Systems Engineer

Bitgo Palo Alto , CA 94306

Posted 3 weeks ago

BitGo is the market leader in institutional-grade cryptocurrency investment services providing security, compliance, and custodial solutions for blockchain-based currencies. BitGo is the world's largest processor of on-chain bitcoin transactions, processing 15% of all global Bitcoin transactions, and $15 billion per month across all cryptocurrencies. The company has over $2 billion in assets in wallet, and a customer base that includes the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges and spans more than 50 countries. In 2018, it launched BitGo Trust Company, the first qualified custodian purpose-built for storing digital assets. BitGo is backed by Craft Ventures, DRW, Galaxy Digital Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Redpoint Ventures, and Valor Equity Partners.

BitGo is looking for a Systems Engineer to help build out, maintain, and troubleshoot our rapidly expanding infrastructure. You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. Qualified systems engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Managing and monitoring all installed systems and infrastructure.
  • Installing, configuring, testing and maintaining operating systems, application software and system management tools.
  • Ensuring 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 security, backup, and redundancy strategies.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks.
  • Participate in the design of information and operational support systems.
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level support.
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.


BitGo is looking for people who are passionate about their craft, take full ownership for their work and projects, and believe in transparent and collaborative culture with the goal of making BitGo successful.

  • A college degree in a technical field. (BA/BS)
  • Proven working experience in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux based environments.
  • Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks. (e.g.,Tomcat, JBoss, Apache, Ruby, NGINX)
  • Solid Cloud experience, preferably in AWS.
  • Experience with virtualization and containerization. (e.g., Docker, Packer, K8S)
  • Experience with monitoring systems.
  • Experience with automation software. (e.g., Puppet, cfengine, Chef)
  • Solid scripting skills. (e.g., shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python)
  • Solid networking knowledge. (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • You are a huge fan of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.


Why Join BitGo?

Disrupting an industry takes vision, innovation, passion, technical chops, drive to deliver, collaboration, and execution. Join a team of great people who strive for excellence and personify our corporate values of ownership, craftsmanship, and open communication. We are looking for new colleagues who bring innovative ways of thinking and problem solving, and who want risks to be part of the team that changes the worlds financial markets.

Here are some of the benefits of working at BitGo:
  • 100% company paid individual and family medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Exciting startup atmosphere in great downtown office space in Palo Alto (California Ave)
  • Competitive compensation, stock options, and 401k plan with company matching
  • Catered lunches, fresh snacks and gourmet coffee
  • Commuting made easy with company-paid Caltrain passes
  • Computer equipment and workplace furniture to suit your needs
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Great colleagues

Cryptocurrencies are the most disruptive change the financial services industry has seen in years. Join us and youll be able to look back and say you were part of the team that transformed investing.

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