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Senior Blockchain Security Engineer



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

Base is planning to bring a million developers and a billion users onchain. We need your help to make that happen.

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

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