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Building the Future of Crypto 

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 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.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

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 ProKraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The team

Come work with an experienced team for one of the top crypto exchanges in a rapidly evolving space. The DBA team is responsible for designing and implementing scalable solutions that allow the company to reliably and securely support our customer base. The role involves a combination of production support, support for other teams, and interesting project work to further scale and solidify the system. You will be uniquely challenged in a space where security, performance, availability, scalability, data integrity and productivity are all paramount to our mission.

The opportunity

  • Scaling a distributed high load MariaDB cluster making every and all performance optimizations necessary to improve throughput and scalability
  • Enhance and improve our high availability, disaster recovery, backup/recovery and monitoring solutions
  • Troubleshoot various performance / availability issues
  • Manage database security, patching and upgrades
  • Help the development teams be more productive
  • Participate in 24×7 on-call rotation and provide off-hours production support

Skills you should HODL

  • Expert knowledge of MariaDB / MySQL (5+ years experience)
  • Experience with common mysql db tools such as Percona toolkit, Openark, Sysbench
  • Significant production experience in high volume situations dealing with advanced replication schemes, sharding, and performance optimization
  • Server management, maintenance and backup strategies
  • Experience running Mysql on dedicated hardware and cloud instances
  • AWS cloud engineering expertise across VPC, EC2, RDS, Aurora, S3
  • Extremely proficient with best security practices
  • Scripting experience with two or more of the following languages bash, python, go, ruby and/or perl
  • Version control with the main tools gitlab, github, and/or bitbucket
  • Experience with Docker and/or Kubernetes/Nomad
  • Familiarity with monitoring/discovery/management solutions such as Grafana, Prometheus, Consul, Terraform
  • Experience with proxies such as Haproxy, Proxysql, Maxscale
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and dependable/responsible in a mission critical environment
  • Strategic thinker that is able to weigh trade-offs and prioritize
  • Excellent team player that cares about people and their success
  • Interested in the cryptocurrency space

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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!

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. 

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