Paxos is hiring a

DevOps Engineer

New York, United States

About Paxos                                             

Paxos is a financial technology company delivering revolutionary blockchain solutions for global financial institutions. Its flagship service is Bankchain, a next-generation blockchain settlement platform that is transforming post-trade across capital markets. Bankchain delivers instantaneous settlement and greater automation, offering market participants reduced counterparty risk, lower capital requirements and increased operational efficiencies. Paxos’ management team is led by CEO and Co-Founder Charles Cascarilla and its board of directors includes former FDIC chair Sheila Bair, former Senator Bill Bradley, former chair of the Financial Accounting Services Board Robert Herz and former chairman, president & CEO of Lotus Development Corporation Jim Manzi.

 

About the role

We’re looking for a DevOps Engineer to work with our tech and operations teams to support the systems and technical needs of running a global post-trade platform.

In this role, you'll interface with both the business and engineering teams globally to ensure that the technical infrastructure that supports the platform is running smoothly. You'll take ownership of technical issues and work to resolve advanced issues. You'll also be required to diagnose and troubleshoot any platform technology issues including system failures, security breaches and other internal/external technology issues.

You will also be client-facing to address clients’ technical issues and resolve escalated customer issues without the need for technology team intervention. You will also be responsible for documenting troubleshooting and problem resolution steps. 


What you'll do

  • Interface with internal cross-functional teams to ensure that our platform is running the way it should to provide the best possible experience
  • Own all technical issues from identification, to diagnosis, to resolution and communication, where applicable
  • Interface with external clients to address any escalated customer issues and document troubleshooting and problem resolution steps
  • Configuration management and systems deployment via Ansible and Docker
  • Code deployment and scheduling via Jenkins
  • Server monitoring and alerting via Sensu
  • Application performance statistics and reporting via Grafana, InfluxDB and EMR/Hive
  • Service discovery and configuration management via Zookeeper
  • Deploying distributed services using container orchestration tools
  • Working with a wide variety of open source technologies and tools
  • Reliable software releases through build, test, and deployment automation


What we're looking for

  • Strong knowledge of backend server support
  • Excellent understanding of the technical fundamentals of the Internet. You should have a solid knowledge of internet protocols such as SSH, FTP, SFTP and HTTP, as well as the ability to use diagnostic tools such as traceroute, ping and dig
  • Strong knowledge of SQL
  • Experience running full software life cycle deployments in AWS
  • Excellent command line Ubuntu Linux skills
  • Excellent writing skills, as most of your work will be written
  • Ability to decipher and troubleshoot applications written in a variety of languages, e.g. Python, Ruby, Javascript, Java and Node.js
  • Experience in cluster management software such as Mesos, Kubernetes or Docker Swarm
  • Experience in configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef and Ansible will be a plus

PAXOS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, AGE, COLOR, RACE RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, GENETIC INFORMATION, VETERAN STATUS OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW.