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Backend Engineer – Developer Experience, Crypto/Payments

About Kraken
Kraken is changing the world. Join the revolution!
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world’s largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we are growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent.
In our first decade Kraken has risen to become one of the best and most respected crypto exchanges in the world. We are changing the way the world thinks about money and finance. The crypto industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and Kraken is leading the charge. We’ve grown from 70 Krakenites in January 2017 to over 1600 today and we have no intention of slowing down.
About the Role
This role is remote.
Our Engineering team is having a blast while delivering the most sophisticated crypto-trading platform out there. Help us continue to define and lead the industry.

Responsibilities

    • Develop, maintain and support libraries and tools written in NodeJS and Rust to support a wide range of financial services (blockchain, fiat and staking) 
    • Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
    • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
    • Implementation of security and data protection systems
    • Write highly scalable, high volume services
    • Create optimized database schemas

Requirements

    • 3+ years of experience as a backend developer
    • Strong proficiency with Node.js, Typescript and various frameworks
    • Basic knowledge and interest in learning Rust 
    • Experience with continuous integration and deployment tools 
    • Ability to handle the DevOps side of financial services using tools like Docker
    • Understanding the nature of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds
    • Understanding accessibility and security compliance 
    • Understanding user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
    • Experience with automated testing platforms and unit tests
    • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
    • Desire to make the best trading platform out there
    • Strong passion for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
    • Fluent English language skills are required
We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.
Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers. We’re excited to see what you’re made of.  
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