Senior Software Engineer - C++

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!The Team: The Trading Technology team is responsible for building and maintaining the backend trading services for Kraken, this includes the matching engine, market data gateways, internal and external APIs, and various other trading services.There are a number of sub-teams on the Trading Technologies team, working with various tech stacks, and on various trading products. Our teams code in C++, Go, Rust, and Python, depending on the product they are contributing to within Kraken.

Responsibilites

    • Develop and maintain core framework and key software components for the Kraken trading engine
    • Build and design solutions that mitigate risk, implement security, and protect both systems and dataImprove site performance by designing and implementing low-latency and high-availability applications
    • Construct dynamically scalable platforms capable of heavy transaction volume
    • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and contribute to product roadmap accomplishment

Requirements

    • Prior experience in at least one of the following using Linux - distributed and/or highly-concurrent systems; low-latency and/or high-volume transaction environments
    • 3+ years experience working with C++
    • High level of proficiency in Python, Java, and SQL strongly preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge of advanced order types, trading systems, and financial products
    • Experience engineering for cloud systems (AWS, Google and/or Microsoft)Cryptocurrency/Blockchain familiarity highly preferable
    • Proactive mindset with the ability to both prioritise tasks and adhere to aggressive deadlines
    • Work collaboratively on a distributed team leveraging soft skills to effectively communicate and engage with stakeholders
    • BS in a technical or quantitative field
#US #EUKraken 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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