• Full Time
  • Distant

Base (Coinbase)

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

We believe that the onchain platform is the most important builder platform since the internet (“online”). We believe that the onchain platform should be open source, free to use, and globally available. And we believe that in order to make it really work, we need all hands on deck, working together to scale in a secure, decentralized, easy-to-use way.

Base is incubated within Coinbase and plans to progressively decentralize in the years ahead. We believe that decentralization is critical to creating an open, global crypto economy that is accessible to everyone.

Base is built on Optimism’s open-source OP Stack. We’re joining as the second Core Dev team working on the OP Stack to ensure it’s a public good available to everyone; and contributing a portion of sequencer revenue to funding public goods.

We are looking for a Staff Smart Contract Engineer to join the Base team to help enable and accelerate the success of Base. You’ll be working with us as a Core Dev on the open-source OP Stack, which will power the next generation of onchain activity through the Superchain. In addition to direct protocol and smart contract work, you’ll be helping define Coinbase’s path to having a world-class smart contract engineering competency.

What you’ll do:

  • Architect and build secure smart contract protocols to connect Coinbase users with the crypto ecosystem
  • Drive standardization in crypto protocols by designing and defining interfaces and standards 
  • Work closely with the Base leadership and product team to set our onchain strategy and roadmaps
  • Mentor and train other team members and teams on smart contract engineering best practices

What we look for in you:

  • 3+ year Experience with Solidity and smart contract development
  • 5+ year Experience with backend/client side development
  • Deep understanding of smart contract best practices and current industry patterns 
  • You’ve brought multiple protocols from 0 through audit to production, and seen iterations and success of your projects
  • You have strong opinions (loosely held) on current developments in the Ethereum technical roadmap – including account abstraction and rollup architectures
  • Interest and passion for contributing to the crypto ecosystem

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Go
  • Experience with zero-knowledge technology
  • Contributions to open source crypto projects

Job #: GSCE06NA

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

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