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Senior Site Reliability Engineer - Stellar

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Job Title
Senior Site Reliability Engineer
Job Location
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Job Description

Interested in working on cutting-edge blockchain technology and creating equitable access to the global financial system? Since 2014, the mission-driven team at the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has helped fuel the tremendous growth of the Stellar blockchain network, an open-source platform that operates at high-scale today. Developers and companies around the world build on it, and the SDF team is expanding to support the rapidly growing and changing Stellar ecosystem.

In this role, you will: 

  • Maintain, improve, scale and secure our AWS/GCP infrastructure and Linux systems.
  • Assist our development teams in running, packaging, deploying and troubleshooting applications
  • Work with developers on streamlining deployment processes with Jenkins and other CI/CD tooling.
  • Build, maintain, monitor and improve our Kubernetes clusters.
  • Work with development teams on migrating applications to Kubernetes.
  • Be responsible for maintenance and improvements to multiple internal services, for example  Kubernetes, Prometheus, ELK.
  • Monitor, triage and respond to alerts in our high availability environments.
  • Participate in design and code reviews, and ensure that the foundation for our services is best in class.
  • Evaluate new technologies, design and implement as appropriate.
  • Identify automation opportunities and implement by creating custom or by using off the shelf solutions.

You have: 

  • 5+ years of experience of working in cloud-based systems operations, as a SRE or DevOps engineer.
  • First-hand experience with configuration management and infrastructure as code (Ansible, Puppet, Terraform).
  • Proficient in utilizing SRE methodologies like capacity planning and disaster recovery testing to ensure the scalability, resilience, and availability of critical services.
  • A strong understanding of computer networking, TCP/UDP, load balancing, distributed computing, web services, and the fundamental protocols used by the internet (HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, etc.).
  • Experienced in managing production workloads and skilled in using monitoring tools to detect issues early.
  • Comfortable with participating in on-call rotations and conducting thorough root cause analyses to keep systems running smoothly.
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language.
  • Committed to supporting teammates, especially during challenging times, and excited about working in a close-knit, growing team. Approachable, empathetic, and proactive in promoting collaboration and innovation.
  • Excels in working independently, demonstrating the ability to accomplish tasks without constant monitoring.
  • Production experience building and maintaining Kubernetes clusters.

Bonus Points if:

  • Ability to understand Go, Rust, C++ and TypeScript source code

We offer competitive pay with a base salary range for this position of $150,000- $200,000 depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and location. In addition, we offer lumen-denominated grants along with the following perks and benefits:

USA Benefits/Perks:

  • Competitive health, dental & vision coverage with most plans covered at 100% for the employee + any dependants
  • Flexible time off + 15 company holidays including a company-wide holiday break
  • Up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for both non-birthing and birthing parents, as well as up to 14 weeks of paid pregnancy leave for birthing parents
  • Gym reimbursement ($80 per month)
  • Life & ADD (up to $50K)
  • Short & Long term disability
  • 401K with 4% match
  • Health & Dependent Care FSA Accounts
  • Commuter benefits with $250/month employer contribution
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with monthly employer contribution
  • Family building benefits through Kindbody
  • Wellbeing benefits (One Medical, Rightway, Headspace)
  • L&D budget of $1,500/year
  • Daily lunch and snacks in office
  • Company retreats
About Stellar
Stellar is more than a blockchain. Powered by a decentralized, fast, scalable, and uniquely sustainable network made for financial products and services and a thriving and passionate ecosystem that includes a non-profit organization driven by a mission, Stellar is paving the path to unlock the world’s economic potential through blockchain technology. Built with speed and low costs in mind, the Stellar network provides builders and financial institutions worldwide a platform to issue assets, and to send and convert currencies in real time creating real world utility. Founded in 2014, the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) supports the continued development and growth of the Stellar network and also serves the ecosystem of NGOs, corporations, universities, small businesses, governments, and solo entrepreneurs building on the Stellar network through tooling, funding and strategic collaborations. Together, Stellar is where blockchain meets the real world.
About the Stellar Development Foundation
The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) is a non-profit organization focused on working with and supporting changemakers to create equitable access to the global financial system through blockchain technology. SDF provides grants, investments, funding, and other awards to builders and organizations. SDF also develops resources and tooling on the Stellar network to help unlock real world utility. As a nonprofit foundation, SDF puts the health of the Stellar network and the Stellar ecosystem and its mission above all else.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Stellar Headquarters Location

Indianapolis, IN

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Stellar Company Size

Between 50 - 200 employees

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Stellar Funding Rounds

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  • Seed

    $1,669,799 USD

  • Series B

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $10,000,000 USD

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