Software Engineer - Infrastructure

Company: CertiK
Location: New York, New York, United States
Type: Full-time
Posted: 13.AUG.2021
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About the CompanyFounded in 2018 by professors of Yale University and Columbia University, CertiK is a pioneer in blockchain security, utili...


About the CompanyFounded in 2018 by professors of Yale University and Columbia University, CertiK is a pioneer in blockchain security, utilizing best-in-class AI technology to secure and monitor blockchain protocols and smart contracts. CertiK's mission is to secure the cyber world. Starting with blockchain, CertiK applies cutting-edge innovations from academia into enterprise, enabling mission-critical applications to be built with security and correctness.CertiK is one of the fastest growing and most trusted companies in blockchain security and has become a true market leader. To date, we have worked with over 1000 enterprise clients and helped secure over $70 billion worth of digital assets, including leading projects such as Aave, Polygon, Binance Smart Chain, Terra, Yearn, and Chiliz. Our Q1 2021 revenues have more than quadrupled the revenue of the full 2020 year. Since Q1 2020, our team size has more than doubled, and this rate of growth will continue in 2021, creating a highly effective, remote-friendly culture with talents located worldwide.CertiK just raised $37 million in a Series B funding round in 2021. Our investors include top VCs like Coatue Management and Shunwei Capital as well as industry leaders like Coinbase Ventures and Binance.About YouYou love technologies and are excited to see the systems you built run and evolve. You get things done fast and enjoys exploring the solution space to keep improving your creations. You value well-designed systems built for the long term and embrace design principles such as AWS's well-architectured framework. You are conscientious on making architectural choices and can articulate the rational behind such choices. When needed, you can dive deep to identify the root cause and set up preventive measures to guard against repeated problems. You take the soundness and reliability of the system to heart and take great pride in building a rock-solid platform. You are not afraid of difficult challenges or a problem that requires grit to solve; in fact, such problems excites you and you look forward to the fulfillment and learning. You enjoy working with other engineering teams and providing the stable foundation for other teams to iterate fast. You look forward to work in a fast-paced environment with talented and emphatic colleagues driven by a meaningful mission. About the RoleA sophisticated infrastructure platform is needed to support CertiK's rapid cloud-based product iteration. As an infrastructure engineer, you will be responsible for making and documenting architectural and technologies choices. You will engage with the product engineers and data scientists to understand their infrastructural pain points and needs, and you'll provide solutions and support to empower them for fast iteration. You will own fields like infrastructure orchestration, reliability engineering, devops and monitoring. You will keep up with the latest development in cloud infrastructure, reevaluate architectural choices and coordinate migration if needed. We are growing fast and our infrastructure is expected to expand rapidly. As an early member of the infrastructure team, you will be able to shape the infrastructure design and play a significant role in this journey.ResponsibilitiesDesign, build and evolve the infrastructure at CertiK such as the AWS platform, task orchestration, and monitoringOwning and driving reliability engineering and devopsEvangelize and drive the five pillars of AWS's well-architectured framework Engage the engineering teams and the business teams to understand their infrastructure pain points and needs, prioritize for short-term and long-term solutionsMake and document thoughtful architectural and technology decisionsIdentify and help address cost inefficiencies and security vulnerabilitiesHelp drive the long-term infrastructure roadmap for the rapidly evolving products and businessBe part of a highly energized team and contribute to its empathetic cultureRequirementsFamiliarity with the AWS platformSolid CS fundamentalsBS degree or higher in Computer Science/Engineering or equivalent experienceCare deeply about collaborating with others and cultivate flexible, empathetic engineering teamsAbility to communicate complex concepts or scenarios accuratelyStrong sense of ownership and can drive complex projects end-to-endGrowth mindset and is able to rapidly learn new technologies and concepts to meet the business needsBonus pointsExperience working in a tech start-up or scale-upPassionate about Cryptocurrency/Defi/BlockchainInfrastructure engineering experienceDemonstrated skills to work closely with non-infrastructure teams

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