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Head of Developer Relations, Base

Coinbase

Coinbase

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Monday, April 22, 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.

Base’s mission is to build a global onchain economy that increases innovation, creativity, and economic freedom.

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 cryptoeconomy 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.

Base is searching for a passionate and charismatic Head of Developer Relations. You’ll work with the engineering, product, ecosystem, and creative teams to realize Base’s mission of building a global onchain economy. If you are highly technical and have a passion for building onchain, and if you attune with our mission, please get in touch.

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

  • Grow Base’s builder community by engaging with developers to help their projects flourish
  • Build and support Base DevRel to be a best in class, championship team
  • Craft technical content to equip developers with the knowledge they need to succeed at building onchain
  • Collaborate with other builders at hackathons to assist them in creating new projects
  • Make it easier for builders to create onchain apps by creating imaginative open source tools
  • Identify builder needs and obstacles and work with the Base Product, Engineering, Marketing to make Base the best place to build

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

  • Substantial computer science foundation, with the ability to build productively onchain with all of the popular onchain libraries. You’ll be coding at least 20% of the time
  • Effective written and verbal communication abilities, including the knack for simplifying complex subjects into easily comprehensible ideas
  • Capability to thrive in a dynamic, occasionally uncertain setting with limited supervision
  • Experience with building and participating in onchain communities that are focused on creating public goods and funding creators to build
  • Alignment with Base’s mission and desire to create a better world

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with Go and Rust
  • Experience building in a startup or for an open source project

Job #: P54821

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 + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).
Pay Range:
$223,550$263,000 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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