IOG is looking for a DevOps Engineer with Nixos exp


As a Resident DevOps Engineer at IOHK you will work chiefly with one of our diverse projects to plan, teach and implement fully reproducible GitOps-based operations across various pre-production and production environments on the blockchain.

As part of our well-structured DevOps team, you will work closely with internal domain experts to ensure high-quality, stable environments for our internal and external customers.


  • Working on ‘build and deployment cycles’ across all development environments
  • Supporting the build, deployment, and configuration management for multi-tier applications
  • Participating in the building of tools and processes to support the infrastructure.
  • Improving and maintaining tooling and scripts for automation purposes
  • Supporting our teams to write software that is simple and flexible to configure and deploy
  • Collaborating with agile teams to establish and maintain automated regression suite infrastructure and performance testing infrastructure
  • Building capabilities to allow development teams to be self-sufficient
  • Explore and implement latest best practices ranging from open telemetry to zero trust architectures, from 12-factor design to hybrid remote-local development environments


Key Competencies

Minimum requirement: 2 out of 3 or very strong Nix experience.

  • Nix experience using the tools within the nix ecosystem and specifically using nix as a configuration language
  • SysAdmin experience administering application servers, containers, and web servers
  • Datacenter Scheduler experience with schedulers like kubernetes, mesos, nomad or – although not a dc scheduler – very extensive systemd experience

Secondary Competencies

  • Command line fluency
  • Code discovery fluency with tools like grep or ripgrep
  • Fluency in git based workflows, commit discipline
  • Scripting and programming skills
  • Experience with continuous integration tools
  • Experience with AWS, Google Compute, or other cloud providers
  • Proficient English language and communication skills
  • A spleen for statically-typed or functional programming languages
  • An even bigger spleen for GitOps

Education / Experience

  • Proven years of experience in Build and Release engineering, Linux operational excellence and automation
  • We are particularly interested in people with experience of Nix, Open source work and Functional and/or Statically Typed Languages
  • You will be someone who works well on your own and with a team
  • You value cooperation and collaboration above all, and are not afraid to ask for clarification or help when needed
  • You are kind and respectful of others’ opinions and you are open and act with integrity when engaging in academic or technical discussions



IOG is a fully distributed organization and therefore this is a remote position. Due to team distribution we are ideally searching for someone in GMT or EST time zone.

All Colleagues

  • Flexible schedule
  • Remote work - ability to work anywhere
  • Laptop reimbursement
  • New starter package to buy hardware essentials (headphones, monitor, etc)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities
  • Competitive PTO and Sick Leave plan

US Employees

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits coverage through Anthem with 100% premium cost covered by IO Global for the employee and dependents
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance

UK Employees

  • Monthly Health Stipend to use towards any wellness or medical coverage/service
  • Pension
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