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Head of DevOps (m/f) - Full time

Berlin, Germany
IT & Software

Upvest’s mission is to empower developers building a efficient and transparent financial world.

We create powerful blockchain APIs and enable developers to connect to, and build on major open-source protocols (BTC, ETH, ERC20) faster, cheaper, and more secure by design. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Jesper Noehr (founder of Bitbucket, exit to Atlassian) and Martin Kassing (COO of ShopCo, exit to Klarna), Upvest has generated substantial early stage revenues and is backed by Europe’s largest VCs (e.g. Holtzbrinck Ventures).

Our values

We search for experienced leaders in their area of competence that identify with our core values:

1. Heart beats brain - being smart is important, however it’s not enough to drive change in global financial markets without courage and a sense of fairness

2. Open source everything - the more people who have access to review and contribute to our core technology, the better the end product

3. Cut to the chase - we love a direct communication and authenticity. We empower people to lead and change the world around them

These will be your responsibilities:

  • Maintain and monitor the quality/effectiveness of source code, CI/CD pipeline, automation and testing process, and ensure alignment of goals and capabilities
  • Lead the optimization of enterprise’s software (e.g. patching, configuration management, performance testing, monitoring)
  • Ensure system integration, reliability and security of enterprise blockchain systems and modules
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Design system architecture to support scalability of Upvest’s platform as a service
  • Automate deployment of new code
  • Write great API documentation
  • Lead and participate in R&D, Architecture/Design Analysis and Proof of Concept in new technology initiatives

You're offering these qualifications:

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • +5 years work experience building and maintaining large-scale production systems
  • Experience with backend development; frontend experience with React/Typescript or strong willing to learn
  • Solid understanding of concurrency and distributed systems
  • Deep understanding of distributed consensus technology POS/POW
  • Experience and deep interest with Ethereum, Bitcoin and/or other blockchain protocols
  • Prior experience publishing or maintaining open source projects
  • Willing to share knowledge and best practices with others, both inside and outside Upvest

Our Tech Stack:

  • Scala / Python / JavaScript (ES6), React, Typescript
  • Kubernetes / Docker / GCP / CircleCI
  • Cassandra / Kafka / Postgress

We're offering these benefits:

  • Work in a core function at one of Europe’s fastest growing crypto tech businesses
  • Being part of a senior team that have done it before (exits to Atlassian, Klarna)
  • Very competitive salary and potential company bonus in tokens
  • Open and transparent company culture, numerous perks and team events

Around 75% of our company is composed of engineers and we are proud to single out our engineering culture. We also believe in rewarding collaboration ahead of egos; agility ahead of process; autonomy ahead of micro-management and customer requirements ahead of presumptions.

The position is available immediately and offers an undated contract. Company offices are located in in the heart of Berlin (Mitte), Germany.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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At Upvest, we aim to empower developers building an efficient and transparent financial world.
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