Vice President, Chaos Engineer

  • Galaxy Digital
  • New York, NY
  • May 09, 2022
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Who We Are:

At Galaxy we are building products and services to help the world invest in economic progress. We believe crypto and blockchain innovations will permeate and improve all aspects of our global economy. Our vision is a society where value and ownership flow as freely as information. Galaxy is a digital asset and blockchain leader helping institutions, startups, and individuals access and navigate the crypto economy. As one of the most well-capitalized and trusted companies in the industry, we provide platform solutions custom-made for a digitally native ecosystem across multiple synergistic business lines: Trading, Asset Management (passive and active strategies), Principal Investments,  Investment Banking Services, and Mining. Galaxy’s CEO and Founder Michael Novogratz leads a team of crypto enthusiasts, and institutional veterans focused on the future of finance and Web3. The Company is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands (registered office), and New Jersey.

Additional information about the Company's businesses and products is available on

What We Value:

We are a diverse team of free thinkers, and fast movers united to help investors and creators energize the global economy. We are looking for individuals who thrive in a culture of builders and overachievers and embrace high performance, transparent feedback, and a mission-first approach. Our culture shapes our way of working and gets us where we want to be.

  • Seek Excellence.
  • Be Selective To Be Effective.
  • Be Highly Aligned, Loosely Coupled.
  • Disagree Transparently.
  • Encourage Independent Decision-Making.
  • Build Dream Teams.

Who You Are:

Do you enjoy infiltrating software by hacking* Do you relish finding the cracks and vulnerabilities in distributed systems* We are not looking for someone who writes test plans. We want someone who gets their hands dirty by crafting scenarios to break the software our development team has built. One day you might be fuzzing the auth system on our API and the next day you might be randomly killing server instances to test resilience. You will be working with dev teams to ensure their software is robust, performant and secure.

The Chaos Engineer works alongside Software Engineers and DevOps Engineers to help uncover weaknesses in our applications and platforms. This role is technical with an internal facing focus, providing technical competence to isolate experiments on production and production-like environments.

What You’ll Do:

You will be responsible for executing real world conditions such as instance outages, site failures, large traffic spikes, and unforeseen application calls within the environments. You will understand the way the customers are utilizing our services and help find ways to improve the overall availability of the service by driving teams to adopt practices and mechanisms for preventing incidents from occurring in the first place. We envision that all build, deployment, test execution, problem detection and recovery are fully automated- thus eliminating human error. If you work on Site Reliability Engineering in your current role and/or are interested in creating chaos, we would love to have you on our team

What We’re Looking For:

  • Scripting experience in at least one of the following: Ruby, Python, Bash, Golang
  • Experience in Linux administration and troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of configuration tools like Puppet, Chef or Ansible
  • Experience in modern CI/CD practices
  • Experience working in a containerized (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes.) cloud environment

What We Offer:

  • Competitive base salary, bonus, and equity
  • 100% company paid health insurance for employees, partners and dependents
  • 3% 401(k) company contribution
  • Generous paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible Time Off (paid)
  • Hybrid/Flexible Working Arrangements  
  • Opportunities to learn about the Crypto industry
  • Free daily snacks and weekly lunches
  • Smart, entrepreneurial and fun colleagues  
  • Annual charitable giving match
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Free virtual coaching and counseling sessions through Ginger

*Benefits may vary based on location. 

Galaxy respects diversity and seeks to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and job applicants for employment without regard to actual or perceived age, race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital or partnership or caregiver status, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military or veteran status, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete the application process or to participate in an interview, please contact