Principal Cloud Engineer, Platform

Gemini (View all Jobs)

Remote (USA)

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Interview Process

1. Phone chat 2. Take-home project 3. Discussion on-site. Questions on prior experiences and culture fit


$172,000 - $215,000

Programming Languages Mentioned

SQL, Python, Golang

About the Company

Gemini is a global crypto and Web3 platform founded by Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss in 2014. Gemini offers a wide range of crypto products and services for individuals and institutions in over 70 countries.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency. 

At Gemini, our mission is to unlock the next era of financial, creative, and personal freedom.

In the United States, we have a flexible hybrid work policy for employees who live within 30 miles of our office headquartered in New York City and our office in Seattle. Employees within the New York and Seattle metropolitan areas are expected to work from the designated office twice a week, unless there is a job-specific requirement to be in the office every workday. Employees outside of these areas are considered part of our remote-first workforce. We believe our hybrid approach for those near our NYC and Seattle offices increases productivity through more in-person collaboration where possible.

The Department: Platform

Our Platform organization’s purpose is to enable Gemini to scale effectively and empower our engineering teams to focus on building innovative financial products and experiences for individuals around the world. Platform focuses around building a scalable and secure foundations platform, enabling Engineering to deploy, validate, and operate their services in production, improve resiliency of the service and increase organizational efficiency by reducing operational toil and increase system efficiency through architectural evolution.

The Role: Principal Cloud Engineer

The Compute Engineering team is part of our larger Platform organization and maintains the physical data centers and Kubernetes-based infrastructure that powers Gemini. As an engineer on this team, you’ll work optimizing our infrastructure for High Performance computing (HPC) workloads, architecting and building out Kubernetes as multi-regional deployment for high resiliency, along with defining auxiliary services, like a cohesive service mesh architecture. With users and engineers around the world, reliability, scalability, efficiency and high availability are our team’s core concerns. You'll be an integral part of leading Gemini’s engineering teams towards modern DevOps practices.


  • Deliver and manage the infrastructure that powers Gemini's growing services (consisting of compute, network, storage and developer productivity).
  • Deep experience in the development and operations of a Kubernetes-based, geo-scale, distributed services platform.
  • Proficient in working with Relational, NoSQL, and In-memory databases like Postgres, AWS Aurora, DynamoDB, Redis, and Elasticache.
  • Experience with infrastructure automation and orchestration tools, like Terraform, Ansible, Salt, etc.
  • Strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development.
  • Deep understanding of modern software development practices, like CI/CD, service instrumentation, and multi-site software deployment and operation.
  • Experience with CI tools such as Jenkins/Concourse/AWS Code deploy/CircleCI etc.
  • Experience with logging, monitoring, alerting systems such as Splunk/ELK, Telegraph/Prometheus, DataDog/New Relic, Sentry, and PagerDuty.


  • 10+ years of experience in the field.
  • Strong product and customer centric design approach.
  • Cloud technologies and providers like AWS, GCP, or Azure.
  • Containerization and Container orchestration with Kubernetes.
  • Service discovery and service mesh technologies such as Istio, Linkerd.
  • Infrastructure automation and Infrastructure as Code solutions like Terraform, Terragrunt, Ansible, etc.
  • Proficient in scripting and/or Python, or Golang.
  • Linux kernel tuning and Network host debugging skills.
  • Solid organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent communication skills.
It Pays to Work Here
The compensation & benefits package for this role includes:
  • Competitive starting salary
  • A discretionary annual bonus
  • Long-term incentive in the form of a new hire equity grant
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • 401K with company matching
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible time off

Salary Range: The base salary range for this role is between $172,000 - $215,000 in the State of New York, the State of California and the State of Washington. This range is not inclusive of our discretionary bonus or equity package. When determining a candidate’s compensation, we consider a number of factors including skillset, experience, job scope, and current market data.

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

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