Staff Software Engineer - Security Engineering

Remote - USA

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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.

At Coinbase, maintaining a high security bar earns us the trust of millions of customers. They choose to buy, sell and store billions of dollars worth of digital assets in our products. As a Software Engineer on the security tools teams, you’ll build automation that reduces the security friction that comes with maintaining a high security bar. 

The Security Tools team works closely with our customers (engineering and security teams) to automate security controls and security workflows, and to develop risk discovery tooling. You’ll balance the role of being an individual contributor while anchoring new projects.

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

  • Design and develop tools to automate security controls and security workflows
  • Maintain the development of our open source security orchestration tool, Salus
  • Continuously improve existing security tooling to adapt to our internal infrastructure
  • Accelerate engineering and security velocity by implementing against security controls and security workflows across our engineering organization
  • Build and design risk discovery tooling leveraging our polyglot services and infrastructure

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

  • You exhibit our core values: clear communication, positive energy, continuous learning, and efficient execution
  • You know what high quality code and software engineering processes look like and how to foster an environment that creates them
  • You are an expert in at least one programming language such as Go, Ruby, or Javascript
  • You are passionate about building an open financial system for the world
  • You built systems, automation and tooling on cloud services
  • Design tools that solve problems in simple and scalable ways 

Nice to haves:

  • You are familiar with integrating security automation within service oriented architectures at scale
  • You are familiar with event-driven architecture and understand when it’s the right solution
  • You enjoy building tooling that solves security problems
  • Experience working in a high security and/or highly regulated industry


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