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Data Engineering Manager



Data Science
United States
Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2024

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The team

Join our Data Engineering team at Kraken and lead the charge as a Data Engineering Manager. Shape the technological backbone that enables Kraken to make rapid, data-driven decisions in the ever-evolving cryptocurrency landscape. In this pivotal role, you will oversee the design and implementation of scalable solutions, ensuring seamless operation of our data warehouse and data lake while replicating data across platforms.

As a Data Engineering Manager, your strategic vision and leadership will be instrumental in addressing critical business needs, supporting Kraken's scalability, and driving overall success. We're looking for candidates with a strong technical background, experienced in managing teams and optimizing data platforms. If you're ready to steer Kraken's data infrastructure towards new heights and thrive in a collaborative environment, join us in shaping the future of data-driven decision-making in the cryptocurrency industry!

The opportunity

  • Manage a team of highly qualified and experienced data engineers.

  • Lead the building of scalable and reliable data pipelines that collect, transform, load and curate data from various internal and external systems.

  • Drive data systems to be as accurate and performant as possible while advocating the engineers in the team in best practices.

  • Support design and deployment of the distributed data store within the data-lake that act as a central source of truth across the organization.

  • Help scaling the team, hiring, interviewing, and assist in planning the right healthy growth and career progression.

  • Communicate with different business owners and stakeholders, set OKRs aligned with Kraken’s vision, then lead initiatives and people to achieve these goals.

  • Proactively develop solutions to solve recurring challenges, and juggle multiple priorities, including unplanned work.

  • Maintain a high security attitude from both technical and cultural perspectives.

Skills you should HODL

  • 8+ years of work experience in relevant fields around data engineering, data-warehousing, distributed-systems and software development.

  • 5+ years of work experience in a major programming language (e.g. Scala, Python,..).

  • 3+ years of experience leading teams, preferably engineering and/or data teams.

  • 2+ years of experience leading remote teams.

  • You have a strong servant-leadership management style geared towards supporting, mentoring and growing engineers on the team.

  • Experience and knowledge of building data-lakes in AWS (i.e. Spark/Glue, Athena, Presto), including data modeling, data quality best practices, and self-service tooling.

  • You have experience leading teams of engineers across all levels of skill and experience with a track record of managing, recruiting, and retaining strong engineering leadership and engineering talent.

  • You have an ability to translate a long-term vision into a near-term, executable plan.

  • You have experience working in different development methodologies, understand the trade-offs, and can iterate to a process that supports you, the team, and the business.

  • You are interested in cryptocurrency and actively involved in the space.

  • You care deeply about people and their success, and know how to trust and leverage their skills.

  • You’re not afraid of hard conversations and are gifted at coaching your colleagues through difficult situations.

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Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. 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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