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Kraken
Director of Engineering Core Backend
atĀ Kraken
10 months ago | 817 views | 3 applications

Director of Engineering Core Backend

Full-time
Remote
Per year
$160,000 To $240,000

About the company

Kraken, the trusted and secure digital asset exchange, is on a mission to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Our 2,350+ Krakenites are a world-class team ranging from the crypto-curious to industry experts, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology. As a fully remote company, we already have Krakenites in 70+ countries (speaking 50+ languages). We're one of the most diverse organizations on the planet and this remains key to our values. We continue to lead the industry with new product advancements like Kraken NFT, on- and off-chain staking and instant bitcoin transfers via the Lightning Network.

Job Summary

The opportunity

šŸ“Manage, support, and mentor software engineering teams for their growth and development šŸ“Contribute to our Engineering Excellence culture šŸ“Collaborate with other business units like Product and Ops šŸ“Make strategic and tactical decisions to drive company success šŸ“Demonstrate technical leadership, emphasizing clean architecture, performance, and reliability

Skills you HODL

šŸ“Advanced degree in computer science or equivalent professional experience šŸ“Proficient in reviewing merge requests and presenting to executives; willing to code when necessary šŸ“Maintains technical prowess at a Staff+ individual contributor level šŸ“Charismatic leader with strong communication and business acumen comfortable with stakeholder management, able to influence without formal authority šŸ“Over a decade of software development experience, primarily in backend development šŸ“Expertise in modern software architecture, API design, and event-driven systems, and reasonable understanding of web and mobile client application development šŸ“Proven track record as a successful engineering leader šŸ“Over five years of experience leading engineering teams šŸ“More than two years of remote team management experience šŸ“Enthusiastic about cryptocurrency's potential to drive positive transformation šŸ“Passionate about software engineering, process improvement, and instigating change

Nice to haves

šŸ“Industry experience with modern programming languages (OCaml, Rust, Kotlin) and with large scale, low-latency systems šŸ“Prior experience in fintech / building software moving money šŸ“Demonstrable interest in Rust and its applicability to contemporary tech challenges

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