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Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Friday, May 17, 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 Crypto team to help integrate Kraken’s systems with an ever-expanding universe of cryptocurrencies and blockchains. This team is responsible for developing & supporting crypto operations including deposits, withdrawals & staking.

As a member of this team, your focus is on protecting client funds. You will be responsible for building systems that communicate with various blockchains to enable the timely processing of client transactions, while also ensuring the safety and security of all funds on the exchange.

The opportunity

  • Integrate our existing systems with exciting new blockchains

  • 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

  • Design and optimize database schemas

  • Own, develop and maintain existing crypto services

Skills you should HODL

  • Deep knowledge in one or more blockchain ecosystems such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cosmos, Solana, Substrate is a huge plus

  • At least 3 years of backend development experience

  • Experience with development in at least one blockchain ecosystem

  • Strong understanding of cryptographic concepts

  • Strong proficiency with Typescript (Node.js) and/or Rust

  • Proficiency in Docker and/or Kubernetes

  • Comfortable with GNU/Linux operating systems

  • Knowledge of accessibility and security compliance standards

  • Expertise in user authentication and authorization across systems

  • Grasp of design principles for scalable applications

  • Familiarity with automated testing and unit tests

  • Proficiency with code versioning tools, such as Git

  • Be passionate about secure, reliable, fast and privacy-focused software

  • Strong passion for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

  • Pragmatic and solution-oriented, stoic in the face of many obstacles

  • Proactively adapt to rapidly evolving technologies and apply innovative solutions to dynamic challenges, demonstrating flexibility and resilience in a fast-paced development environment

  • Demonstrates a receptive mindset, adept at engaging in constructive dialogue on complex subjects with colleagues, while remaining adaptable and open to alternative perspectives

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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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