DevOps Engineer (Infra)

Posted on Apr 12, 2023

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Full Time
🌎 Worldwide

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About Status

Status strives to develop open source software that can be used as a secure communication tool that upholds human rights. We are building the tools and infrastructure for the advancement of a secure, private, and open web3.

With the high level goals of preserving the right to privacy, mitigating the risk of censorship, and promoting economic trade in a transparent, open manner, Status is building a community where anyone is welcome to join and contribute.

As an organization, Status seeks to push the web3 ecosystem forward through research, creation of developer tools, and support of the open source community.

As a product, Status is an open source, Ethereum-based app that gives users the power to chat, transact, and access a revolutionary world of DApps on the decentralized web. But Status is also building foundational infrastructure for the whole Ethereum ecosystem, including the Nimbus ETH 1.0 and 2.0 clients, the Keycard hardware wallet, and the Waku messaging protocol (a continuation of Whisper).

As a team, Status has been completely distributed since inception. Our team is currently 150+ core contributors strong, and welcomes a growing number of community members from all walks of life, scattered all around the globe.

We care deeply about open source, and our organizational structure has minimal hierarchy and no fixed work hours. We believe in working with a high degree of autonomy while supporting the organization's priorities.

The Position

We’re looking for an experienced DevOps Engineer with a strong industry background in all aspects of DevOps and related tasks.

You'll focused on automating and optimizing software development processes and infrastructure management and ensuring the reliability, stability, and security of our systems and software applications.


Who you are

You have strong Linux Fundamentals:

  • Distros and package managers
  • Good understanding of process management

You have programming experience:

  • At least a few languages and showing the ability to learn
  • Bash as a minimum; Python, Groovy would be nice

You have experience in Continuous Integration:

  • Jenkins CI - Pipelines are written in Groovy
  • GitHub Actions - PR builds, mostly

You have experience in Security:

  • Good understanding of OpenSSH
  • GnuPG for encryption of secrets and backups

Bonus points if

Experience in Continuous Integration:

  • Jenkins
  • GitHub Actions
  • Nix / NixOS

Experience building the following processes:

  • Gradle, Maven, Yarn, FDroid - for Android
  • XCode, Fastlane, Gems, clj - for iOS
  • AppImage, Qt, DeployQt - for Linux
  • VS Build Tools, MinGw, Scoop - for Windows
  • Brew, CMake, XCode CodeSign - for MacOS

Experience in the following programming languages:

  • Groovy scripting
  • Go programming

Experience in Infra automation:

  • Ansible and Terraform
  • Kubernetes

Windows fundamentals:

  • Windows Server Core administration using PowerShell

Decentralized Software:

  • Fundamental to messaging and other functions of the App
  • Ethereum, Status-go, Nimbus, IPFS, Swarm

Our Hiring Process

  1. Interview with the Talent team
  2. Interview with the Head of Infrastructure
  3. Interview with DevOps Engineer of the Blockchain team
  4. Assessment (paid)
  5. Final interview with Codex Team Lead

The steps may change along the way if we see it makes sense to adapt the interview stages, so please consider the above as a guideline


  • 🏢 We are entirely remote - you’re free to choose your work location. Depending on circumstances, we allow a budget of up to 250 Euros per month to cover the cost of a co-working space.
  • 💪Flexibility to choose your style of work (working hours, timezone, etc). We care about getting the job done, not about the traditional corporate structure.
  • 💰You’ll be paid for the services you provide to us at competitive rates (our ranges are posted on the job descriptions).
  • 💰 You can decide on the type of currency and split in which you wish to be paid from the following currencies: fiat currency & ETH, DAI or SNT.*
  • 💹 You’ll also receive an allocation of SNT (Status Network Tokens) - to further incentivise your contributions to Status.
  • 🏖️ Unlimited Time-Off Policy - you decide how much time-off you wish to take with a minimum suggested amount of 20 days per year.
  • ✈️ You can join us at relevant conferences and events, as well as Status offsites.
  • 📖 You will develop new skills and knowledge from this unique experience by working on and driving cutting edge developments in the decentralised web space.
  • 🍻Every year, Status gets together in one location for a week of planning, socialising and fun. So far we’ve been to Prague, Bangkok, Istanbul & Dubai.
DevOps Engineer (Infra)at Status