Site Reliability Engineer - Trading Technology


New Zealand Remote


Blockchain & Cryptocurrency / Technology

Sep 3

About Kraken

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.

To ensure Kraken is the right fit for you, please ensure you read Kraken Culture Explained to find out more about us!

Kraken is looking for an experienced SRE to join to join our trading technology group.


  • Work independently with multiple stakeholders outside of the formal management structure
  • Responsible for the operation, support, and security of production infrastructure for Trading Services
  • Monitor and support Staging and Production environments
  • Manage releases using Hashicorp Nomad
  • Implement robust metrics, alerts and monitoring of Trading infrastructure
  • Improve Developer Tooling, help with building Docker images, manage our Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines for automating quality testing
  • Analyze potential risks of downtime and develop systems that will eliminate the issue
  • Support a fully distributed team operating across numerous timezones


  • 3+ years in a DevOps role (DevOps, SRE, etc)
  • Experience with high performance, low latency distributed systems (particularly financial)
  • Experience with Hashicorp Consul, Nomad, Vault and its PKI features
  • Experience with monitoring / alerting (primarily with Prometheus / Grafana) and knowledge of best practices in the area
  • Experience with Bash, Python, YAML, Configuration and Secret Management
  • Experience with distributed systems and technologies - gRPC & Kafka
  • Experience configuring Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Understanding of Unix/Linux operating systems, shell scripting
  • Understand DNS, SSL/ TLS, and how traffic on IP networks establishes end-to-end security and trust.
  • Understanding of networking concepts such as TCP/IP and UDP
  • Experience in logging, monitoring and tracing using Splunk, Cloudwatch and ELK

Nice to haves

  • Familiar with FIX protocol
  • Experience with Websockets and Real-Time Market Data feeds
  • Experience with Terraform, Kubernetes and Helm Charts
  • Understanding of digital currency trading market

Location Tagging: #EU #US #CANADA #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. 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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