Go Backend Developer

Kraken Bitcoin Exchange · Sep 12th 2018

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Help us scale Cryptowatch, Kraken's professional charting and trading platform. Cryptowatch has grown organically from a tiny weekend project to a popular real-time cryptocurrency charting and trading platform which people rely on all over the world. We are seeking talented individuals to help us expand the product in new directions. There's rarely a boring day in crypto, and we're looking for people who want to be part of this exciting ecosystem!


  • Maintain and develop a service-oriented backend

  • Analyze and identify bottlenecks in performance

  • Design secure, stable, and robust architecture

  • Improve monitoring of production services to catch warning signs and critical conditions

  • Collaborate with frontend engineers to add support for complex user interfaces

  • Collaborate with devops to deploy new services and databases


  • Expertise writing backend web services in Golang

  • Experience using protocol buffers

  • Experience using a Linux server environment

  • Ability to independently debug problems involving the network and operating system

A strong candidate will also:

  • Be familiar with with deployment using Docker

  • Have experience with SQL and Redis

  • Be proficient with HTTPS and Websockets

  • Have experience using AWS

  • Be passionate about fast, efficient software

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