Data Platform Engineer

Chainlink Labs is the leading provider of secure and reliable Web3 services that have enabled trillions of dollars in transaction value across DeFi, insurance, gaming, NFTs, and other major industries. Chainlink Web3 services enhance smart contracts by connecting them to real-world data sources and off-chain computation across any blockchain and provide global enterprises with a universal gateway to all blockchains. Chainlink Labs is dedicated to the development and integration of Chainlink as the industry-standard Web3 services platform connecting the world to blockchains.

At Chainlink Labs, we empower the broader Chainlink community and build world-class Web3 solutions with global enterprises such as AWS, Google, T-Systems, and leading development teams at the forefront of the smart contract ecosystem, including Aave, Compound, Synthetix, GMX, and many more. Through a fusion of cutting-edge academic research and an industry focus on user needs, our mission is to enable the next generation of smart contracts and build a world powered by truth.

About Us Chainlink Labs is the primary contributing developer of Chainlink, the decentralized computing platform powering the verifiable web. Chainlink is the industry-standard platform for providing access to real-world data, offchain computation, and secure cross-chain interoperability across any blockchain. Chainlink Labs helps power verifiable applications for banking, DeFi, global trade, and gaming by collaborating with some of the world’s largest financial institutions, notably Swift, DTCC, and ANZ. Chainlink Labs also works with top Web3 teams, including Aave, Compound, GMX, Maker, and Synthetix. Chainlink Labs was ranked in Newsweek’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces 2023 in both the United States and United Kingdom.The Engineering TeamAt Chainlink Labs, our engineering team pushes the scale and capabilities of decentralized applications across the industry. The Chainlink Network holds >70% market share in the oracle space, solving real-world problems by enabling smart contracts to securely interact with off-chain data/computation.We value talented and driven craftsmen who work collaboratively to tackle complex challenges, deliver product impact, and grow as builders. Join us and shape the future of blockchain technology and decentralized finance. Be the data engineer powering the solutions to a unique challenge -- monitoring uptime and reliability of independent/3rd party oracle providers. Chainlink Labs is going through a transition from traditional time series-based monitoring toward an event-driven architecture and alerting approach. This transition is not only critical for monitoring but is also essential for delivering data for analytical workloads that support executive decision-making processes. You will have a significant impact as we grow the Chainlink ecosystem and ensure the best experience for our customers by ensuring reliable uptime.You’ll develop and build highly scalable, secure, and reliable software that will change the way smart contracts function at a fundamental level. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and master the latest research concerning distributed systems, cryptography, blockchains, game theory, consensus algorithms, and decentralized applications.You will be given a high level of autonomy/ownership over your projects, the opportunity to expand your scope of knowledge, and the chance to help build the decentralized infrastructure of the future.

Your Impact

    • Lead the design and deployment of data pipelines that power our real time monitoring/observability services to detect and alert the team of needed action.
    • Make recommendations to ensure sufficient metrics are collected to create alerts with every new feature release
    • Thinking creatively about attack vectors, possible failures, and disaster scenarios, modeling them in reproducible test environments, and developing fixes
    • Implementing resilient distributed systems to achieve extremely high reliability in a variety of blockchain environments


    • At least 5+ years of professional experience as a software developer / DevOps engineer or equivalent
    • Professional experience with Golang
    • Experience with Kafka required
    • Experience with Apache Pinot would be nice, but not required
    • Deep knowledge of go or Kafka Streams apps (including Java/the JVM) a plus
    • Experience administering Kafka Connect, Confluent Platform, and/or Kubernetes is a plus
    • Experience with test-driven development and the use of testing frameworks
    • Strong communication skills, specifically giving/receiving constructive feedback in a collaborative setting
    • Our Stack
    • Golang, Java, Kafka, Postgres, Pinot, Kubernetes, AWS

Desired Qualifications

    • Experience using DeFi products
    • Strong interest in blockchain, web3 or decentralization
#LI-RFAll roles with Chainlink Labs are global and remote-based. Unless otherwise stated, we ask that you try to overlap some working hours with Eastern Standard Time (EST).Commitment to Equal OpportunityChainlink Labs is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, or ordinances. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability or special need when applying for a role or in our recruitment process, please contact us via this form.Global Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates and ApplicantsInformation collected and processed as part of your Chainlink Labs Careers profile, and any job applications you choose to submit is subject to our Privacy Policy. By submitting your application, you are agreeing to our use and processing of your data as required.

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