Senior Machine Learning Engineer - Platform

  • Coinbase, Inc
  • Canada
  • Jun 22, 2024
Information Technology

Job Description

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.

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.  

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Nice to haves:

  • 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.


Pay Transparency Notice: 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, and vision).

Pay Range:
$185,500$185,500 CAD

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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