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Core Infrastructure Engineer II - Platforms Orchestration



Other Engineering
United States · Canada
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 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!

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The Team

Join our Core Infrastructure Engineering Team - Platforms Team and start playing a vital role in managing and enhancing Kraken's container orchestration platform! The team is responsible for managing and applying best practices to our Kraken's orchestration platform, ensuring is secured, reliable and scalable while facilitating a continuous approach to our software development practices. Also provides infrastructure support across our Engineering teams. Lately, the team has been focusing on providing a self-service platform for engineers to easily access and manage their services in the clusters the team provides, and manages.

Find out more about Core Infrastructure Engineering in our latest engineering blogpost!

The Opportunity

  • Extend and automate the existing container orchestration platform, ensuring its scalability, reliability, and performance

  • Work closely with SREs from different teams to reduce their cognitive load related to the orchestration platform

  • Implement and maintain security best practices for the orchestration platform, ensuring the security and availability of our systems

  • Troubleshoot and resolve infrastructure issues, as well as provide guidance and support to other team members

  • Participate in on-call rotations to ensure the smooth operation of our critical systems

Skills You Should HODL

  • At least 4 years of experience in Linux, Networking, and Distributed Systems

  • Hands-on experience with container orchestration platforms such as Nomad or Kubernetes

  • Experience in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Terraform

  • Experience with monitoring, logging and alerting tools

  • Security mindset and experience implementing security best practices in a complex environment

  • Experience in cloud administration, preferably in AWS

Nice to Haves

  • Familiarity with HashiCorp tools, such as Vault and Consul

  • Knowledge of scripting languages, such as Python, Go, or Bash


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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