Senior Site Reliability Engineer – Banking

About Kraken As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer

About Kraken

As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide – our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.

About the role

This is a fully remote role, we will consider applicants based in North America, South America and EMEA.

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. As a Sr. Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Kraken, you’ll be tasked with keeping one of the fastest growing companies in the world up and available in a 24/7 environment. Kraken is growing at an extremely rapid pace along with the entire cryptocurrency industry, and if you like hard challenges and learning, look no further as this is the role for you!

Responsibilities

  • Build software to automate parts of our release cycle
  • Take a relentless approach on keeping availability at Kraken as high as possible (identifying bottlenecks before they arise)
  • Deploy and maintain production / non-production services

Requirements

  • 5+ years in a DevOps role (DevOps, SRE, etc)
  • Extensive experience with Kubernetes
  • Extensive experience with monitoring /alerting (primarily with Prometheus/Grafana) and knowledge of best practices in the area
  • Experience benchmarking applications and identifying bottlenecks
  • 1-3+ years experience with a programming language (Rust, Python or Golang)
  • Experience with Terraform
  • Extremely knowledgeable on security best practices
  • Self starter

Nice to haves

  • Passion for open-source and contributing back to the community
  • 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, …)

Location Tagging: #US #EU #APAC #Canada #Southamerica

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background.

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.

Job Type: Full-time

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