Site Reliability Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Remote (Europe)

Who we are:

The Cardano Foundation is an independent, Swiss-based not-for-profit organization. The Foundation is tasked with advancing the public digital infrastructure Cardano and works to anchor it as a utility for financial and social systems, thus empowering the digital architects of the future.

The Foundation facilitates the worldwide advancement of Cardano in enterprise applications. It develops infrastructure tooling, strengthens operational resilience and drives diversity of on-infrastructure use cases as well as the development of sound and representative governance.

Another significant part of the Cardano Foundation’s mission is to engage with and support the Cardano community. The Foundation assists the development of tools the community can use to leverage Cardano to solve problems in new ways.

What you’ll be doing:

The Site Reliability Engineer is part of the Cardano Foundation’s Infrastructure team and will report to the Director of Infrastructure. In this position, you will manage infrastructure, maintain systems, handle operational issues and advise our team on best practices that will make our operations more reliable, secure and scalable. You will also advance innovation with the support of our entire engineering team.

  • Implement GitOps-based operations across various environments.

  • Implement automation and effective monitoring with infrastructure as code.

  • Automate and improve the Foundations productivity tools and processes.

  • Maintain and monitor network infrastructure and related security. 

  • Deploy applications to monitor service stability and performance.

  • Implement tools and dashboards for logging, alerting, monitoring.

  • Deploy and maintain applications on cloud-native microservices architectures.

  • Ensuring that systems are safe and secure against cybersecurity threats.

  • Provide guidance and educate team members on development and operations.

  • Document and design processes and update existing ones.

  • Automate and maintain development and test environments.

  • Deploy and monitor blockchain environments for benchmarking and integration testing.

  • Identifying technical issues and deploying software updates.

  • Analyse systems performance and resource usage.

  • Perform root cause analysis for production errors.

  • Investigate and resolve technical issues.

  • Be on-call when required for production services.

What we look for in you:
  • Degree in computer science, computer engineering or related fields (Masters preferred). 

  • Experience with AWS, Google Compute, or other cloud providers.

  • Experience with build and release engineering. 

  • Linux operational excellence and automation experience.

  • Familiarity with Security Ops such as intrusion and vulnerability scanning, security best practices.

  • Experience with continuous integration tools.

  • Scripting and programming skills, bash, python.

  • Sysadmin experience administering application servers, containers, and web servers.

  • Familiarity with GitOps and git based workflows.

  • Experience with Docker and container orchestration platforms.

  • Experience with Prometheus/Grafana, ELK logging.

  • Experience with Kubernetes.

  • Experience with configuration management tools (e.g. Ansible, Chef, Puppet etc).

  • Experience with infrastructure-as-code (e.g. Terraform, Cloudformation)

  • Proficient English language with strong communication skills. 

  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • You are focused on achieving goals in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to understand user requirements and develop solutions.

Nice to have:
  • Nix experience using the tools within the nix ecosystem, specifically using nix as a configuration language.

  • Interest or knowledge of, statically-typed functional programming languages such as Haskell, Scala, Purescript, or Rust.

About us

Cardano Foundation has incredible employees from over 24 nationalities, across 3 continents which you will work collegiately to grow the Foundation. 

Here at Cardano Foundation’s we are transparent, inclusive, passionate and innovative. As such our mission is to have a positive impact on global change and breed a harmonious working environment for our employees to flourish. 


  • Our employees have the flexibility and freedom to work from home with flexible working hours. 
  • All Cardano Foundation employees will have access to a personal annual learning budget dedicated to personal professional and personal development. 
  • A day a year is dedicated to a departmental team activity fun day out. 
  • Cardano Foundation gives the opportunity to its employees to dedicate a volunteering day to help the greater community or to be an expert in your field of work within the blockchain community. 
  • Employees are given additional day off for their birthday. 
  • Cardano Foundation also rewards days off as per established work anniversaries milestones.

Cardano Foundation strives to provide a diverse, inclusive and welcoming working environment. We are committed being a discrimination free organisation - including discrimination free space with regards to age, religion, race, nationality/ethnic origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from Recruitment Agencies
Cardano Foundation does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Unsolicited applications will be treated as direct application regardless of the channel through which we receive them. 
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