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Network Engineer, IT Ops Engineering

Coinbase

Coinbase

IT, Operations
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

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 searching for a network engineer with strong enterprise experience to help the IT Ops organization raise the bar on quality and user experience. You will partner closely with our infrastructure and system engineering teams to bring more visibility and automation to our global networks, which include Wifi, LAN, WAN, firewalls, VPN gateways, and cloud services.

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

  • Lead networking initiatives at Coinbase, including setting standards for deployments and vendors, building scaling efficiency and improving observability.
  • Design and implement automation to streamline deployment and support workflows.
  • Improve the engineering maturity in the networking space by revising and updating policies, procedures and documentation.
  • Participate in on-call to support the Coinbase production networks, firewalls and VPN gateways.
  • Own the networks performance in an operational environment with strict SLAs, and incident response and disaster recovery strategies
  • Lead incident response, conduct root cause analysis and blameless retrospectives with defined action items designed to avoid repeat occurrences.
  • Define metrics and discover automation opportunities based on monitoring/observability.
  • Partner with Security and Infrastructure teams to deliver secure and reliable connectivity solutions.
  • Build a technological roadmap based on our three year vision, including support for rapid scaling and improved user experience.
  • Create innovative approaches to existing and future challenges. Have a bold and inspiring vision.
  • Mentor and coach team members

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

  • Strong experience with LAN and WAN concepts and configuration, including, switching, routing, firewalls and advanced VPC concepts
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Proven success implementing, monitoring, and supporting production networks.
  • Hands-on troubleshooting and problem solving experience.
  • Deep experience building, configuring, and templatizing office networks, firewalls, and VPN gateways.
  • Mastery of common network maintenance tools, and experience automating network maintenance tasks.
  • Experience developing secure solutions in partnership with security stakeholders in a highly regulated, security-first environment.
  • Proficiency in at least one object oriented language (Go, Python, etc.)
  • Understands wireless network fundamentals, has supported and optimized wireless networks in the past.
  • Experience with AWS and other cloud providers.
  • Strong history working with circuits and telco providers- both provisioning/installing and supporting.
  • Demonstrated success running time bound, cross-functional projects.
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely.

Nice to haves:

  • Expertise automating EC2 or containers deployment with terraform
  • Strong network security fundamentals
  • Experience with Software-Defined-Networking (SDN)
  • Experience with Splunk and/or DataDog
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment
  • Experience in a fast-paced, high-growth company
  • Experience in a Remote-first IT environment

ID: P55607

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:
$162,350$191,000 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 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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