Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Coinbase

Platform

$180.3-212k

+ Bonus + Equity

Python
Kafka
Airflow
Hadoop
Spark
Snowflake
Flink
Kinesis
Hive
Senior level
Remote in US
Coinbase

The world’s leading exchange for digital currencies

Open for applications

Coinbase

The world’s leading exchange for digital currencies

1001+ employees

FintechB2CB2BCryptocurrencySaaS

Open for applications

$180.3-212k

+ Bonus + Equity

Python
Kafka
Airflow
Hadoop
Spark
Snowflake
Flink
Kinesis
Hive
Senior level
Remote in US

1001+ employees

FintechB2CB2BCryptocurrencySaaS

Company mission

Their mission is to create an open financial system for the world and to be the leading global brand for helping people convert digital currency into and out of their local currency.

Role

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
  • Experience with at least one ML model: LLMs, GNN, Deep Learning, Logistic Regression, Gradient Boosting trees, etc
  • Working knowledge in one or more of the following: data mining, information retrieval, advanced statistics or natural language processing, computer vision
  • Exhibit our core cultural values: add positive energy, communicate clearly, be curious, and be a builder

Desirable

  • PhD degree strongly preferred with 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Or MS degree in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistics, or related technical field with 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with data analysis and visualization

What the job involves

  • As a Senior Machine Learning Engineer at Coinbase, you will play a pivotal role in constructing essential infrastructure for the open financial system
  • This involves harnessing diverse and extensive data sources, including the blockchain, to grant millions of individuals access to cryptocurrency while simultaneously identifying and thwarting malicious entities
  • Your impact extends beyond safeguarding Coinbase, as you'll have the opportunity to employ machine learning to enhance the overall user experience
  • This includes imbuing intelligence into recommendations, risk assessment, chatbots, and various other aspects, making our product not only secure but also exceptionally user-friendly
  • The ML team at Coinbase is a part of our Platform Product Group
  • The Platform Product Group’s mission is to build a trusted, scalable, and compliant platform to maximize velocity, efficiency and quality
  • They build the foundations that can be used by multiple products and teams at Coinbase so that users can have a consistent and high-quality experience
  • Investigate and harness cutting-edge machine learning methodologies, including deep learning, large language models (LLMs), and graph neural networks, to address diverse challenges throughout the company. These challenges encompass areas such as fraud detection, feed ranking, recommendation systems, targeting, chatbots, and blockchain mining
  • Develop and deploy robust, low-maintenance applied machine learning solutions in a production environment
  • Create onboarding codelabs, tools, and infrastructure to democratize access to machine learning resources across Coinbase, fostering a culture of widespread ML utilization

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Coinbase allows its users to create their own crypto wallets and start buying or selling cryptocurrencies by connecting with their bank accounts. It also provides a series of merchant payment processing systems and tools that support transactions with many popular websites.

Coinbase has recently made a big push to broaden its services away from consumers and they want to cater services from institutional investors.

Coinbase currently offers one of the largest selection of cryptocurrency assets - over 10,000 but does not allow trading on all of them. The company wisely keeps such offerings to the most stable assets however, the list is always expanding. Coinbase see a much wider adoption of cryptocurrency and tokens in the future, and plan to expand potentially to millions in the future. It speaks volumes to Coinbase's goals of wider global adoption that former UK Finance Minister George Osborne is now an Advisor at the company.

Coinbase's lofty ambitions paid off in it being the first crypto listing on the NASDAQ. The company has weathered several bull and bear runs in the cryptocurrency industry through diversification of its offerings, including wallet-as-a-service technology for crypto platforms, and has acquired healthy coffers of cryptocurrency assets. The aim is to eventually operate independently of the volatility surrounding cryptocurrencies.

Insights

Led by a woman
Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

-24% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Funding (last 2 of 8 rounds)

Oct 2018

$300m

GROWTH EQUITY VC

Oct 2018

$108.1m

SERIES D

Total funding: $633.4m

Company benefits

  • 12 weeks maternity/paternity leave
  • Vision and dental care
  • Commuter benefits
  • Learning and development budget
  • Unlimited paid time off policy
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health insurance

Company values

  • Clear Communication - Share information efficiently, improving collaboration and productivity. Practice active listening while. Being candid and kind
  • Positive Energy - Be optimistic about the future and determined to get there. Co-create solutions and work together to get there
  • Continuous Learning - We view every situation as an opportunity to learn, We value giving and receiving regular feedback
  • Efficient Execution - We complete high quality work quickly by working smarter, not harder. We prefer automation over manual work
  • Act like an owner: We take 100% responsibility for achieving the mission. We seek to improve all aspects of our company even in ways that are not explicitly part of our job. We run through brick walls.
  • Customer focus: We are deeply focused on solving our customers’ problems with technology, by enabling them to acquire, store and use crypto. We strive to be the easiest to use, most trusted and most secure platform. In every decision we make, we ask, “How does this create more value for our customers?”
  • Repeatable innovation: We are builders, leveraging technology to improve the world, constantly shipping ideas vs just discussing them. We know that companies must continually reinvent themselves to avoid stagnation. We have a high tolerance for failure, investing 10% of our resources in venture bets that are uncomfortably ambitious

Company HQ

Civic Center, New York, NY

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Founders

Previously founded UniversityTutor.com, also worked as a Software Engineer at AirBnb

Previously held various head positions, including VP at GE Healthcare, Director at Merrill Lynch and CFO at CIT Bank and Oz Management


People progressing

Joined as a Compliance Analyst, promoted to Compliance Partnerships Senior Associate in 15 months. 2 promotions later, she is now a Financial Crimes & Compliance Manager.

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