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Senior DevOps Engineer

Figment

Figment

Software Engineering
Canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Figment is the world’s leading provider of blockchain infrastructure. We provide the most comprehensive staking solution for our over 200+ institutional clients including exchanges, wallets, foundations, custodians, and large token holders to earn rewards on their crypto assets. These clients rely on Figment’s institutional staking service including rewards optimization, rapid API development, rewards reporting, partner integrations, governance, and slashing protection. Figment is backed by industry experts, financial institutions and our global team across twenty three countries. This all leads to our mission to support the adoption, growth and long term success of the Web3 ecosystem.

We are a growth stage technology company – looking for people who are builders and doers. People who are comfortable plotting their course through ambiguity and uncertainty to drive impact and who are excited to work in new ways and empower a generative company culture.

About the Role:

We’re seeking a Senior DevOps Engineer to join our Ethereum Staking Infrastructure team, to manage and innovate Ethereum blockchain infrastructure accounting for more than $4 billion in assets. This role combines DevOps practices and software development - with a focus in Kubernetes, cloud infrastructure, and Golang applications. The position requires building custom tools and automating processes in a highly secure and scalable environment.

Responsibilities

  • Implement and operate scalable, secure, and stable cloud-based deployments for Ethereum staking
  • Develop tools in Golang to enhance the automation, reliability, and monitoring of our staking operations
  • Manage infrastructure across multiple cloud providers (AWS, GCP) - with a focus on performance and security
  • Automate deployment processes and develop blockchain key management solutions using Kubernetes
  • Identify and implement security measures and manage secure storage tools such as Hashicorp Vault
  • Craft and maintain custom Terraform modules to manage and provision cloud infrastructure efficiently
  • Engage in continuous improvement of infrastructure automation and deployment pipelines
  • Articulate technical strategies and progress to Engineering Leadership and Product teams
  • Promote best practices in cloud infrastructure, networking, and security
  • Mentoring and guiding junior engineers on the team

Qualifications

  • In-depth experience deploying on Kubernetes
  • Software development experience and solid understanding of programming languages (such as Golang, Python, etc.)
  • Expertise in deploying to cloud infrastructure (such as AWS, GCP)
  • Experience managing highly available and highly secure environments at scale and with security tooling
  • Proven expertise in Linux - such as in networking and security best practices
  • Experience building CI/CD pipelines for automated infrastructure provisioning and application deployment
  • Experience mentoring and guiding junior-level engineers

Nice to Have

  • Experience with Kubernetes-related security best practices (RBAC, network policies, etc.)
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) or Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)
  • Knowledge of decentralized consensus mechanisms, including Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake
  • Understanding of Ethereum technologies and familiarity with various Consensus and Execution clients
  • Knowledge of secure storage tools like HashiCorp Vault and access management tools like Teleport
  • Experience in developing custom Terraform modules

This role is designed for an individual who is passionate about leveraging their technical expertise to support and advance Ethereum staking solutions, working at the cutting edge of blockchain technology. If you’re someone who thrives in a fast-paced, innovative environment and are driven by high standards of security and reliability - we encourage you to apply, and we’d love to chat!


One of Figment’s core principles is “Making the Invisible Visible” - ensuring transparency and information sharing in all communication. Figment is committed to transparency regarding pay, benefits, and other compensation types for all internal roles as well as all roles being hired for.

Base Salary: The CAD base salary range for this position is CAD $140,000 - $170,000. The US base salary range for this position is USD $140,000 - $170,000. This range reflects base salary only, and does not include additional compensation or benefits. For candidates in other countries, the pay range will be disclosed upon your first interview with Figment (being a globally remote company, the list of salary ranges would simply be too long to note here!). The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum range for a new hire across all Canada or the US. A candidate’s specific pay within the range will be determined by various factors including job-related skills, relevant education, and training.

Benefits: All employees of Figment receive the following competitive benefits. For candidates beyond Canada and the US, benefits will be outlined during your first interview with Figment.

  • 100% remote-first environment, with co-working spaces in our employee “hubs” across the globe for those who enjoy a hybrid model
  • 4 weeks of PTO that kick in day one, with an additional 1 week of flex days
  • Extended company-paid health benefits that kick in day one
  • Best in class parental leave and flexible arrangements
  • A home office stipend to create a space that you enjoy working in
  • Monthly Wifi reimbursement
  • A yearly Learning & Development budget
  • 401K (US) or RRSP match (Canada)
  • Stock Options in the company
  • Competitive bonus (based on company performance) that is distributed bi-annually - we believe that the company’s success should be shared with our employees often
    • For roles listed within the Sales Department, there is instead a competitive commissions structure which will be outlined during your first interview with Figment
  • Annual onsite company gatherings and retreats to inspire team bonding, collaboration, and fun!
  • A culture of honesty, professionalism and risk taking in a high-growth environment

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Figment is a remote-first company operating with a global footprint across 12 countries. Are you interested in helping us build the future of digital assets?