DevOps Engineer at early-stage Blockchain/Identity Startup

Salary : £45,000-60,000 (other currencies available) + token allocation from cheqd’s employee pool Type : Full-time Start : October 2021 onwards Location : London (UK) / Remote. Our core team is based

Salary: £45,000-60,000 (other currencies available) + token allocation from cheqd’s employee pool

Type: Full-time

Start: October 2021 onwards

Location: London (UK) / Remote. Our core team is based in London (UK) but we welcome applicants worldwide as we are building a distributed team.

About the role

We are looking for a DevOps Engineer with 3+ years of experience to join cheqd. cheqd is an innovative Web 3.0 startup building private and secure mechanisms for exchanging digital identity online, facilitated through a decentralised blockchain network.

The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in DevOps for open source software and blockchain, with a passion for establishing entirely new paradigms for how data is handled on the Web.

You would work with our Lead DevOps Engineer to build and improve our infrastructure-as-code for continuous integration, continuous deployment, and automated testing.

We’re new but we are moving fast. cheqd started in March 2021 and has, backed by,, Titan Block, Torque, 3GR and a consortium of private investors. We would love it if you join us on our mission of liberating data to individuals and giving people control of their privacy.


Our engineering team currently has 8 developers (contracted through agencies), working in a remote-first model across different time zones. We are building out an in-house team, and as a DevOps Engineer you would work alongside a Lead DevOps Engineer to form the internal DevOps practice.

cheqd’s products consist of written in Golang, on the, (iOS and Android) written in Rust, and blockchain nodes (our own ones) hosted on AWS. Our vision is to, since the utility of our network relies on having many ecosystem participants using our software.

As a DevOps Engineer, you would work hands-on with a Lead DevOps Engineer and the wider engineering team. The “north star” we aim for internally is to have the DevOps capability to spin up / restore production-grade environments through automation in less than 30 minutes.

Your responsibilities would include:

  • Build open-source tooling for testing and release
  • Build scalable and secure open-source cloud assets
  • Innovate and set standards in the open source ecosystem for blockchain identity projects

Key Skills and Requirements

  • Strong and extensive knowledge of AWS is a must-have as this is the primary cloud provider where cheqd’s own blockchain nodes, backend services, and monitoring systems are deployed. Our current stack consists of:
  • Strong knowledge of building infrastructure-as-code using Terraform is a must-have.
  • Strong knowledge of key management, encryption (at rest and in-flight) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of GitHub Actions (or similar) DevOps automation tooling.
  • Prior experience with DevOps for blockchain (especially Cosmos or Hyperledger Indy) and/or multi-cloud deployments is desirable but not a must-have.
  • Proven track record with DevOps in startups, scale-ups, or early-stage engineering build in larger companies is desirable..
  • Other skills we would expect you to know:
  • Genuine interest in DeFi and privacy-preserving technology such as self-sovereign identity would be appreciated.

About us

cheqd is a ground-breaking startup in the space of self-sovereign identity (SSI). SSI is a new paradigm for exchanging trusted digital data related to people, companies, and things in a much more secure and privacy-preserving fashion that puts people in control of their data.

Our mission is to make digital identity more accessible, inclusive, and commercially sustainable. Our core product is a blockchain network that makes exchanging and paying for trusted data easy, inclusive, and secure. We built this core on blockchain technology, as we believe no single company should be in control of such critical Web infrastructure.

Our vision is that this new form of digital identity applies beyond just the financial industry and will be transformative for almost every industry sector imaginable. Through our network, anyone can verify identities quickly and securely with the ability for organisations checking the data to be compensated for their work.

Our differentiator is that our software rewards all parties involved in a trusted data ecosystem: from the individuals the data belong to, the reputable organisations that issue and receive digital credentials, and the blockchain node operators on cheqd’s network that facilitate value exchange in a decentralised and democratic manner.

Whilst commercial viability is key, this can’t be to the detriment of inclusion, privacy and sustainability which we will uphold as principles. Read more about our vision for

We have published a great deal of content through our,,, and We are eager to engage with people who are serious about the space and as such expect someone to have dedicated some time to understand what we’re about when applying.

Diversity & Inclusion

At cheqd, we celebrate differences, we believe that inclusion is critical to our success and that diversity brings value, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know. We are open to supporting candidates working remotely anywhere in the world, as long as it can be satisfied under applicable employment laws.


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Direct applications only. cheqd does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to cheqd website or social media posts. cheqd will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee relating to these unsolicited CVs. cheqd explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited CVs, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of cheqd.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £45,000.00-£60,000.00 per year