Backend Engineer - Staking & DeFi

  • Kraken
  • Remote
  • Feb 09, 2021
Full time Blockchain Engineering Engineering - Backend

Job Description

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.


  • 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


  • 3+ years of experience as a backend developer
  • Experience with Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchains such as Tezos, Cosmos, or Polkadot
  • Familiarity with decentralized finance (DeFi) products such as liquidity pools and yield farming
  • 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
  • Experience working with solidity & smart contracts is strongly preferred
  • Desire to make the best staking platform out there
  • Strong passion for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies