Systems Security Engineer



Singapore · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 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.

At the forefront of safeguarding digital assets in the financial landscape, Coinbase is a global leader in managing an unprecedented volume of digital currency, making us a prime target in the cybersecurity realm. Acknowledging that security breaches pose a critical threat within the digital currency sector, our commitment to fortifying security measures remains intrinsic to our mission and pivotal in our competitive edge. As a Security Engineer, you will assume a pivotal role in orchestrating and leading our security team, ensuring the continuous safety and protection of our digital assets. You will partner with cross functional business units to ensure they deliver tools and services that align with our mission to bolster our security infrastructure.

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

  • Design, develop and integrate secure hardware and software solutions to generate digital material
  • Define & contribute to security requirements for hardware and software design
  • Drive and perform hands-on operations within a highly secure environment to generate & manage digital material
  • Design, development, and deployment of robust security architectures and strategies to fortify systems and networks against cyber threats.
  • Conducting comprehensive risk assessments, threat modeling, and vulnerability analyses to proactively identify and address potential security loopholes.
  • Optimize security protocols, ensuring compliance with industry standards, regulatory requirements, and best practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate security features into the entire development lifecycle of products and services.
  • Oversee the implementation of security solutions, including encryption, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and access controls.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance security processes and response capabilities, staying ahead of emerging threats.
  • Build new services to meet critical product and business needs using Python, Golang.
  • Design scalable systems to solve novel problems with modern cloud technology and industry best practices.
  • Articulate a long term vision for maintaining and scaling our backend systems and the teams running them.
  • Work with engineers, designers, product managers and senior leadership to turn our product and technical vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter.

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

  • Strong knowledge of cryptography and public key infrastructure (PKI)
  • Strong knowledge of compliance standards, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices in cybersecurity.
  • Extensive experience in engineering roles with a focus on cybersecurity, systems security, or network security.
  • Extensive expertise in designing and implementing robust security architectures and protocols.
  • Demonstrated leadership in conducting risk assessments, threat modeling, and vulnerability analyses.
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams to embed security into the development lifecycle.
  • Proficiency in creating, managing and optimizing security technologies and tools.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills to inspire and guide a team toward security excellence.
  • Proficiency in one or more coding language
  • Experience with Python, Golang, Ruby, Docker, Rails, Postgres, MongoDB or DynamoDB.
  • You’ve built financial, high reliability or security systems.
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, UDP or similar networking protocols. Experience with network design of complex distributed systems

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working with Cross Domain Guard/Cross Domain Solution and HSMs
  • Experience working in a high security and/or highly regulated industry.
  • Experience in securing Digital Assets
  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • You have gone through a rapid growth in your company (from startup to mid-size).
  • You have experience with Blockchain technology (such as Bitcoin, Ethereum etc..)


Pay Transparency Notice: 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, and vision).

Pay Range:
$139,500$139,500 SGD

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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