Senior SRE / DevOps M/F

Senior SRE / DevOps M/F

  • 14, Avenue Trudaine, Paris, 75009
  • Permanent contract 
    Starting date:
    €70K to 95K
    Open to full remote
    Education: Not specified
    Experience: > 4 years

    This position was filled!

    Who are they?

    Kiln makes blockchain infrastructure simple for investors and developers and accelerates the decentralization of the web.

    The start-up manages over 22,000 validators With over $2billion in crypto assets being programmatically staked. We deploy our validators on 3 different clouds around the world.

    Kiln’s SaaS platform supports the most important Web3 projects. That includes Ethereum, Solana, Polkadot, Cosmos and Tezos. Kiln deals with infrastructure, security and software topics on a daily basis.

    The team is made up of ecosystem enthusiasts formerly employed at Google, Circle, Ledger, Chainalysis, Polygon and others.

    If your goal is to make the web more secure, stable, decentralized and fair, join Kiln.
    We’ve just raised our Series A - 17M$ !

    Job description

    We’re looking for someone to be a Site Reliability Engineer at Kiln. In this role, you’ll be responsible for:

    1) Building the product: You’ll be working closely with the Product and Infrastructure teams to plan, architect, and implement our core product. You’ll take part in the construction of the roadmap, with the rest of the team. It includes:

    • Use current infrastructure & ramp up on Kiln’s workflow

    • Actively suggest continuous improvement of Kiln’s architecture

    • Deploying new blockchain protocols on Kiln’s infrastructure

    • Assess any protocol deployment risks

    • Help our Software team deploy our products, and tailor our platform (AWS, K8S, Terraform) to answer their needs and our customer’s needs

    2) Owning what you build:

    • As you architect, test, and refine the Kiln platform, you will ensure that our services communicate with each other seamlessly, have minimal downtime, and recover quickly

    • Communicate with our Product & Sales team to make sure they understand any risk that may occur during protocol’s deployment

    • Make sure we respect any software security norms (Kiln is a SOC 2 Type 1 company)

    3) Helping grow the Team: Everyone on the early team plays an important role in attracting, closing, and growing other talented team members. You can also mentor junior SRE/DevOps.

    Our stack

    • Mostly in Golang with a bit of Javascript and Typescript

    • Smart contracts are written in Solidity

    • Communication between services is done using HTTP Rest and our main database is PostgreSQL.

    • EKS (Elastic Kubernetes Service) on AWS

    • Kubernetes / Helm

    • Terraform

    Preferred experience

    Don’t censor yourself: get in touch even if you’re not matching 100% of these points.

    Skills & background

    • 4+ years of experience working with container technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, and with Continuous Integration / Deployment

    • Knowledgeable about GitOps and/or Flux

    • Comfortable with Terraform and Hashicorp Vault

    • Previous experience in infrastructure security

    • Strong judgment with the ability to ship opinionated architectural choices and code, and to share software best practices

    • Strong communication skills both in French & English

    • Experience designing, building, and deploying user-facing, and/or API-based products is a plus

    • Experience coding in Golang is a plus

    Soft skills :

    • Curiosity and ability to dig into a topic and follow through

    • Team spirit: discuss, do not try to impose

    • Be pragmatic to not over-engineer unnecessarily: startups need to quickly adapt

    • Clear communication & trust: adapt to interlocutor and explain concepts

    • Genuine interest in blockchain/crypto

    What we offer

    • Equity Share Options in the business: if Kiln succeeds, we all succeed!

    • Competitive Salary

    • Unlimited holiday

    • Flexible/remote working

    • Choice of your IT equipments

    • Significant personal development and wellness budget

    Recruitment process

    • Recruiter Phone screen (45 min) with Myriam

    • Take-home case study (<2h)

    • Technical interview (1h45 min)

    • Product & Cultural fit (45min)

    • Meeting with co-founders (30 min)

    • Offer


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