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Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) | NodeOps



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) | NodeOps

We are seeking a Sr. Site Reliability Engineer to join our team and run critical infrastructure for our blockchain and web applications. You’ll learn to deploy and maintain a fleet of RPC and validator nodes for multiple blockchain networks. You’ll also provide guidance and expertise to development teams to ensure their application follow modern best practices. Your work will directly impact the health and stability of our network.

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.
3+ years of cloud infrastructure experience
2+ years of Linux and Kubernetes experience
1+ years of blockchain node operation 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.
Languages: Go, Terraform, Bash,
Tech stack: Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Cosmos SDK
Platforms: GCP, Bare Metal, Vercel
Remote (Near San Francisco or New York City preferred)
Job Responsibilities:
Build and maintain RPC and validator nodes for Zetachain, Ethereum, Bitcoin, etc
Assist in the deployment of web applications
Build custom tools to monitor blockchain application performance
Assist with automated testing suites and processes, including writing custom code.
Ensure all processes meet our security, performance, and reliability requirements.
Bonus points:
Understanding of blockchain (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cosmos); smart contracts (solidity, rust/wasm), p2p networking
Experience with Go (Cosmos SDK, go-ethereum, btcsuite, Tendermint Core)
Familiar with DevOps, DevSecOps, GitOps 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:
Infrastructure-Savvy Blockchain Enthusiast:
Engineers with a strong background in infrastructure 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.
Does this feel like the perfect fit for you or someone else you know? Reach out to or hop in our Discord to get in touch with a team member.