Senior Software Engineer, Backend - Rust

About Kraken

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion.  Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world's largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we're growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets.  We attract 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 who see value in being radically transparent. Let's change the way the world thinks about money! Join the revolution!

About the Role

This is a fully remote role, we will consider applicants based in North America, South America and EMEA

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.


    • Design and implementation of Micro-services in Rust

    • Port legacy Micro-services to Rust

    • Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code

    • Implementation of security and data protection systems

    • Write highly scalable, high volume services

    • Create optimized database schemas


    • At least 10 years of experience in software engineering

    • Expertise writing network services or asynchronous code in Rust

    • Experience using a Linux server environment

    • Ability to independently debug problems involving the network and operating system

A strong candidate will also

    • Be familiar with deployment using Docker

    • Have experience with other languages such as C, C++ or Go

    • Have experience with SQL and Redis

    • Be proficient with HTTPS and Websockets

    • Be passionate about secure, reliable and fast software

    • Be Familiar with PHP

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.

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