uPort Engineer - DevOps/Microservices

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uPort is putting the user at the center of Web 3.0, building a new identity system that gives each of us control of our own data and empowers us to use it in new and exciting ways. Our platform will let consumers and businesses transact with privacy and security, create more valuable and trusting relationships, and coordinate in more effective ways.

The team is currently ~25 accomplished, results-oriented, and collaborative individuals from all around the world. We bring a wide assortment of past experiences and perspectives. We come together based on a shared belief in the power of decentralized technologies and a dedication to creating a more secure, more convenient, more flexible, and more valuable digital world — built on open and empowering uPort identities.

About the Role:

We are seeking a DevOps/Microservices Engineer to join uPort. This person will
  • Join the Infrastructure team on uPort to create backend services to support the uPort operation
  • Develop new microservices required to support future uPort interactions
  • Grow the existing monitoring/alerts services for the entire uPort platform
  • Support the actual microservices and help optimize and secure them
  • Explore backend architecture alternatives that will help uPort to grow to a planetary scale

About you:
  • 4+ years experience in Systems Engineering/DevOps role
  • 3+ Background in Linux/Unix Systems
  • Experience with Docker containerization
  • Experience configuring and running CI platforms such as Jenkins, GitLab-CI, Circle, Travis...
  • Experience using Configuration Management/Infrastructure-as-code tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Terraform
  • Experience with cloud environments such as AWS, Azure, OVH, Google Cloud
  • Good understanding of networking concepts (load balancers, routers)
  • Experience with setting-up highly secure infrastructures with no Single Point of Failure
  • Experience with node.js server side programing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in English
  • Teamwork, flexibility, initiative, and organisation
  • Willingness to constantly learn & improve, challenging yourself to stay at the top of your game
  • High EQ and ability to work with constantly evolving, decentralized, diverse teams to get things done efficiently
  • Successful working autonomously
  • Ability to collaborate with a team distributed widely across different time zones
  • You'll work from North America, South America, Africa, or Europe

Bonus points:
  • Understanding Blockchain technology, especially Ethereum
  • Experience with monitoring/reliability tools like the Elastic Stack or Prometheus
  • Experience with serverless microservices architecture
  • Experience in deploying Blockchain infrastructures using Parity of Geth
  • Contribution to Open-Source projects
  • Experience with Back End programming Languages such as Python, GoLang or Rust
  • Live in Africa / Europe time zones

Working at uPort
Flexibility: Just like our technology, our team is decentralized. Our headquarters are in Brooklyn but the majority of our team works remotely — flexibility is our natural environment. You'll be joining and contributing to a vibrant culture based on transparency, ownership, and accountability.

Diversity: Each of us at uPort brings a unique set of skills and values to the team. As a collective of individuals focused on identity, we are committed to incorporating, respecting, and celebrating diversity in its myriad forms. Each team member is valued their individuality rather than their group identity. We actively seek all perspectives and views as we strive to build a team that represents our global user base.

A movement: uPort is created on top of the Ethereum blockchain, and is part of the Consensys ecosystem. ConsenSys is a new kind of organization focused on building and scaling products—like uPort—that power a decentralized future. The mission is to use these solutions to power the emerging economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. Our teams are busy at work shaping the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, media, security and infrastructure, and more. We are a network (mesh) of individuals & teams working with autonomy towards a shared goal.

Benefits: As part of Consensys, uPort employees have access to a growing set of benefits that are expanding to keep up with our global growth. Depending on location, these include: healthcare, commuter benefits, exciting offices with food, drinks and happy hours, team retreats, conferences and events, continuous learning, and access to the most exciting and talented group of collaborators you'll find anywhere.

Impact: In addition, you will join the most exciting business on the planet, truly pioneering technology and real-world impact like no other project in the market. You will be instrumental in building a transformative set of products and a business with huge potential!

To apply

We are looking for extraordinary and passionate people to help grow our product, team, community and culture - include a note about why you think you're a phenomenal fit for our team.

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