Senior Software Engineer - (Crypto Security Engineer)

Remote - USA

Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 73 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 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. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. 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.

The Crypto team is building services and protocols that shape the future of the global financial system. We enable powerful DeFi applications through innovative products and smart contracts, integrate blockchain assets and their capabilities at massive scale and speed, manage a vast network of nodes and services that support all crypto transactions at Coinbase, secure billions in funds through state of the art cryptography and security, develop platforms that encapsulate and externalize world-class crypto services, and  support cross chain interoperability through scalable bridging protocols and liquidity management. As a member of the Crypto Assurance team, you’ll be testing, developing and building a state of the art crypto security services and infrastructure to protect our most sensitive crypto services.

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

  • Build new services to meet critical product and business needs using Golang.
  • Design scalable security services and infrastructure to solve novel crypto problems 
  • Develop security features, libraries, tools and/or services to secure and protect  our wallet platform and protect our users.
  • Collaborate with our various teams in Crypto including our Cryptography Team, our MPC Engineers, Blockchain Engineers to help deliver security solutions for their infrastructures.
  • Write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of your customers.

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

  • You have at least 5 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.

Nice to haves:

  • You’ve built financial, high reliability or security systems.
  • Passionate about working with cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and smart contracts.
  • Passionate about working with state of the art cryptography, e.g. Threshold Signing, Zero-Knowledge Proofs, Verifiable Encryption, and Multi-Party Computation. 

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 Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notices by clicking on their corresponding links.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.    

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