Senior Software Engineer, Reliability - Developer

May 01, 2024
Offerd Salary:$180,625—$212,500
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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.
  • We are looking for an experienced Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our internal Nodes team. The Node team is responsible for building, maintaining and scaling the internal nodes that connect Coinbase services to the blockchain. By joining this team, you will be responsible for defining, measuring and improving our Key Operational Metrics like SLOs and SLIs. You will own identifying and executing on key areas of investment to improve the overall scalability and reliability of blockchain nodes at Coinbase.

    The Node team is a core infrastructure team upon which nearly every product team at Coinbase relies on. The reliability of our services directly impacts the customer experience of nearly every product offering at Coinbase. In this role, you will have exposure to many critical teams and services, and be an integral part of Coinbase's mission to increase economic freedom throughout the world.

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

  • Improve observability, reliability and availability by defining and measuring key metrics
  • Guide decisions on engineering investment for greatest ROI
  • Build automation and improve systems to eliminate toil and operations work.
  • Collaborate with our core infrastructure team to performance tune and optimize our cloud deployments. (Think Docker, Terraform, Kubernetes, EC2, etc.)
  • Collaborate with Coinbase product teams to reduce service disruptions and automate incident response
  • Proactively find and analyze reliability problems across our business units and stack, then design and implement software to create step- function improvements.
  • Educate, mentor and hold accountable the engineering team to improve the reliability of our systems and make reliability a core value of the Coinbase engineering culture.
  • What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):

  • You have at least 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • You have a strong understanding of data structures & algorithms, especially as they pertain to performance and reliability
  • You have full-stack experience and are comfortable with configuring/building the infra that supports your code
  • You are fluent in at least one programming language such as Golang, Ruby, Python or JavaScript
  • You possess strong skills around observability, debugging and performance tuning
  • You have the ability to debug complex systems and the willingness to dive into understanding, debugging, and improving any layer of the stack
  • You have experience working with containers / container orchestration systems (Docker, ECS, EKS, etc) and monitoring tools (DataDog, Graphite, Grafana, and Prometheus)
  • You have deep knowledge of UNIX/Linux system internals such as system calls, TCP/IP and debugging tools.
  • You have strong communication skills and the ability to explain technical concepts clearly and simply
  • You have demonstrated critical thinking under pressure
  • Nice to haves:

  • Experience with AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud environment
  • Experience designing and building reliable systems capable of handling high throughput and low latency
  • Experience with observability and monitoring systems such as Kibana, Datadog, etc.
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment
  • Exposure to both NoSQL and SQL database technologies such as DynamoDB, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, AWS Aurora.
  • Familiarity with working in rapid growth environments
  • Job #: GSRE05NA

    Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range as detailed below. Full time offers from Coinbase also include target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

    Pay Range:

    $180,625—$212,500 USD

    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 Know Your Rights notices by clicking on their corresponding links. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

    Coinbase is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please complete this intake form to let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. For quick access to screen reading technology compatible with this site click here to download a free compatible screen reader (free step by step tutorial can be found here).

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