Software Engineer, Chat - Cryptowatch

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

Cryptowatch is Kraken's professional charting, trading, and market analysis platform. Join our team and help us build a chat product that our users will love. We recently released the first version of this product, but there is a lot more we want to do. Our chat will support tens of thousands of concurrent users, end-to-end encrypted messaging, and tons of special commands for trading and sharing right in the UI.

About You

    • You are passionate about writing fast, efficient software in JavaScript

    • You have a solid understanding of XMPP

    • You value free speech, free software, and want to work on a product that will help thousands of traders connect with each other

    • You are comfortable in a Linux environment and can work with scripting tools like bash

    • You have worked on a team before, understand software development methodologies, and write clean, testable code.

    • You have a security mindset, understand common threats, and how to avoid them

    • You are a team player who values transparency and communication

What you’ll do

    • Build a fully featured chat product in JavaScript + Lua (backend)

    • Contribute to Converse.js and work directly with its creator

    • Participate in code reviews, technical discussions, and other team activities

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