Senior Frontend Engineer - Bitcoin, Lightning Network


Remote, OR, USA Remote

Full time

Jul 8

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About Kraken

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

Bitcoin’s protocol is a ground-breaking technological invention. It has inspired an entire generation of companies, products, developers, and educators who are captivated by the Bitcoin ethos and mission to build a fair financial system for the entire world. 

Kraken's mission is to accelerate cryptocurrency adoption by building a range of financial products to put the power of Bitcoin in the hands of billions of users and investors. 

We have seen tremendous growth in our product usage over the last few years as cryptocurrencies have reached mainstream awareness. Over the last 9 years, Kraken has built secure, scalable, and reliable products with millions of users. As we enter the mass-adoption phase, it is critical to refine and scale Bitcoin’s UX across our products. This requires improving and innovating on the UX frontier with new technologies like Lighting network and more to come. 

Our engineering teams and developers have acquired expertise in Bitcoin and crypto technologies over the years. We are looking for motivated, self-driving, and collaborative engineers to join our diverse and talented team and help us take Bitcoin UX to the next level.

Technologies we use:

- React

- Next.js

- Sass / modern CSS

- Typescript

- Docker


  • Build beautiful user interfaces to enable clients to access the Lightning network
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Design and implement scalable low-latency, high-availability, and performant applications
  • Care deeply about collaborating with other engineers, designers, and PMs to build great user experiences
  • Actively look for ways to improve the frontend UX and codebase


  • 4+ years of experience as a software engineer
  • Experience with Bitcoin and Lightning applications
  • Advanced knowledge of Lightning channels and routing
  • Nuanced understanding of React.js and web architecture
  • Passionate about frontend design principles and user experience
  • Experience with automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Proficient understanding of git and Docker
  • Strong passion for Bitcoin and Lightning

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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