Engineering Manager - Kotlin/Java and Rust - Kraken Futures (Remote)

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As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide - our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.

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Kraken is looking for an experienced engineering manager to help build and lead a world-class team of engineers and engineering managers building Kraken Futures infrastructure using Kotlin/Java and Rust. This is an opportunity to grow a team of world class engineers who are deeply passionate about engineering, security, and amazing user experiences. We’re a diverse group of engineers that are dedicated to making cryptocurrency available and accessible to the world and enabling people from all walks of life to invest in their independence. The Kraken experience needs to be ambitious, simple, and user-centered; come and help us make that happen! 

To be successful in this role, you need to be a strong people manager; great at giving and receiving feedback, fostering new ideas, and empowering others in a remote environment. You also need a strong software engineering background, to have a thorough understanding of technical architecture, system design, and problem solving intuition on sophisticated technical challenges. You’re able to quickly ship new products and features by giving your teams the freedom and flexibility to develop the best possible solutions.

Qualifications

  • You have a strong servant-leadership management style geared towards supporting, mentoring and growing engineers on the team.
  • You care deeply about people, and their success.
  • You’re not afraid of hard conversations and are gifted at coaching your colleagues through difficult situations.
  • You are strategic and think at a high level, but are also hands-on, execution-oriented, and capable of getting things done quickly.
  • You have years of experience as an individual contributor on various teams throughout your career.
  • You have a mastery of core computer science fundamentals and a proven track record of shipping high quality software. This allows you to make great high-level technical decisions, help your team through difficult design decisions, and coach your team to grow their careers.
  • You have experience leading teams of engineers across all levels of skill and experience with a track record of managing, recruiting, and retaining strong engineering leadership and engineering talent and growing effective teams.
  • You have an ability to translate a long-term vision into a near-term, executable plan.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of software development experience, primarily focused on backend development.
  • Experience with software architecture, designing APIs and event-driven systems.
  • 2+ years leading engineering teams.
  • Looking for continued career development in engineering management including engineering director level.
  • You are interested about cryptocurrency and open to the potential it has to positively transform our world.
  • You are passionate about software engineering, improving processes, and driving change.
  • You keep a close watch on modern technologies and can program in Rust.

Nice To Have

  • Experience using Kubernetes
  • Familiar with core AWS services (EC2, ELB, S3, RDS)
  • Experience building CI pipelines and/or developer tools
  • Experience with other strongly typed languages
  • Experience with distributed systems, messaging systems, Kafka, SQL
  • Passionate about secure, reliable and fast software
  • Open source contributions, including in Rust
  • Familiar with Java/Kotlin and the JVM
  • Experience using Docker
  • Experience using Linux

Location Tagging: #EU #US #LI-DD2 #CANADA

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. 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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Kraken Digital Asset Exchange operates in the Blockchain industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. Kraken Digital Asset Exchange was founded in 2011. It has 367 total employees. To see all 160 open jobs at Kraken Digital Asset Exchange, click here.
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