AWS Platform Engineer

Open source interbank Web3 startup is looking for a Senior AWS Platform Engineer! Well-funded and remote!

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • $120,000 - $300,000
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A bit about us:

We are an open source platform that supports programmable money and digital identity solutions for financial institutions. Our high-speed interbank platform enables the transactions and settlements of programmable money between central banks, commercial banks and consumers. The underlying database can then be used to provide secure analytics to wholesale stakeholders and support digital identity and banking aggregator solutions for consumers. We are a vertically-integrated, open source software platform that focuses on balancing privacy, scalability and interoperability (with existing and future platforms) across our stakeholder pipeline.

You will design, deploy and manage a secure, reliable and scalable cloud Landing Zone to host the Knox platform and enable the app team to efficiently deploy and manage cloud resources in a DevOps operating model. You will help architect a scalable, reliable platform using Kubernetes and other leading edge cloud native technology,

Why join us?

We’re currently disrupting the financial industry and looking for individuals with vision, innovation, passion, technical excellence, drive to deliver, collaboration, and execution. Join a team of like minded people who personify our mission of ownership, craftsmanship, and open communication. We are looking for new colleagues who want to transform the future of financial markets.

  • Competitive base salary, bonus and stock options
  • Health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • 401k plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Generous PTO / sick leave
  • Commuting benefits
  • Computer equipment and workplace furniture to suit your needs
  • Great colleagues and inspiring startup environments

The position is based in New York, Los Angeles, San Fran, or 100% remote with full-time salary and benefits.

Job Details

Key Responsibilities, Prioritized
  • Design and maintain a Well Architected AWS Landing Zone that supports evolving business needs and provides scalable governance with Guardrails, Security controls, Landing Zone customizations.
  • Create Infrastructure-as-code (IaC) definitions of scalable, secure cloud resources such as Compute, Kubernetes clusters, Databases and Caches, VPCs and Subnets, Load-balancers, Message buses, Dashboards fit for use in 24x7 mission critical services
  • Define and build IaC pipelines to deploy cloud infrastructure, and work with app teams to enable them to efficiently manage resources through their life cycle in line with best practices.
  • Design, deploy and manage scalable shared and central services such as Networking, DNS, Security services in cloud to support a mission critical environment.
  • Troubleshoot all cloud infrastructure, including cloud services health, remediating as needed
  • Work with app teams to architect a reliable, performant, scalable and secure platform by selecting between alternative designs and technology choices across the full stack e.g. Kubernetes, API, Ingress, Geo Load-balancing, Distributed databases, Observability, PKI/HSM.
  • Implement automation for cost visibility and management
  • Engineer productized, scalable, reliable and secure solutions based on Knox platforms, suitable for adoption and integration by customers and partners in industry
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Experience designing, implementing and troubleshooting AWS infrastructure such as Compute, Containers, Storage and DBs, Networking and DNS, API, IAM, Queues, Serverless, KMS & HSM, Logging and Metrics.
  • Experience managing Infrastructure using Terraform and CloudFormation through CICD pipelines spanning multiple environments. Designing and implementing infrastructure automation solutions for speed and scale.
  • Experience deploying an AWS Landing Zone, Preventive & Detective Guardrails, SSO. Strong understanding of how to secure AWS environments and meet compliance requirements.
  • Experience designing and managing modern microservice & cloud native platforms including Kubernetes, distributed databases, messaging and caching layers and deploying these on AWS.
  • Programming in Python, Java or other high level language. You have probably been a software developer before specializing in Infrastructure.
  • Foundational knowledge of Linux, Networking, Protocols, Scripting, PKI.
  • Preferred AWS Security: Experience with AWS security tools: Guard Duty, Security Hub, Inspector, Config, AccessAnalyzer, Macie Self driven and able to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of an agile team
  • Preferred Crypto and FinTech Awareness: Understanding and experience working in the financial industry, Familiarity with any of the following: payments, digital wallets, clearing and settlement, privacy, security etc. Interest in cryptocurrencies and the blockchain industry.
  • Comfort in ambiguous unstructured environments: Building something new comes with significant ambiguity, and we want people that can thrive in that ambiguity. ****The environment is highly dynamic, and there are no precedents.

  • Received a bachelor's degree in CS, EE, or a related technical field, and proven excellence in previous roles.
  • 5+ years experience in AWS Infrastructure design, deployment and troubleshooting, using infrastructure as code and DevOps/CICD practices
  • Experience designing, deploying and managing a well architected Landing Zone
  • Experience with modern cloud native & microservice architectures
  • Self driven with the ability to set meaningful goals and work independently as well as collaborate with others in a diverse agile environment.
  • Bias for action and creating outcomes with attention to schedules and quality.
  • Strong communication skills. Ability to present complex topics to diverse audiences, and drive discussions. You can give and receive feedback, and you do not shy away from planning meetings and code reviews
  • Learning Agility. You are able to explore and assess new technology and quickly make productive use of it.
  • Sound interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to develop, maintain and foster constructive relationships with others.
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