Software Engineer, Backend -Consumer
Published on April 05, 2023
Coinbase is the easiest place to buy and sell crypto. We are building the cryptoeconomy – a more fair, accessible, efficient, and transparent financial system enabled by crypto. We started in 2012 with the radical idea that anyone, anywhere, should be able to easily and securely send and receive Bitcoin. Today, we offer a trusted and easy-to-use platform for accessing the broader cryptoeconomy.
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 International Team in Coinbase is tasked with expanding the presence and reach of Coinbase products to countries across the globe. We enable easy access to fiat payment rails and ensure a smooth and delightful onboarding experience that meets our high bar on regulatory compliance to customers in countries where Coinbase is not currently present.
Once the foundational work for giving users access to crypto is completed, we will then start building products that make sense in the context of the particular country/region.
You will join the Trade Readiness team within the International org, which will work across engineering platforms that are critical for expanding Coinbase across the globe. Your core set of priorities in support of our mission first culture will include:
- Going deep in key countries
- Going broad in other countries
- Innovating with region specific use-cases (e.g. GameFi in SE Asia / SME DeFi financing in India etc.)
- Enabling and scaling Derivatives trading and other emerging instruments across the globe
Coinbase is seeking experienced backend engineers to join the team to build out the next generation of crypto-forward products and features. You will solve unique, large scale, highly complex technical problems, bridging the constraints posed by web-scale applications and blockchain technology. You will help the Coinbase group build the next generation of systems to make digital assets and blockchain cryptocurrency accessible across the globe, operating real-time applications with high frequency, low latency updates, and managing the most secure, dockerized infrastructure running in the cloud.
What you'll be doing:
● Provide support to Coinbase group companies by building new services to meet critical product and business needs using Golang.
● Design scalable systems to solve novel problems with modern cloud technology and industry best practices.
● Write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of the Coinbase customers. What we look for in you:
● You have at least 2 years of experience in software engineering.
● You’ve designed, built, scaled and maintained production services, and know how to compose a service oriented architecture.
● You write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of your customers.
● You’re passionate about building an open financial system that brings the world together.
● Must be able to read, write and speak in English.
Nice to haves:
● You have gone through a rapid growth in your company (from startup to mid-size).
● Experience with growth experiments or A/B testing frameworks. ● You have experience with Blockchain technology (such as Bitcoin, Ethereum etc..)
● You have experience decomposing a large monolith into microservices.
● You’ve worked with Golang, Ruby, Docker, Rails, Postgres, MongoDB or DynamoDB.
● You’ve built financial, high reliability or security systems.
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