Senior Engineering Manager, Machine Learning Platform

Remote - USA

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We’re Coinbase. We’re the world’s most trusted way to join the crypto revolution, serving more than 89 million accounts in more than 100 countries. 

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 Web 3.0 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.

We are looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to lead a skilled and growing team of engineers to develop our Machine Learning Platform. The team is responsible for building  Nostradamus, an end to end ML first system to deliver our in-house-built models. Enabling ML Engineers to iterate on, train at scale and productionize models at lightning speed.

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

  • Lead and grow team(s) of Machine Learning Platform software engineers specializing in infrastructure, toolings, high-performance computing and big data technologies
  • Develop the vision and technology roadmap for Machine Learning at Coinbase
  • Own the craftsmanship, reliability, and scalability of your solutions
  • Mentor and guide the professional and technical development of engineers on your team, and continuously improve software engineering practices
  • Hire top performing engineering talent and maintaining our commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Collaborate with and across teams to design, build, and ship reliable systems which scale to Coinbase’s need
  • Establish well-defined critical metrics and motivate and manage the team to achieve goals

Basic requirements

  • Strong data platform and processing background.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or a related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years of total software development experience
  • 5+ years of experience in infrastructure, distributed systems, high performance computing and/or Big Data software engineering
  • 4+ years of managing individual contributors across all levels

Preferred experience

  • Experienced production user of various traditional and deep learning frameworks such as Sklearn, XGboost , Tensorflow, PyTorch, ,  etc.
  • Great understanding on ML ecosystems from data, modeling to development.
  • Proven experience to lead and implement end to end machine learning first platform to accelerate ML development.
  • Ability to define and drive multi-quarters roadmap and proven record to lead teams through ambiguity and deliver results.
  • Proven record on building and growing strong teams.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in evaluating sophisticated data and projects and providing recommendations to resolve sophisticated technical issues
  • Open source experience is a huge bonus

Please note that for employees based in the US, Philippines, Canada or Singapore, if your role requires you to be present in a Coinbase office or if you choose to be physically present in a Coinbase office or sponsored location, you will be required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 (as defined by applicable law).  If you receive an offer, you will receive additional information about the grounds and process for an exemption.

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 Pay Transparency, Employee Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notices by clicking on their corresponding links.  Additionally, Coinbase participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations, as required by law.    

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