We are a team of builders and researchers on a mission to empower enterprises and developers worldwide to access and build on decentralized systems.

Our expertise covers several domains: Ethereum and Starknet protocol engineering, layer-2, cryptography research, protocol research, decentralized finance (DeFi), security auditing, formal verification, real-time monitoring, smart contract development, and dapps and enterprise engineering.

Working to solve some of the most challenging problems in the blockchain space, we frequently collaborate with, such as Ethereum Foundation, Starknet Foundation, Gnosis Chain, Flashbots, Forta Protocol, Lido, EigenLayer, Open Zeppelin, RISCZero, Aleph Zero, and many more.

Today, there are nearly 200 of us working remotely from over 45+ countries.

View all our open positions here: https://www.nethermind.io/open-roles

Location / Timezone:

The location is flexible however this position requires the candidate to work within the GMT+8 time zone, with a standard work schedule from

  • 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in GMT+8 time zone.

Flexibility is available, allowing for a shift start time 3 hours earlier or later.

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced Lead DevOps Engineer with specialized knowledge in the Ethereum ecosystem, particularly in setting up and managing Ethereum validators. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in traditional DevOps practices, with the ability to independently analyze and enhance validator performance. This role requires expertise in cross-cloud environments, Kubernetes, and automation, with a focus on Ethereum, particularly in DVT technology. Additionally, it involves working with major ecosystems in Ethereum, such as Lido, Obol, and SSV.


  • Strategically oversee the setup, management, and optimization of Ethereum validators, ensuring unparalleled efficiency and security standards.
  • Conduct independent in-depth analysis of validator performance, proactively identifying areas for enhancement and implementing robust solutions.
  • Spearhead the development and maintenance of comprehensive monitoring systems for validators, delivering regular performance reports to stakeholders.
  • Lead initiatives involving SSV technologies, fostering collaborations with platforms like Lido to augment validator functionalities and capabilities.
  • Direct the management of cloud infrastructure across AWS, GCP, and Bare-metal platforms, utilizing Kubernetes to ensure fault tolerance, high availability, and seamless scalability.
  • Architect and implement sophisticated continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines, elevating development and operational efficacy to new heights.
  • Foster cross-functional collaboration with internal teams to align Ethereum-related endeavours with overarching business objectives and strategic initiatives.
  • Stay at the forefront of Ethereum ecosystem advancements and remain up-to-date with EIPS technologies, leveraging cutting-edge insights to optimize operational frameworks.


Must have:

  • Proven at least 5+ years of experience in a traditional DevOps/SRE role.
  • Strong understanding of the Ethereum ecosystem, particularly in setting up and managing Ethereum validators.
  • Proficiency in Terraform, Kubernetes, and cloud environments (AWS, GCP).
  • Ability to independently analyze and optimize system performance.
  • Experience in creating and managing CI/CD pipelines.
  • Excellent communication skills for effective teamwork and reporting.

Nice to have:

  • Previous experience working with SSV, Obol technologies, and Lido.
  • Advanced knowledge in managing multi-cloud environments.
  • Ability to propose creative solutions and stay ahead of industry trends.

Salary and Perks

  • Remote work
  • Competitive salary