Crypto Engineer

  • Foundry
  • Remote (Rochester, NY, USA)
  • May 12, 2022
Full time Engineering

Job Description

DESCRIPTION: 

The Crypto Engineer is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to join the team at Foundry, a subsidiary of the blockchain industry’s most prolific and active investor, Digital Currency Group. Reporting to the CTO, the Crypto Engineer will be focused on developing and maintaining Foundry’s staking operations. 

This position may allow for some remote work, but will also require onsite work in our office in Rochester, NY.

This is a rare invitation to join a small, highly professional entrepreneurial group, with the backing of the most established player in the fast-growing crypto space. 

At Foundry, we are working toward a common goal of empowering a decentralized infrastructure. Our team is passionate about the future of finance and is looking for other like-minded individuals who share in this vision. While we are inclusive and diverse in workforce and style, we all agree that digital assets will change the world.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Install and launch working nodes for proof of stake protocols 
  • Configure, write scripts, and test the staking nodes for self-staking and as a validator 
  • Documentmaintain and monitor the nodes so they are fully operational 24x7 
  • Research new protocols and provide comprehensive reports and feedback 
  • Work with other engineers and lead and back up assigned protocols


ABOUT YOU: 

Minimum Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field, or equivalent experience. 
  • Passionate about technology and interested in various crypto assets, blockchain, and tech entrepreneurship 
  • Strong understanding of web services, databases, and data analysis 
  • Interest in researching topics related to digital assets, and staking 
  • Have a working knowledge of databases and monitoring systems 
  • Working knowledge of Proof of Stake and/or interest to learn development  

Preferred Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

Technical Skills 

  • Ubuntu Linux system administration 
  • Database Operations (SQL, NoSQL, Redis) 
  • Cloud servers such as Amazon AWS and Digital Ocean, Alibaba Cloud 
  • Experience in operating staking and running validating node efforts 
  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of servers and virtualization 
  • Automate deployment, validation, and quality control processes across our entire company 
  • Build services and infrastructure that help to automate the deployment of blockchain network infrastructure 
  • Knowledge of data protection, recovery, failover procedures 
  • Experience in containerizing modern applications such as Docker and Kubernetes 
  • Experience with obtaining, maintaining, deploying server hardware 
  • Ability to implement and administer network infrastructure to servers 

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • The chance to work in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Flexible vacation policy - work with your manager to take time off when you need it

ENVIRONMENT:
General office environment with perks! (fully stocked kitchen, flexible workspace, weekly company meetings, regular team outings and events, focus on employee engagement, teamwork, inclusion, equity, and diversity).

ABOUT FOUNDRY:
At Foundry, we are working toward a common goal of empowering a decentralized infrastructure. Our team is passionate about the future of finance and is looking for other like-minded individuals who share in this vision. While we are inclusive and diverse in workforce and style, we all agree that digital assets will change the world.

Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for better capital access, efficiency, and transparency in the digital currency mining and staking industry.

As a Digital Currency Group company, Foundry taps unparalleled institutional expertise, capital, and market intelligence to provide North American bitcoin miners and global manufacturers with the resources to build, maintain, and secure decentralized networks.

Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.