Systems Engineer

Security · Zug, Zug
Department Security
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

The Web3 Foundation nurtures and stewards technologies and applications for the decentralized web. We collaborate with cutting-edge developer teams, researchers and community leaders to strengthen and extend the uses of decentralized technologies; building the future of identity, privacy, financial markets, commerce, and more.

Our core project at the moment is Polkadot, a protocol designed to connect blockchains and allow them to interoperate, share security and more. In addition, we are supporting the development of a number of technologies that form the Web 3.0 tech stack - such as decentralized messaging, distributed storage or secret management.


You will join W3F’s SecOps team, and

  • Carry out daily IT operations, including installation, configuration, patch management, and IT support
  • Take over ownership and access management of various internal and external services such as GitLab, Matrix Synapse and Google Workspace
  • Take over ownership of software and hardware inventories and their life cycle management


  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience in IT operations, system administration, or similar roles
  • Security awareness & best practices
  • Experience with Linux and OSX
  • Scripting experience, e.g. in Bash
  • Networking experience such as routing, switching, firewalls, VPNs
  • Willingness to be part of on-call duty rotation
  • Team orientated and capable of working with multiple stakeholders
  • Main work location is Zug, partly remote possible
  • English proficiency: verbal and written

A Plus

  • Interest in new technologies and decentralisation
  • Familiarity with cloud environments and container orchestration systems, e.g. Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with on-prem/cloud automation technologies such as Helm, Ansible
  • Experience in implementing and automating security best practices with tools such as MDM, vulnerability management, EDR, SIEM/SOAR
  • Experience with APIs
  • German language skills


  • Company retreats at unique locations around europe
  • Opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary team working on cutting edge technologies
  • Ample room for tech creativity, innovation and own ideas

To apply to this position, we ask you to answer a few questions in the application form, and to submit your CV and a cover letter, telling us a bit about yourself and your motivation to join us.

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  • Location
    Zug, Zug
  • Department
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  • Minimum Experience