Sr. Cloud Engineer

    Position: Sr. Cloud Engineer

    Location: 100% Remote, but must be US based and preference given to Florida residents.

    Compensation: Salary, Health insurance, Flexible Work Schedule, Employee Stock Option Plan

    BlockSpaces (blockspaces.io) is looking for a Senior Cloud Engineer for an exciting opportunity within our rapidly growing company. As a Sr. Cloud Engineer, you will work to ensure the safe, swift, and reliable delivery of cloud services to our customers. This role combines software, security, and systems engineering to deliver highly scalable, distributed, fault-tolerant systems. It’s important that you enjoy creating solutions to operational problems. You will have a holistic knowledge of our systems and services and can re-engineer processes when they need it and then clearly communicate the necessary change. You understand how various development teams operate and can reduce their effort to deliver new services. You have the grace to stay calm when production services are down and the courage to ask for help from the right people as needed to bring them back up. You enjoy collaborating with people from other teams and disciplines to make plans a reality. 

    BlockSpaces recognizes your academic credentials, however we do not make hiring decisions solely based on your educational background. If you have the necessary skills, qualifications, work experience, and are excited about working for a startup in the fast pace blockchain industry, we want to talk to you!

    Responsibilities:

    • This role will focus on designing and developing enterprise cloud capabilities and solutions for all cloud service types; IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS.
    • This role will collaborate with the Product Development and Application Development teams during design and development phases, providing guidance, interpretation, and engineering expertise.
    • The role will additionally focus on the overall project technical and architecture design, cost effectiveness, quality of solution, knowledge transfer, and mentoring of the Cloud Team members.
    • Lastly, the role will be keenly aware of cloud computing industry trends with regards to technology and adoption while also being proficient in the understanding of and application of various automation related tools and languages.

     Principle Responsibilities       

    • Contributes to and supports the corporate Enterprise Cloud strategy, standards and best practices associated with all aspects Cloud offerings
    • Contributes to and support the corporate adoption of the DevOps methodology and Agile project management
    • Provides expert level design and engineering support towards the successful delivery of IT’s cloud project portfolio
    • Contribute towards continual service improvement activities related to the delivery of cloud services
    • Develop and implement internal systems, processes, and best practices to be used by other teams designed to increase productivity
    • Participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, cost effectiveness and high availability in the cloud
    • Design, implement, and test disaster recovery and business continuity architecture
    • Create and implement automation in the form of infrastructure as code for cloud platform solutions
    • Ensure all infrastructure components meet proper performance and capacity standards

    Qualifications:

    • Experience: 10+ years of working in roles including cloud architecture and management of Software as a Service (SaaS) utilizing DevOps/CloudOps across multiple environments (Dev, Test, QA, Production) and across multiple clouds (IBM, Azure, GCP, AWS and Digital Ocean)
    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Development, and/or Information Systems or equivalent experience
    • Knowledge of managing and securing API’s for software as a service applications
    • Knowledge of software development life cycle: Analysis, Design, Coding, Testing, Training, and Operational Support
    • Multi-cloud experience required (IBM, Azure, GCP, AWS, and Digital Ocean)
    • Docker and Cloud Foundry experience preferred
    • Kubernetes and Serverless (Lambda/OpenWhisk) experience preferred
    • Working knowledge of deploying, managing and monitoring solutions using multiple languages including Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, etc.
    • Experience implementing security with JWT Tokens / OAuth / OIDC preferred
    • Understanding of blockchain technologies including public and private blockchain, highly preferred
    • High level interpersonal skills in order to collaboratively work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
    • Ability to understand business needs and how business systems can support those needs.
    • Comprehensive understanding of ITIL practices  
    • Demonstrated software contributions to Open Source projects and communities.
    • Good planning and organizational skills.
    • Must be willing and able to work in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.

    BlockSpaces Team Member Expectations: 

    • Team-focused attitude with a tenacious desire to be part of the Core team in a fast-moving start-up culture in an incredibly fast-moving industry. 
    • Highly driven and self-motivated voracious learner; absorb new information like a sponge and are constantly challenging yourself. 
    • Think like an Entrepreneur, bring new ideas, new technologies, new perspectives to create innovative solutions.
    • Flexible and adaptable attitude, disciplined to manage multiple responsibilities and adjust to varied environments in a cross-functional capacity.
    • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently with a team-first attitude.
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with ability to visualize and apply emerging concepts to today’s business problems.
    • Effective communication skills in order to work with engineers and other personnel. 
    • Desire to be a future technology leader; dynamic individuals energized by fast paced personal and professional growth.
    • If you do not have hands-on experience with blockchain, you MUST be passionately interested in and committed to learning the complex world of distributed/decentralized systems and blockchain protocols.

    Why BlockSpaces? 

    • Flexible Work Schedule - You do you, just meet your targets and our expectations
    • Supportive, collaborative, distributed team environment that supports remote employees
    • Long-term prospects for a professional career in a high growth company
    • Early employee stock option plan in a growing business 
    • Flexible & Fun work culture
    • Be part of a community-oriented organization
    • Best in class technology tools to empower you to do your best work
    • Support for professional development and continuous learning
    • Company-sponsored team-bonding activities and team celebrations
    • Employee and customer referral bonuses
    • Building on the cutting edge of emerging technologies

    Contact:

    Main Office: 802 E Whiting St, Tampa, FL 33602

    Phone: 813-500-8585

    careers@blockspaces.io 

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    802 E. Whiting Street
    Tampa, Florida