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Senior Software Engineer - Rust - Backend



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 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!

The team

Join our Core Backend Engineering community 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 core systems that support the exchange.

As a Core Backend Engineering member 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.

Find out more about Core Backend Engineering in our blogpost!

The opportunity

  • Design and implement robust Rust services and libraries

  • Write reusable, testable, and highly efficient code

  • Collaborate on large scale distributed systems architecture

  • Work side by side with hundreds of experienced Rust engineers

Skills you should HODL

  • 7+ years of software engineering experience

  • Proficiently in writing network services or asynchronous code in Rust.

  • Have a security-first mindset during system design to ensure robustness.

  • Demonstrate the ability to autonomously debug issues across the stack (OS, network, application).

  • Apply a solid understanding of distributed systems and technologies, including RPC protocols, Kafka, and Event-Driven Systems, to design scalable solutions.

  • Collaborate effectively with product teams to gather requirements and constraints for designing appropriate systems.

  • Take complete end-to-end ownership of systems and libraries.

  • Provide mentorship to other engineers while contributing to defining the technical culture.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience

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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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