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Remote Senior DevOps Engineer (AMER)

Nethermind AMER

What are we all about?

We are a team of builders and researchers on a mission to empower enterprises and developers worldwide to access and build on decentralized systems.

Our expertise covers several domains: Ethereum and Starknet protocol engineering, layer-2, cryptography research, protocol research, decentralized finance (DeFi), security auditing, formal verification, real-time monitoring, smart contract development, and dapps and enterprise engineering.

Working to solve some of the most challenging problems in the blockchain space, we frequently collaborate with, such as Ethereum Foundation, Starknet Foundation, Gnosis Chain, Flashbots, Forta Protocol, Lido, EigenLayer, Open Zeppelin, RISCZero, Aleph Zero, and many more.

Today, we are a 350+ strong team working remotely across 66+ countries.

What are we all about?

We are a team of builders and researchers on a mission to empower enterprises and developers worldwide to access and build on decentralized systems.

Our expertise covers several domains: Ethereum and Starknet protocol engineering, layer-2, cryptography research, protocol research, decentralized finance (DeFi), security auditing, formal verification, real-time monitoring, smart contract development, and dapps and enterprise engineering.

Working to solve some of the most challenging problems in the blockchain space, we frequently collaborate with, such as Ethereum Foundation, Starknet Foundation, Gnosis Chain, Flashbots, Forta Protocol, Lido, EigenLayer, Open Zeppelin, RISCZero, Aleph Zero, and many more.

Today, we are a 350+ strong team working remotely across 66+ countries.

The Role:

We are currently in search of a highly skilled and experienced Customer-Facing DevOps Engineer to become an integral part of our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will possess an extensive background in deploying, debugging, tuning, and maintaining web deployments, high-performance, low-latency distributed applications, container-based applications, microservices, and databases, and independently work in a customer-facing environment.

Your commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions and exceptional service to our clients will be paramount in this role. Furthermore, alignment with Nethermind’s vision of being at the forefront of blockchain technology, driving innovation, and fostering growth within the industry is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless deployment and integration of applications, as well as strategic DevOps initiatives that align with customer goals.
  • Design and implement robust system and cloud architectures, ensuring scalability, resilience, and optimal performance.
  • Provide exceptional communications with customers, understand client needs, and tailor solutions accordingly.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of processes and tools, aligning with industry best practices.
  • Deploy and maintain both web 2.0 and web 3.0 infrastructure in a cloud environment
  • Evaluate and refine existing DevOps processes, implementing automation and efficiency improvements where necessary.
  • Ensure that all deployments meet regulatory compliance and security standards.

Must have:

  • 5+ years of experience in a DevOps/SRE Engineer role inclusively at least 2 years in consulting or customer-facing roles.
  • Strong communication skills and stakeholder management experience
  • Strong experience with designing and building CICD pipelines
  • Strong experience with Infra as Code, for example, Terraform and Ansible
  • Strong experience of container environments along with container orchestration tools like Kubernetes (especially in EKS or GKE in a cloud environment) and familiar with helm chart
  • Previous consulting experience
  • Experience with monitoring tools like Grafana, Datadog, Prometheus, etc.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages (Bash is a must)
  • Working Knowledge of systems programming languages like Golang and Python
  • Extensive cloud experience and familiarity with configuring, scaling, tuning, and monitoring the range of services (AWS/GCP/Azure)
  • Experience producing operational and design documentation for the things you build, and writing post-mortem docs after troubleshooting service issues.
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery tools, like Jenkins, GitHub Actions, etc.

Nice to have:

  • Any blockchain experience is a plus
  • Experience in software development and infrastructure development is a plus.
  • Commercial AWS/Azure/GCP Experience in an Enterprise Environment

We are seeking an experienced Senior DevOps Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate will be a highly skilled professional with extensive knowledge of modern DevOps practices, cloud technologies, and infrastructure management.

Your commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions and exceptional service to our clients will be paramount in this role. Furthermore, alignment with Nethermind’s vision of being at the forefront of blockchain technology, driving innovation, and fostering growth within the industry is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and maintain scalable, resilient infrastructure across multi-cloud environments (AWS and GCP required, other cloud platforms a plus)
  • Lead and execute infrastructure-as-code initiatives using Terraform and Terragrunt
  • Manage and optimize Kubernetes clusters, including experience with tools like ArgoCD
  • Implement and maintain robust CI/CD pipelines
  • Drive SRE practices to ensure high availability, performance, and reliability of our systems
  • Collaborate with development teams to improve application deployment and management processes
  • Implement and maintain monitoring, logging, and alerting systems
  • Optimise infrastructure costs while maintaining performance and reliability
  • Contribute to architectural decisions for both cloud and bare-metal environments
  • Implement security best practices across all infrastructure

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in DevOps/SRE roles
  • Expert-level knowledge of Kubernetes, including experience with managed services like EKS and GKE
  • Proficiency in infrastructure-as-code using Terraform and Terragrunt
  • Strong experience with CI/CD tools and practices, particularly ArgoCD
  • Deep understanding of cloud services and architectures in AWS and GCP
  • Expertise in implementing and managing scalable, high-performance systems
  • Strong coding skills in Python; Go proficiency is highly desired
  • Experience with multi-cloud architectures and best practices
  • Deep understanding of cloud networking
  • Familiarity with bare-metal environment management
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot complex systems
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with other cloud platforms beyond AWS and GCP
  • Knowledge and passion for blockchain technology
  • Knowledge of container security best practices
  • Experience with chaos engineering principles
  • Contributions to open-source projects related to DevOps or cloud infrastructure
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., CKA, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer, Google Cloud Professional DevOps Engineer)

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