Frontend Engineer – Security (Remote – Americas)

About Kraken
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion.  Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world’s largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we’re growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets.  We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent. Let’s change the way the world thinks about money! Join the revolution!
About the Role
This is a fully remote role, we will consider applicants based in North America and South America.
Our Engineering team is having a blast while delivering the most sophisticated crypto-trading platform out there. Help us continue to define and lead the industry.

What you’ll do

    • Developing new user interface using React to educate and encourage users to secure their accounts
    • Taking ownership of security related features of the frontend
    • Building reusable React components following modern practices using React 16+
    • Translate designs, wireframes, and business requirements into high quality code
    • Optimizing components for maximum performance

About you

    • 6+ years of professional experience preferred
    • Strong proficiency in JavaScript and ES2015 – 2017 and an understanding of Javascript fundamentals
    • Experience with RESTful and RPC based APIs
    • Experience with modern PHP and legacy PHP
    • Thorough understanding of React and its core principles preferred. Be prepared to talk about core concepts (reconciliation, context, PureComponent)
    • Experience with different React state management libraries (such as Redux, MobX, Apollo or Unstated)
    • A proven track record building projects related to user authentication and access control for major web applications
    • Familiarity with modern frontend build pipelines and tools. We love Webpack, Typescript, and Docker 🙂
    • Bringing applications to production and iterating. If you have an app, hackathon project, or some OSS code we would love to see it!
    • Experience in crypto industry a plus
    • Strong passion for crypto. Tell us about your experience with Bitcoin, Ethereum, or alts. What alt are you excited about?
    • We’re all traders too. Be prepared to tell us what you think about current price movements (you won’t need to tell us your secret trading strategies)

Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

Based in San Francisco, Kraken is the world’s largest global bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity.

Technology we use