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Outlier Ventures
Outlier Ventures

Blockchain Site Reliability Engineer



Software Engineering
Canada · United States
Posted on Friday, February 17, 2023

Agoric is an open-source software development company bringing better security and composability to the decentralized financial infrastructure of today. Agoric is built on a JavaScript library of reusable, composable components coded by experienced community members. Our secure JavaScript smart contract platform allows developers to rapidly build secure applications on top of an ever-growing collection of reusable governance, lending, and trading components.

What you will be doing

Support the development and operation of Agoric-hosted services for our production chains by:

  • Managing follower and archive nodes for debugging resources and production services
  • Creating, maintaining, and supporting test networks for full-chain testing environments
  • Optimizing CI resources for engineering quality and performance data

Develop and respond to automated alerting for Agoric-hosted services by:

  • Participating in the Security Engineering on-call rotation
  • Automating and responding to chain monitoring, ensuring prompt incident resolution
  • Monitoring chain dynamics, including staking distribution, transaction volume, and other critical metrics

Enhance the experience for node operators and validators by:

  • Developing and maintaining tooling to support their needs
  • Creating runbooks and documentation for node operators, including instructions for starting from scratch and recovering from known chain issues
  • Creating and operating an artifact uploading service for debugging assistance during chain issues

Create tooling to support data requests related to our production chain in accordance with Agoric requirements by:

  • Exporting historical balances for addresses
  • Automating and validating token grants
  • Generating performance reports for product features to inform strategic decisions
  • Producing customized reports for additional business needs as they arise

What we look for in you

  • BA, BS, MS, PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other relevant discipline, or equivalent professional experience
  • 6+ years of experience as an SRE or back-end software developer
  • Familiarity with blockchain, cryptography, and smart contract languages and frameworks
  • Strong working knowledge of JavaScript & bash
  • Experience working with monitoring & alerting automation, systems design and open-source projects

Nice to haves

  • Experience with Cosmos/Tendermint
  • Contributed to open-source projects

Compensation Range: $175,000-$250,000 base salary based on skillset/experience.

Agoric is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Agoric does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

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