Backend Engineer - Crypto Payments

Kraken

San Francisco, CA, USA Remote

Full time

Jul 11

About Kraken

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges in the world. 

We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 

Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 

Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!

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

  • Integrate our financial systems with blockchain currencies and banks
  • 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 scaleable, high volume services
  • Create optimized database schemas
  • Own, develop and maintain financial services

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience as a backend developer
  • Experience with Blockchain daemons such as Bitcoind, Litecoind or Parity
  • Strong proficiency with either Rust or Node.js, TypeScript and various frameworks
  • 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
  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application
  • Experience with automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Basic experience with other languages such as: C++ or Go
  • Desire to make the best trading platform out there
  • Strong passion for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

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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