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Sr. Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

Nov 22
Fully Remote

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.

ZetaChain prides itself on its vibrant and active community, a testament to our growing impact and relevance in the blockchain space:

  • Thriving Ecosystem: Over 150+ dApps developed, showcasing diverse innovation and utilization.

  • Engagement: With over 800K+ followers on Twitter and an equally active Discord community of 800K+ members, ZetaChain fosters a dynamic environment for engagement, and collaboration.

  • Activity: Our testnet has seen over 35K+ smart contracts deployed and processed over 25M+ transactions.

  • 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

Join ZetaChain and be part of an exceptional team dedicated to pioneering blockchain innovation. We’re a group of focused, high-achieving, and smart individuals who are passionate about learning and building new solutions.

  • Remote Flexibility: Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a remote work environment, ensuring a work-life balance. Plus occasional trips to our San Francisco or New York City Offices to meet the team in person.

  • High End Workstations: Get the latest tech for your home office and a cutting edge company laptop

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

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

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

  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside a team of dedicated professionals, each bringing unique expertise to the table.

  • Community Engagement: Collaborate with external security researchers and white-hat hackers, tapping into the broader community’s expertise.

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled Site Reliability Engineer to enhance our testing and observability capabilities for our public blockchain infrastructure. In this role, you’ll work with a well-rounded team in a fast-paced remote environment, leveraging your expertise in development best practices, web application, and some Blockchain experience.


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: Terraform, Bash, TypeScript/JavaScript, Go

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

  • Platforms: GCP, AWS, Vercel, Notion, SpaceLift

  • Experience:

    • 3+ years of software development experience

    • 2+ years of blockchain development experience

    • 2+ years of Linux and Kubernetes experience

    • 1+ years of GCP 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)

  • Responsibilities:

    • Build and implement custom monitoring tools to check the status of complicated interlinked dependencies across multiple blockchains.

    • Assist with automated testing suites and processes, including writing custom code.

    • Implement performance monitoring for our blockchain and traditional web applications.

    • Support ZetaChain development through CI/CD pipelines and process automation.

    • Automate the performance and security testing of our blockchain software prior to public release.

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

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

    • Perform code reviews & testing of the blockchain.

  • Bonus points:

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

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

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

    • Familiar with DevOps/DevSecOps methodologies & best practices

Who Would Be a Good Fit for This Role?

A candidate who is a coder at heart with a diverse set of experiences. They enjoy building testing and observability capabilities that will accelerate the development sped for the entire organization. Specifically:

  • DevOps-Savvy Blockchain Enthusiast:

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

    • Someone experienced in Linux, Kubernetes, and cloud platforms like GCP or AWS, who can leverage these skills to enhance our blockchain infrastructure.

  • 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 observability tools to streamline development processes.

  • DevOps Engineer/SRE Transitioning to Blockchain

    • An experienced DevOps Engineer or SRE looking to pivot into the blockchain sector.

    • Someone who’s been researching blockchain and learning the basics themselves even though it doesn’t apply to their current role.

    • A proactive problem-solver with a track record of ensuring system reliability and scalability, now ready to tackle the unique challenges of blockchain infrastructure.

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