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Senior Blockchain Engineer - Platform (Nodes)

Coinbase

Coinbase

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, February 15, 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 looking for an experienced, Senior Blockchain Engineer to join the Nodes team within the Platform Product Group. Our product group is responsible for building and maintaining the platforms critical to the existence of Coinbase, and our mission is to build a trusted, scalable and compliant platform to operate with speed, efficiency and quality. As a Senior Blockchain Engineer on the Nodes team, you will take the role of providing blockchain expertise to our engineering team, collaborating with asset issuers, identifying technical risks, tracking protocol roadmaps, and acting as the overall blockchain SME responsible for some of Coinbase’s most critical systems.

You will work with engineering teams to set feature and upgrade roadmaps, improve observability, create automation to enhance operational posture, and work with other key service teams to ensure a seamless customer experience for all users accessing the blockchain.

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

  • Work closely with Asset Issuers and represent Coinbase and our engineering interests
  • Identify areas of opportunities in our blockchain operations, including automation initiatives or process improvements
  • Track protocol changes and roadmaps, and coherently communicate key details to senior leadership and downstream partners
  • Mentor and train other team members on protocol fundamentals
  • Facilitate incident response and conduct root cause analysis
  • Automate operational tasks
  • Help partners implement protocols in their system, and ensure breaking changes are proactively identified and implemented prior to hardforks

What we look for in you:

  • A Passion for Crypto and Blockchain
  • Deep hands-on experience with at least one major blockchain protocol
  • You have at least 5 years of combined experience in backend software or infrastructure
  • You’ve experienced architecting and developing solutions to ambiguous problems with significant impact
  • Strong skills around observability, debugging and performance tuning
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain technical concepts clearly and simply
  • Strong interpersonal skills working with Engineers from junior to principal levels
  • Demonstrated critical thinking under pressure
  • A willingness to dive into understanding, debugging, and improving any layer of the stack

Nice to haves:

  • Familiarity with working in rapid growth environments
  • Experience in Ruby, Go, and Terraform
  • Experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud environment
  • Experience designing and building reliable systems
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment

Job #: GBLE05NA

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:
$180,625$212,500 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.

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