Historically, our engineering team at Coinbase has been entirely based in San Francisco, CA. We’ve gotten a lot done and kept a high bar over the past three years.
But in the past year we’ve had a few engineers who needed to move (due to various life events). We didn’t want to lose them, so they became remote employees on our team. In some cases it worked really well.
This caused us to reconsider the idea of remote engineers and we’ve now decided to reach out to a wider pool of applicants around the world.
Working with remote engineers has gotten easier with large televisions and Google Hangouts in every conference room.