Golang / Go Job: Backend Engineer, Identity

Coinbase

Backend Engineer, Identity at Coinbase

San Francisco, California, United States 🇺🇸   (Posted Aug 22 2019)

About the company
Founded in June of 2012, Coinbase is a digital currency wallet and platform where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin. Our vision is to bring more innovation, efficiency, and equality of opportunity to the world by building an open financial system. Our first step on that journey is making digital currency accessible and approachable for everyone. Two principles guide our efforts. First, be the most trusted company in our domain. Second, create user-focused products that are easier and more intuitive to use.

Job description
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.

The Identity Team plays a critical role in executing on that vision—our mission is to swiftly and accurately answer the questions “who is this customer?” (i.e. authentication) and “is this customer who they say they are?” (i.e. verification). We pursue hard engineering problems like secure user authentication, ID document verification and biometric identity verification, with a focus on building a secure and frictionless user experience.

This is where you come - you’ll work closely with compliance, fraud, security, customer success, infrastructure and product teams to build Identity backend systems that will help us scale Coinbase.com to serve our next 100 million customers. If you’re excited by designing scalable and secure services and delivering a great user experience around Identity authentication and verification, we should talk!

A little about our team: we’re a full-stack team with experts in frontend, backend and product and we take efficient execution to heart. We are growing our team and have lots of exciting projects lined up, so you will have a lot of ownership over the product and a substantial impact on our success! We are thoughtful about code quality, testing and architecture, we push code to production confidently multiple times a day and have great monitoring, alerting and debugging tools for production. We value positive energy, continuous learning, and clear communication and are committed to building an inclusive environment for people from every background.

What you’ll be doing:

Build backend services and APIs that help us solve problems like user onboarding, international. expansion, ID document verification and secure user authentication for both web and mobile teams.
Decompose our monolithic Rails app into microservices. Refactor existing systems to make them more robust, maintainable and scalable.
Work with engineers, product managers and senior leadership to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter.
Add positive energy in every meeting, and make your coworkers feel included in every interaction.

Skills & requirements
What we look for in you:
You have at least 3 years of experience in software engineering.
You’ve delivered multi-week projects and owned them from start to finish and beyond.
You write high quality, well tested code to meet the needs of your customers.
You're excited about hard problems and getting things done.
You’re passionate about building an open financial system that brings the world together.

Nice to haves:
You have experience working your way through large monolithic codebases.
You’ve worked with Golang, Ruby, Docker, Sinatra, Rails, Postgres, MongoDB, Redshift and AWS.
You’ve built systems in the identity, security or finance space.

Apply now!  
 

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