Senior SRE / DevOps

Senior SRE / DevOps

  • 14, Avenue Trudaine, Paris, 75009
  • Permanent contract 
    Education: Not specified
    Experience: Not specified

    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 $3B staked through Kiln’s technology. 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

    Full time - permanent role - Paris or full remote from Western EU - 75-95k + shares


    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, tailor our platform (AWS, K8S, Terraform) to answer their needs and our customers'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.


    • 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


    • 4+ years of experience working with container technologies such as Kubernetes, SysAdmin, 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


    • Experience in a fast-growing, early-stage startup.

    • Genuine interest in web3, blockchain, cryptocurrency and smart contracts - check our Tech Blog []


    • 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

    • Real interest about blockchain/crypto

    About Kiln:

    Kiln is the leading enterprise-grade staking platform, enabling institutional customers to stake assets, and to whitelabel staking functionality into their offering. Our platform is API-first and enables fully automated validators, rewards, and data and commission management.

    With over $1.9 billion crypto assets being programmatically staked, Kiln has a particularly strong track record on Ethereum as we run about 3% of the network; this includes 22,000+ validators with 0 slashing events.

    The team is made up of 45 ecosystem enthusiasts formerly at Google, Circle, Ledger, Chainalysis and other leading technology and cryptocurrency companies.

    Join Kiln and help us make the web more secure, stable, decentralized and fair!

    How Kiln will support you:

    • A fast-paced, no bureaucratic work environment

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

    • Competitive Salary

    • Unlimited holiday

    • Flexible remote working

    • Chose your IT equipment

    • Internet connection paid up to €50/month

    • Significant personal development and tech conf budget

    Your interview process: 

    • Recruiter Interview (50 min)

    • Take-home case study (<2h)

    • Technical interview (1h45 min)

    • Cultural fit interview (45min)

    • CEO Interview (30 min)

    • Offer

    We're looking forward to chatting!

    Please note that we are not sponsoring visas for non-UK or EU citizens. This role is specifically for employees (no B2B or contractors) based in France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal & Netherlands where Kiln has a legal entity. Thank you


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