Kadena is the industry’s only scalable layer 1 Proof of Work (PoW) blockchain. The principal feature that drives Kadena is scalability, which enables Kadena to deliver infrastructure-grade performance for any blockchain project. Along with our own smart contract language Pact, Kadena's platform provides the world the tools and environment to turn ideas and ambitions into reality. Founded by Stuart Popejoy and William Martino who created JP Morgan’s first blockchain and led the SEC’s Crypto Committee, Kadena aims to allow for true blockchain mass adoption. At Kadena, we value diversity, curiosity, a work/life balance, kindness, and teamwork.
The DevOps Team Lead will be responsible for leading and managing a team of DevOps engineers to ensure the smooth functioning of a blockchain platform and the overall software development lifecycle. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on technical leader with a strong background in blockchain technology, DevOps practices, and project management.
- Manage and lead a team of DevOps engineers responsible for building, deploying, and maintaining a blockchain platform
- Collaborate with other stakeholders, such as product owners, blockchain developers, QA engineers, and infrastructure teams to ensure that development and delivery processes are optimized and efficient
- Develop and implement DevOps processes and methodologies to support continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines and automate workflows for the blockchain platform
- Oversee the design and implementation of infrastructure solutions and cloud-based architectures, ensuring scalability, reliability and security
- Continuously monitor and analyze performance metrics, identifying areas for improvement and implementing solutions to optimize performance and reduce downtime
- Work closely with teams to ensure compliance with security standards and regulations
- Provide technical guidance and mentorship to team members, ensuring they have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their duties effectively
- Develop and manage project plans, budgets, timelines, and resources to ensure successful project delivery
- Stay up-to-date with emerging trends and technologies in blockchain, DevOps, software development, and cloud computing, identifying opportunities to leverage new technologies to improve team performance and productivity
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
- At least 5 years of experience in blockchain technology, DevOps, or a related field
- Strong technical background in blockchain technology, automation, and infrastructure management in a blockchain environment
- Excellent project management skills, with the ability to lead and manage complex projects in a blockchain environment
- Experience with Agile methodologies and DevOps practices, including continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD), infrastructure as code, and containerization in a blockchain environment
- Familiarity with blockchain platforms is a plus, but not a requirement
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex issues
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams
- Strong leadership and mentoring skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire team members to achieve their goals.
- Competitive salary
- Fully paid medical, vision, and dental insurance for full-time employees
- Flexible savings accounts
- Company coin options
- Flexible vacation time (and a culture of taking time-off)
- Remote first company
Kadena requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Kadena considers requests for reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons pursuant to applicable law.