Front-End Designer




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. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 



We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 



Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 



Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!



About the Role



Kraken is expanding the Design team with an emphasis on front-end and interaction!  The company is comprised of experienced and motivated veterans of the technology, design, and finance industries.  We are building sophisticated crypto-trading products while having fun along the way.  Come help us continue to define and lead this exciting industry.



We are looking for a creative and motivated self-starter with an eye for beautiful, clean user interfaces.  The ideal candidate brings an attention for detail and can connect design workflows with product goals through implementation using modern web standards.  You consider the user experience first and support design decisions guided by best practices in technical implementation, web performance, and data from usability tests and site metrics.




You'll be a key member of the design team, collaborating closely with the very best engineers, designers, business leadership, partners and customers in the industry. You will take a leading role refining key app features while applying best practices throughout the product.



(Amazing perks, remote teams, stock incentives, flexible hours and open PTO policy make Kraken a great place to work.)



Responsibilities



    • Collaborate closely with designers, product managers, engineers and stakeholders to deliver high fidelity interactive front-end product experiences

    • Incorporate pattern-based solutions across platforms and products

    • Translate component style and interaction guidelines from design systems into reusable code examples

    • Define, create, and improve the tools and processes that accelerate workflows for other designers and developers

    • Help to define and shape a new and growing front-end team within the design org

    • Prototype and iterate designs to connect and optimize user flows with HTML / JavaScript / CSS

    • Demonstrate proficiency communicating throughout the design process from formulating high-level strategy to executing pixel-perfect mockups




Requirements



    • At least 4 years of web design and development experience

    • Strong portfolio of latest relevant work in high fidelity design and interaction

    • Understand Gestalt design principles, ability to recognize design challenges, and formulate a variety of creative problem solving solutions

    • Sensitivity to composition, negative space, and typography

    • Proficient translating high fidelity design into HTML / JavaScript / CSS

    • Experience with component-based design tools such as Sketch or Figma

    • Creative idea generator with a problem solving mindset

    • Ability to receive constructive criticism to ultimately improve the end result

    • Willing to take initiative and ownership of tasks and deliverables

    • Understanding of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency movement

    • Proficiency designing for finance, charting, trading, or data dense applications

    • Desire to make the best trading platform in the world




Location Tagging: #EU #US



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.



Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers. We’re excited to see what you’re made of.  



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