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Senior Software Engineer, Blockchain - Platform

Coinbase

Coinbase

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 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.

The mission of the Platform Product Group engineers is to build a trusted, scalable and compliant platform to operate with speed, efficiency and quality. Our teams build and maintain the platforms critical to the existence of Coinbase. There are many teams that make up this group which include Product Foundations (i.e. Identity, Payment, Risk, Proofing & Regulatory, Finhub), Machine Learning, Customer Experience, and Infrastructure.

What you'll be doing:

  • Work to support new and existing blockchain networks on our platform. This means containerizing, YAML templating, and otherwise writing code that facilitates different networks running on our Kubernetes based platform every day
  • Onboard protocols with complex topology onto our platform with full nodes & archival support and perming all necessary machine fitting
  • Build reporting features for protocols that allow the end user to query aggregate validator activity for any time period
  • Research complex topics around specific blockchain networks including consensus algorithms, economic models, and node/network topologies.
  • Contribute to blockchain network and node production support discussions. We are looking for a strong technical leader that can help drive and own support for multiple networks.
  • Participate in the overall blockchain network community. Join third party discussions and become a contributor to the development of new and existing networks.
  • Contribute to our CI/CD pipelines, integration and performance testing that help to automate the deployment of blockchain network infrastructure
  • Incorporate monitoring, alerting, and observability to support our customers blockchain networks in production that allow us to maintain the highest standards of health, reliability and uptime.
  • Participate in on call rotations and when necessary facilitate incident response, triaging and mitigation steps
  • Develop systems to prevent regressions for a major feature or system (e.g. GBS sync stalling or falling behind to the point where they’d impact recovery time)
  • Make sure that the team's protocols are performing at or above the network average and initiative proactive machine fitting to identify and improve performance bottlenecks
  • Support our Customer Success (CX) and Customer Advocacy (CA) teams to improve the experience of customers interacting with our blockchain networks via knowledge sharing, documentation improvements, etc.

What we look for in you:

  • 3-5+ years of infrastructure or back-end engineering experience
  • Strong technical design ability, informed by broad experience across multiple domains/specialties
  • Leadership experience in building and maintaining large-scale distributed systems in production
  • Self-motivated and with a proven track record of shipping quality products
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to use qualitative and quantitative data to inform decision making
  • Strong desire to build something meaningful in a groundbreaking, entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Nice to haves:

  • While a degree in CS is nice, you don't need one--or any other kind of degree--to work here. Some of the best people come from non-traditional backgrounds and disciplines, and we’re dedicated to supporting our employees’ education and growth.
  • Familiarity with any of the primary tech stacks we work with: Go, Kubernetes, Helm, Docker, Terraform and AWS/GCP.

Job #: GPBLE05NA

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range from $[Zone 3 Pay] to $[Zone 1 Pay] + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

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$212,000 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.

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