February 18, 2024

Technical Associate (Entry/Mid-Level DevOps/SRE) at dYdX Operations subDAO

Company Overview

With the recent launch of dYdX Chain - a fully decentralized and open-sourced version of the dYdX protocol - it is crucial for the dYdX community to actively engage in promoting the growth and expansion of the dYdX DAO. The dYdX Operations subDAO is the second dYdX subDAO, first established through an on-chain proposal that passed on December 18th, 2022. In 2023, the subDAO was granted a further $6.6m in funding by the dYdX community to provide crucial infrastructure for the dYdX Chain.

We are now looking to expand our dynamic team with a part-time, remote DevOps / Site Reliability Engineer. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a range of key projects and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deploy and manage web applications on Vercel, ensuring efficient and reliable delivery.
  • Handle iOS and Android app deployments using Bitrise, maintaining high standards of performance, and timely execution.
  • Keep GitHub repositories in sync with upstream repositories, ensuring alignment with ongoing development work and industry best practices.
  • Perform routine configurations on Terraform cloud instances, including editing variables and updating service endpoints.
  • Monitor performance dashboards for third-party services, ensuring optimal efficiency and uptime.
  • Respond to and manage emergency situations following established protocols and rule books.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation using PagerDuty.
  • Collaborate with development and operations teams to improve deployment strategies and practices.
  • Stay updated with the latest trends in blockchain technology and DevOps practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 1-3 years of experience in a DevOps or Site Reliability Engineering role.
  • Proficiency in configuring and deploying web applications, particularly with Vercel, and in mobile app deployment using Bitrise.
  • Familiarity with GitHub repository management and synchronization.
  • Basic understanding and experience with Terraform cloud configurations.
  • Experience or strong interest in blockchain technology, particularly Cosmos SDK blockchains.
  • Experience in configuring and utilizing DataDog for monitoring and performance analysis.
  • Ability to monitor and interpret performance metrics.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to follow detailed emergency protocols.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

At dYdX Operations subDAO, we recognize that talent and potential come in many forms and are not solely based on meeting every listed qualification. If you are passionate about technology and the blockchain space, particularly with an interest in Cosmos SDK blockchains (with a special mention for dYdX Chain), and have the attitude and drive to learn and grow, we strongly encourage you to apply. We value diverse experiences and perspectives and believe that a willingness to learn and a positive attitude can be just as important as existing skills. Don’t let the absence of specific experiences deter you – if you share our vision and enthusiasm, we want to hear from you!

What you will get

  • The chance to work with a talented, fun, and innovative team providing a product that leaves a positive impact in the DeFi space
  • Yearly retreats with the OpsDao Team
  • Opportunity to be paid in fiat and crypto

Opportunities for Growth

This role is a unique chance for professional development, beginning as a part-time, remote position with potential for growth based on performance and the evolving needs of the dYdX community. Successful candidates can expect to deepen their understanding of blockchain technology and make substantial contributions to the dYdX Ecosystem. We are dedicated to fostering talent and learning, acknowledging that our team members’ growth is key to our collective success.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a resume including a cover letter outlining their suitability for the role. In your cover letter, please specifically highlight any blockchain experience or passion, and respond to the following questions:

  • Can you describe your experience with deploying and managing web applications, particularly using Vercel, and mobile app deployments using Bitrise? Include any specific challenges you’ve encountered and how you addressed them.
  • Given the dynamic nature of DevOps and SRE roles, can you share an example of how you’ve adapted to a rapidly changing technology environment and collaborated with development and operations teams to improve practices?
  • How have you engaged with blockchain technology in your previous roles or projects, especially with Cosmos SDK blockchains or similar technologies? What excites you about contributing to the dYdX Chain ecosystem?

Shortlisted candidates will then proceed through the following steps:

  • Screening interview - an initial discussion to assess general qualifications, motivation, and alignment with our team’s values and culture
  • Technical interview - a comprehensive evaluation to assess technical abilities
  • Take home assignment - a practical take-home assignment where candidates demonstrate their skills through hands-on tasks related to their day-to-day activities, showing how they would contribute to our team’s dynamics

Technical Associate (Entry/Mid-Level DevOps/SRE) at dYdX Operations subDAO

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