By Grant D’Arcy, VP of Expertise and Studying
There’s little doubt Coinbase is likely one of the most enjoyable locations to work proper now.
Crypto is at a defining second — public adoption is at an all-time excessive and rising, and the explosion of Web3 functions is uncovering new potentialities day-after-day. As the primary publicly-traded crypto firm and the world’s most trusted alternate platform, Coinbase is on the epicenter of the trade.
In simply the final 12 months at Coinbase, we’ve tripled our headcount, expanded into new markets, and introduced new crypto improvements to our clients — and we’re simply getting began. We not too long ago introduced our plans to proceed to scale globally whereas we add 2,000 technical roles, that are only a fraction of the 6,000 complete hires we intention to make throughout the enterprise this yr.
Along with a once-in-a-career alternative in a rocketship firm, we provide aggressive, clear compensation; distinctive advantages like a number of company-wide recharge weeks; and a remote-first surroundings the place >95% of our roles will not be tied to any specific workplace or location.
Thinking about becoming a member of us as we work to extend financial freedom on the planet? Hold studying to study what to anticipate should you apply for a job at Coinbase — together with suggestions from our recruiters on how you can enhance your probabilities of success.
Step 1: Submit an software
We promote open roles on our Careers web page, in addition to by means of LinkedIn. Our software is fairly commonplace (identify, e mail, resume, LinkedIn profile, and so on.), but it surely additionally asks whether or not you may have used any Coinbase merchandise with a view to give us a way of your expertise with crypto. As soon as submitted, your resume will probably be assessed for talent match with the position you utilized for, usually (although not all the time) inside 48 hours.
Step 2: Recruiter screening
So issues appear to be a match on paper, what’s subsequent? The recruiter screening is a fast casual dialog, which goals to share data in each instructions. For us, it’s a possibility to study extra about your abilities, experiences, timeline, what motivates you in your profession search, and to verify your alignment with our mission-focused method. Equally, it is a chance so that you can higher perceive the position and workforce you’ve utilized for, in addition to ask us about something in your thoughts, like our mission, tradition, or compensation and advantages.
At Coinbase, we method compensation a bit in a different way, and we’re clear about it. Our commonplace compensation is very aggressive and we offer outsized rewards for prime performers, so we eradicated negotiations on wage and fairness. We intention to create a extra egalitarian method to pay by eradicating this conventional hiring apply, which disproportionately leaves girls and underrepresented minorities behind. Workers in the identical place, in the identical location, obtain the identical annual wage and fairness supply. No exceptions.
For a profitable candidate, the time from this preliminary name to supply can take as much as 6 weeks. This timeframe could differ relying on the quantity of functions and candidate availability however your recruiter will hold you up to date all through the method.
Our recruiters say: “Preparation for the recruiter screening might be pretty mild in comparison with later-stage interviews, however it’s helpful to return into this name having accomplished a minimum of some analysis on our firm and your potential position. It is a nice time so that you can ask questions on us; our tradition, mission, technique, and so on. Don’t take it as a right.”
Step 3: Preliminary Expertise Analysis
Relying on what position you’re interviewing for, this step will differ. For some roles, you’ll expertise a technical problem, and for others it is likely to be a dialog or two along with your future supervisor or workforce members focusing in your match for the position. This will probably be your first alternative to make a (digital) face-to-face impression with the workforce.
In case you’re interested by how a few of our interview processes diverge at this level, take a look at these posts from our Software program Engineering and Product groups.
Our recruiters say: “Don’t use interview time to cowl what’s already obvious out of your resume. At Coinbase, we favor clear communication, so be direct and succinct. You have to be ready to reply a minimum of one query about why you’re inquisitive about crypto and Coinbase.”
Step 4: The distant “onsite”
For any open position, we anticipate that solely a handful of candidates will make it to this ultimate stage. It’s extra intensive, and it’s the place you may have the best alternative to point out us what you’ve received. It’s often made up of 4 to five brief interviews, typically ending with a piece trial introduced to your panel of interviewers.
The 1:1 interviews will usually be scheduled as back-to-back calls with a brief break in between, replicating the expertise of an in-person interview day. You’ll be given the identify and title of every panelist forward of time, in addition to what they’ll be centered on throughout their time with you.
For some roles (and your recruiter will let you understand if yours is one), you’ll undergo a work trial based mostly on the true work required within the position. The work trial could possibly be a presentation or venture that you simply put together forward of time, or it could possibly be a reside collaboration or coding problem. This is a chance to ‘stroll the stroll’ and present us the abilities and concepts you’d deliver to the challenges we cope with day-after-day at Coinbase.
Our recruiters say: “Spend time making ready for this stage, and ask your recruiter a number of questions on how you can greatest put together. We would like you to succeed! Lookup every of your interviewers on LinkedIn and consider questions which may relate to their work and expertise at Coinbase. Additionally, learn the job description rigorously and are available to the interview with clear examples of how your previous job experiences will make you profitable on this particular position at Coinbase.”
Step 5: Making a suggestion
In spite of everything candidates have completed their onsites, the hiring panel will meet inside just a few days to decide on the perfect candidate for the position.
In the event you get a suggestion, we wish to just remember to have the chance to ask any excellent questions to assist guarantee Coinbase is the appropriate place for you. You should have the chance to talk along with your future supervisor in addition to different workforce members, in addition to thorough conversations along with your recruiter to stroll by means of our compensation, advantages and pay for efficiency philosophy in nice element.
We go to extraordinary lengths to get prime expertise in each seat at Coinbase. So, for many who make it by means of our rigorous, however confirmed, interview course of, we’re feeling assured and excited to welcome you to the workforce. The work has simply begun — come be part of us.