Senior Engineering Manager, Consumer Client Platform

  • Coinbase
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Dec 04, 2019

Job Description

Location: San Franscisco

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 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.

Read more about our values and culture here.

Over the last 7 years, we’ve built the leading cryptocurrency platform in the world, serving over 30 million customers in more than 100 countries. As we look towards the next billion customers, and realizing our vision of creating an open financial system for the world, we’re growing our team to help us build a world-class mobile experience.


This is where you come in - we’re hiring a senior engineering leader to lead our client platform efforts, with an initial focus on spearheading adoption of React Native (while strengthening our native foundations). You’ll work with our technical engineering leadership to create the multi-year roadmap for making mobile engineering at Coinbase a joy. To accomplish this, you’ll embed with our mobile product teams and listen to their customer needs, working together to accelerate their efforts. If you’re passionate about cryptocurrency, hard engineering problems, and enabling product teams to build great user experiences, this is the place to be.

A little about the current Consumer organization: we’re a tight-knit group with experts across every engineering platform (Ruby, Go, iOS, Android, React Native). We care deeply about our tools - we’ve built out a modern React frontend, have continuous integration with multiple daily deploys, and are decomposing our rails API backend into smaller, encapsulated services. We write our mobile apps in Swift, Kotlin, and JavaScript (with React Native) and run a weekly release cycle. We invest in ever-increasing testing automation, and are ruthlessly focused on making our mobile and web apps easier and safer to build.

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

  • Driving the multi-year strategy for web and mobile engineering at Coinbase with the technical leadership on your team.
  • Coach your direct reports to have a positive impact on the organization and chart a fulfilling career path.
  • Collaborate with engineers and senior leadership to turn customer needs into a tangible roadmap every quarter.
  • Work with our talent organization to source and hire amazing engineers who will expand the Coinbase culture and product.
  • Add positive energy in every meeting, and make your coworkers feel included in every interaction.
  • Contribute to owning and delivering processes drive engineering quality and meet our engineering SLAs.

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

  • At least 5 years of experience in software engineering.
  • At least 2 years of engineering management experience.
  • You are comfortable managing engineers working across iOS, Android, and React Native
  • You have designed, built, and scaled production mobile applications
  • You know what high quality code — and software engineering processes — look like and know how to foster an environment that creates them.
  • You’re passionate about building an open financial system that brings the world together.

Nice to haves:

  • You’ve built financial, high reliability or security systems.
  • You’ve scaled web or mobile applications to millions of users.

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. 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.