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Engineering Manager - Web3 Wallet



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Multiple locations · Europe · Canada · Ireland
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The team

Our team is focused on creating secure, user-friendly, and innovative solutions in the self-custody wallet space. As we expand, we are looking for a crypto native Engineering Manager to lead our full stack engineering efforts, ensuring our products not only meets but exceeds the industry standards.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining our codebases across both React Native and Node. Your expertise in building scalable and high-performance applications will directly contribute to the success of our platform as you direct a team of full stack engineers. You will stay up-to-date on new technologies and trends, conduct thorough research and evaluation to ensure that the system remains at the forefront of the industry.

This role is ideal for a hands-on technical leader passionate about the future of crypto. If you're looking to build amazing consumer apps onchain, we encourage you to apply.

The opportunity

  • Manage and grow a team of highly qualified and experienced full-stack engineers

  • Responsible for the architecture and technical design, development, and performance optimization of the Web3 wallet

  • Design, develop, and maintain high-quality applications using React Native and Node

  • Spend at least 25% of your time writing code, we expect Engineering Managers to be extremely close to the metal

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Product, Design, and Security, to ensure seamless integration of new features and improvements

  • Maintain a security first mindset by staying abreast of the latest trends in Web3, blockchain technologies, and digital wallet security.

  • Help scaling the team by hiring and growing passionate engineers committed to excellence

  • Lead by example and nurture talent in a full-stack team, focusing on the growth of developers

  • Identify, analyze, and resolve performance bottlenecks and inefficiencies in the codebase

  • Own, drive, and be accountable to KPIs pertaining to reliability, resiliency, durability, and uptime

Skills you should HODL

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on web and mobile applications

  • 3+ years proven track record of managing high performance engineering teams

  • Hands-on experience in blockchain or web3 applications, familiar with EVM and contract interaction details.

  • Deep understanding of TypeScript and proficiency with React and React Native frameworks

  • Experience with Node, RESTful APIs and WebSockets

  • Familiarity with modern build pipelines and tooling

  • Strong understanding of UI/UX best practices and principles

  • Deep knowledge of software development and delivery best practices; you know when a team isn’t moving fast enough and you know how to fix it

  • Experience driving solutions to key business problems, even if the requirements are not clear

Nice to haves

  • Familiarity with Swift and Kotlin

  • Experience with maintaining open source software

  • Experience with Smart contracts

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Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. 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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