Site Reliability Engineer - Trading Technologies



Software Engineering
United States · Canada
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.

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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.

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The team

Join our Trading Technology team at the forefront of revolutionizing financial technology and help build the internet of money!

As a key contributor, you'll work independently, collaborating with stakeholders beyond formal management, ensuring the seamless operation, support, and security of our Core Trading production infrastructure. From monitoring environments to managing releases with Hashicorp Nomad and implementing robust metrics, alerts, and monitoring systems, you'll play a crucial role in the team's success. Your expertise in improving Developer Tooling, building Docker images, and managing CI pipelines will contribute to the automation of quality testing, while your analytical skills will be essential in identifying and mitigating potential risks of downtime. Join us in shaping the future of financial technology and be part of a team that has played a critical role in scaling Kraken's trading infrastructure globally.

This role is fully remote. We prefer candidates in EST Timezone to cover current needs.

The opportunity

  • Work highly independently, with multiple stakeholders outside of the formal management structure

  • Responsible for the operation, support, and security of production infrastructure for Core Trading Services

  • Monitor and support Staging and Production environments

  • Manage releases using Hashicorp Nomad

  • Implement robust metrics, alerts and monitoring of Trading infrastructure

  • Improve Developer Tooling, help with building Docker images, manage our Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines for automating quality testing

  • Analyze potential risks of downtime and develop systems that will eliminate the issue

  • Support a fully distributed team operating across numerous timezones

Skills you should HODL

  • 4+ years of experience in a SRE role (DevOps, SRE, etc)

  • Experience with high performance, low latency distributed systems (particularly financial)

  • Experience with Hashicorp Consul, Nomad, Vault and its PKI features

  • Experience with monitoring/alerting (primarily with Prometheus/Grafana) and knowledge of best practices in the area

  • Experience with Bash, Python, YAML, Configuration and Secret Management

  • Experience with distributed systems and technologies - gRPC & Kafka

  • Experience configuring Continuous Integration (CI)

  • Understanding of Unix/Linux operating systems, shell scripting

  • Understand DNS, SSL/TLS, and how traffic on IP networks establishes end-to-end security and trust

  • Understanding of networking concepts such as TCP/IP and UDP

  • Experience in logging, monitoring, tracing e.g. Cloudwatch, Elasticsearch/Kibana (ELK)

Nice to Have

  • Familiar with Fix protocol

  • Experience with web sockets and Real-Time Market Data feeds

  • Experience with Terraform, Kubernetes and Helm Charts

  • Understanding of digital currency trading market


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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