Senior Frontend Engineer - React (EMEA)

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange



About the job

About Kraken

As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide - our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But weโ€™re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.

To ensure Kraken is the right fit for you, please ensure you read Kraken Culture Explained to find out more about us!

UI Engineering at Kraken

Krakenโ€™s Software Engineers are tasked with developing cutting edge interfaces that change how millions of users interact with our platform. Our products need to handle processing and displaying huge amounts of real-time information whilst also maintaining an intuitive and friendly user experience, to achieve this engineers with both a strong technical background and keen eye for design are required. We're looking for passionate and talented engineers who can bring fresh ideas and expertise from all industries. As a Software Engineer, you will work as a core member of a fully remote team on a specific project critical to Krakenโ€™s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need all of our engineers to display a versatile talent set, from exceptional technical ability to strong communication skills and passion for the monumental change that the crypto industry can bring to society.

About The Role

Senior Software Engineer is the first inflection point where leadership starts to feature as a defining requirement: Your job is no longer only to get things done; itโ€™s to guide others to help them deliver value, too. You should have a significant amount of professional experience within the industry and a demonstrable history of shipping large projects that have a significant impact to the business during your tenure at other companies. At this level, your total mastery of foundational computer and software engineering concepts is a given and experience mentoring more junior engineers and pitching in on interviewing is a must. Senior Software Engineer is the first level where we expect you to do more than merely complete the work assigned to you: At Senior Software Engineer, you should start to create your work by understanding the problems your team faces and proposing, implementing, and delivering solutions to them. You should deeply understand all technologies used by the team, you will own the production operation and monitoring of the systems within your domain, mentors others to accelerate their career-growth, adjusts the team processes by listening to feedback and guiding the team through the changes whilst regularly making an impact on your whole team.

Basic Qualifications

  • 6+ years of full-time professional engineering experience
  • Deep knowledge of HTML, CSS, TypeScript, React (or other UI libraries), client side state management solutions and basic web/mobile rendering performance techniques
  • Experience building and maintaining production quality applications using React or React Native
  • Clear passion for both Software Engineering and Crypto

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of full-time engineering experience within a large technology organization or fast growing startup
  • Have led multiple high profile projects within your previous positions successfully
  • Experience working with GraphQL, RESTful APIs and WebSockets
  • Experience working with multi-threaded code architectures (WebWorkers)
  • Experience both mentoring junior engineers and interviewing for Software Engineers
  • Deep understanding of the cryptocurrency industry and a vision of what direction its heading in

Location Tagging: #EU

Weโ€™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!

As an equal opportunity employer we donโ€™t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether thatโ€™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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