Senior blockchain infrastructure ops

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote

About Web3 Labs

Web3 Labs are the creators of the popular Open-Source Web3j library, downloaded over 1 million times, and used by Java and Android developers for connecting to the Ethereum blockchain. We work with both small and large companies, helping them to succeed with their blockchain deployments.

The companies we’ve worked with have been able to simplify their business processes by harnessing the new trust and transparency models that blockchain technology provides. Our clients include Microsoft, J.P. Morgan, Vodafone, ConsenSys and R3.

Web3 Labs are recognised for the first class services we provide and we were proud to be a runner up in Microsoft’s Partner of the Year Awards, 2020.

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Do you want to be part of an exceptional entrepreneurial team with innovative, motivated and extremely driven people? If this sounds like you, get in touch as we expand for an exciting new project!

You should be a good team player, have great communication skills and be up for solving new problems. Our innovative culture will help you to learn, grow and advance. Our team thrives on shared success and diverse ways of thinking.

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a supportive, friendly team, this could be the role for you. As part of our team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.

About the Role

We’re looking for someone who has a deep understanding of and interest in blockchain networks, nodes and how to manage these. Specifically, we’re looking for someone who has experience with Hyperledger Besu, Quorum, Tessera, and related software, and who can configure and run these in various network setups, and who can analyse logs and investigate issues.

You should have a keen interest in understanding the future roadmap of blockchain technologies so that you can advise on and participate in discussions on current and future best practices.

If you also understand Java and related stacks and languages, and enjoy getting involved in coding and scripting, this is a perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge as we fully embrace personal growth within the company.

This is a remote position - We’re happy to work with people based anywhere in a timezone that overlaps significantly with the UK (Europe, Africa).

Requirements
  • Solid understanding of blockchain networks - 2+ years

  • Solid understanding of Hyperledger Besu and related technologies - 2+ years

  • Best practice knowledge on running networked applications - 2+ years

  • Ability to work with an agile and remote team

Bonus
  • Java and Solidity experience or knowledge

  • Good knowledge of current and future blockchain roadmaps

  • Sophisticated understanding of the full network architecture with specific focus on performance and throughput

  • Open-source contributions or side projects

  • Experience or interest in finance

Why us?

At Web3 Labs, we pride ourselves on having an awesome culture. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what our staff say:

“We have exposure to books and conferences. It's a cherished culture because blockchain is an area that continues to develop and so we need to keep up with all current developments.”

“It’s an easy going environment - easy to explore solutions independently and easy to speak out and share views. I have autonomy and receive constructive feedback in a positive atmosphere.”

“My job is extremely interesting. I’m surrounded by talented developers who focus on developing clean code and providing good solutions - it’s a true professional culture.”

We want to provide the optimal environment for our staff to work at their very best and understand that we also need to support their own personal needs. That’s why we provide flexibility on working days or hours to fit in with family commitments. We know that life has been pretty challenging for everyone lately and now our company works completely remotely. When life returns ‘normal’ we will meet up in person from time to time and continue to have our amazing team events when possible.

We want our staff to grow their own profile through the company too. We are supportive of OSS work and love it when our staff present at conferences and meetups like Devcon and ConsesSys’ Quorum Webinars. Of course, we sponsor our staff to attend and share their expertise at these events.

As we said above, since COVID-19 we've become a fully remote team. We’re happy to work with people based anywhere in a timezone that overlaps significantly with the UK (Europe, Africa).

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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