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Tusk Venture Partners
Tusk Venture Partners

Senior Blockchain Security Engineer



United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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.

Onchain is the new online. We want to bring 1B+ people onchain in the most secure way possible. We want to provide them secure platforms and tools to build and interact with exciting applications. Protocol Security ensures the security of all onchain development at Coinbase. We partner closely with product teams to make sure that our users can safely and confidently engage with the onchain world.

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

  • Develop onchain security strategies and perform security assessments and threat modeling of various blockchain protocols.
  • Lead from the front, be proactive and thorough, and identify top onchain security risks and develop strategies to deal with them.
  • Provide expert technical guidance to the team in building new frameworks, analysis tools, and security products.
  • Lead the way in establishing best practices and engage with product and eng teams to get them adopted.
  • Coach and mentor Protocol Security team members to build new skills and be crypto-forward.
  • Guide Protocol Security to the cutting-edge of security technologies for blockchain protocols and help set standards for the rest of the industry to follow.

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

  • You have extensive knowledge of onchain ecosystems, including the inner workings of L1 and L2 networks, DeFi protocols, staking, etc.
  • You excel in identifying machine-level, transaction-level, and business logic-level vulnerabilities in smart contracts and protocol infrastructure.
  • You have 3+ years of smart contract auditing experience and have led the audit of several complex protocols.
  • You have an energy and self-drive for continuous learning as crypto is a constantly and rapidly changing space.
  • You are passionate about mentoring and growing blockchain security engineers, as well as willing to learn from your team.
  • You excel in clear, direct, and kind communication with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • You have experience building relationships with security, product, and engineering teams.
  • You balance long term strategic thinking with short term tactical planning.

ID: P58090

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 + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

Pay Range:
$180,625$212,500 USD

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by applicable law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. For US applicants, you may view the Know Your Rights notice here. Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.

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