Platforms engineer with Chorus One

Remote (Berlin +/- 5 hours)

US$70K - 110K a year

Chorus One runs validators on cutting edge Proof of Stake networks such as Cosmos, Solana, Celo, Polkadot and Oasis with >$100 million assets under management.

We are seeking a Platforms Engineer to maintain and scale our staking infrastructure. Security and reliability are key to everything we do. This position is a unique opportunity to work with an experienced team on cutting-edge blockchain networks and financial services around cryptocurrency.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain, scale and monitor existing infrastructure, including cloud machines, bare metal servers and a Kubernetes cluster, to allow Chorus One to provide secure and reliable industry-leading Proof-of-Stake validation services.
  • Reason about and improve the security properties of infrastructure. Secure key management, server hardening and intrusion detection are important themes.
  • Institute monitoring and alerting systems for infrastructure. Enable other team members to attend and troubleshoot problems as they arise.
  • Develop software related to blockchain data extraction or interchain communication, on an as-needed basis.

Our offer

  • Autonomy, a friendly and supportive work environment and the opportunity for rapid growth.
  • Competitive salary + equity.
  • All-expense paid quarterly team retreats at exotic destinations (Coronavirus permitting). Past retreats took place in Egypt, Serbia, Kenya, USA and South Korea.
  • Remote work.
  • Brand new laptop.
  • Gather experience and build your network in the vibrant crypto ecosystem.
  • Learn about state of the art protocols that lay the foundation for an open, transparent, and programmable financial system.

The ideal candidate

  • Is able to work independently. Has prior work experience in a medium sized company or as a Platforms / DevOps lead in a startup.
  • Has prior experience with a range of diverse DevOps tools. We use Kubernetes, Ansible and Packer.
  • Possesses good knowledge of security as it relates to cloud-based infrastructure.
  • Is able to develop tooling, and monitoring solutions where none exist, and can debug unreliable software - many of the projects we run are of alpha quality. Good knowledge of Golang and/or Rust would be a significant advantage.
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in Computer Science or related subject is a plus, but not strictly needed.
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