Systems / DevOps Senior Engineer

Remote / San Francisco, CA
Full Time


Lit Protocol, an emerging network in the realm of distributed encryption, authorization, and identity, is seeking a proven, dynamic Systems Engineer to help support the future of our groundbreaking product suite, with a focus on enhancing our unique verifiable deployment pipeline, and network analysis tooling. If you thrive in the intersection of tech innovation, strategic decision-making, and think we should have better internet systems, this could be the opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create operational guidelines and support a network of external node operators.
  • Write, test, and deploy DevOps tooling for our suite of software products, including: 
    • CI automation
    • A secure, verifiable deployment pipeline that assumes untrusted node operators 
    • Decentralized, live network o11y
    • Node software orchestration
  • Collaborate with the software engineering team to improve and optimize existing Rust-based tools.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot complex network and systems issues.
  • Maintain system documentation and ensure systems standards.


  • Proven experience in Systems Engineering and/or DevOps role.
  • Familiarity with Linux systems administration and security best practices
  • Solid knowledge of networking principles and protocols.
  • Experience in software engineering with a focus on network and systems engineering.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a passion for diagnosing and addressing root causes of issues.
  • Self-driven asynchronous work style with ability to join sync meetings in North American time zones.

Bonus Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Rust programming language.
  • Previous experience administering on-premises or co-located physical hardware.
  • Experience with the SaltStack.
  • Experience with (auto-)scalable workload orchestration.
  • Knowledge of Ethereum and smart contracts.
  • Experience in building a Dapp.


At Lit Protocol, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range of $120,00 - $220,000 /year, depending on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

Lit Protocol is distributed network for key management and serverless compute in order to add more interoperability, utility, and useably to blockchains and storage networks, the developers building on these systems, and their end users. The teams in the Lit ecosystem are working across blockchain and storage networks, wallets, gaming, web3 social, DeFi, bridges, DAOs, verifiable credentials, provenance, and more.

As a Systems Engineer, you'll be working with team of 16 motivated and talented builders to create and maintain the network that serve the developers and and users of the next internet.

We believe that distributed key management is a revolution in identity; it's also really fun to work on. If you're ready to take on a challenge and make an real impact, you owe it to yourself to grow your career here at Lit Protocol. Come build the future with us.

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