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Corda Operations Engineer at R3CEV
London, GB / New York City, NY, US
R3 builds blockchain technology to transform the way the world does business. Our global network of partners works with us to develop innovative apps for finance and commerce on our blockchain platform, Corda. Corda is a cutting-edge blockchain platform that removes costly friction in business transactions by enabling institutions to transact directly. 
 
Corda Operations Engineers (COE) will be responsible for the upkeep, configuration and reliable operation of R3’s Production, Testing, Staging and QA Environments running Corda plus any associated toolsets, such as DataDog, PagerDuty etc. The COE will seek to ensure that the uptime, performance, availability and security of those environments and associated resources is maintained to industry standards – 99.999% availability, SOC2 compliant etc. They will work alongside, and support our Customers, the Business, Development, Dev Ops, Security Ops and other Technical teams within R3 – therefore being a team player, having a great personality, a sense of humour, being able to work under pressure, being empathetic towards different cultures, communicating effectively and hitting deadlines are all paramount to enjoying life at R3.
 
Duties & Responsibilities
Rapidly install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools for all environments under change control/configuration management.
Quickly and correctly diagnose issues with environments, including identifying patterns that could indicate a security threat.
Support the execution of tests and other activities on testing environments, including liaising with customers and associated project management and planning.
Deploy and operate internal/external testing environments.
Create, update and own environment configuration documentation.
Ensure parity between environments, where applicable.
Manage and monitor all installed systems and infrastructure.
 Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability.
Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes.
 Maintain and operate security, backup, and redundancy strategies.
Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
 Maintain an in-depth knowledge of current technologies and trends in networking, hosting, operations.
  Liaise with vendors, customers, team members and other IT personnel for problem resolution.
 
Qualifications
Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments, preferably for a financial services institution
Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of Java application stacks
Solid Cloud experience, preferably in Azure
Experience with monitoring systems (DataDog, Graphite/Grafana)
Experience with automation software (preferable Ansible)
Experience with central logging systems (preferable ELK)
Experience of deploying, using and managing the Atlassian tool set (Jira, Service Desk etc).
Experience with virtualization and containerization
Solid scripting skills (shell, Python)
Solid networking knowledge
Solid understanding and experience of security engineering
Deep and broad understanding of computer science and engineering principles, most likely obtained through significant professional experience
Experience with one or more blockchain technologies desirable but not essential