Lead Site Reliability Engineer at Immutable

Engineering, Full-time, Sydney, Australia sydney engineering full-time
Posted 25 days ago

Unique blockchain assets (“NFTs”) are experiencing a massive surge in popularity. These unique assets allow people to own anything from in-game items to digital art, music, and financial instruments. 

However, they are highly illiquid: transactions take minutes or hours to confirm, and Ethereum can process fewer than 5 NFTs per second for the whole world combined. To solve this problem for ourselves and others, we have built Immutable X, a next-generation protocol for trading blockchain assets with instant trade confirmation, massive scalability, and no gas fees without compromising user custody. 

The goal of Immutable X is to help businesses scale their creation and trading of these unique assets (“NFTs”). As Immutable X grows, we are searching for a Lead Site Reliability Engineer who will help us secure this trading and exchange technology and protect user assets. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining world-class security infrastructure in an exciting new domain filled with new challenges and opportunities for innovation.

You will have enormous autonomy to sculpt our SRE practices, team and processes, and to create a truly customer-driven culture of SRE from the ground up. 
You will have a big impact not just over internal teams but also on our user base and partners.

Here’s how you’ll contribute:

  • Redesign our SRE practices and process. Bring down the operation and development silos and educate the engineering team about DevOps
  • Work in a new asset class where you will invest new SRE techniques
  • Improve our incident process, collect data and facilitate postmortems and retrospectives
  • Add measurements to everything, define SLIs, SLOs, setting up and improving alerts and improve the observability of our system
  • Add automation to reduce error budget risk and TOIL
  • Help product owner, product engineer, business development team and external partners to understand & plan for site reliability (CRE)
  • A bit about you:

  • 5 years experience in SRE
  • Deep knowledge of implementing SRE processes and practices
  • Highly autonomous and independent
  • Hands-on and can write code in terraform and golang
  • AWS experience
  • An excellent communicator across the organisation to propose initiatives successfully
  • Hands-on implement solutions and own end-to-end delivery
  • Strong teamwork skills and able to work closely with product engineers and product owners to understand their context and co-design appropriate solutions which balance feature velocity with site reliability
  • Some extra skills that would be awesome:

  • Blockchain experience
  • Blockchain exchange experience
  • SRE experience in both consumer-facing company and Saas company
  • Some of the things we can offer you:

  • Competitive salary, plus equity
  • Flexibility to work from home regularly
  • Located near Central Station in Surry Hills with a rooftop
  • Regular, fun social events where we can relax and connect with our teammates
  • A very supportive, fun, and progressive environment
  • We provide you with all the hardware and an additional $750 to set up your new home office
  • Perkbox benefits including premium access to Calm, an online fitness portal and discounts at major retailers
  • Thousands of courses on Go1, Udemy and Naspers
  • Access to 24/7 counselling service for you and your family