About CoinDesk

CoinDesk is the most influential, trusted platform for a growing global community engaged in the transformation of the financial system and the emerging crypto economy. Founded in May 2013, the CoinDesk platform provides millions of consumers interested in cryptocurrency assets and blockchain technology with news and insightspodcastslive streaming TV showsresearch reportslive events, and a toolkit of indexes, data, and analytics. CoinDesk is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, one of the largest private investors in the industry and a provider of trading and other investment services for that industry. CoinDesk operates entirely independently of the parent company. DCG has no involvement in editorial or content decisions. Twitter: @ CoinDesk

About TradeBlock

TradeBlock is the leading provider of real-time indexes for the spot price of various digital currencies, equipping firms with an effective price discovery mechanism crucial in navigating the volatile digital currency markets. Additionally, TradeBlock is the premier platform for institutional digital currency traders, complete with a powerful suite of market and blockchain data, as well as execution and post-trade tools for liquidity providers, asset managers, corporate clients, and exchanges, among others. For more information on TradeBlock, please visit https://tradeblock.com.



About the role

CoinDesk Indexes' Site Reliability Engineers design and maintain data infrastructure built to process vast amounts of crypto and blockchain data, with high degrees of accuracy and performance. Our data architecture is of substantial volume and size, aggregating billions of data points on a daily basis. This includes crypto market data, such as order books and trade executions, and network-level data from various blockchain protocols. We build-out connectivity to ingest, process, and distribute data from countless marketplaces. We also process data from various blockchain networks in order to provide institutional clients and CoinDesk readers the most reliable blockchain data and tooling in the world.

This position will report to the Lead Site Reliability Engineer of CoinDesk Indexes.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with engineering teams members on system design and enhancements to the software development life cycle.
  • Demonstrate exceptional communication and documentation practices to promote a culture of collaboration.
  • Own the performance and availability of our systems, innovating with the existing team to continuously improve upon both.
  • Automate all phases of product life cycle, automating responses to failures, and generally eliminating as much operational work as possible.
  • Develop engineering solutions that optimize hardware and software to achieve required service levels, performance, and economics.
  • Support end-to-end solutions, including applications, servers, networks, data pipelines and data platforms.
  • Take ownership and responsibility of issues and manage them effectively to resolution.

 

Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience in software or systems engineering.
  • Knowledge of Linux and AWS.
  • Understanding of relational databases and in-memory data stores.
  • Solid networking fundamentals such as firewalls, load balancers, TCP/IP protocols.
  • Familiarity with logging, monitoring, and alerting tools
  • Experience with Terraform and/or Ansible.
  • Experience with scripting languages.
  • Experience with SDLC processes.
  • Experience with C/C++ or Python.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Objective, data-driven approach to problem-solving.

 

Preferred

  • 2+ years experience in AWS administration.
  • 2+ years experience with Linux.
  • PG and Redis experience.
  • HAProxy experience.

 

Technologies

AWS, PostgreSQL, Linux, Redis, Python, Node.js, C/C++, HAProxy, Javascript, Graphite/Grafana, Ansible, Nginx, Python, Django, Git

 

 

 

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