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Senior Site Reliability Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The Team

Kraken is a dynamic and innovative company at the forefront of the crypto industry. We pride ourselves on delivering high-quality products that meet the highest standards of excellence and reliability. Our culture is open, flexible, and fosters a collaborative environment where creativity and innovation thrive.

As part of Kraken's Accounts, Portfolio and Earnings team, you will work within a world-class team of engineers building Kraken's infrastructure using Rust. As a Site Reliability Engineer, you will be keeping one of the fastest growing companies in the world up and available in a 24/7 environment. You will bring your own technical expertise to monitor and support staging and production environments, build tooling, CI/CD pipelines, deployment specs and generally automate internal processes to empower developers and improve team efficiency.

The Opportunity

  • Monitor and support Staging and Production environments

  • Improve Developer Tooling, help with building Docker images, manage our Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines for automating quality testing, track key metrics, and generate reports

  • Optimize the performance of our system (we operate a sub-ms trading path)

  • Keep our product available 24/7 and improve its reliability

  • Harden the security of our exchange

  • Collaborate with Dev, QA, and Product teams, jump in to support and improve development and release cycle

  • Automate syncing between services to improve the backend developer and QA workflows

  • Develop tools and bots to improve and automate internal processes

  • Support a fully distributed team operating across numerous timezones

Skills you should HODL

  • 5+ years in a DevOps role (DevOps, SRE, etc)

  • 1-3+ years experience with a programming language (Rust and/or Golang)

  • Proficient in Git source version-control

  • Thorough knowledge of Docker, experience with Terraform and Helm Charts

  • Passion for improving process and products

  • Experience configuring Continuous Integration (CI)

  • Ability to thrive while working independently and remotely in a team-based environment

  • Experience with monitoring / alerting (primarily with Prometheus / Grafana) and knowledge of best practices in the area

  • Self-starter, ability to context-switch between various projects, codebases and concepts

  • Ability to independently debug problems involving the network and operating system

  • Well-versed in scripting languages, building and administration of Linux

  • Interest in security and a thoughtful and thorough consideration of the security implications of development decisions

Nice to haves

  • Experience with Cloud infrastructure

  • Experience benchmarking applications and identifying bottlenecks

  • Experience with Slack, Jira, Google, and/or Gitlab APIs

  • Experience with distributed systems and technologies (gRPC, Kafka, NoSQL, SQL, Redis)

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Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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