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Engineering Manager - Institutional Products

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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.

The Institutional Product Group engineers create and maintain a suite of products catering to institutional customers of all sizes from Hedge Funds (Coinbase Prime) to experienced individual traders (Coinbase Advanced Trade) and everything in between. Additional Products include Prime - Custody Only, Commerce and Exchange. Whether the customer needs are trading, staking, governance, custody or API integrations, Coinbase Institutional has them covered. 

Our team is building the operating system for businesses to operate in Web3.  Businesses need the necessary enterprise tooling to operate in Web3 and embrace this paradigm shift.  Web2 introduced a stack of web apps used by businesses: Salesforce, Slack, Gmail, Accounting software… to facilitate exchange of data & information.  They need a new stack of tools to operate in web3.  We are building the only fully integrated solution that makes it simple & secure to get started in Web3.  The team is a tightly knit group of highly talented and motivated engineers that work together in a collaborative environment to solve some of the toughest problems in this space.   

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

  • Leading a team of 5-6 engineers
  • Establishing team mechanisms and norms for effective and efficient execution
  • Collaborating with cross functional partners on the product and operational strategies
  • Coordinating with QA to triage incoming issues
  • Monitoring and triaging issues with our downstream partners
  • Establishing operating metrics and keeping them met
  • Owning product surface areas and features on:
    • UX on Mobile, Web, and Chrome Extension
    • Transaction scanning and simulation
    • Coordinating with security for client vulnerability assessment, threat modeling
    • Access and auth controls
    • Establishing and monitoring critical user journeys
    • Coordinating with Coinbase Wallet to coordinate features between products
    • Implementation across mobile surface areas of new or changing APIs
    • Testing, informing both manual eng or QA testing as well as automated e2e, integration, unit testing strategies
    • Client error monitoring

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

  • Ability to build, motivate, and mentor a team of passionate engineers
  • History of managing front-end centric teams/products
  • Experience managing a product roadmap
  • You recognize and leverage the strengths of your employees and challenge them to continue to grow
  • Ability to dive into technical architecture details, challenging the team when required and identifying opportunities to raise the engineering bar
  • Build relationships with engineering and cross-functional partners
  • Ability to influence without direct authority

Nice to haves:

  • Managing backend centric/fullstack teams/products
  • Hands on experience in technical architecture
  • Experience with highly distributed systems built for scale in cloud centric environments
  • Experience with Apple Store and/or Chrome Store build and release processes


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:
$201,450$237,000 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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