Site Reliability Engineer - Identity Platform



Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

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 is hiring! We are looking for an experienced site reliability engineer (SRE) to join the IT Operations Corporate Engineering team to build and scale our identity and access management tooling. A successful candidate will have demonstrated previous success in similar role(s) in rapidly growing, security-first environments. The right person is passionate about infrastructure as code, open source tooling, and managing modern cloud identity providers.

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

  • Partner across Coinbase to design, implement, and maintain performant, reliable, and secure system architectures.
  • Provide corporate IAM and DevOps tooling subject matter expertise to adjacent IT, Security, and Engineering teams.
  • Mentor and develop team members across the IT organization.
  • Own documentation across system lifecycle.
  • Build and maintain CI/CD pipelines for integrating changes and deploying to production in progressively tested environments.
  • Deliver configurations and maintain state using configuration management tools.
  • Facilitate incident response, conduct root cause analysis and blameless retrospectives.
  • Define metrics and bolster monitoring/observability across corporate IAM systems.

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

  • 5+ years of experience building, iterating upon, and maintaining corporate IAM systems.
  • Domain expertise with prominent cloud identity providers (Okta, Duo, Google Workspace, Azure AD, Ping Identity).
  • Demonstrated success developing and implementing security tooling such as: SSO, MFA, PKI, ABAC, RBAC, directory services, zero trust networking, PAM, PIM, and secrets management.
  • Experience configuring and implementing modern open source tooling such as: Terraform, Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker, OpenLDAP.
  • Fluency in a modern programming language (Golang, Python, Ruby, etc.).
  • Strong experience using and managing AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud environment with IaC.
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD workflows, automation frameworks, and best practices.
  • Clear communication—demonstrate ability to explain technical concepts simply.
  • Self starter—possess a continuous learning mindset.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking under pressure

Nice to haves:

  • You are a thought leader in the industry and contribute to open-source projects
  • Experience with Kafka

Job #: P1370789

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:
$140,250$206,000 USD

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