Senior Cloud DevOps Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Syndica is a developer infrastructure company building the cloud of web3. We are dedicated to building developer infrastructure that just works. Syndica offers highly scalable RPC node infrastructure, with advanced logging and analytics.

Our team is composed of the brightest crypto-native minds from places like Messari and 0x Labs as well as traditional technology firms like Facebook, AWS, Microsoft, and more.

We are backed by strategic partners, investors, and advisors who are all-in on our mission: Chamath of Social Capital, Coinbase Ventures, Solana Ventures, and many more.

At Syndica, big things happen. Every day, we’re translating vision into reality by tackling new and exciting challenges head-on. This is a breakthrough stage in our company, and you’ll experience firsthand the infectious enthusiasm of our employees and leadership team. You’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, grow your career, and work with the smartest, most passionate people in crypto.

This role will have the primary accountability of designing, implementing, and operating Syndica’s blockchain infrastructure platform. Kubernetes knowledge is a necessity! The team operates with a “run what you write” philosophy and each engineer is responsible for deploying and operating the code they write.

A successful candidate must have demonstrable experience in at least one programming language (Go, Rust or C++), and preferably previous work in SaaS application development and operations. You will be working closely with the Support and Development team on the architecture and configuration of our AWS and GCP hosted infrastructure. You will be responsible to ensure the environment is built, deployed, configured, managed, and monitored correctly to support the business. The ideal candidate will also have prior experience developing applications on either of the three major cloud platforms - AWS, Azure, or GCP via Kubernetes.


  • Work with containers and container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes

  • Manage AWS, Azure and/or Google Cloud infrastructure

  • Deploy, manage, and operate scalable and fault-tolerant applications/micro-services infrastructure

  • Create capacity and load testing distributed applications

  • Perform system measurements and benchmarking

  • Identify and troubleshoot any availability and performance issues at multiple layers of deployment, from hardware to operating environment, network, and application

  • Evaluate performance trends and expected changes in demand and capacity, and establish the appropriate scalability plans

  • Collaborate with other engineers to implement operational solutions while defining and adhering to industry best practices

  • Use tools such as Grafana and Prometheus to monitor infrastructure at scale


  • 5+ years of related professional experience using Kubernetes

  • 5+ years of experience with cloud networking technologies and solutions

  • Experience with setting up a Continuous Integration / Continuous Development pipeline

  • Manage containers using container orchestrator Docker, Kubernetes (K8s)

  • Knowledge of Cloud native architecture, Cloud tooling, DevOps and latest trends and practices

  • Certification in Google Cloud, Azure Cloud or AWS is a plus

  • Align a portion of your day with the business hours of Central Time Zone - UTC -6

  • A systematic problem-solving approach, combined with a strong sense of ownership and drive

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or relevant experience

What does success in this role look like?

  • In three months, you have become one of our lead Infrastructure developers. You’ll have taken on independent code review responsibilities and are collaborating on the design of new features.

  • In six months, you have earned the trust of the team and are delivering tasks through the entire SDLC, from design through development with minimal guidance, and are helping to effectively mentor new engineers joining the team.

  • In twelve months, you have established a cadence of predictable, on-time delivery without cutting corners - we love clean, maintainable code.