Software Engineer, Crypto/Payments at kraken

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About Kraken

Kraken is one of the largest and most successful bitcoin exchanges in the world and we’re growing faster than ever. We’re looking for people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers, we truly believe our success depends on having both in spades. Join us and the movement to change the way the world thinks about money.

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About the Role

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.


    • Integrate our financial systems with blockchain currencies and banks
    • 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 scaleable, high volume services
    • Create optimized database schemas
    • Own, develop and maintain financial services


    • 3+ years of experience as a backend developer
    • Experience with Blockchain daemons such as Bitcoind, Litecoind or Parity
    • Strong proficiency with Node.js and various frameworks
    • Ability to handle the DevOps side of financial 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
    • Desire to make the best trading platform out there
    • Strong passion for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
    • Native Japanese and fluent English language skills are required

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