Engineering at CoinTracker

CoinTracker is a portfolio assistant for cryptocurrency. We support over 350,000 users tracking over $20 billion in cryptocurrency. CoinTracker enables consumers and businesses to seamlessly track their cryptocurrency portfolio, investment performance, taxes, and more. Beyond cryptocurrency, we are building a personal financial assistant for all financial assets.

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Top Engineering Values

Each team is asked to select, explain, and rank their top 8 values in order of importance.
  • Open Communication

    Transparency is a core value of ours.

    We are a fully remote company spread across 10 cities and six countries, and being able to work asynchronously is a must. This requires a high degree of trust in one another and effective communication, especially when faced with difficult questions. A quality we embrace at CoinTracker is being able to candidly say, “I don’t know.” It is far more impressive to admit not knowing than it is to deflect or bullshit. If you can readily admit that you need help, or don’t have all the answers, we know we can trust you.


    In our day-to-day operations, we encourage folks to communicate in Slack group threads instead of via direct messages – 75% of Slack messages are in public channels. If you’re a new hire who has recently joined the team, we’ll ask you to post questions about your individual progress or how to personally prioritize your task list openly in our #eng channel as opposed to in direct messages to your manager. Everyone on the team (from interns to our CEO) has access to investor updates, financials, and key metrics. This allows everyone to be on the same page and act in the company’s best interests with full transparency.


    A consistent refrain at CoinTracker is how trusting and transparent we are with one another, an example often demonstrated by our leadership team. At a time when we were just coming off of crypto winter (2020) and simultaneously at the height of the global pandemic, our growth wasn’t where we knew it could be. During this period, we relied on openness and honesty. We had a weekly all-hands where our founders (Jon and Chandan) shared in-depth status updates and discussed everything we were doing to extend our runway (such as expense reductions). They made sure to dedicate the time to answer any and all questions with complete candor. While some people decided the risk wasn’t worth it for them, we fully supported them in their transition to their next role. Keeping open lines of communication allowed us to successfully navigate this challenging period and become an even stronger company, with our values and mission closely aligned. We’re now growing 15x YoY. 🙌

  • Impressive Team Members

    We’re transforming access to crypto.

    Co-founders Chandan and Jon started CoinTracker in 2017, when they were trying to track their hobby crypto investments and couldn't find a good platform to do so. “We literally had 15+ wallets, exchanges, and a Google Sheet trying to keep track of all of our transactions. It was a disaster,” says Chandan. “We added formulas, Google app scripts, and eventually it took two minutes for the page to even load. We knew we had to build something better.” It was a problem that extended not just to those casually investing in crypto, but also to more serious investors. Chandan and Jon wrote a post on reddit about how they quit their jobs at Google to focus on solving this problem by building a best-in-class product. Before that, Jon built and scaled TextNow from zero to 200 million downloads.


    Another impressive team member is Shehan, our Head of Tax Strategy. He’s one of the few CPAs in the country who is an operator and expert on cryptocurrency taxes. Shehan was excited about establishing himself as a leader in the field and building a public image for himself and crypto taxes – and we’ve encouraged him every step of the way. He operates like an entrepreneur within the company, and his passion has led to great results. For instance, you can check out several of his articles on our blog, or find him on Twitter, where he’s built a dedicated following. He’s also taken the initiative and successfully landed some critical partnerships for us, including this deal with Wolters Kluwer (the largest tax professional software provider in the world), to help tax practitioners better serve cryptocurrency clients.


    While a person’s pedigree and resume aren’t what impress us most, it’s worth mentioning that several of our team members are seasoned in building companies from the ground up. We’re humbled to work alongside folks who were early employees at Coinbase (#2), Kik (#2), Zapier (#17), and other great companies like Airbnb, Apple, Google, and Shopify.

  • Start-to-Finish Ownership

    As a fully distributed team with no offices and no managers looking over your shoulder, we trust (and expect) you to work autonomously.

    We lean into asynchronous working tools (e.g. Linear, Slack, Notion, GitHub, Figma, etc.) to get our work done, and our company policy is to schedule all meetings within the 9am to 12pm PT time frame whenever possible to give everyone at least half of their day to have uninterrupted work time. All of this helps to create enough time and mental space to hit flow states.


    When we bring on new hires, we trust your expertise and want to give you the space to run with big projects and see things through from start to finish. For example, when Eivind joined our team, he had a background from Kraken and spotted some issues with our Kraken integrations. He worked relentlessly – above and beyond the scope of his role – to ensure that every single integration bug with Kraken was resolved. Pavlo offers another great example of taking charge and seeing an initiative through. A few years ago we received an email from him – he was passionate about our product, but noticed we hadn’t built an integration with a particular cryptocurrency exchange (CEX.io) and was excited to code it for us voluntarily. We then asked him to do five more integrations on a consulting basis. He’s now a core senior full-stack engineer on the team.


