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Blockchain Node Operator

AnkrFull-time$100k - $230k*RemoteDec 15, 2023
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About Ankr

Ankr is a Web3 infrastructure company providing an all-in-one developer hub for building blockchain applications. Organizations like Microsoft, Polygon, Binance, and Avalanche partner with Ankr to power blockchain operations with high-performance node infrastructure and a full suite of developer products. Ankr’s mission is to make it easy for anyone to build and earn on Web3 and participate in the crypto economy for a more decentralized, democratic, and user-owned web experience.

Check us out: https://www.ankr.com/

Ankr’s founding team and headquarters are based in San Francisco. Ankr has a distributed team of over 150 people operating remotely from San Francisco, Shanghai, Moscow, Amsterdam and other global offices. The next evolution of the web is based on distributed networks, making the new generation of platforms, apps and services more private, secure, and censorship-resistant. With a diverse team as distributed as our infrastructure, we’re paving the way to the open internet of the future.


Job Overview:

As a Blockchain Node Operator, your primary responsibility is to maintain and operate the nodes of a blockchain network. This role involves ensuring the stability, security, and efficiency of the blockchain infrastructure by performing various tasks related to node management. You will be a crucial part of the blockchain ecosystem, contributing to the decentralized and distributed nature of the technology.Key Responsibilities:
 
1. Node Setup and Configuration:
    • Install and configure blockchain node software.
    • Ensure proper synchronization with the blockchain network.
    • Optimize node settings for performance and resource efficiency.

2. Monitoring and Maintenance:

    • Monitor node health and performance metrics.
    • Identify and address any issues that may arise during operation.
    • Conduct routine maintenance activities to ensure continuous operation.

3. Security Measures:

    • Implement and maintain security protocols to protect the node and the blockchain network.
    • Stay informed about the latest security threats and apply necessary updates and patches.
    • Collaborate with the security team to enhance overall network security.

4. Network Connectivity:

    • Manage network connectivity to ensure seamless communication with other nodes.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve network-related issues affecting node performance.

5. Data Backup and Recovery:

    • Implement backup procedures to safeguard critical blockchain data.
    • Develop and test recovery plans to ensure data integrity in case of node failures.

6. Performance Optimization:

    • Analyze node performance and implement optimizations to enhance efficiency.
    • Collaborate with developers and other stakeholders to improve overall blockchain performance.

7. Documentation:

    • Maintain detailed documentation of node configurations, procedures, and troubleshooting steps.
    • Provide documentation for other team members and stakeholders as needed.

8. Collaboration:

    • Collaborate with blockchain developers, network administrators, and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Participate in meetings to discuss network improvements, updates, and changes.

9. Compliance:

    • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
    • Stay informed about changes in regulations that may impact blockchain operations.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field.
  • Experience in blockchain technology and understanding of distributed ledger systems.
  • Proficiency in configuring and managing blockchain nodes.
  • Strong knowledge of network protocols and security measures.
  • Familiarity with cryptographic principles and practices.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot technical issues.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Attention to detail and a proactive approach to maintaining node health.

This job is fully remote but will need to work in US & European times zones. 
 

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