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Mar 29th, 2022

Senior DevSecOps Engineer - Staked

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At Staked we combine software and systems engineering to build and run large-scale, fault-tolerant staking node infrastructure for 40+ blockchains. We're looking for someone with a broad knowledge of security and systems, and a deep knowledge of containers and Kubernetes, to lead our SDLC security initiatives.

Real-world production Kubernetes experience is a must have for this role. The candidate will have other experience across a range of technical disciplines and may have had past jobs such as Information Security (Hardening, Detection/Response, SDLC security, etc) and systems (SRE/DevOps, SysAdmin, etc).The ideal candidate is a team player, has a systematic approach to problem solving and strong communication skills. They have a deep sense of pride and ownership in their work.


  • Lead cross-company security initiatives for Staked within the larger Kraken organization
  • Design and build the security components of Kubernetes in multiple cloud environments (AWS EKS, GCP GKE, etc.)
  • Write code to solve security issues. This could be writing security tools, or automation / management of security-sensitive environments, securing SDLC, etc.
  • Build security automation for cloud environments including automation for testing, scanning, and analysis of vulnerabilities
  • Work closely with the BlockOps and DevOps teams who deploy to the cloud, and ensure that they have secure-by-default systems


  • BS degree in Computer Science or a related technical field involving coding or the hard sciences (e.g., physics or mathematics)
  • Deep understanding of network and container security principles
  • Expertise in container orchestration using Kubernetes and implementing Kubernetes security and hardening
  • Extensive knowledge of protecting cryptographic keys, including using and configuring hardware signing modules (HSMs)
  • Experience with cloud provider APIs, best practices and management (AWS and GCP)
  • Expertise in cloud automation tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Helm, Helmfile, and Jenkins
  • Expertise in Python and/or Bash scripting
  • Preferred: Blockchain interest or experience
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