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Software Engineer - Java - Systems - CF Benchmark



Software Engineering
United States · Canada
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Building the Future of Crypto

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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.

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About CF Benchmarks, a Kraken company

CF Benchmarks are the world’s first and leading cryptocurrency index provider, authorised and regulated by the UK FCA. Our indices are in full compliance with UK Benchmark Regulation (BMR), proven by two successful audits undertaken by Deloitte. We're a trusted partner to some of the most respected and innovative financial institutions and our fully market tested reference rates and indices power regulated financial products including listed derivatives, investment funds and structured products from the world's leading firms including the market defining crypto derivatives suite listed by CME Group and the BlackRock Bitcoin Private Trust. For more information, please visit

The Team

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.

For this role we are looking to hire someone in EST or CST timezone.

To learn more about CF Benchmarks, please click here

The opportunity

  • Design and implement distributed services in Java

  • Work closely with the product team to develop new features supporting business requirements in an end to end manner

  • Work closely with the DevOps team to continuously optimize and improve production infrastructure

  • Broadly contribute in the areas of data analysis, core infrastructure, core backend, business logic implementations and more

  • Support a 24/7 real-time distributed system as part of a wider team

  • Help ensuring all systems have suitable coverage with tests, metrics and alarms

  • Help provide world class pricing and data services in the Crypto World

  • Be part of one of the fastest growing Crypto Companies in the World

Skills you should HODL

  • 2+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on backend systems development

  • Possess a solid foundation of Java applications

  • Ability to develop iteratively for a high throughput, real time system

  • Highly capable of writing maintainable, simple, efficient and dependable code

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and as part of a team

Nice to haves

  • Experience working in the financial sector

  • Experience working with cryptocurrency or blockchain technology

  • Experience working with Linux, SQL, AWS, Grafana or similar technologies

  • Experience working with modern CI/CD pipelines, Git and Gitlab

  • Familiarity with common middlewares such as RPC, protobuf, message queues, Redis

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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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