Senior Software Engineer, Smart Contract (Developer - Staking API)



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 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.

Our self-custodial Staking API offers programmatic access to Coinbase's best-in-class staking validators and rewards data. The Coinbase Staking API empowers you to deliver a fully-featured staking experience for your users with one common interface across protocols. We offer users access to various protocols with more being added on a regular basis.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Design, develop, and maintain highly interactive, responsive, and user-friendly services with focus on developer ergonomic for Coinbase Staking using Golang, TypeScript, and Solidity
  • Collaborate with backend engineers to integrate our SDK with APIs and smart contracts for seamless staking
  • Implement new features, enhancements, and optimizations to drive the growth and success of Coinbase Staking
  • Optimize developer ergonomics, ensuring a smooth developer experience
  • Develop and maintain reusable, modular, and well-documented public SDKs
  • Troubleshoot and debug complex on and off chain issues
  • Collaborate with external and internal developer to implement an intuitive experience
  • Contribute to the development of our design system and smart contract best practices
  • Participate in code reviews and provide constructive feedback to maintain high code quality standards

What we look for in you:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on both backend and smart contract development
  • Mastery of Golang, Solidity, and TypeScript; familiar with Ruby is a plus
  • Experience in smart contract engineering and their interactions with off chain systems
  • Experience with integrating backend APIs with open source SDKs
  • Familiarity with different testing frameworks, patterns, and experience with writing unit and integration tests
  • Knowledge of Onchain to backend system interaction best practices to ensure a smooth staking experience
  • Understanding of Onchain security best practices and experience with implementing secure coding practices for financial systems
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to find elegant solutions to complex challenges in the crypto staking space
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work closely with designers, backend engineers, and product managers
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Passion for Onchain/Web3 and understanding of blockchain technologies, particularly Ethereum and EVM-compatible chains

Job #: GDSCE05US

Pay Transparency Notice: Depending on your work location, the target annual salary for this position can range from $[Zone 3 Pay] to $[Zone 1 Pay] + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

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:
$180,625$212,000 USD

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