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Senior Software Engineer - Network

| Chicago

Coinbase’s 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.

We recently launched a Chicago office and are looking for strong software engineers across multiple skill sets and at all levels of seniority to join our Coinbase Markets team in Chicago. You will be part of a greenfield effort to build out a scalable, low-latency exchange in the Cryptocurrency space, working along other highly talented and collaborative engineers.


  • Work side-by-side on a small team of senior network engineers

  • Own the network team’s software portfolio, including:

    • Automated test (functionality, performance, load, conformance, security) portfolio

    • Network environment metadata

    • Network and device telemetry data capture

    • Network dashboard, monitoring and alerting

  • Conduct research into network behavior and optimization using internal data and research platform


  • Strong background in building reliable, scalable, and maintainable software systems

  • Skills in Python and Go preferred, Elixer ;-P

  • UI/UX skills

  • Postgres SQL (PLSQL)

  • Experience with message brokers (WAMP) / Web sockets

  • Time series data experience

  • API development

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience working with relational and columnar databases

  • Experience working with message broker software (Kafka, etc)

  • Experience building infrastructure-as-code automation solutions

  • Experience working in medium-to-big data research environments

  • Knowledge of networking

  • Knowledge of specific switches and vendor-ware a plus

All members of this team will embody the core Coinbase values of Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Continuous Learning, and Efficient Execution, and will place a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion.

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Coinbase does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.

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Technology we use

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    • RubyLanguages
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases


Chicago, IL

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Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
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401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
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