Staff Software Engineer, Crypto Core (Infrastructure)

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

C++, Golang, Ruby, Python, Java

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: Crypto Core 

The Role: Staff Software Engineer (Infrastructure)

The infrastructure team at Gemini creates and manages tools and platforms, automates the creation and support of this infrastructure, helps integrate complex processes, and supports secure data access. We take a software-first mindset to use code to make and maintain our software infrastructure. We seek engineers who think of themselves as a software engineer first, with correlated expertise in back-end engineering. 

Our team builds and operates environments for the purpose of digital asset access. There are three main pillars of work including building and running network nodes, building and running validators, and supporting our next generation wallet infrastructure. In these pillars, we use and implement tools and software to support our cloud-based infrastructure. Given the need to build and integrate more of our software in the cloud, the ideal engineer will have extensive experience in developing, automating, and building software with associated cloud expertise (e.g., AWS or GCP). This engineer will also work closely with various teams including various teams such as Protocols, Product Security, On-chain, and Custody. 

We are a dynamic group with both entrepreneurial spirit and security engineering experience. We have incredibly high aspirations, and we are looking for like-minded individuals who want to guide the transition to a new more decentralized world where access to digital assets is normalized and ubiquitous.


  • Design, build, and deploy infrastructure in our three areas of focus 1) building and running network nodes, 2) building and running validators, and 3) building and running our next generation wallet infrastructure
  • Develop tools and automation that integrate these systems in a secure way
  • With a focus on our next generation wallet infrastructure, improve the capabilities of the existing infrastructure with a mindset towards infrastructure as code
  • Improve availability and reliability while maintaining acceptable security 
  • Integrate the use of cloud-based security mechanisms into the build infrastructure. Example security mechanisms include identity and access management and key management
  • Participate in disaster recovery (DR) scenarios to validate operability of physical and digital material

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years implementing software 
  • Experience in at least one area of software development, operating systems or device driver development, hardware, secure protocols, encryption, authentication, key management, or applied cryptography – has expertise beyond automation
  • Hands-on experience in at least one or more cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, GCP, Azure, or others)
  • Hands-on expertise with one or more of the following including ansible, puppet, docker, KMS, IAM, jenkins
  • Experience implementing software automation processes applied in a cloud environment
  • Proficiency in a common scripting language including but not limited to Python, Ruby, etc.
  • Able to troubleshoot and debug issues, and demonstrate a methodical approach to root cause analysis
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; attentive to details

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in one of the three focus areas of blockchain node operations, validators as a service, and wallet infrastructure
  • 1+ year Golang experience
  • 2+ years implementing software in the cloud (e.g., AWS)
  • 1+ years using monitoring, alerting, and automation tooling 
  • Experience in a code-first environment, developing automated solutions to solve support and operational issues
  • Experience working with engineering teams, teaching, training, and mentoring on how to implement best-practice technical solutions
  • Ability to read and write code written in Python, Java, Scala, C/C++, and Golang
  • Demonstrated ability to convert theoretical security concepts into production
  • Solid understanding of Product Management and Product Ownership, Agile practices and methodologies
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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