DevOps Engineer
Elliptic London, UK £55k – £70k Full Time Any
About Elliptic

Founded in 2013, Elliptic is a blockchain intelligence company. We identify illicit activity on the Bitcoin blockchain and provide our services to the leading Bitcoin companies and law enforcement agencies globally.

We believe Blockchains are the future of value transfer: Wedbush and the World Economic Forum have independently estimated that by 2025, 10% of economic activity will be on blockchains. Blockchains promise to bring a new world of value exchange; but they will also bring a new world of illicit activity.

Clients have used Elliptic to assess risk on more than $2BN in bitcoin transactions, and we have supported live investigations with law enforcement in the US, UK and EU.

As of March 2016 we secured $5m in Series A funding.

2015 Security Project of the Year Award - The Banker (a Financial Times publication). 

2015 Swift Innotribe Growth Stage Startup competition winner. 

KPMG Fintech 100 - selected as one of the world's 100 leading fintech companies.

Job Description

What’s the role?


Elliptic is looking for a seasoned DevOps professional to own the infrastructure that all Elliptic engineers use to write and ship high quality products.

DevOps is a core part of engineering at Elliptic. We leverage a range of open source technologies to build, test, and deploy code to public cloud and managed bare-metal servers. With your help we can continue to streamline the development cycle and increase the robustness of our infrastructure.


What you’ll do:


Overall you will collaborate with engineers and data scientists to develop efficient developer tooling, test-automation, CI/CD, and monitoring systems.

  • Make developers happy every day! 
  • Enable transient development and test environments (local and cloud-hosted) 
  • Build out a robust CI/CD framework across our tech stack 
  • Integrate automated testing in to the continuous build process 
  • Drive the use of logging, monitoring, and analytics to ensure performance and stability of all environments and applications
  • Lead private-cloud deployments 
  • Help make architectural decisions (and implement them!) 
  • Research, prototype, and recommend new technologies and frameworks 
  • Assist with the management of local infrastructure 
  • Help developers embrace devops - give advice, perform reviews of relevant code etc.


What is the work like? What are the challenges?


From a DevOps point-of-view the biggest challenges are: 

  • Making our infrastructure fit for purpose, robust, and easily scalable 
  • Ensuring the developers can perform builds and deployments as easily and safely as possible

Requirements

Requirements

  • 5+ years relevant industry experience in system administration, DevOps, build/release, site reliability or general engineering roles 
  • Solid experience with at least two of our existing DevOps frameworks (Docker, Ansible, Hashicorp, and Jenkins) 
  • Comfortable with infrastructure as code and deployment to public clouds 
  • Deep experience with development tooling for a range of languages & frameworks 
  • Familiarity with logging and performance analytics systems 
  • A fast learner with enthusiasm for learning new technologies and applying them appropriately (avoiding one-size-fits all solutions) 
  • Proficiency with Linux 
  • Rigor in engineering best-practices (documentation, code reviews, test automation) 
  • A passion for making developers lives easier


Bonus points for:

  • Solid experience coding in a JVM language 
  • Hand-on experience with on-premise deployments in highly regulated industries 
  • Appetite for discussions about economics, money, identity and privacy 
  • Interest in cryptocurrencies 
  • Knowledge of and liking for a functional programming approach

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