Platforms Engineer

Remote (Switzerland +/- 6 hours) Full-time

Position

Platforms Engineer

Location

Remote (Switzerland +/- 6 hours)

Contract

Full-time

Beginning

Immediately

Salary Range

$90k - 150k/year + Equity.

Job Description

Chorus One is the largest cryptocurrency staking provider in Europe securing billions in assets and operating nodes on more than 25 Proof of Stake networks such as Solana, Ethereum, Cosmos, and others. We also research, design, and build liquid staking and interoperability solutions to enable a richer inter-blockchain ecosystem.

We are a community of ambitious, self-reflective people building core infrastructure for blockchain protocols. At Chorus One we’re motivated by the conviction of choice and freedom for token holders and users of blockchain networks, and want to do something about it, come join us!

At Chorus One we empower people to do their best work and make our greatest contribution as an organization.

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.

Job Profile

What we are looking for:

  • Strong Linux skills, including a deep understanding of the kernel and userspace.
  • Strong networking skills, including a deep understanding of routing, forwarding, load-balancing.
  • Has prior experience with a range of orchestration and configuration management tools. We use Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform and Salt.
  • 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.
  • Possesses good knowledge of security as it relates to bare metal and cloud-based infrastructure.
  • We expect candidates to know one programming language, in addition to Bash. Popularly used languages in Chorus One are Python, Golang and Rust.
  • Is able to work independently, with high level of ambiguity and undefined requirements.
  • Bachelors or advanced degree in Computer Science or related subject is a plus, but not strictly needed.

Your Responsibilities

  • Maintain, scale and monitor existing infrastructure, including bare metal servers, cloud machines, and a Kubernetes cluster, to allow Chorus One to provide secure and reliable industry-leading Proof-of-Stake validation services.
  • Institute monitoring and alerting systems for infrastructure. Enable other team members to attend and troubleshoot problems as they arise.
  • Take all steps required to ensure maximum availability and uptime of maintained blockchain networks. This includes routine and emergent application updates, monitoring of systems, timely response to alerts and on-call phone calls, as well as rapid response to mitigate site outages.
  • Develop software related to blockchain data extraction or interchain communication, on an as-needed basis.
  • Reason about and improve the security properties of infrastructure. Secure key management, server hardening and intrusion detection are important themes.

Our Offer

  • Competitive salary ($90k - 150k) + equity.
  • As much leave as the team members need to take.
  • Full-time position.
  • Location: Remote work.
  • Work on cool technology and interesting problems at the cutting edge intersection of finance, cryptocurrency, information security, and decentralized networks.
  • Quarterly retreats around the world. Previous retreats were in Serbia, South Korea, USA and Egypt.

Application

To apply, please submit the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

About Us

Chorus One is a community of ambitious, self-reflective people building high reliability infrastructure for decentralized networks. We believe that cryptoeconomics and decentralized networks will enable collaboration on a global scale, and propel the next stage in human evolution. Chorus One is building validator nodes and inter-chain communication for decentralized networks, allowing our users to earn more tokens and shape the emerging open financial system. Our work lies at the rich intersection of financial services, cryptocurrency, DevOps and Information Security. We are profitable, completely self-sustaining, and not beholden to the desires of external stakeholders - we control our own path.

People at Chorus One come from all walks of life; we believe in the importance of carving out more space for diversity in the tech industry, and removing barriers to entry to those underrepresented in the blockchain space. We are aware of the systemic obstacles faced by women, non-binary people, people of color, and other minorities in the workplace, and we are taking active steps to make Chorus One, and the blockchain industry more broadly, a safe, inclusive space where all the voices are heard and equally matter.