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Backend Engineer - Crypto Staking

Based in San Francisco, Kraken is the world’s largest global bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity.

Number of employees

51-200

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.

To ensure Kraken is the right fit for you, please ensure you read Kraken Culture Explained to find out more about us!

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

  • Integrating various blockchains into our staking system

  • Ensuring rewards are distributed to clients accurately and efficiently

  • 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 scalable, high volume services

  • Create optimized database schemas

  • Own, develop and maintain staking services

Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience as a backend developer

  • Experience with Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchains such as Tezos, Cosmos, or Polkadot

  • Strong proficiency with Node.js, Typescript and various frameworks

  • Ability to handle the DevOps side of production 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++, Rust, or Go

  • Desire to make the best staking platform out there

  • Strong passion for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Location Tagging: #US #EU 

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. 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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About Kraken

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Based in San Francisco, Kraken is the world’s largest global bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity. Kraken’s clients also trade USD, CAD, ETH, XRP, LTC, and other digital currencies, on a platform consistently rated the best and most secure bitcoin exchange by independent news media.

Kraken’s employees are generally not listed on LinkedIn due to the company’s security policy.

Founded in 2011, Kraken was the first bitcoin exchange to have its market data displayed on the Bloomberg Terminal, the first to pass a cryptographically verifiable proof-of-reserves audit, and one of the first exchanges to offer leveraged bitcoin margin trading. Kraken is trusted by millions of traders, institutions, and authorities across the world, from Toyko’s court-appointed trustee to Germany’s BaFin regulated Fidor Bank. In January 2016, Kraken announced that it was acquiring prominent bitcoin exchanges Coinsetter and Cavirtex to expand into American and Canadian markets. In 2019 Kraken acquired Crypto Facilities a registered futures platform.

Kraken is backed by investors including, Money Partners Group, Hummingbird Ventures, Blockchain Capital, and Digital Currency Group, among others.

"We wake up every single day determined to change the world by delivering a great exchange. Bitcoin is more than just a new way to make purchases. It’s even more than a protocol for exchanging value over the internet without an intermediary. We are empowering people to live simply, efficiently and more connected to others. We put our clients’ best interests first and foremost. They are at the heart of our company and drive everything we do. We believe in having a laser focus when pursuing our strategic goals and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. We believe in complete transparency, deep collaboration and we never forget that people come first. Having this mindset allows us to grow and advance at a rate which others cannot."​
Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken

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Kraken prides itself on being at the forefront of crypto innovation, and that means the majority of our workforce has the option to be paid in bitcoin.

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Kraken owes its success and growth to its people. That's why we offer nearly all our Krakenites a stake in the company.

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