Senior Software Engineer - Blockchain Platform - Crypto & Onchain



Software Engineering
United States · Europe · United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 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 70+ 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!

The Team

Join our Blockchain Platform team to be part of the fundamental platform that powers all Kraken’s systems that touch Blockchain Nodes and data. This team is at the center of everything we do.

Our Blockchain Platform enables other teams to do their work efficiently. Multiple teams need blockchain transactions, balances, interactions with nodes and other blockchain data in order to do their work. We are the team which makes this easily possible. We provide standardized data and standardized ways of interacting with nodes. It is difficult to handle all different blockchain protocols, that’s why we are making it easy. Not everybody in the organization needs to understand all the intricacies of every different chain. In this role, you will be at the center of our business. Our Blockchain Platform gives you the opportunity to work together with many different teams within Kraken.

The Opportunity

  • Integrate our existing systems with exciting new blockchains

  • Design and implement low-latency, high-availability, super secure applications and data protection systems

  • Write highly scalable, high volume services

  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code

  • Own, develop and maintain existing crypto services

  • Work together with other teams to support their needs

Skills you should HODL

  • 8+ years of experience as a backend developer

  • Experience with languages such as: Rust and Typescript

  • Experience multiple different blockchain ecosystems

  • Experience with Kafka

  • Experience working with large amounts of data

  • Experience with API development, including GraphQL and gRPC

  • Experience with basic devops tooling, such as docker and kubernetes

  • Understanding of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

  • Experience with automated testing platforms and unit tests

  • Be passionate about secure, reliable, fast and privacy-focused software

  • Experience in technical writing and documentation

  • Pragmatic and solution-oriented, stoic in the face of many obstacles

  • Demonstrates a receptive mindset, adept at engaging in constructive dialogue on complex subjects with colleagues, while remaining adaptable and open to alternative perspectives

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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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