Senior Software Engineer, Developer Productivity

Company: Coinbase

Location: New York, NY, USA

Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy, and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Read more about our values and culture here.

The Developer Productivity team helps Coinbase engineers realize this vision by enabling them to design, develop and deploy software quickly, reliably and securely. We consider the engineering teams as our customers and work closely with them throughout our development process. We proactively seek out and adopt best practices from the industry and make strategic investments to automate interactions and push responsibility to vendors for undifferentiated tools. Our biggest challenge is to serve a high-velocity engineering organization well during a period of high growth and ambitious goals.

We’re a team of engineers based in SF and London and looking for the next team members to join our growing team!

What You’ll Be Doing

Develop our CI/CD pipeline to serve a wide range of architectural patterns, from EC2 to Serverless

Manage, develop and improve service-to-service communication protocols

Develop paved roads that standardize common programming patterns across our engineering organization

Build and maintain package management tools

Make our serverless tooling enterprise-level:

https://blog.coinbase.com/benchmarking-aws-lambda-ca3cfb3c25cd

Bridge the gap between several technologies we’d like to adopt, such as gRPC and AWS Lambda:

https://blog.coinbase.com/grpc-to-aws-lambda-is-it-possible-4b29a9171d7f


What We Look For In You

You exhibit our core values: clear communication, positive energy, continuous learning, and efficient execution

You have at least 5 years of experience in software engineering

You know what high quality code — and software engineering processes — look like and know how to foster an environment that creates them

You are fluent in at least one programming language such as Go, Ruby or JavaScript

You have built systems on public cloud providers such as AWS, GCP or Azure

You’re passionate about building an open financial system for the world

Nice To Haves

You are familiar with service oriented architectures at scale and understand the tradeoffs between different architectural approaches

You are familiar with popular application frameworks such as React or Ruby on Rails

You’ve built systems with financial or security constraints

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. 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.





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