Nov 25

DevOps Engineer – Orchestration

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 is a fully remote role

The DevOps Engineer – Orchestration is critical to the Kraken platform and infrastructure. You are smart, highly skilled, and self-motivated, with a penchant for out-of-the-box thinking. You are a developer who is interested in deployment and network operations, or you’re already somewhere on the journey to being a fully fledged DevOps practitioner.

You’ll be joining the production engineering team to provide software engineering and cloud infrastructure support and advice across the public-facing businesses, as well as becoming part of the wider DevSecOps team, and the global (and world-class) Security, IT and DevOps team.

You’ll become a member of a 55+ FTE DevSecOps team, and will be expected to contribute and learn across the full cloud engineering stack. You will be (or will become) a “T-shaped” individual with enormous potential to further your career in the burgeoning DevSecOps domain, with the guidance of industry leaders in Security and DevOps, and alongside a mature team of true polyglots and talented microservices developers.

At Kraken, our culture and our people are at the core of our strategy, and the future growth and health of our company rests on our ability to attract and retain the very best talent in the industry.

Responsibilities

  • Write good quality policies, procedures and technical documentation
  • Nurture security awareness in the organization, produce material to support this, and relate this to the current threat landscape
  • Be familiar with risks introduced to organization by third parties, and processes to mitigate these;
  • Take a risk-based approach to all facets of information security
  • Have a “finger on the pulse” of current challenges and exploits in the ecosystem
  • Promote technical vision for containerized product development, deployment, and operationalization
  • Drive a metrics-driven culture and software delivery process using data to measure overall system quality
  • Collaborate in the planning phase of any new or modified business operation;
  • Establish/maintain security guidelines, practices, and department procedures;
  • Design clusters orchestrated in such way to guarantee a high degree of reliability, security, and scalability
  • Provide support, improve, and implement container orchestrators’ internal components and applications on top of multiple clusters
  • Troubleshoot and triage issues as they arise
  • Work closely with various teams across the organization, including the security team, development team, and operations team for any container platform requests
  • Execute with minimal technical supervision, embrace reliability constraints, and be proactive in contributing improvements to the platform
  • Be an active participant in a truly world class global security organization.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated understanding of core Kubernetes and/or Hashicorp Nomad solution architecture and the extended landscape of tools and services
  • Understanding of K8S pipeline and deployment patterns
  • Has deep knowledge of mixed operating system environments, structured, non-structured and distributed data platforms
  • Has strong analytical skills as applied to information technology, and can work independently of others in an assignment
  • Can work directly with project managers, infrastructure engineers and software developers
  • Raises awareness on issues that can negatively impact delivering on time and to set specifications
  • Strong experience with identifying and remediating different orchestrators’ vulnerabilities
  • Experience with maintenance such as Kubernetes and/or Nomad patches and upgrades
  • Strong implementation experience in public cloud and on prem container services
  • Ability to code/script in Python/Shell/Golang
  • Comprehensive DevOps skills including experience with source, artifacts, orchestration, configuration, and secret management in CI/CD
  • Infrastructure & application monitoring experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Location Tagging: #EU #US #LI-Remote #LI-NT1 #APAC

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.

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