Blockchain/Cloud Devops Engineer

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00046150
  • Consultant: Alex Tosney
  • Contact: 0782508443
  • Date Published: 25.07.2019
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  • Location: Zurich/Zug Region
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Alex Tosney is recruiting for a Blockchain/ Cloud DevOps Engineer to join a start-up research organisation looking to lead the development and adoption of decentralised web technologies and framework. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fully funded start-up organisation in a permanent position to drive the development of blockchain technology.

The main purpose of the role will be to assist teams on making the platform components production-ready and provide support on IT related issues.

Other duties will include to:

  • Participate in on-call rotation, failure resolution, post-mortem analysis and prevention through automation.
  • Take ownership of the different infrastructure-as-code components that build up the platform, adapting them to the evolution of the given requirements.
  • Define automated tools to help the products be timely adapted to end-user requirements, including CI/CD pipelines.
  • Continuously improve the observability of the system and the feedback loops for getting information about potential problems before they happen.
  • Design automated disaster-recovery mechanisms.
  • Prometheus, alertmanager and grafana: create service monitors, write alert rules, create dashboards and panels.

In order to be considered for this role, you will be required to have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Experience designing and maintaining scalable, resilient, performant and observable systems.
  • On-call experience: participation in ops-duty rotations, incident response and post-mortem analysis and prevention.
  • A systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.
  • Solid background in software development.
  • Experience or willingness to learn about cloud-native technologies: kubernetes, Helm, prometheus, Google Cloud Platform, DigitalOcean and Azure.
  • Interest and background in decentralized technologies, especially blockchain.
  • Experience using Terraform with a test-driven infrastructure approach.

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact Alex Tosney on 0041 (0) 41 7276 793 or email Please quote reference 46150 in all correspondence.

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