Coinbase is hiring a

Security Software Engineer, Custody

New York, United States

Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy, and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Read more about our values and culture here.

Coinbase stores more digital currency than any company in the world, making us a tier 1 target on the internet. Given breaches are the number one cause of death amongst digital currency companies, security is core to our mission and has been a key competitive differentiator for us as we scale. As a Security Engineer, you will be responsible for building the security controls leveraged by Coinbase Custody. You will develop and foster partnerships with key business groups to ensure that we're delivering the right tools and services to the right people at the right time.

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

  • Develop and maintain security controls for the Custody organization, including software based tooling.
  • Partner with the Custody product teams on security-critical projects.
  • Help grow and mature the Coinbase Security program and team, through activities such as creating new security policies..
  • Developing measurable metrics to show growth in capabilities.
  • Provide security services such as threat modeling, pen testing, and detection and response on an as needed basis.
  • Coordinate with third party security partners for security relevant activities.

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

  • Significant experience as a software engineer.
  • Solid foundation in security topics such as Cryptography, Authentication/Authorization, etc.
  • Proficient in a modern high level language (Python, Ruby, Node, Go, etc.).
  • Understanding of regulatory compliance frameworks such as NIST.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working in a high security and/or highly regulated industry.
  • Experience in securing Digital Assets.