Blockchain is the world's leading software platform for digital assets. Offering the largest production blockchain platform in the world, we share the passion to code, create, and ultimately build an open, accessible and fair financial future, one piece of software at a time.

We are looking for a Senior Site Reliability Engineer to join our low-latency trading platforms team as we tackle some of the most interesting problems in the crypto space, like how do we securely scale a distributed financial platform that touches millions of people a day.

You will work within a diverse cross functional team of low latency specialists pushing the boundaries of both physical and cloud based deployments - leading the way in market connectivity, matching and execution. You will be working closely with traders, quants and engineers to optimise for high frequency, low latency (microsecond) workloads in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

At Blockchain, SRE is also a mindset and a set of engineering approaches to running better production systems—we build our own creative engineering solutions to operations problems. SREs are responsible for the big picture of how our systems are designed for operability, how they relate to each other, and we use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems. Practices such as limiting time spent on operational work, blameless postmortems and proactive identification of potential outages factor into iterative improvement are key to both product quality and interesting and dynamic day-to-day work.

The SRE/DevOps environment at Blockchain is a work in progress - we are looking for an experienced, senior SRE to provide engineering leadership across the SRE team and the broader engineering team. Are you ready for a challenge?

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • You will be able to play a critical role in evolving our on-premises and cloud infrastructure as we scale our market-making and institutional business
  • You will develop solutions to complex technical problems to improve the performance of our ultra-low latency exchange and liquidity provision services
  • You will develop tooling to enable rapid scaling of our on-prem infrastructure according to business needs
  • You will work in a fast paced, and dynamic environment complementing our existing high-calibre team


WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Experience of provisioning and an understanding of the hardware requirements of a low-latency trading environment
  • Experience working with one or more of the following hardware platforms: Cisco, Mellanox, Arista.
  • Advanced knowledge of routing and switching protocols (BGP, OSPF etc) and using them appropriately to improve network performance
  • Experience with high-performance networking technologies (I.e. TCPDirect, Solarflare/onload etc)
  • Experience of working in a data centre environment is essential
  • A predisposition to automating repetitive tasks
  • A methodical approach to provisioning and documenting new resources
  • Substantial experience in at least one scripting language (i.e. python) and / or programming proficiency (Golang, JVM etc)
  • Experience with infrastructure as code tools (Salt, Ansible)
  • Experience of 0 touch hardware provisioning is a plus (Tinkerbell preferred)
  • Experience with complex terraform deployments is a plus
  • Experience with containerization and service orchestration, including best practices and security is a plus
  • Experience with Hashicorp Nomad, Consul and Vault is a plus
  • Experience with using GitOps and CI to make changes is plus
COMPENSATION & PERKS
  • Competitive full-time salary based on experience and meaningful equity in an industry-leading company
  • The opportunity to be a key player and build your career at a rapidly expanding, global technology company in an exciting, emerging industry.
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it.
  • Crypto bonuses
  • Performance-based bonuses paid in cash
  • Apple equipment provided by the company
  • Awesome office locations and remote working options.

APPLICATION

  • LinkedIn profile
  • Link to github, stackoverflow, personal website and/or blog (if applicable)
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  • Blockchain Access UK Ltd.
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  • Blockchain (LT), UAB 

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