Blockchain Infrastructure Engineer & Developer Relations

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Overview

Heliax is a R&D team focused on implementing cutting-edge research from numerous disciplines (distributed systems, PLT, zero-knowledge cryptography) and deploying them to solve hard problems in the blockchain space, such as scalability, high assurance smart contract and validity predicate languages, secure randomness or privacy. In addition to the open-source R&D areas, Heliax is expanding its focus towards mainstream end-users, with the goals of making financial sovereignty, privacy-enhancing, and secure technologies as accessible for as many people as possible.

The primary project of Heliax is the Anoma protocol, in addition to open-source projects for the Anoma ecosystem, which include cryptographic libraries such as the MASP or tools for high assurance validity predicates and arbitrary zero-knowledge circuits (Juvix).

Heliax is a remote-first team, currently composed of cross-disciplinary members located around the world. Our work culture is characterized by open-allocation, where team members have a high degree of freedom and autonomy in choosing when to work, what to work on, and whom to work with.

Responsibilities

We are looking for an engineer interested in distributed ledger technology to support the public Anoma testnets and help community members by writing guides and tutorials. As a blockchain infrastructure engineer, you will work with us in evaluating, deploying, monitoring, maintaining, and upgrading the Anoma testnets. Furthermore you will be responsible for ensuring that external users can easily deploy our software.

  • Build deployment pipelines for the Anoma testnets
  • Build, improve, maintain, and upgrade our validator software and hardware infrastructure
  • Monitor and maintain testnets (and eventually the mainnet) for any performance issues or bottlenecks, unusual behavior and unexpected outages.
  • Monitor network traffic and configure physical & virtual minimal-permission access control for fault isolation
  • Automate and scale infrastructure configuration as networks grow.

Qualifications

  • Experience with administrating Linux systems and with configuration management (Ansible, Terraform, Docker)
  • Experience with cloud platform services and tooling (GCP, AWS)
  • Experience with metrics collection and monitoring
  • Working understanding of TCP/IP network stack
  • Online availability for unforeseen remotely-fixable issues
  • Travel availability when necessary for in-person fixes
  • Self-motivated & self-organized
  • Strong communication skills.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Prior experience and interest in blockchain technology
  • Experience in building and scaling distributed, highly available systems
  • Experience in deploying and scaling high-performance database software
  • Interest in and experience with Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)
  • Experience in supporting a wide range of external users

Misc

  • Remote, preferred located in Central Europe (e.g. Berlin, Germany).
  • Ideally someone who enjoys travels, nature, and hiking 🏔️.