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Senior Site Reliability Engineer

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Full time
About Pagoda

Pagoda is a technology services firm committed to developing essential components for the NEAR Ecosystem. The focus is on revolutionizing the creation and distribution of software to expand economic access for individuals not fully integrated into the global economy. Empowering people to discover opportunities, create new experiences, and collaborate is at the core of our products as we strive to create an Open Web world where individuals control their assets, data, and governance.

About The Role

Pagoda is looking for an enthusiastic and seasoned Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) to join our team in constructing a resilient and scalable infrastructure for the NEAR blockchain ecosystem. You have the opportunity to contribute to shaping the future of Web3 by developing robust, self-repairing services that support the forthcoming generation of decentralized applications.


Work closely with engineering to ensure seamless 24/7 service uptime, employing your expertise to design self-healing, automated systems that proactively tackle potential issues. We offer a fair on-call rotation and compensate with time off.

Define and monitor Service Level Objectives (SLOs) and critical metrics to ensure our systems adhere to the highest reliability standards.

Create incident response playbooks and establish strong monitoring and alerting capabilities for prompt and efficient issue resolution.

Collaborate with core blockchain, middleware, and applications teams to ensure the security and high availability of our services.

Engage with our geographically dispersed team, engage in open-source projects, and connect with the dynamic NEAR community.


Ability to effectively explain technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Proficiency in Python, in-depth knowledge of UNIX internals, and experience in cloud provisioning, monitoring, and CI/CD tools.

Strong problem-solving skills with a proactive, solution-oriented approach.

Minimum 7 years of experience in Site Reliability, DevOps, or Platform Engineering overseeing large-scale distributed systems.

Proficiency in automation and tooling.

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related fields.

Additional Skills

Experience with Rust and/or Go, familiarity with multiple cloud providers, and knowledge of Kubernetes, Helm, and GitOps.

Fundamental understanding of blockchain technology to quickly grasp the unique challenges and opportunities in the Web3 space.

Interview Process

Our interviews are conducted via Zoom and generally include the following stages:

Recruiter Call

Hiring Manager Call

1st Round: Coding Interview in Python or Go, DevOps Troubleshooting Interview

Final Round: Large System Design Interview, Pagoda Values Interview

Benefits & Perks

Offered 20 days of flexible PTO per year, plus local holidays

Wellness weeks with 2 weeks of paid company-wide closures

Medical, dental, vision, AD&D, and life insurance coverage

Access to licensed therapists and mental health resources

Generous parental leave options and fertility assistance through Carrot

401(k) retirement plan (for US employees)

Annual company retreats and team offsites

Continued Education and Home Office Reimbursement, Co-working Space Reimbursement

Our Values at Pagoda

Our values reflect our company culture and can be found on our careers page.

Pagoda is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. We provide fair and impartial consideration without regard to various factors.

Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates and Applicants

Information collected and processed as part of your Pagoda Careers profile, and job applications you submit, is subject to our Privacy Policy. By submitting your application, you agree to our use and processing of your data as required.

Application Security Engineer

North America
North America
Full time
About Pagoda

Pagoda is a technology services firm dedicated to developing core components for the NEAR Ecosystem. The company aims to reimagine software development and distribution to increase economic access for all. Their products enable individuals to create opportunities, innovate, and collaborate in an Open Web environment where they have control over their assets and data.

About The Role

Pagoda's security team is expanding and is seeking an Application Security Engineer to bolster the security of their advanced blockchain applications. In collaboration with engineering and product teams, the selected candidate will be instrumental in applying security expertise across the software development lifecycle.


Collaborate with engineers to incorporate security best practices in design reviews, threat modeling, code reviews, and penetration testing.

Engage in secure code review and penetration testing activities to enhance skills with guidance from senior team members.

Contribute to in-depth security evaluations of web, mobile, and API products to ensure adherence to secure design principles.

Participate in security training sessions and share knowledge with the wider engineering team to promote a strong security culture.

Aid in incident response to gain real-world experience and safeguard Pagoda's systems and data.

Gain exposure to tools like SAST/DAST tools (Snyk, Stackhawk), bug bounty analysis, and risk assessment for personal growth.


5+ years of experience in application security or a related field with a passion for continuous learning.

Solid grasp of security fundamentals and common vulnerabilities such as XSS, CSRF, and SQL Injection.

Ability to identify potential risks and collaborate effectively with engineers on solutions.

Strong communication skills to convey security concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Collaborative mindset and eagerness to both learn from and educate others.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with programming languages like Python, JavaScript, Rust to assist with code review and vulnerability analysis.

Interest in blockchain technology and enthusiasm for contributing to the security of the Web3 ecosystem.

Interview Process

Recruiter Call

Hiring Manager Call

1st Round: Bug Bounty Interview, Technical Assessment with Engineering

Final Round: Meeting with CTO, Pagoda Values Interview


The base salary for this role ranges from $153,000 to $170,000 and may vary based on different factors. Specific details about compensation and benefits for various locations will be provided by the recruiter during the hiring process.

Benefits & Perks

20 days of flexible PTO annually, plus local holidays

2 weeks of paid company-wide wellness weeks

Health benefits for US employees, with coverage for dependents and HSA + FSA options

Access to mental health resources and wellness reimbursement

Generous parental leave and fertility assistance

Retirement plan (401k) for US employees

Continued education and home office reimbursement

Co-working space reimbursement

Company Values

Pagoda is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer that values diversity and equal opportunity for all applicants.

Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates

All information collected as part of the Pagoda Careers application process is subject to the company's Privacy Policy. By submitting an application, candidates consent to the use and processing of their data as required.