Kaiko is the leading source of cryptocurrency market data, providing businesses with industrial-grade and regulatory-compliant data. Kaiko empowers market participants with global connectivity to real-time and historical data feeds across the world's leading centralized and decentralized cryptocurrency exchanges. Kaiko’s proprietary products are built to empower financial institutions and cryptocurrency businesses with solutions ranging from portfolio valuation to strategy backtesting, performance reporting, charting, analysis, indices, and pre-and post-trade.
What We Do
Kaiko provides financial data products and solutions, across three main business units:
1. Market Data: “CEX” Centralized Exchanges Market Data: we collect, structure and distribute market data from 100+ cryptocurrency trading venues; “DEX” Decentralized Protocols Market Data: we run blockchain infrastructure in order to read, collect, engineer and distribute venue-level market data from DeFI protocols.
2. Analytics: proprietary quantitative models & data solutions to price and assess risk.
3. Indices: suite of mono-assets rates and benchmarks, as well as cross-assets indices.
Kaiko’s products are available worldwide on all networks and infrastructures: public APIs, private & on-premises networks; private & hybrid cloud set-ups; blockchain native (Kaiko oracles solution).
Additionally, Kaiko’s Research publications are read by thousands of industry professionals and cited in the world’s leading media organizations. We provide original insights and in-depth analysis of crypto markets using Kaiko’s data and products.
Who We Are
We’re a team of 80 (and growing) passionate individuals with a deep interest in building data solutions and supporting the growth of the digital finance economy. We’re proud of Kaiko’s talented team and are committed to our international representation and diversity. Our people and their values are the foundation of our continued success.
About The Role
This role is at the cross function of business and engineering, helping Kaiko’s clients succeed and reach their business goals with Kaiko’s products by finding technology solutions to meet their needs.
During the sales phase, the Solution Engineer is responsible for actively driving and managing the technology evaluation stage of the sales process, working in conjunction with the sales and product operations teams as the key technical advisor and product advocate for our solutions. Therefore, he/she must be able to articulate technology and product positioning to both business and technical users. He/she will work alongside sales team members to present products to clients and answer any technical questions they may have.
During the client onboarding phase, the Solution Engineer is responsible for the successful technical integration of the Kaiko products into the client architecture. This is achieved by providing global advice on a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) development language selection, technical product features training, coding best practices, scalability and stability testing.
After a client goes live, the Solution Engineer keeps technical ownership and provides expertise to our support team to help them resolve the most challenging client issues.
Own the technical sales win sales process from qualification to product trial:
Conduct client discovery calls with sales representatives
Answer RFPs, deliver presentations on technical topics
Answer detailed technical questions, advise clients on available options and best practices
Strategize with the sales and product teams to create customized technical solutions for the clients
Communicate and sell Kaiko’s technical value proposition
Develop a scalable framework to support client technical assessment
Ensure a successful technical client onboarding:
Support clients in the development of their solution using Kaiko products
Ensure Kaiko products are optimally integrated within the client infrastructure
Support a scalable product delivery:
Support product operations team to help resolve client technical issues
Build end-to-end test programs to simulate client use cases
Build and execute a scalable performance testing framework of the Kaiko products in
collaboration with the product operations and engineering teams
Provide feedback to the product and engineering teams and suggest
enhancements/corrections to the products based on internal testing and client
Participate in regular immersion sessions within the engineering team to stay abreast of the latest technical and product innovations
Build and maintain strong relationships with customers before and after the sale
Significant (5-10 years) software development experience in C++ and/or C#, Python, Golang
Knowledgeable about data ingestion pipelines and massive data querying
Knowledgeable about data distribution mechanisms (REST APIs, gRPC, streaming)
Worked with, in no particular order: microservices architecture, infrastructure as a code, selfmanaged services (eg. deploy and maintain our own databases), distributed services, serverside development, etc.
Nice to Have:
Knowledge of financial markets and financial market data
Experience in the digital assets industry
Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills combined with empathy
Solution oriented with a strong sense of customer service
Problem-solver and challenger of the status quo
Pays attention to detail
Honest: receiving and giving feedback is very important to you
Humble: making new errors is an essential part of your journey
Empathetic: you feel a sense of responsibility for all the team’s endeavors rather than focus on individual contributions
Committed: as an equally important member of the team, you want to make yourself heard while respecting everybody’s point of view
Fluent in written and spoken English
Location: Paris (hybrid)
Type of contract: CDI
What we offer
25 paid holidays & RTTs
The hardware of your choice
Great health insurance (Alan)
Meal vouchers (Swile)
Contribution to your monthly gym subscription
Contribution to daily commuting
Multiple team events (annual retreat, casual drinks, etc.)
An entrepreneurial environment with a lot of autonomy and responsibilities
Talent Acquisition Process
- Call with the People team (20 min)
- Meeting with the CTO (45 mins)
- Meeting with the Engineering team (1h30)
- Cross team interview (2-3 persons, 1h)
- Offer & Reference check
Diversity & Inclusion:
At Kaiko, we believe in the diversity of thought because we appreciate that this makes us stronger. Therefore, we encourage applications from everyone who can offer their unique experience to our collective achievements.