Senior Data Infrastructure 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
Kraken is growing rapidly. We have already scaled a great amount in the last quarter, but need more capacity to take the next step. The data engineering team is responsible for designing and implementing scalable solutions that allow the company to make data-driven decisions fast and accurately on several terabytes of data.


  • Scaling a high load MySQL cluster making every and all optimizations necessary that are available to support higher throughput
  • Creating many, meaningful benchmarks to find any areas inside MySQL and/or other data systems that would increase performance
  • Administrating and tuning Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch, Apache Druid, Presto, and other data systems


  • Expert knowledge of open source SQL databases, in particular MariaDB / MySQL (10+ years experience)
  • Understanding of data models, structured data, replication, sharding and backup strategies for scaling and productionising the above
  • Experience running MySQL on dedicated hardware
  • AWS cloud engineering expertise across VPC, EC2, RDS, Aurora, S3, EMR
  • Extremely proficient with best security practices
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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