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Sr. DevOps Engineer

Feb 13
Fully Remote

We are seeking an experienced Sr. DevOps Engineer with lots of Go experience to work closely with our Protocol team to accelerate their development speed and improve the reliability of every release. In this role, you’ll work closely with an excellent team of protocol engineers and use your expertise in development best practices to support and accelerate their development of the ZetaChain software.

About ZetaChain

ZetaChain aims to be the only blockchain you’ll ever need. It is a layer 1 blockchain and developer platform that connects any L1 and L2, from Ethereum to Bitcoin and beyond. Access all of crypto in one place, as a developer or user.

  • Thriving Ecosystem: 1000 dApps developed between testnet and mainnet, showcasing diverse innovation and utilization.

  • Engagement: With over a million community members, ZetaChain fosters a dynamic environment for engagement, and collaboration.

  • Live on Mainnet: partnered with all major exchanges.

  • Activity: Our network has over 850k unique addresses and growing fast!

  • Well Funded: Raised over $27M!

Find out more about our ecosystem.

Find out more about our hiring culture: Dream Team Culture.

Why You Want To Work Here

  • Impactful Role: Play a pivotal role in shaping the future of a leading blockchain protocol.

  • Remote Flexibility: Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a remote work environment, ensuring a work-life balance. With quarterly team meet ups.

  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Dive deep into the latest advancements in blockchain technology with ZetaChain’s innovative protocol.

  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated with the rapidly evolving blockchain landscape, ensuring you’re always at the forefront of the industry.


Our ideal candidate description is a wish list, not a checklist. We don’t expect every applicant to tick every box. If you have a strong alignment with many of the qualifications and a passion for learning, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Languages: Go, Terraform, Bash, TypeScript/JavaScript

    • Go experience is required

  • Tech stack: Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Cosmos SDK

  • Experience:

    • 3+ years of software development experience

    • 2+ years of Linux and Kubernetes experience

    • 1+ years of blockchain development experience

    • Must play well with others, success is a team sport and at ZetaChain everyone participates!

    • Security Mindset: constantly anticipating and strategizing against potential threats and vulnerabilities in any system or process.

  • Location:

    • Remote (Near San Francisco or New York City Preferred)

  • Job Responsibilities:

    • Automate performance testing of the node software before each release

    • Partner with the protocol team to create automated testing suite

    • Support ZetaChain development with effective CI/CD pipelines and process automation

    • Develop open source tools to support dapp developers and node operators

    • Ensure all processes meet our security, performance, and reliability requirements

  • Bonus points:

    • Experience with Go (Cosmos SDK, go-ethereum, btcsuite, Tendermint Core)

    • Understanding of blockchain (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cosmos); smart contracts (solidity, rust/wasm), p2p networking

    • Experience operating blockchain nodes and/or working with Web3 Technologies

    • Familiar with DevOps, DevSecOps, GitOps methodologies & best practices

Who Would Be a Good Fit for This Role?

A candidate who is a software engineer at heart with a diverse set of experiences. They enjoy building performance and reliability testing methods that will accelerate the development sped for the entire organization. Specifically:

1. DevOps-Savvy Blockchain Enthusiast

  • Engineers with a strong background in software development and a keen interest in blockchain technology.

2. Experienced Backend Developer

  • A seasoned developer with a solid foundation in software engineering, particularly in backend development.

  • Someone with substantial experience in building and maintaining robust, scalable backend systems, ideally within the blockchain domain.

  • A creative thinker who is not only skilled in coding but also in building testing and performance monitoring tools to streamline development processes.

3. DevOps Engineer or SRE Transitioning to Blockchain

  • An experienced DevOps Engineer or SRE looking to pivot into the blockchain sector. Especially relevant if you have experience with Go.

  • Keen to leverage their web2 experience to contribute to and grow within the innovative world of blockchain technology at ZetaChain.

How to Apply

Does this feel like the perfect fit for you or someone else you know? Reach out to jobs@zetachain.com or hop in our Discord to get in touch with a team member.