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ConsenSys is a venture production studio and the leading technology firm in blockchain globally. We deliver products, solutions and platforms built using blockchain technology to transform how business is done in complex network of buyers, suppliers and consumers.

Our teams are busy at work building the future of identity, financial markets, commerce, the music industry, security, and infrastructure, and more. To accomplish this we've built out a flat organizational structure which we call the ConsenSys Mesh: a network of individuals & teams working autonomously and towards the same goal. Our mission is to use these decentralized solutions to fundamentally reshape the economic, social, and political operating systems of the planet. If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us.

About OpenLaw at ConsenSys:

OpenLaw is a ConsenSys spoke that has built the first “smart” legal agreements. We’re using blockchain technology to reimagine the future of commerce and the $160 billion transactional legal market.

At its core, OpenLaw is a multi-module blockchain-based protocol and markup language to prepare, manage, and execute smart legal agreements. Using the OpenLaw protocol you can seamlessly execute a range of commercial transactions, store digital signatures on a blockchain, and execute smart contracts.

At OpenLaw you must balance passion for the technology while knowing when and how to focus the conversation on our users. At OpenLaw we enjoy an open and inclusive culture, competitive benefits, and the freedom to explore and experiment. We are always iterating and improving our work, the culture, and ourselves.

If you are someone that thrives in a fast-paced environment where being self-directed, determined, and resilient are a requirement, we would love for you to join us. Please feel free to join our Slack or check out our Medium page before applying.

About the role:

We use Scala as our main programming language with JavaScript / React for our frontend. Our backend uses LevelDB, and Ethereum to store, search, and verify data. We are product driven and committed to open source. That means our end goal is to the deliver the best and fastest product possible for our users and to do so in a community driven manner.

OpenLaw is looking for a passionate and collaborative DevOps Engineer to guarantee the safety of a soon-to-be launched cryptocurrency and blockchain-based application and that application’s backend infrastructure. This person will work on implementing securely tested solutions, and interface with our dev team and back end engineers on product builds and feature implementation. This role will span security, site reliability, scaling, and upgrades

Responsibilities:
  • Manage distribution of OpenLaw software upgrades for developers and everyday users
  • Keep our users happy by managing OpenLaw browser availability, scalability, and performance
  • Build tools for faster deployment schedules
  • Instate monitoring protocols and fail-over measures
  • Implement continuous testing practices to ensure the security and performance goals of OpenLaw are met across backend services, blockchain infrastructure, and our frontend user clients
  • Deliver on rapid implementation schedules (without compromising on smart development goals and principles) to build web functionality that is functional, fast, and scalable

Requirements:
  • You are have worked in a large, highly available systems environment before, as well as an agile start-up. You are familiar with strategizing and improving for system security and availability.
  • Familiar with back-end languages and environments like IPFS, Elasticsearch, LevelDB, and Ethereum to store, search, and verify data.
  • Comfort across operating systems, with a strong Linux background
  • Ability to build and maintain highly available infrastructure
  • Competency in monitoring and quick response time
  • Passion for building the new internet for decentralized apps
  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to think fast and thoroughly
  • Commitment to securing infrastructure & willingness to learn what is needed to do so
  • Prior experience with a cloud provider such as Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud Platform is very helpful
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes) highly desirable
  • Experience scaling applications in the past or interest in learning more
  • Comfort working independently
  • Willingness to work occasional off-hours and on-call if necessary

Here are some of the perks of being part of a unique organization like ConsenSys:
  • The forefront of a revolution. At ConsenSys we fundamentally believe that a next generation of technologies presents the opportunity to create a more just and equitable society.
  • A dynamic startup environment. ConsenSys is a thought leader in the blockchain space and we are absorbing a significant portion of the mindshare. This is both exciting and challenging, as we learn to scale our organization while adhering to the principles of decentralization.
  • Continuous learning. You’ll be constantly exposed to new languages, frameworks and ideas from your peers and as you work on different projects -- challenging you to stay at the top of your game.
  • Deep technical challenges. This entire ecosystem is about 10 years old. Ethereum itself is still a toddler. There is much work to be done before these platforms can scale to the order of millions or billions of users. ConsenSys is building the technology platforms that can get us to those next thresholds of scale.

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