Senior Software Engineer – Core Backend

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

Remote Anywhere


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  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 , , and 
Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!Proof of work

The team

Join our Core Backend Engineering team and have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing transformation of the digital assets industry at Kraken
Our team plays a crucial role in developing the backend that supports the exchange

As a member of the Core Backend Engineering team, you will have the chance to collaborate with highly skilled Rust Engineers from around the world
We are enthusiastic about open source projects and continuously strive to explore the potential of Rust
Our collaborative work environment allows us to stay ahead in the ever-changing crypto landscape
The team has successfully completed the rewrite of core services from PHP to Rust, resulting in improved performance and security of our platform
By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute towards shaping the future of digital assets at Kraken
This is a fully remote role, we will consider applicants based in EMEA and APAC

The Opportunity

    • Design and implementation of microservices in Rust
    • Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
    • Implementation of security and data protection systems
    • Write highly scalable, high volume services
    • Create optimized database schemas
    • Port legacy microservices to Rust

Skills you should HODL

    • 5+ years of experience in software engineering
    • Experience writing network services or asynchronous code in Rust
    • Experience using a Linux server environment
    • Ability to independently debug problems involving the network and operating system
    • Leadership in defining technical requirements and drive projects through to completion
    • Assume technical responsibility of complex backend systems, identify opportunities for system improvement
    • Act as technical leader, mentor junior engineers and ensure best practices are adhered to
    • Be familiar with deployment using Docker
    • Have experience with system languages (C, C++, Go) and/or strongly typed programming (OCaml, Haskell, Rust)
    • Be knowledgeable about distributed systems and technologies (gRPC, Kafka, NoSQL, SQL, Redis, …)
    • Be passionate about secure, reliable and fast software

Location Tagging: #EU #LI-Remote #EMEA #APACKraken 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
 Stay in the know

Listed in: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,