Senior System Engineer (Network)


February 23, 2021

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 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. Second, we expect all employees to commit to our mission-focused approach to our work. 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.
We are searching for a devops engineer with strong networking experience to help the IT organization move to a more software defined networking model. You’ll partner closely with our networking and system engineering teams to bring more infrastructure as code principles to the support of our global networks, which include Wifi services, VPN technologies, and AWS services.
What you’ll be doing (ie. job duties):
  • Partner with the Coinbase Infrastructure team to support and extend existing ci/cd frameworks to support IT services, including enterprise network platforms
  • Partner with the Global Expansion team to streamline network delivery into new offices by automating standard build processes
  • Partner with the networking team to provide operational support for existing network systems
  • Provide automation support to streamline operational network workflows
  • Partner with the network and systems engineering teams to integrate new services into the existing deployment infrastructure
  • Participate in on call to support the AWS service deployment pipeline

What we look for in you (ie. job requirements):
  • At least 5 years experience supporting network infrastructure
  • At least 3 years experience automating cloud infrastructure
  • Comfortable scripting in several languages (Bash, python, Ruby, Go, etc)
  • Familiarity with LAN and WAN concepts and configuration, including switching, routing and firewalls
  • Experience supporting AWS services and ci/cd workflows using terraform or equivalent framework
  • Demonstrable troubleshooting methodologies and root cause analysis

Nice to haves:
  • Expertise with linux, bash, ruby, python and/or go
  • Expertise automating EC2 with terraform or similar
  • Experience supporting layer 2 switches, Wifi network technologies and/or enterprise firewall technologies
  • Strong network security fundamentals
  • Experience managing and leveraging log aggregation
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment
  • Experience in a fast-paced, high-growth company
  • Experience in a Remote-first IT environment