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Blockchain Security Engineer

Coinbase

Coinbase

Other Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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.

Security breaches are the number one cause of bankruptcy amongst digital currency companies. Security is core to our mission and has been a key competitive differentiator for us as we scale.

As a Blockchain Security Engineer on the Secure Design team, you will work closely with engineers, technical product managers and senior leadership on designing secure products from the ground up. You will be responsible for performing secure design reviews, threat modeling, vendor reviews and secure code reviews for upcoming Coinbase products or features that will be used by millions of customers. You will have an opportunity to work on the latest technology and provide leadership visibility of the current risk posture. You’ll also have an opportunity to pitch, lead and participate in cross-functional initiatives that uplevel the security of all Coinbase products and services.

What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties)

  • Perform design reviews, threat modeling and code reviews of upcoming features and products.
  • Identify top product risk areas and lead risk-reduction initiatives with cross-functional teams.
  • Improve and/or automate existing processes to increase efficiency.
  • Participate in the team on-call rotation to support engineering teams through timely design consultations, vulnerability analysis, bug fix verification, etc.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science
  • Expertise in Application Security and fundamental knowledge of cryptography
  • 1+ years of threat modeling/design review experience
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to translate technical security requirements and risks into terms that anyone can understand.
  • Ability to work independently and unblock yourself.

Nice to haves:

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or related field.
  • Experience in at least one of: Go, Ruby or Python.
  • Experience automating manual processes or carrying out process improvements.
  • Experience in Blockchain Security.

Job #: P58771

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:
$147,900$174,000 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 the Know Your Rights notice here. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

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