Transak- Introduction

Transak is a developer integration for a fiat-to-crypto payment gateway. This solves the important problem of allowing mainstream people and businesses to access crypto and blockchain. It does this by integrating local compliance, payment methods, and liquidity from around the world. Transak is backed by ConsenSys, The LAO, Lunex, and Mycelium Ventures.

Over its 2 years of operations, Transak has faced and conquered challenging — albeit interesting — issues; problems ranging from finding a hard-to-debug memory leak to finding the optimal infrastructure to achieve massive scale.

Transak’s goal for 2021 is to scale its solution worldwide delivering an excellent experience on a highly-reliable, highly-scalable, distributed, and fault-tolerant infrastructure. One of the most important — and often overlooked — first steps is to set up infrastructure allowing high development velocity.

In order for us to achieve this goal, we are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate infrastructure engineer to join this roller-coaster of a ride.

Job Responsibilities

As a DevOps engineer, your major driving force will be to create a more reliable Transak delivering great experiences to our users and partners worldwide. This may include making key decisions on the design of our infrastructure, defining steps to increase development velocity.

We understand that these requirements are fairly cliché, so let’s take an example of what a day would typically look like for you. You will be coordinating with our product engineering team to fix the long-regressed bug in our infrastructure causing AWS ELB requests to prematurely terminate. Or, you’ll be tasked to find a better way to deliver our secrets (API keys, etc.)

Apart from this, working with crypto — as one may imagine — comes with its own set of unique, non-conforming problems; for example, how do you create an isomorphic experience across all regions of the world while ensuring region-specific data-processing laws and decreasing duplicity of core product infrastructure?

Requirements

Since the problems we face require a deep understanding of components and services, there are a select few requirements we have set for this role:

  • At least 4+ years relevant for experience
  • Experience in managing infrastructure-as-code (Terraform preferred);
  • Understanding of and experience with Ansible (or any other configuration management tool);
  • Understanding of and experience with core AWS services (EC2, IAM, S3, CloudFront, RDS);
  • Must have working knowledge of Python/ Shell scripting.
  • A keen eye for security of the service deployed or piece of infrastructure created.

If the problems we mentioned interest you, and you feel like you have what it takes to solve these issues at scale, we’d be delighted to connect with you.

Why join us:

  • 👫 A fast-moving, fun, and international company made up of skillful team players
  • 💬 Transparent, Open, and Collaborative work environment
  • 💰 Competitive salary and holiday allowance
  • 💰 Equity options so you can share in the success of the company
  • ⏱ Flexible work hours
  • 🍺 Office stocked with free snacks and drinks
  • 🌟 An opportunity to work closely with a proven executive team, board, and serial entrepreneurs
  • 💼 As we are backend by ConsenSys, you will be working with the industry experts

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We really mean this! Transak accepts you for who you are!