Senior Cloud Engineer

  • BlockFi
  • Remote (New York, NY, USA)
  • Nov 18, 2021
Full time Security & Privacy

Job Description

What is BlockFi?

BlockFi’s mission is to provide liquidity, transparency, and efficiency to digital financial markets by creating products that meet the needs of consumers and corporations across the globe. We build bridges between traditional finance and digital markets that enable growth for all participants.

We’re a team of builders and strivers, proud to champion financial inclusivity and offer economic opportunities around the globe. We provide the same inclusivity to our team members. BlockFi is a place where diversity is celebrated, individuality is recognized, and every single team member is valued. We are changing the status quo to be the first financial company that people love, and we rely on our people to make it happen!

BlockFi is looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer to join our growing team! 

About Your Team

The Cloud Engineering team manages all aspects of our infrastructure from onboarding new applications into the SDLC to ensure those systems are performant and reliable when run in production environments. You’ll work closely with the Platform Engineering teams to build and optimize tooling that facilitates CI/CD and Infrastructure As Code (IAC) for the cloud environment. The ability to build a solid working relationship with our core product engineering team and others including compliance and legal is a must.

The Security Team is largely remote, working across timezones, and prides itself on being solutions-focused. While facing incredibly complex threats in an ever-change security landscape, BlockFi has continued to thrive and needs the right tools built by passionate and energetic people.

Your Mission

  • Provide tooling and guard rails for software engineering teams across the company to be self-sufficient in onboarding and maintaining their applications
  • Map processes identifying automation and security/fraud risk reduction opportunities across lines of business; ultimately being part of the team building the tools to that end
  • Partner with business stakeholders to truly understand what and how the company runs and proactively identify areas where tools can be implemented or existing tools enhanced to minimize business risk, and ideally, drive business value

Your Expertise

  • 5+ years of experience with cloud infrastructure engineering 
  • Ability to architect and deploy cloud-native solutions at scale in Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Knowledge of using and configuring IAM, AWS Organizations, CloudFormation, and AWS CDK
  • Technical proficiency in networking, security, and encryption-related services in AWS
  • Strong programming background in Python or similar high-level language 
  • Proven experience leading technical decisions and understanding their impact on users
  • Demonstrated ability to continuously learn, work independently, and make decisions with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in teams of technical and non-technical individuals
  • Have extreme attention to detail without sacrificing execution rigor
  • Bias towards action and own tasks end-to-end
  • Work through hurdles and tactfully navigate the organization driving towards the objective
  • Be a doer that can get things done and unblock tasks while building deep organizational relationships along the way
  • Be thoughtful and analytical - ask why and challenge preconceived notions
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Own the company’s problems like they are your own
  • Obsessive drive and passion for security and building products people use
  • Knowledge of cryptocurrencies, financial services, or blockchain technology is a plus - if you don’t have this, don’t worry, we can teach you if you’re willing to learn

Your Perks

We benefit from the great work our employees do each day. That is why we are committed to providing a variety of awesome benefits to help them live their best lives.

  • Competitive salary because we value your experience and expertise
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days because everyone deserves time for R&R
  • Employer contribution towards health coverage (including vision & dental) because your physical health and well-being is important to us 
  • Various fringe benefits such as 401k, Parental Leave, FSA/HSA, and Employee Assistance Programs because health coverage is more than just choosing your yearly plan 
  • Flexible work environment because we are a geographically dispersed team and we believe in balance
  • Pet insurance because all of your beloved family members should have coverage too
  • Weekly lunch stipend because there is such a thing as a free lunch! 
  • A close-knit team of enthusiastic, collegial, and driven people to work alongside in a highly meritocratic environment because teamwork makes the dreamwork

Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. Our client base has grown to more than 225,000 (and counting), and the company now boasts more than $15 billion in assets on our platform. We recently completed a Series D funding round placing the company's valuation at $3 billion, and our team now has more than 500 people worldwide. We have established ourselves as a crypto market leader, and as we expand our product suite and geographic footprint, we expect our addressable market to grow exponentially.

BlockFi's leadership team has decades of experience in the traditional financial services and banking world, and we take a conservative approach to regulation that will position us well for sustainable long-term growth and expansion.

Our team is comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are aiming to become the leading lender in crypto and are poised to redefine the global financial ecosystem for the better. In addition:

  • BlockFi is one of the first companies to ever offer crypto-backed loans and the only company whose founding team has an institutional understanding of the debt capital markets and regulatory landscape in the U.S.
  • $100 MM of Series A, B, and C funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Susquehanna, Winklevoss Capital, Fidelity, Galaxy Digital, Akuna Capital, and Morgan Creek
  • $350 MM of Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments, and Tiger Global
  • We are moving quickly and have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute and capture customer demand

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