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Blockchain Infrastructure Engineer

Remote

16 November, 2020

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Remote working

Technologies & frameworks

  • Google Cloud
  • Ansible
  • Docker
  • DevOps
  • SECURITY
  • Amazon AWS

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working
Evaluate, deploy, monitor, and maintain the latest generation of proof-of-stake blockchain networks

Role overview

Overview

We are looking for a network engineer interested in distributed ledger technology to build, improve, and scale our physical and cloud-based proof-of-stake validation infrastructure. As a blockchain infrastructure engineer, you will work with us in evaluating, deploying, monitoring, maintaining, and upgrading consensus & validation nodes on the most novel and experimental blockchain networks.

This role offers the chance to work closely with a team on compelling cross-disciplinary problems in computer science, cryptography, and economics, and enjoy a high degree of independence in working conditions and prioritization.

Responsibilities

  • Keep track, evaluate, and provide insights into and analysis of novel proof-of-stake distributed ledger protocols
  • Build, improve, maintain, and upgrade our validator software and hardware infrastructure
  • Deploy blockchain consensus nodes in testnets and mainnets, monitor proactively for performance bottlenecks and unusual behavior, optimize performance in production
  • Monitor network traffic and configure physical & virtual minimal-permission access control for fault isolation
  • Automate and scale infrastructure configuration as networks grow

Qualifications

  • Experience with administrating Linux systems and with configuration management (Ansible, Terraform, Docker)
  • Experience with cloud platform services and tooling (GCP, AWS)
  • Experience with metrics collection and monitoring
  • Working understanding of TCP/IP network stack
  • Online availability for unforeseen remotely-fixable issues
  • Travel availability when necessary for in-person fixes
  • Self-motivated & self-organized

Bonus Qualifications

  • Prior experience and interest in blockchain technology
  • Experience in building and scaling distributed, highly available systems
  • Experience in deploying and scaling high-performance database software
  • Interest in and experience with Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)

Misc.

Competitive compensation in a negotiable mix of salary and equity. Remote or local (Zürich/Zug, Berlin). When remote, located in Central Europe.

Ideally someone who enjoys nature and hiking 🏔️.

  • 10-49

Metastate is a research and engineering team focused on implementing cutting-edge research from numerous disciplines (distributed systems, PLT, zero-knowledge cryptography) and deploying them to solve hard problems in the blockchain space, such as scalability, secure smart contract languages, secure randomness or privacy. Metastate is a remote-first team, currently composed of 15 cross-disciplinary researchers and engineers located around the world. Our work culture is characterized by open-allocation, where team members have a high degree of freedom and autonomy in choosing when to work, what to work on, and whom to work with. Metastate was founded in early 2019 by @adrian_brink, @awasunyin and @cwgoes, with extensive experience in the blockchain space and who previously co-founded Cryptium Labs, a security-oriented proof-of-stake validator from the Swiss Alps.

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Engineers who find a new job through WorksHub average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Remote working

Technologies & frameworks

  • Google Cloud
  • Ansible
  • Docker
  • DevOps
  • SECURITY
  • Amazon AWS

Benefits & perks

  • Remote working
  • Flexible working

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