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Site Reliability Engineer II - Solutions



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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 70+ 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

This is a fully remote role, we will consider applicants based in North America, South America and APAC. 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.

As part of Kraken's Core Infrastructure Team, you will work within a world-class team of engineers building and maintaining Kraken's infrastructure. As a Site Reliability Engineer, you will be keeping one of the fastest growing companies in the world up and available in a 24/7 environment. You will bring your own technical expertise to monitor and support staging and production environments, build tooling, CI/CD pipelines, deployment specifications and generally automate internal processes to empower developers and improve team efficiency.

The Opportunity

  • Responsible for the Core Infrastructure Platform supporting Kraken’s exchange, which includes a highly resilient and available, distributed infrastructure with low-latency trading, compute, storage, networking, both on-premises and in the cloud.

  • Deliver, monitor, and support Staging and Production infrastructure and services.

  • Migrate services and applications between cloud environments and on-premises data centers.

  • Design, build, and maintain software tooling to help improve developer velocity.

  • Implement and maintain security best practices for infrastructure and services, ensuring system security and availability.

  • Manage service deployments using orchestration technologies such as Nomad and Kubernetes.

  • Write software and configuration specifications to track key metrics and generate alerts.

  • Collaborate with Dev, QA, SRE, and Product teams to support and improve the SDLC.

  • Migrate and maintain solutions to Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with Terraform.

  • Build, maintain, and monitor Ingress Infrastructure with internal tools and external CDNs.

  • Support and monitor distributed data services such as Kafka, Redis, Elasticsearch, MariaDB.

  • Implement and manage Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines and tools.

  • Automate internal processes and provide self-service tools to other teams.

  • Benchmark applications, identify bottlenecks, and lead towards resolution.

  • Support a fully distributed team operating across numerous time zones.

  • Troubleshoot infrastructure issues and provide guidance to other teams.

  • Participate in on-call rotations to ensure the smooth operation of critical systems.

Skills you should HODL

  • 4+ years of experience working in an SRE, DevOps, or as a Backend Developer with infrastructure.

  • 2+ years of experience with a programming/scripting language (Rust, Golang, Python, Bash or Ruby).

  • A strong security mindset and experience in establishing security best practices in complex environments.

  • Extensive experience with monitoring tools such as Grafana, Prometheus, Splunk, AlertManager.

  • Thorough knowledge of Docker and orchestration technologies such as Kubernetes or Nomad.

  • Passion for improving processes, products, and the developer experience for engineering teams.

  • Extensive experience with AWS Cloud Infrastructure.

  • Professional experience with IaC tools such as Terraform, Salt, and container orchestration technologies like the HashiCorp stack (Vault, Consul, Nomad) and Kubernetes.

  • Proficient in Git source version control.

  • Ability to thrive while working independently and remotely in a team-based environment.

  • Self-starter, capable of context-switching between various projects, codebases, and concepts.

  • Ability to independently debug problems involving networks and operating systems.

  • Practical experience with modern Linux systems, command line, and shell scripting.

  • Knowledgeable about continuous integration and delivery best practices.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Nice to haves

  • Strong background in Linux, Networking, and Distributed Systems.

  • Knowledge of Cloudflare WAF, Security, Caching, Page Rules, and Workers.

  • Experience in orchestrating deployments and container management with Nomad.

  • Experience with HashiCorp tools like Nomad, Vault, Consul.

  • Experience with Slack, Jira, Google, and GitLab APIs.

  • Experience with distributed data systems and technologies (Kafka, Redis, NoSQL, SQL, etc.).

  • A passion for open-source and contributing back to the community.

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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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