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Senior Site Reliability Engineer, IT Solutions Engineering



Software Engineering, IT
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2023

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 looking for an experienced Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join the IT Operations Solutions Engineering team, driving Coinbase towards an automated IT experience as well as administering cloud-based IT systems and tools. A successful candidate will have demonstrated previous success in similar role(s) in rapidly growing, security-first, environments. The right person is passionate about automation, scripting, and problem solving.. Willingness to “roll up their sleeves” while simultaneously planning for scale is critical to success with this role!

What you'll be doing:

  • Partner across Coinbase to design and implement reliable automated workflows as well as self-served resources.
  • Design and implement complex automations across multiple systems to address our rapidly growing global remote workforce
  • Mentor and develop team members
  • Own documentation across system lifecycle
  • Facilitate incident response, conduct root cause analysis and blameless retrospectives
  • Define metrics and design/implement automation opportunities based on monitoring/observability

What we look for in you:

  • 5+ years of experience
  • Domain expertise with the following: Okta, Google Workspace, Slack
  • Fluency in Golang, Python, or Ruby
  • Strong experience with using IaC on AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud environment
  • Proficiency with version control using CI/CD (Git)
  • Clear communication--demonstrate ability to explain technical concepts simply
  • Self starter; possess a continuous learning mindset
  • Demonstrate critical thinking under pressure

Nice to haves:

  • You are a thought leader in the industry and contribute to open-source projects

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range from $162,350 to $191,000 + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

Position ID: 1100-1

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 Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Know Your Rights notices by clicking on their corresponding links. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

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