2 days ago

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Sr. Security Engineer

$180k - $212k


RemoteCanadaNorth AmericaAmericas

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 subject matter expert to lead security engineering for the Vulnerability Management (VM) team. As a hands-on leader of VM infrastructure you will help define technical requirements for vulnerability risk reduction and work with engineering teams to build the required systems and integrations. This includes scanners, developer platform integrations, reporting systems, and automations that simplify remediation. You will operate from first-principles, defining simple but effective solutions that delight developers and provide the greatest risk reduction. You will use a data-driven approach to validate the efficacy of VM controls, identify opportunities, and engage with security and engineering leadership on program strategy and technical direction.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Deliver technical solutions in support of the Coinbase Vulnerability Management (VM) program in partnership with the VM engineering team and cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Work backward from developer experience to design practical security controls that align with risk appetite.
  • Own metric and OKR development for the VM program and be accountable for risk reduction outcomes.
  • Brief and engage with engineering leaders in operational reviews and written updates.

What we look for in you:

  • At least 5 years of experience in software or security engineering, security architecture, or application security.
  • At least 2 years of experience developing software or SaaS integrations in support of vulnerability management.
  • At least 2 years of experience using SQL and/or Python to analyze vulnerability data and/or deliver operational metrics
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • An execution-focused mindset, capable of navigating through ambiguity and delivering results.
  • 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, and operated a vulnerability management program with measurable risk reduction.
  • You have implemented security controls in developer platforms like GitHub Enterprise and Artifactory.
  • You have worked with Golang, Docker, Airflow, 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:
$180,625$212,500 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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