Engineering Manager, Vulnerability Management



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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.

Coinbase Infrastructure Security is seeking a leader to build systems and integrations that support the prevention, identification, tracking, reporting, and remediation of vulnerabilities. As the engineering manager of Vulnerability Management (VM), you will lead a team of software engineers who partner with program owners, technical subject matter experts, and cross-functional partners to deliver services and security controls that ensure the safety of Coinbase software and infrastructure. We deliver a delightful experience to Coinbase developers by prioritizing safe defaults, automated detection and remediation, and highly relevant and contextual findings. Your impact is quantified through measurable risk reduction that minimizes unnecessary friction and toil.

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

  • Build and operate services and system integrations that scan, track, and report vulnerabilities to Coinbase developers.
  • Partner with engineering leaders on cross-functional initiatives to improve the safety of Coinbase infrastructure and development platforms.
  • Coach your direct reports to have a positive impact on the organization and chart a fulfilling career path. Set clear targets and objectives, and establish KPIs for the team
  • Collaborate with engineers, managers, and program managers to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter
  • Be a thoughtful technical voice and support your team in making diligent architectural and operational decisions
  • Work with our talent organization to source and hire amazing engineers who will expand the Coinbase culture and product

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

  • At least 7 years of experience in software engineering.
  • At least 2 years of experience in security engineering, security architecture, or application security.
  • At least 2 years of engineering management experience.
  • You possess a strong understanding of what constitutes high-quality code and effective software engineering processes, creating an environment that fosters these principles.
  • An execution-focused mindset, capable of navigating through ambiguity and delivering results.
  • An ability to balance long-term strategic thinking with short-term planning.
  • Experience in creating, delivering, and operating distributed systems at scale.
  • You can be hands-on when needed – whether that’s writing/reviewing code or technical documents, participating in on-call rotations and leading incidents, or triaging/troubleshooting bugs.
  • Your passion for building an open financial system that brings the world together drives you to excel in this role.

Nice to haves:

  • You have designed, built, scaled and maintained production services and integrations for vulnerability risk reduction, including scanners, issue management platforms, and/or secure CI/CD infrastructure.
  • You have worked with Golang, Docker, and AWS or GCP.

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:
$211,650$249,000 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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