Backend Engineer - Internal Tools

  • Coinbase
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Oct 26, 2018

Job Description

Back To All Jobs Backend Engineer - Internal Tools
San Francisco, CA

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 delightful to use.

The tools team is a critical part of that vision - we build software and services that help people at Coinbase operate more efficiently. Our motto is 'automate all the things', and we need you to help us build high quality workflow tools to be a force multiplier for our partners in legal, finance, compliance, support and operations. You'll interface with machine learning systems, application services, data stores and data warehouses to build the best in class financial operational tools.

One of the best things about working on the tools team is that your customers are a few desks away - you'll get direct and immediate feedback (and high fives) when you make improvements. If you enjoy working autonomously across the stack, automating things, turning data pipelines into actions and being close to your customers, this role is a great fit for you.

  • Work closely with your customers at Coinbase to understand their needs and build high quality workflow tools that act as a force multiplier for our team.
  • Write scalable and performant backend services that talk to our machine learning systems, application services, data stores and React frontend.
  • Work with engineers, product managers and senior leadership to turn our vision into a tangible roadmap every quarter.
  • Add positive energy in every meeting or interaction with your coworkers - it's one of the things that makes Coinbase a great place to work at.


  • You have at least 4 years of experience in building and shipping high quality software projects.
  • You've designed, built, scaled and maintained production services, and know how to compose a service oriented architecture.
  • You write high quality, well-tested code to meet the needs of your customers.
  • You're passionate about building an open financial system that brings the world together.

Nice to Haves
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • You've worked on data pipelines or with data tools like Redshift, SQL, Tableau, Looker.
  • You have experience building tools for operational teams like customer support, compliance, fraud or other internal teams.


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.