Senior Core Infrastructure Engineer - Orchestration

As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto.

Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide - our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption.

But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions.

Kraken is backed by investors including, Money Partners Group, Hummingbird Ventures, Blockchain Capital, and Digital Currency Group, among others.

"We are empowering people to live simply, efficiently and more connected to others. We put our clients’ best interests first and foremost. They are at the heart of our company and drive everything we do. We believe in having a laser focus when pursuing our strategic goals and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. We believe in complete transparency, deep collaboration and we never forget that people come first. Having this mindset allows us to grow and advance at a rate which others cannot."​ Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken

Did you know that Kraken is now over 2,500+ fully-remote people from around the world? And we're hiring hundreds more in 2022 #werehiring #cryptocareers

Job Description

Building the Internet of Money 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 adoption of cryptocurrency so the world 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 Explained to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who have a long track record of building premium products for professionals and institutions as well as newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Cryptowatch, with a focus on world-class customer support and crypto education for all. Become a Krakenite and build the internet of money!Proof of workThe teamWe are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Site Reliability Engineer to join our Core Infrastructure - Orchestration team. You are smart, highly skilled, and self-motivated, with a penchant for out-of-the-box thinking. You are either a fully fledged DevOps practitioner or a developer who is interested in deployment and network operations.As a member of the Orchestration team, you will play a vital role in managing and enhancing Kraken's container orchestration platform, but also provide infrastructure support and advice across all the different Engineering teams and SREs. At Kraken, our culture and our people are at the core of our strategy, and the future growth and health of our company rests on our ability to attract and retain the very best talent in the industry.

Responsibilities

    • 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.

Requirements

    • Strong background in Linux, Networking, and Distributed Systems.
    • Hands-on experience with container orchestration platforms such as Nomad or Kubernetes.
    • Proficiency in Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Terraform.
    • Strong security mindset and experience implementing security best practices in a complex environment.
    • Experience in cloud administration, preferably in AWS

Nice to have

    • Experience with other HashiCorp tools, such as Vault and Consul.
    • Familiarity with monitoring and observability tools like Prometheus and Grafana.
    • Knowledge of scripting languages, such as Python, Go, or Bash.
Location Tagging: #EU #US #LI-RemoteKraken 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. Stay in the knowFollow us on TwitterLearn on the Kraken BlogConnect on LinkedIn

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