Data Infrastructure Engineer


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About the Role 
This role will help scale the data systems Kraken currently utilizes to support more activity through the platform as well as help architect out the next gen data architecture


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


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

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of at least one of: SycllaDB, CockroachDB, Cassandra, FoundationDB, Presto, Elasticseach, and / or Apache Druid.
  • Kubernetes experience and / or certification
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