Site Reliability Engineer - Client Platform



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

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.

Coinbase is hiring! We are looking for a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to join the IT Operations Corporate Engineering team to build and maintain the tooling to secure and manage our fleet across multiple platforms (macOS, ChromeOS, Windows) and across various hardware types (laptop, desktop, mobile). A successful candidate will have demonstrated previous success in similar role(s) in rapidly growing, security-first environments. The right person is passionate about infrastructure as code and managing a diverse fleet leveraging open source solutions.

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

  • Partner across Coinbase to build and maintain performant, reliable, and secure system architectures to support a diverse fleet of macOS, iOS, Windows, ChromeOS and Android clients
  • Provide client platform engineering and DevOps tooling subject matter expertise to adjacent IT, Security, and Engineering teams
  • Bolster monitoring/observability across corporate endpoint management systems
  • Own documentation across system lifecycle
  • Maintain CI/CD pipelines for integrating changes and deploying to production in progressively tested environments
  • Deliver configurations and maintain state using configuration management tools
  • Facilitate incident response, conduct root cause analysis and blameless retrospectives
  • Support data-driven policy by shipping and querying streams of fleet data

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

  • 2+ years of experience managing enterprise fleets at scale
  • Relevant experience in configuring and implementing modern open source endpoint management tooling such as: Puppet, Munki, Autopkg, NanoMDM/MicroMDM, Crypt
  • Experience with macOS & Windows endpoint administration, including: installing, upgrading, and monitoring software and hardware, maintaining client OS and MDM (Mobile Device Management) software administration
  • Familiarity with security tooling such as: zero trust networking, device encryption & key escrow, anti-malware tooling, PKI, patch management, and application allow/deny-listing
  • Experience configuring and implementing modern IaC tooling such as Terraform and Ansible
  • Fluency in a modern programming language (Golang, Python, Ruby, etc.)
  • Experience using and managing AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud environment with IaC
  • Understanding of CI/CD workflows, automation frameworks, and best practices
  • Clear communication—demonstrate ability to explain technical concepts simply
  • Self starter—possess a continuous learning mindset
  • Demonstrate critical thinking under pressure

Nice to haves:

  • You participate and contribute to open-source projects

ID: P1370789

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:
$140,250$165,000 USD

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