Senior Core Infrastructure Engineer - Platforms Orchestration



Other Engineering
United States · Canada
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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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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.

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The team

Join our Core Infrastructure - Platforms Team and start playing a vital role in managing and enhancing Kraken's engineering platform! The Core Infrastructure - Platform team is responsible for managing and applying best practices to our orchestration platform while providing infrastructure support across Engineering.

The Core Infrastructure - Platforms Team at Kraken is dedicated to creating a secure, reliable, and scalable infrastructure platform that facilitates a continuous approach to our software development practices. Lately, the team has been focusing on providing a self-service platform for engineers to easily access and manage their services in the clusters the team provides, and manages.

Find out more about Core Infrastructure Engineering in our latest engineering blogpost!

The opportunity

  • Extend and automate the existing container orchestration platform, ensuring its scalability, reliability, and performance.

  • Work closely with SREs from different teams to reduce their cognitive load related to the orchestration platform.

  • Implement and maintain security best practices for the orchestration platform, ensuring the security and availability of our systems.

  • Troubleshoot and resolve infrastructure issues, as well as provide guidance and support to other team members.

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

Skills you should HODL

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

  • Significant hands-on experience with container orchestration platforms such as Nomad or Kubernetes in a high availability, production environment.

  • Advanced proficiency in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Terraform.

  • Extensive experience with AWS Cloud Infrastructure.

  • Strong security mindset and experience implementing security best practices in a complex environment.

  • Extensive experience with monitoring, logging and alerting tools.

  • Significant experience with one or more of the following languages: Python, Go, Rust, Bash.

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

  • Knowledgeable about continuous integration and delivery best practices.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.

  • 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.

Nices to have

  • Experience with other HashiCorp tools, such as Vault and Consul.

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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!

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