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About the Team
At Kraken, we aim to shape the future of decentralized applications, providing the tools to control your finances, discover and trade crypto assets while leveraging the most secure platform in the industry. As part of this mission, the Web3 team is tasked with exploring this uncharted territory and will be building new products that are foundational to all users and developers of decentralized applications.
About the Role
We are looking for experienced Full Stack engineers interested in owning solutions from the conception to the smooth running of these applications in production. You would be working on a wide range of projects for new Web3 developments, interacting directly with various blockchains, integrating 3rd party services and building the backend infrastructure to support all Web3 experiences. In this role, you will be working closely with product, design, and the rest of engineering to craft top-class UX.
Our preferred tech stack consists of ReactJS for web and React Native for mobile powered by backend services using Typescript.
Building a product is a highly collaborative effort, and as such, a strong team player with a commitment to perfection and completion is required. To succeed in this role, you will need excellent technical knowledge and strong design architecture fundamentals, have a self-starter attitude and great communication skills to stay aligned with global teammates.
Web3 is one of hottest topics in the cryptocurrency industry and this opportunity will provide you the ability to work on the cutting edge with our team of subject matter experts!
- Collaborate with designers and product managers to understand business needs
- Work jointly with frontend, QA and devOps all along the software development lifecycle from the writeup of technical specifications in the form of RFCs, to feature development and testing.
- Own, develop and maintain services that power Web3 experiences.Integrating 3rd party APIs and multiple blockchain networks into our platform.
- Design and implementation of low-latency, high-availability scalable applicationsWrite reusable, testable, and efficient code
- Create optimized database schemas
- Mentoring of engineers and contribution to hiring
- 4+ years of full-time engineering experience within a large technology organization or fast growing startup
- Experience building backend services with Node.js, Typescript and various frameworks
- Experience working with GraphQL, RESTful APIs and WebSockets
- Good understanding of best practices with version control and continuous integration.
- Solid understanding of engineering and design principles behind distributed and scalable applications
- Understanding user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments
- Clear passion for both Software Engineering and Crypto
Nice to Haves
- Experience building and maintaining high volume production quality applications using React or React Native, with good knowledge of state management and client side systems design
- Experience working in Fintech, Web3 or a related field
- Experience working with blockchain technology, minting or interacting with non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
We’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!
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