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Lead DevOps Engineer, Protocol Engineering, Canada



Software Engineering
Canada · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Figment is the world’s leading provider of blockchain infrastructure. We provide the most comprehensive staking solution for our over 200+ institutional clients including exchanges, wallets, foundations, custodians, and large token holders to earn rewards on their crypto assets. These clients rely on Figment’s institutional staking service including rewards optimization, rapid API development, rewards reporting, partner integrations, governance, and slashing protection. Figment is backed by industry experts, financial institutions and our global team across twenty three countries. This all leads to our mission to support the adoption, growth and long term success of the Web3 ecosystem.

We are a growth stage technology company – looking for people who are builders and doers. People who are comfortable plotting their course through ambiguity and uncertainty to drive impact and who are excited to work in new ways and empower a generative company culture.

About the Role

Are you an experienced and innovative DevOps Engineer or SRE seeking to lead and drive excellence in the blockchain technology space? Look no further! Figment, a pioneering blockchain technology company, is in search of a seasoned individual to spearhead our DevOps initiatives as a Lead DevOps Engineer.


  • Architect, deploy, and manage blockchain nodes at scale
  • Design and implement advanced solutions for optimal system performance and availability
  • Lead troubleshooting efforts and root cause analysis for complex issues across development, test, and production environments
  • Architect and maintain robust system automation frameworks and configuration management strategies
  • Champion high availability and scalability solutions for our systems, ensuring seamless operation under high loads
  • Participate in on-call activity and provide support for production systems
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement


  • 5+ years of experience in a DevOps Engineer or SRE role, with a proven track record of success in designing and managing scalable infrastructure
  • Advanced proficiency in system engineering and automation tools such as Ansible, Terraform, and Kubernetes
  • In-depth experience supporting Linux servers in large environments with over 500 servers, preferably in highly secure and highly available 24/7 environments
  • Deep troubleshooting expertise to quickly identify server, network, and application issues, and methodical approach to implementing, testing, and measuring changes to remediate issues.
  • Experience troubleshooting complex application flows which span multiple clusters of systems.
  • Knowledge of common OS and application level settings to optimize system performance.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and working effectively in remote or distributed team environments

At Figment, we are committed to fostering a dynamic and supportive work environment where our employees can excel and grow. We offer a competitive compensation package, including comprehensive benefits and opportunities for professional development and advancement. If you are passionate about pushing the boundaries of blockchain technology and are ready to lead the charge, apply now!

One of Figment’s core principles is “Making the Invisible Visible” - ensuring transparency and information sharing in all communication. Figment is committed to transparency regarding pay, benefits, and other compensation types for all internal roles as well as all roles being hired for.

Base Salary: The CAD base salary range for this position is CAD $160,000 - $180,000. The US base salary range for this position is USD $160,000 - $180,000. This range reflects base salary only, and does not include additional compensation or benefits. For candidates in other countries, the pay range will be disclosed upon your first interview with Figment (being a globally remote company, the list of salary ranges would simply be too long to note here!). The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum range for a new hire across all Canada or the US. A candidate’s specific pay within the range will be determined by various factors including job-related skills, relevant education, and training.

Benefits: All employees of Figment receive the following competitive benefits. For candidates beyond Canada and the US, benefits will be outlined during your first interview with Figment.

  • 100% remote-first environment, with co-working spaces in our employee “hubs” across the globe for those who enjoy a hybrid model
  • 4 weeks of PTO that kick in day one, with an additional 1 week of flex days
  • Extended company-paid health benefits that kick in day one
  • Best in class parental leave and flexible arrangements
  • A home office stipend to create a space that you enjoy working in
  • Monthly Wifi reimbursement
  • A yearly Learning & Development budget
  • 401K (US) or RRSP match (Canada)
  • Stock Options in the company
  • Competitive bonus (based on company performance) that is distributed bi-annually - we believe that the company’s success should be shared with our employees often
    • For roles listed within the Sales Department, there is instead a competitive commissions structure which will be outlined during your first interview with Figment
  • Annual onsite company gatherings and retreats to inspire team bonding, collaboration, and fun!
  • A culture of honesty, professionalism and risk taking in a high-growth environment

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Figment is a remote-first company operating with a global footprint across 12 countries. Are you interested in helping us build the future of digital assets?