Senior Backend Engineer, Payments

San Francisco • $160k - $210k




Role Location

  • San Francisco


$160k - $210k


501+ people


1 Front St Ste 3100
San Francisco, CA, 94111-5360, US

Tech Stack

  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL
  • MongoDB
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • React
  • bitcoin
  • Swift
  • Node.js
  • Litecoin
  • Ethereum
  • Go
  • Sinatra
  • Docker
  • Python
  • Django

Role Description

Senior Backend Engineer - Payments (Crypto)

Our vision is to bring more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity to the world by building an open financial system. Our first step on that journey is making digital currency accessible and approachable for everyone.

Adding crypto assets and digital currencies for transacting safely is core to executing on our vision and building our brand of trust. The Crypto Payments team builds shared infrastructure to make Blockchains and Crypto assets available for investing on Coinbase and our other business units. We take on hard engineering problems in cryptography, security, blockchain technology and distributed systems, with a focus on building high reliability services for product teams.

On crypto payments, you will be tasked with helping Coinbase expand to new crypto assets. You’ll work closely with product, infrastructure, fraud and security teams to add new cryptocurrencies to our platform. You will also be responsible for designing, building and maintaining scalable software systems used by over 9 million customers use to send and receive cryptocurrencies.

A little about our team: We take continuous learning to heart. We often dive into computational, financial and economic theory to better understand the engineering problems we face. We also make sure that we have the best tools for the job - we are thoughtful about code quality, testing and architecture, we push code to production confidently multiple times a day, work primarily on microservices and have great monitoring, alerting and debugging tools for production. We also value positive energy, and clear communication and are committed to building an inclusive environment for people from every background.

Responsibilities: -Design secure and highly reliable services to integrate with blockchains and add new cryptocurrency assets to Coinbase, Pro, Prime, Custody and all other business units. -Write infrastructural services that provide secure storage, accounting and transactional services to help our customers transfer assets safely. -Work with engineers, product managers and senior leadership to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter. -Add positive energy in every meeting, and make your coworkers feel included in every interaction.

Requirements: -You have at least 4 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 have experience with Blockchains (such as Bitcoin, Ethereum etc..) -You’ve worked with Golang, Ruby, Docker, Sinatra, Rails, Postgres, MongoDB or Redshift. -You’ve built financial, high reliability or security systems.

About Coinbase

Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum and Litecoin. Bitcoin is the world's most widely used alternative currency with a total market cap of approximately $10 billion.

Our vision is to bring more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity to the world by building an open global financial system. Our first step on that journey is making digital currency accessible and approachable for everyone.

Two principles guide our efforts. First, be the most trusted company in our domain. Second, create user-focused products that are easier and more delightful to use.

Coinbase Mission

Our mission is to create an open financial system for the world. An open financial system is one that is not controlled by any one country or company (just like the internet did for distributing information). We think this is the highest leverage way to bring about more economic freedom, innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity in the world. We have a ten year plan to get there.

Imagine if every payment in the world was as fast, cheap, and global as sending an email. Imagine if anyone who had an idea for a product could have customers all over the world from day one. Imagine if anyone with a smartphone had access to the the same financial services we enjoy in the developed world.

An open financial system can be a great equalizer and lift billions out of poverty while accelerating the pace of innovation around the world. This is the best way we know to change the world.

Company Culture

Our culture is best described through the values that every employee at Coinbase embodies:

CLEAR COMMUNICATION We share information efficiently, improving collaboration and productivity. We’re succinct, candid, and kind. We practice active listening. We talk to people directly about issues, instead of concealing or choosing gossip.

POSITIVE ENERGY We’re optimistic about the future and determined to get there. We co-create solutions instead of choosing blame and criticism. We create moments of play at work. We take care of each other and help each other grow.

CONTINUOUS LEARNING We view every situation as an opportunity to learn (especially when the going gets tough). We’re more interested in learning than being right. We value giving and receiving regular feedback. We learn from and mentor those around us.

EFFICIENT EXECUTION We complete high quality work quickly by working smarter, not harder. We value completing tasks, instead of just talking about them. We prefer automation over manual work. We prioritize, focusing on the 20% that will get us 80% of the impact.

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