passion for Onhain/Web3 and a deep understanding of the crypto ecosystem and its potential applications

Job #: GDFS06NA

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:
$211,650$249,000 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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