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Software Engineer - Custody - Crypto & Onchain



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 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!

The Team

Join our Custody team and have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing transformation of the digital assets industry at Kraken. Our team plays a crucial role in identifying problems in the industry and delivering novel solutions.

As a member of the Custody team, you will have the chance to collaborate with highly skilled Rust Engineers, cryptographers, hardware aficionados, and on-chain experts from around the world. We are enthusiastic about the highest security custody environments and efficiency of signing with the major cryptographic curves. Our collaborative work environment allows us to stay ahead in the ever-changing crypto landscape. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute towards shaping the future of Kraken Custody’s security. This is a fully remote role.

The Opportunity

  • Integrate our existing systems with exciting new blockchains

  • Design and implement low-latency, high-availability, super secure applications and data protection systems

  • Work with embedded software on specialized hardware (HSMs)

  • Design and implement low-latency, high-availability, super secure applications and data protection systems

  • Write highly scalable, high volume services

  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code

  • Own, develop and maintain existing crypto services

Skills you should HODL

  • 5+ years of experience as a backend developer

  • Basic experience with languages such as: Rust, C++, or Go

  • Experience with Blockchain daemons such as Bitcoind, Litecoind, or other crypto software

  • Strong proficiency with basic cryptographic concepts

  • Ability to use some basic devops, such as docker and kubernetes

  • Ability to use GNU/Linux operating systems

  • Understanding the nature of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds

  • Understanding accessibility and security compliance

  • Understanding user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments

  • Understanding fundamental design principles behind a scalable application

  • Experience with automated testing platforms and unit tests

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

  • Desire to make the best trading platform out there

  • Strong passion for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

  • Fluent English language skills is required

Nice to Have

  • Strong proficiency with embedded systems

  • Experience implementing algorithms in constrained environments

  • Experience implementing commonly used cryptographic techniques for custodial solutions

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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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