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Engineering Manager, TLM (Developer - Commerce)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 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 Developer Platform and the Dev Portal is the destination for building and integrating web3 solutions, services, and products. We partner with other Coinbase products such as Base, Wallets-as-a-service, Staking, CB Pay, Advanced Trading, Commerce, Exchange so web3 developers can start building their onchain apps in minutes.

This role is for Coinbase Commerce, a powerful payment processing platform that enables merchants to securely accept crypto payments. With its user-friendly interface and seamless integration capabilities, Coinbase Commerce simplifies the process of incorporating digital currencies into online businesses using Shopify, WooCommerce or other platforms like Farcaster to expand their reach to a global customer base.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead, manage, and mentor a team of talented, fullstack engineers, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders, including product managers, designers, and business leaders, to define and execute the technical vision and roadmap for Coinbase Commerce
  • Drive the adoption of engineering best practices, including Agile methodologies, test-driven development and rapid continuous integration/continuous deployment
  • Ensure the scalability, security, reliability of the Coinbase Commerce platform and work closely with the team to optimize performance and address technical challenges
  • Provide technical guidance and support to the team and facilitate technical discussions and decision-making processes
  • Contribute to the architectural design and development of key components and services for Coinbase Commerce by leveraging your crypto-native expertise and hands-on coding skills
  • Writing code, review pull requests, provide constructive feedback, and maintain high code quality standards, leading by example as an engineer at heart
  • Collaborate with other engineering leaders to align team goals and priorities with the broader organizational objectives
  • Drive the recruitment and hiring process for the Coinbase Commerce engineering team, actively seeking out crypto-native talent and individuals with a startup mindset
  • Manage the team's budget, resources, and capacity planning, and ensure the efficient allocation of resources to meet project deadlines and business goals
  • Monitor and report on key metrics and performance indicators, and use data-driven insights to continuously improve the team's processes and outcomes
  • Serve as a technical spokesperson for Coinbase Commerce, and represent the team in company-wide initiatives and external events in the crypto community

What we look for in you:

  • 8+ years of experience in software engineering, with at least 3+ years of experience in engineering management
  • Strong technical background in fullstack development, with expertise in languages such as Ruby, Go, JavaScript, and TypeScript
  • Hands-on coding experience and the ability to contribute to the codebase, review pull requests, and provide technical guidance to the team
  • Experience in building and scaling high-performance, secure, and reliable payment processing systems in a crypto-native environment
  • Deep understanding of Ethereum and EVM-compatible chains, and hands-on experience with smart contract development using Solidity
  • Proven track record of leading and managing high-performing engineering teams in a fast-paced, agile, and crypto-focused startup environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire, motivate, and mentor team members in the dynamic crypto landscape
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a focus on driving results and delivering value to the business and the broader crypto community
  • Experience with Agile methodologies, such as Scrum or Kanban, and a commitment to continuous improvement and learning
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms (AWS) and experience with containerization like Kubernetes
  • Deep understanding of web security best practices and experience with implementing secure coding practices for financial systems in the crypto space
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Passion for Onchain/ Web3 and a deep understanding of the crypto ecosystem and its potential application

Job #: GDEM06NA

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:
$201,450$237,000 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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