Linux Systems Engineer

    Position: Linux Systems 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 Linux Systems Engineer for an exciting opportunity within our rapidly growing company. As a Systems Engineer, you will work to ensure the safe, swift, and reliable delivery and operations of managed 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 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, and at the end of the day, you passionately pursue service excellence and availability.

    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 paced blockchain industry, we want to talk to you!

    Responsibilities:

    • This role will involve developing, implementing, and maintaining enterprise cloud capabilities and solutions for our existing managed node platform, with an emphasis on iterative process transformation and automation
    • This role will collaborate with the Product and Customer Success teams during implementation and day-to-day operations, providing technical feedback and guidance for process improvements
    • The role will specifically focus on the pursuit of customer satisfaction through service delivery - making sure that products are delivered and built quickly and reliably.
    • Lastly, the role will be keenly aware of and passionate about cryptocurrency and 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           

    • Implements and manages the entire Linux-based managed blockchain server lifecycle process focusing on  provisioning, deployment, and application configuration.
    • Supports business goals by participating in an on-call rotation with the rest of the cloud team
    • Monitors automated system alerts, log files, and other internal and external components of the hosted platform, insuring industry-leading service availability for our customers
    • Contributes towards continual improvement activities around the server fleet
    • Creates and implements automation in the form of infrastructure- and configuration- as code, building scalable systems for future growth
    • Performs Root Cause Analysis on incidents, developing and implementing novel technical solutions to prevent repeat occurrences
    • Become imbedded in specific blockchain technology communities, building expertise to become a trusted SME in those areas

    Qualifications:

    • Experience: 2+ years of working in roles including enterprise professional services and operations of Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms across multiple public clouds (IBM, Azure, GCP, AWS and Digital Ocean)
    • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Development, and/or Information Systems or equivalent experience
    • 2+ years hands-on enterprise Linux/UNIX systems at scale (advanced level preferred), preferably Debian and RHEL-based distributions
    • Proficiency in at least one common scripting language for rapid prototyping
    • Experience using nginx and other reverse proxies to secure internet-facing services
    • Background in supporting operations, including business-driven SLAs, and participating in an on-call rotation with other team members
    • Multi-cloud experience preferred (IBM, Azure, GCP, AWS, and Digital Ocean)
    • Passion for replacing manual systems and processes with efficient and scalable automated solutions across multiple systems
    • Working knowledge of deploying, managing and monitoring solutions at scale using industry standard tools and systems like nagios, zabbix, Prometheus
    • Understanding of blockchain technologies including public and private blockchain, highly preferred
    • Interpersonal skills in order to collaboratively work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
    • Great analytical skills and the ability to work in time sensitive environments
    • Demonstrated passion for new and disruptive technologies, and unafraid to learn new things
    • Background working in high security industries like financial services, medical information, or defense a bonus
    • Great attention to detail and organization 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