Software Engineer, Crypto Custody

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 in the world. 

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, 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!

The Role

This role is 100% remote.

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 by joining our team as the newest Software Engineer, Crypto Custody.

We are passionate about building secure, highly scalable applications for our millions of customers across the world and are looking for experience Software Engineers to join us on our mission!


    • Research new crypto assets and integrate them into our custody system

    • Maintain our custody system and its integrations with various blockchains as each blockchain evolves

    • Develop novel security solutions to safeguard our clients assets

    • Delve into novel emerging technologies such as Multi-Party Computation (MPC)

    • Actively participate in the development of custody related systems, the scaling and growth of the team, and the ultimate direction of crypto custody

    • Work cross functionally with the crypto payments team on new assets

    • Remain security, detail, and quality focused above all other concerns

    • Focus on developing end to end test frameworks that use little to no mocks

    • Able to reason about and build threat models when developing software


    • 3+ years of experience as a backend/full stack developer

    • Experience with Blockchain daemons such as Bitcoind, Litecoind, Parity or other crypto software

    • Strong proficiency with basic cryptographic concepts

    • Strong proficiency or familiarity with Rust

    • Experience with or working knowledge of hardware security modules (HSM’s) a major plus.

    • Ability to perform basic DevOps tasks using docker & kubernetes 

    • Ability to use GNU/Linux operating systems

Bonus Points

    • Understanding of the nature of asynchronous programming and its quirks and workarounds

    • Understanding of user authentication and authorization between multiple systems, servers, and environments

    • Experience with automated testing platforms and unit tests

    • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git

    • Basic experience with other languages such as: C++, Javascript, or Go

    • Strong passion for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

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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