Backend Engineer, Go Cryptowatch

Remote

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. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 
We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 
Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 
Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!
This role is fully remote.
Help us scale Cryptowatch, Kraken's professional charting and trading platform. Cryptowatch has grown organically from a tiny weekend project to a popular real-time cryptocurrency charting and trading platform which people rely on all over the world. We are seeking talented individuals to help us expand the product in new directions. There's rarely a boring day in crypto, and we're looking for people who want to be part of this exciting ecosystem!

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop a service-oriented backend
  • Analyze and identify bottlenecks in performance
  • Design secure, stable, and robust architecture
  • Improve monitoring of production services to catch warning signs and critical conditions
  • Collaborate with frontend engineers to add support for complex user interfaces
  • Collaborate with devops to deploy new services and databases

Requirements

  • Expertise writing backend web services in Golang
  • Experience using a Linux server environment
  • Ability to independently debug problems involving the network and operating system

Nice to have

  • Have experience working with instant messaging and chat systems
  • Be familiar with with deployment using Docker
  • Have experience with protocol buffers
  • Have experience with SQL and Redis
  • Be proficient  with HTTPS and Websockets
  • Have experience using AWS
  • Be passionate about fast, efficient software
Location Tagging: #US #EU 
We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background. 
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. 
Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers.  
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