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Blockchain Data Engineer



Data Science
United States · Brazil
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 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 Data Engineering team and play a crucial role in building and maintaining scalable solutions to drive fast and accurate data-driven decisions across terabytes of data. You'll be pivotal in managing our data warehouse and data lake, crafting pipelines to efficiently move and process vast amounts of data for different data products. Our team handles both batch and streaming data, with diverse responsibilities matching your interests and expertise.

As Blockchain Data Engineer, you'll contribute to our Blockchain Data Platform in-house system enabling on-chain read and write capabilities for Kraken teams and beyond. This data is accessible through our data systems, supporting several projects from various engineering and business units . Our vision is to establish this platform as the premier source of blockchain data, serving all internal projects.

The opportunity

  • Work and master knowledge of blockchain data!

  • Investigate notable cryptocurrency transactions and addresses for insights and detecting issues.

  • Build scalable and reliable data pipelines that collects, transforms, loads and curates data from internal systems.

  • Ensure high data quality for pipelines you build and make them auditable

  • Support design and deployment of distributed data store that will be central source of truth across the organization

  • Develop, customize, configure self service tools that help our data consumers to extract and analyze data from our massive internal data store

  • Evaluate new technologies and build prototypes for continuous improvements in data engineering

Skills you should HODL

  • Deep hands-on experience with at least one major blockchain, potentially more (i.e. UTXO, EVM chains, etc..)

  • 2+ years of work experience in relevant field (Analytics Engineer, Data Engineer, DWH Engineer, Software Engineer, etc)

  • Excellent SQL and data manipulation skills using common frameworks like Spark/PySpark, Pandas, Polars, or similar.

  • Experience with data warehouse technologies and relevant data modeling best practices.

  • Experience building data pipelines/ETL (or ELT) and familiarity with design principles (Apache Airflow is a big plus)

  • Experience with at least one of major programming languages (e.g. Python, Scala, Java,..)

  • Experience with business requirements gathering for data sourcing while working remotely and asynchronously

Nices to have

  • Experience with Dune Analytics, Nansen, Elliptic, Chainalysis or other blockchain data providers is a big plus

  • Experience working with cloud services (e.g. AWS, GCP, ..) and/or Kubernetes

  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment

  • Experience in building and contributing to data-lakes.

  • Working with petabytes of data while optimizing queries and processes.

  • Enjoy Dockerizing services!


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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