Senior Site Reliability Engineer


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About Kraken
Kraken is changing the world. Join the revolution!
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.
In less than a decade Kraken has risen to become one of the best and most respected crypto exchanges in the world. We are changing the way the world thinks about money and finance. The crypto industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and Kraken is leading the charge. We’ve grown from 70 Krakenites in January 2017 to over 1200 today and we have no intention of slowing down.
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.
As a Sr. Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Kraken, you'll be tasked with keeping one of the fastest growing companies in the world up and available in a 24/7 environment. Kraken is growing at an extremely rapid pace along with the entire cryptocurrency industry, and if you like hard challenges and learning, look no further as this is the role for you!


  • Build software to automate parts of our release cycle
  • Take a relentless approach on keeping availability at Kraken as high as possible (identifying bottlenecks before they arise)
  • Deploy and maintain production / non-production services


  • 5+ years in a DevOps role (DevOps, SRE, etc)
  • Extensive experience with Kubernetes
  • Extensive experience with monitoring /alerting (primarily with Prometheus/Grafana) and knowledge of best practices in the area
  • Experience benchmarking applications and identifying bottlenecks
  • 1-3+ years experience with a programming language (primarily Golang)
  • Experience with Terraform
  • Extremely knowledgeable on security best practices
  • Self starter

Nice to haves

  • Passion for open-source and contributing back to the community
  • Experience with Cloud infrastructure
  • Experience benchmarking applications and identifying bottlenecks
  • Experience with Slack, Jira, Google, and/or Gitlab APIs
  • Experience with monitoring / alerting (primarily with Prometheus / Grafana) and knowledge of best practices in the area
  • Experience with distributed systems and technologies (gRPC, Kafka, NoSQL, SQL, Redis, ...)
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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Job tags: Gitlab Golang Grafana Jira Kafka Kubernetes Prometheus Redis REST SQL Terraform
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere
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