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.

Coinbase stores more digital currency than any company in the world, making us a tier 1 target on the internet. Given breaches are the number one cause of death amongst digital currency companies, security is core to our mission and has been a key competitive differentiator for us as we scale. As the Security Engineering Lead, you will be responsible for building out the Security Engineering program and team for Coinbase. You will develop and foster partnerships with key business groups to ensure that we're delivering the right tools and services to the right people at the right time.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Manage and grow the security engineering team
  • Partner with product teams on security-critical projects
  • Develop measurable metrics to show growth in capabilities
  • Promote Security within the organization
  • Project and capacity plan for your team
  • Mentor security engineers

What we look for in you:

  • Significant experience as an engineering leader managing a team of experienced engineers
  • Solid foundation in security topics such as Cryptography, Authentication/Authorization, etc
  • Deep understanding of security best practices.
  • Exceptional organizational, communication, and leadership skills

Nice to haves:

  • Proficient in a modern high level language (Python, Ruby, Node, Go, etc.)
  • Experience in securing Digital Assets.
  • Familiarity with Blockchains and Cryptography.
  • Experience with Ruby or GoLang.
  • Advanced degree (Master’s and/or PhD) in math, computer science, statistics, engineering, or similar background.

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.