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.

A little about the current Consumer organization: we’re a tight-knit group with experts across every engineering platform (Ruby, Go, iOS, Android, React Native). We care deeply about our tools - we’ve built out a modern React frontend, have continuous integration with multiple daily deploys, and are decomposing our rails API backend into smaller, encapsulated services. We write our mobile apps in Swift, Kotlin, and JavaScript (with React Native) and run a weekly release cycle. We invest in ever-increasing testing automation, and are focused on making our mobile and web apps easier and safer to build.

This is where you come in - we’re hiring a senior engineering leader to drive our backend platform efforts, with a primary focus on decomposing our Rails monolith into Go services. You’ll work with our technical engineering leaders to create the multi-year roadmap for making backend engineering at Coinbase a joy. To help drive this roadmap, you’ll embed with our backend product teams and listen to their customer needs, working together to accelerate their efforts. If you’re passionate about cryptocurrency, hard engineering problems, and enabling product teams to build great user experiences, this is the place to be.

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

  • Implement the multi-year strategy for backend engineering for our Consumer product (coinbase.com) with the technical leadership on your team
  • Coach your direct reports to have a positive impact on the organization and chart a fulfilling career path.
  • Be a thoughtful technical voice and support your team in making diligent architectural decisions.
  • Collaborate with engineers, designers, product managers and senior leadership to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter.
  • Work with our talent organization to source and hire amazing engineers who will expand the Coinbase culture and product.
  • Add positive energy in every meeting, and make your coworkers feel included in every interaction.
  • Contribute to owning and delivering processes drive engineering quality and meet our engineering SLAs.

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

  • At least 5 years of experience in software engineering.
  • At least 2 years of engineering management experience.
  • Comfortable managing engineers working across iOS, Android, and React Native
  • You have designed, built, and scaled production mobile applications
  • You know what high quality code — and software engineering processes — look like and know how to foster an environment that creates them.
  • You’re passionate about building an open financial system that brings the world together.

Nice to haves:

  • You’ve built financial, high reliability or security systems.
  • You’ve scaled web or mobile applications to millions of users.

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.