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Sr. Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)


San Francisco, CA, USA
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About the job


Join ZetaChain and be part of an exceptional team dedicated to pioneering blockchain innovation. We’re a group of focused, high-achieving, and smart individuals who are passionate about learning and building new solutions.

  • Remote Flexibility: Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a remote work environment, ensuring a work-life balance. Plus occasional trips to our San Francisco or New York City Offices to meet the team in person.
  • High End Workstations: Get the latest tech for your home office and a cutting edge company laptop
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: Dive deep into the latest advancements in blockchain technology with ZetaChain’s innovative protocol.
  • Impactful Role: Play a pivotal role in shaping the security and efficiency of a leading blockchain protocol.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated with the rapidly evolving blockchain landscape, ensuring you’re always at the forefront of the industry.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside a team of dedicated professionals, each bringing unique expertise to the table.
  • Community Engagement: Collaborate with external security researchers and white-hat hackers, tapping into the broader community’s expertise.

Job Description

We are seeking a skilled Site Reliability Engineer to enhance our testing and observability capabilities for our public blockchain infrastructure. In this role, you’ll work with a well-rounded team in a fast-paced remote environment, leveraging your expertise in development best practices, web application, and some Blockchain experience.


Our ideal candidate description is a wish list, not a checklist. We don’t expect every applicant to tick every box. If you have a strong alignment with many of the qualifications and a passion for learning, we’d love to hear from you.

  • Languages: Terraform, Bash, TypeScript/JavaScript, Go
  • Tech stack: Linux, Docker, Kubernetes, Cosmos SDK, Tendermint
  • Platforms: GCP, AWS, Vercel, Notion, SpaceLift
  • Experience:
    • 3+ years of software development experience
    • 2+ years of blockchain development experience
    • 2+ years of Linux and Kubernetes experience
    • 1+ years of GCP experience
    • Must play well with others, success is a team sport and at ZetaChain everyone participates!
    • Security Mindset: constantly anticipating and strategizing against potential threats and vulnerabilities in any system or process.
  • Location:
    • Remote (Near San Francisco or New York City Preferred)
  • Responsibilities:
    • Build and implement custom monitoring tools to check the status of complicated interlinked dependencies across multiple blockchains.
    • Assist with automated testing suites and processes, including writing custom code.
    • Implement performance monitoring for our blockchain and traditional web applications.
    • Support ZetaChain development through CI/CD pipelines and process automation.
    • Automate the performance and security testing of our blockchain software prior to public release.
    • Develop open source tools to support dapp developers and node operators.
    • Ensure all processes meet our security, performance, and reliability requirements.
    • Perform code reviews & testing of the blockchain.
  • Bonus points:
    • Understanding of blockchain (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cosmos); smart contracts (solidity, rust/wasm), p2p networking
    • Experience operating blockchain nodes and/or working with Web3 Technologies
    • Experience with Go (Cosmos SDK, go-ethereum, btcsuite, Tendermint Core)
    • Familiar with DevOps/DevSecOps methodologies & best practices

Who Would Be a Good Fit for This Role?

A candidate who is a coder at heart with a diverse set of experiences. They enjoy building testing and observability capabilities that will accelerate the development sped for the entire organization. Specifically:

  • DevOps-Savvy Blockchain Enthusiast:
    • Engineers with a strong background in software development and a keen interest in blockchain technology.
    • Someone experienced in Linux, Kubernetes, and cloud platforms like GCP or AWS, who can leverage these skills to enhance our blockchain infrastructure.
  • Experienced Backend Developer
    • A seasoned developer with a solid foundation in software engineering, particularly in backend development.
    • Someone with substantial experience in building and maintaining robust, scalable backend systems, ideally within the blockchain domain.
    • A creative thinker who is not only skilled in coding but also in building testing and observability tools to streamline development processes.
  • DevOps Engineer/SRE Transitioning to Blockchain
    • An experienced DevOps Engineer or SRE looking to pivot into the blockchain sector.
    • Someone who’s been researching blockchain and learning the basics themselves even though it doesn’t apply to their current role.
    • A proactive problem-solver with a track record of ensuring system reliability and scalability, now ready to tackle the unique challenges of blockchain infrastructure.
    • Keen to leverage their web2 experience to contribute to and grow within the innovative world of blockchain technology at ZetaChain.
Skills required
Employee location
San Francisco, CA, USA
Experience level
Not specified
Workplace type
Job type
full time
$200000 - 250000 /yr

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