Rust Engineer, Desktop GUI - Cryptowatch


Remote, OR, USA Remote

Full time

Jul 8

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Kraken is changing the world. Join the revolution!

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.

In less than a decade Kraken has risen to become one of the best and most respected crypto exchanges in the world. We are changing the way the world thinks about money and finance. The crypto industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and Kraken is leading the charge. We’ve grown from 70 Krakenites in January 2017 to over 1200 today and we have no intention of slowing down.

About the Role

Help us scale Cryptowatch, Kraken's professional charting and trading platform. Cryptowatch has grown organically from a tiny weekend project to a popular real-time cryptocurrency charting and trading platform which people rely on all over the world. We are seeking talented individuals to help us expand the product in new directions. There's rarely a boring day in crypto, and we're looking for people who want to be part of this exciting ecosystem!


  • Develop features for our native desktop application
  • Build efficient GUIs using Rust and iced (
  • Integrate with existing back end systems
  • Maintain a well organized codebase
  • Write code that works across current versions of Windows, MacOS, and Linux
  • Think through edge cases and unexpected user interactions to develop a robust UX
  • Structure application code to optimize for both CPU and memory performance
  • Collaborate with backend engineers to implement backend requirements for new interfaces


  • Expertise using Rust for substantial projects
  • Experience working with both REST and websocket APIs
  • Ability to independently navigate a large codebase to find logic and debug problems
  • Ability to collaborate with remote employees (developers and designers)
  • Understand functional programming concepts like immutability, opaque types, iterators, the Elm Architecture, pure functions, etc.

A strong candidate will also

  • Have experience shipping native desktop applications
  • Have experience with native platform APIs (windowing, notifications, menus) for multiple operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux)
  • Be familiar with graphics pipelines and GPUs
  • Have experience profiling and optimizing Rust code
  • Have an eye for visual balance and harmony
  • Have experience with protocol buffers
  • Have experience with Elm
  • Be obsessed with writing fast software
  • Understand trading and market microstructure

We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.

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