Senior DevOps Engineer

June 29, 2024

Job Description

Our goal is to expand decentralized networks by significantly reducing the costs associated with zero-knowledge proofs. Established in 2019, Horizen Labs is dedicated to fostering a more secure and fair digital world at the core of the decentralization movement. Our focus is on advancing blockchain technology to achieve unprecedented efficiency, notably cutting costs for proof verification while ensuring robust security. Through innovative, modular architecture and advanced zero-knowledge proofs, we not only advance the field but also establish new standards for performance, security, and cost-effectiveness.

At Horizen Labs, our people are our greatest asset, and we cultivate a culture where individuals are empowered to bring their ideas to fruition. We seek creative minds to join our team of blockchain experts, offering the opportunity to thrive in a rapidly growing and innovation-driven environment. We believe in the power of diversity to fuel innovation and engagement, essential for creating exceptional products. Our hybrid operational model supports a globally distributed workforce, collaborating closely with our satellite offices in New York City, NY and Milan, Italy, allowing us to tap into global talent hubs.

Are you ready to contribute to shaping the future with cutting-edge blockchain technology? Join us at Horizen Labs!”


“We are seeking a seasoned and enthusiastic Senior DevOps Engineer to join our team at Horizen Labs. In this role, you will be responsible for designing and maintaining automation, orchestration, installation, and configuration procedures tailored for various Public Cloud platforms and dedicated servers. Working closely with our Software Engineers, you will architect and build efficient software development pipelines and environments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement scalable automation and orchestration pipelines to ensure robust and maintainable systems.
  • Develop internal tools to support team efficiency.
  • Create and update installation and configuration procedures for all providers.
  • Manage Infrastructure deployment using Terraform, Ansible, shell scripts, GitHub Actions, and Travis-CI.
  • Implement security measures to safeguard production environments and secrets in the challenging Blockchain landscape.
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation for infrastructure, configurations, and processes.
  • Collaborate with Software Engineers to optimize software development pipelines and environments.
  • Research, test, and implement new tools and techniques to enhance DevOps processes and performance.
  • Monitor costs and optimize infrastructure efficiency.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 3+ years of practical experience in DevOps, preferably with prior experience as a Backend Developer.
  • Proficiency in Infrastructure as Code tools like Terraform and Ansible.
  • Experience in Linux/Unix System Administration (e.g., Debian, Ubuntu, Alpine).
  • Intermediate scripting skills in Bash or Python.
  • Familiarity with version control tools like GIT, GitHub, and Subversion (SVN).
  • Knowledge of Docker and creating Dockerfiles following best practices.
  • Experience with cloud providers, preferably AWS.
  • Understanding of CI/CD and IaC principles.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Passion for blockchain technology and its potential.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, knowing when to seek assistance and when to independently resolve issues.
  • Self-motivated with a focus on delivering results.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience deploying large-scale projects and maintaining high service quality.
  • Agile team experience.
  • Knowledge of blockchain architecture and internals.

In compliance with New York City’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position, if based in NYC, is USD 170,000 to USD 200,000. Our salary ranges are influenced by various factors, including role, experience, and location.

Horizen Labs is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive workplace. We provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities during the recruitment process. To request accommodations, please contact us at recruiting@horizenlabs.io with your request and contact details.