    As long as you’re aligned with our mission and values, we’re excited to give you the space to be creative and take on projects you’re passionate about.

  • Committed to Personal Growth

    We always ask, “What can we do to make you happier?”

    We are building something that’s fundamentally new, and in a nascent space that’s rapidly evolving. There’s no playbook for how things should be done, so it’s imperative we remain highly curious, learn continuously, question assumptions, and think from first principles. Insatiable curiosity motivates us both at work and in our daily lives. That’s why one of the fun perks of working here is you can expense any book you’d like (even personal ones). We have socials every two weeks where different people share deep dives and lead discussions around various topics. We’ve done everything from presentations on mental models to bike riding to linguistic relativity, as well as games (e.g. Among Us) and Airbnb Experiences.


    We also make it a point to ask in 1-on-1s, “What can we do to make you happier?” Sometimes people are facing something personal and decide to share. Other times it might be work-related (lately the answers seem to hover around needing more help... hint hint, we’re hiring!) In general, we are firm believers in personal happiness, life outside of work, and self-care. Multiple members of our team have families and small children (family first!) and both of our founders are regular meditators (Chandan is currently at 40 minutes/day with a goal to get to a five day silent meditation retreat).

  • Bonded by Love for Product

    Creating financial freedom and prosperity is our unifying mission.

    Everyone at CoinTracker uses CoinTracker to track their crypto and stay tax compliant (everyone on the team owns cryptocurrency or gets some after joining). It’s also easiest to build an amazing product when you are a user of the product yourself. Our mission to make crypto more accessible, improve the financial system, and democratize wealth and tax management is a unifying driver. We’re saving users thousands of dollars a year in taxes and that’s just the beginning.


    As avid users of our own product we have a strong empathy for users and when we hear their struggles with the product, it hits home. Looking forward, crypto will be fragmented across many services and use cases, which makes the work we’re doing more important than ever.


    While many of us have experience in personal finance and fintech, it’s not a requirement to join the team. As long as you’re genuinely curious and interested in learning more about crypto and working to increase people’s financial empowerment, we’d love to hear from you!

  • Continuous Delivery

    Speed is the ultimate weapon.

    We have a live test environment for every pull request and our latest “main” branch is always auto-deployed to our staging environment. We have one-click deployment to production and employ code reviews for every change, big or small. We invest into creating an excellent development and delivery experience to ensure users are constantly delighted with our progress (and so that we ourselves can enjoy working on our product!).


  • Product-Driven

    We’re building the gold standard in cryptocurrency portfolio tracking and taxes.

    CoinTracker provides cryptocurrency holders a holistic view of their crypto in a unified interface. This is enabled by connecting their wallets and exchanges, and automatically and continuously synchronizing their data. As builders, we’re excited to solve real problems that improve peoples’ lives and consistently wow users.


    Being wallet and exchange agnostic and having a holistic view of one's crypto uniquely positions us to address some of the biggest problems in cryptocurrency, including portfolio management, and tax calculation & optimization. To that end, our product roadmap is highly strategic. We consider distribution (to increase our reach in the market), what’s feasible (any engineering constraints), and user feedback (what pain points can we solve). We enable users to contribute their input through our public roadmap. We started CoinTracker in order to serve our personal needs managing crypto, but it has matured along with the market. We’ve launched partnerships with TurboTax and Coinbase to better support our users, and between October 2020 to April 2021, saw the amount of crypto assets being tracked on CoinTracker grow from $1B to $20B.


    Ultimately, we have the opportunity to turn a service available to hedge fund billionaires into software that automatically optimizes people’s portfolios & taxes year round, with the click of a button.

  • Rapidly Growing Team

    We’re on a breakout trajectory and hiring accordingly.

    The cryptocurrency market has gone from zero to $2T in the last decade, and it’s on a trajectory to cross $10T in the next decade. Our user base and revenue are on a breakout trajectory – we’re 15x year-over-year in net revenue! We are growing our team from 8 to 50 this year, and are looking for the most talented people who share our values and mission.


    We believe it’s an incredible time to transform the crypto landscape and make a significant impact. If our mission, product and culture resonate with you, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Values

  • Open Communication
  • Impressive Team Members
  • Start-to-Finish Ownership
  • Committed to Personal Growth
  • Bonded by Love for Product
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Product-Driven
  • Rapidly Growing Team

Company Properties

  • B2C
  • Technical Founder(s)
  • Remote-OK

Team Members

  • 1 Designer
  • 2 Founders
  • 5 Full-Stack Engineers
  • 1 Head of Tax Strategy
  • 2 Product Support
  • 1 Recruiter

Vacation Policy

Unlimited

Tech Stack

Python, Flask, Javascript, React, HTML/CSS, Sass, React Native, Expo, GraphQL, Postgres, Redis, Heroku, AWS

Interview Process

Founder interview (45 mins)

Engineering interview (45 mins)

Take home assignment (2 hours)

Team evaluation (3 hours)

Project (1 day)