Staff Database Analyst

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

About the job

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 weโ€™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!

The Team

Come work with a great team for one of the top (and most responsible) crypto exchanges in a rapidly evolving space. The DBA team is responsible for designing and implementing scalable solutions that allow the company to reliably and securely support our customer base. The role involves a combination of production support, support for other teams, and interesting project work to further scale and solidify the system.


  • Scaling a distributed high load
  • MariaDB cluster making every and all performance optimizations necessary to improve throughput and scalability
  • Enhance and improve our high availability, disaster recovery, backup/recovery and monitoring solutions
  • Troubleshoot various performance / availability issues
  • Manage database security, patching and upgrades
  • Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation and provide off-hours production support


  • Expert knowledge of open source SQL databases, in particular MariaDB / MySQL (5+ years experience)
  • MariaDB / Mysql internals knowledge
  • Significant production experience in high volume situations dealing with advanced replication schemes, sharding, performance optimization
  • Server management, maintenance and backup strategiesExperience running Mysql on dedicated hardware and cloud instances
  • AWS cloud engineering expertise across VPC, EC2, RDS, Aurora, S3
  • Extremely proficient with best security practices
  • Experience with common mysql db tools such as Percona toolkit, Openark, SysbenchScripting (two or more of bash, python, go, ruby and/or perl)
  • Version control (gitlab, github, bitbucket, etc..)
  • Experience with docker and/or kubernetes/nomadFamiliarity with monitoring/discovery/management solutions such as grafana, prometheus, consul, terraform
  • Experience with proxies such as Haproxy, Proxysql, Maxscalesoft skills/othergreat communication skillsstrong attention to detaildependable / responsible in a mission critical environment
  • Strategic thinker that is able to weigh trade-offs and prioritize
  • Excellent team player that cares about people and their success
  • It is a must that you are interested in cryptocurrency and actively involved in


Weโ€™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 donโ€™t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether thatโ€™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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