Junior OTC Trade Desk Developer

  • Kraken
  • Mar 04, 2021
Full time Engineering

Job Description

By joining Kraken, you’ll work on the bleeding edge of bitcoin and other digital currencies, and play an important role in helping shape the future of how the world sees and uses money.

At Kraken, we constantly push ourselves to think differently and forge new paths in a rapidly growing industry fraught with unexplored territory, which is why Kraken has grown to be among the largest and most successful bitcoin exchanges in the world. If you’re truly interested in pushing the envelope by disrupting an industry that some say cannot be disrupted, then we just might have the job meant for you.

Kraken is a place for dreamers and doers - to succeed here, we firmly believe you must possess each in spades. Check out all of our job postings here https://jobs.lever.co/kraken.
Work directly with traders (all ex-Wall Street professionals) growing the Trading Desk business by developing tools to facilitate institutional over the counter trading and algorithmic execution!


  • Work closely with traders to implement tailored software solutions
  • Take on primary ownership of a medium-sized project, including future design and architecture decisions
  • Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Deploy and monitor continuously running applications
  • Pull and consolidate data from various third-party APIs and other sources


  • 2+ years of experience as a backend developer in the finance or trading industry
  • Strong proficiency with Go, Python or other object-oriented languages
  • Experience / knowledge writing smart order routing (SOR) strategies is a plus
  • Experience with SQL databases and Redis is highly desired
  • Familiar with core AWS services (EC2, ELB, S3, RDS)
  • Knowledge of Docker and Kubernetes is a plus
  • Proactive, self-driven mindset
  • Good communicator