Staff Enterprise Architect

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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 like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, and disrupt ourselves.

Second, we expect all employees to commit to our 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.


  • 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.

To strengthen our growing Enterprise Applications team, we are looking for an experienced Staff Enterprise Architect, passionate about transforming technology into critical business value.

The architect will synthesize business objectives into key technology decisions and partner with business functions/units and engineering teams to buy, build, launch, and scale platforms with a focus on design patterns, technical debt, automation, and master data.

This role reports to the Sr.

Director Enterprise Architecture.

What you’ll be doing (ie.

job duties):

  • Provide leadership, analysis, and design expertise for the development, maintenance, and governance of enterprise architecture models, standards, and design patterns to ensure reliability and scalability of the application ecosystem.

  • Develop technical roadmaps to evolve the application ecosystem from current to future states, in support of strategic and business capability goals and policies.

  • Drive application portfolio health programs with focus on avoiding, identifying, mitigating, and where prudent, eliminating technical debt.

  • Evaluate new applications and platforms to ensure respective business, application, data, solution and technology perspectives are in line with the organization’s technology and governance strategies, policies, and standards.

  • Develop and maintain system diagrams, highlighting the relationship between business value, capabilities and technology by creating logical, business, integration and functional architecture artifacts for review by engineering teams and security
  • Contribute to a Community of Practice for architects and engineers to collaborate, debate, and educate technical teams on acceptable design patterns and solutions.

  • Develop and promote modern architectural approaches that encourage value exchange with partners and customers, digitization of processes, business connectivity, and partner collaboration.

  • Lead analysis and evaluation of leading and emerging technology and market trends to determine their impact and opportunities for the enterprise architecture with focus on Digital capabilities and innovations to enable business strategy.

  • Work closely with solution architects, providing frameworks, guidelines and best practices for implementing and configuring applications and database technologies.

  • Contribute to large-scale, enterprise-wide transformation initiatives, from current state assessments through technical oversight alongside the delivery teams.

  • Improve Enterprise Architecture maturity in non-functional requirements and security review processes by providing actionable feedback to the organization
  • Improve application portfolio health and address technical debt, working with application delivery teams to ensure backlogs include technical debt work items

What we look for in you (ie.

job requirements):

  • A minimum of five (5) years working in Enterprise Architecture, collaborating with domain, data, security, and/or solution architects.

    • Creating and publishing Enterprise Architecture design patterns and standards
    • Driving technical debt and project/solution review programs
  • Delivering OKRs with broad architectural impact
  • Working as part of a high-performing team and providing constructive feedback
  • Handling escalations, communicating trade-offs, driving decisions to resolution.

  • Proven ability to communicate effectively across the spectrum of stakeholders, including senior business executives, business SMEs, peer EAA leadership, and technical delivery teams.

Preferred Experience:

  • Passion for the crypto/blockchain/NFT industry and economy.

    • Experience with Salesfore.

      com, NetSuite, Anaplan, Workday, Coupa, Contentful and/or equivalent enterprise platforms.

  • Experience designing/improving performance of high-load customer service platforms.

  • Creating quantitatively based architecture risk-models (i.


    , measuring technical debt and other trade-off decisions by risk factors).

  • Knowledge of other agile and non-agile SDLC approaches.

  • Familiarity with JS/TS and related frameworks.

  • Experience with SQL and Snowflake.

  • Deep knowledge of SFDC architecture and customization approaches.

  • Experience managing multi-org Salesforce.

    com architecture.

  • M&A integration, including transitional and long-term architectures.

  • Experience with at least one systems-level programming language (Go preferred).

  • Proficiency with Git, Confluence, Jira, LeanIX.

Notice for Colorado applicants as required by sb19-085 (8-5-20).

Target annual salary for this role performed in Colorado, is $201,450 + target bonus + target equity + benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)).

ID: P29337

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).

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