Java Software Engineer - Systems

  • Kraken
  • Remote (Europe)
  • Feb 24, 2022
Full time Engineering

Job Description

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

We are looking for a Java Developer to join the CF Benchmarks Systems Team. You will be responsible for building and maintaining our distributed calculation system, working with other teams to ensure the system is capable of handling current and future workloads reliably.

You should be diligent with a keen attention to detail and a track record of seeing tasks/projects through to successful conclusion.

What you'll do:

  • Design and implement distributed services in Java.
  • Application debugging, profiling, performance tuning, stress-testing and site reliability engineering (SRE).
  • Work closely with the DevOps team to continuously optimize and improve production infrastructure.
  • Support a 24/7 real-time distributed system as part of a wider team.
  • Ensure all systems have suitable coverage with tests, metrics and alarms.

Who you are:

  • Excellent Java developer (2 years +) with previous experience of working with a range of frameworks.
  • Previous experience working with message brokers and distributed architecture.
  • Previous experience working with Kubernetes.
  • Good communication ability, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to develop iteratively for a high throughput, low latency system.
  • Highly capable of writing maintainable, simple, efficient and dependable code
  • Available to be on call one week in three

Highly desirable:

  • Experience working in the financial sector.
  • Experience working with cryptocurrency or blockchain technology.
  • Experience working with Linux, SQL, AWS, Redis, Grafana or similar technologies.
  • Experience working with modern CI/CD pipelines, Git and Gitlab.

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.

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