Senior Backend Engineer, Payments

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Our vision is to bring innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity to the world by building an open financial system. Our first step on that journey is making digital currency accessible and approachable for everyone. Two principles guide our efforts. First, be the most trusted company in our domain. Second, create user-focused products that are easy and delightful to use.

Moving and transacting financial assets safely is core to executing on our vision and building our brand of trust. The Payments team builds shared infrastructure for Coinbase and Coinbase Pro to securely store and trade billion dollars of assets. We take on hard engineering problems in cryptography, security, blockchain technology and distributed systems, with a focus on building highly reliable services for product teams.

On Payments, you will be tasked with helping Coinbase and Coinbase Pro expand to new markets and assets. You’ll work closely with product, infrastructure, fraud and security teams to add new cryptocurrencies and payment rails to our platform, and to help expand to new countries around the globe. You will also be responsible for designing, building and maintaining scalable software systems used by over 20 million customers to trade cryptocurrencies.

A little about our team: we take continuous learning to heart. We make sure that we have the best tools for the job - we are thoughtful about code quality, testing and architecture, we push code to production confidently multiple times a day, work primarily on microservices and have great monitoring, alerting and debugging tools for production. We also value positive energy, and clear communication and are committed to building an inclusive environment for people from every background.

Responsibilities

  • Design and build reliable services to help Coinbase access blockchain infrastructure, as well as traditional payment networks across the world.
  • Write highly reliable software that provides accounting and transactional services to help our customers trade crypto assets safely.
  • Work with engineers, product managers and senior leadership to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter.
  • Add positive energy in every meeting, and make your coworkers feel included in every interaction.

Requirements

  • You have at least 4 years of experience in software engineering.
  • You’ve designed, built, scaled and maintained critical production services.
  • You write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of your customers.
  • You are passionate about building an open financial system that brings the world together and recognize that the first step in doing that is bridging the Finance 1.0 world with the Finance 2.0 (our) world

Nice to Haves

  • You have experience working with Golang, Ruby, Docker, Rails, Postgres, MongoDB, AWS.
  • You have experience building financial infrastructure and applications.

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Coinbase does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.  Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.

Benefits at Coinbase
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance covered at 100% for employees and 80% for dependents
  • HSA plan with company seed
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • $260 monthly Commuter Benefit
  • Monthly Gym Benefit
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Fertility Counseling and Benefits
  • Career Development stipend
  • 18 week Paid Parental Leave
  • Meals and Snacks
  • The option of getting paid in cryptocurrency
  • 7 year post termination option exercise window (for employees who stay 2 years or more) vs. the industry standard 90 days

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