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.
You have a solid understanding of XMPP and Instant messaging
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
Contribute to Converse.js and work directly with its creator
Participate in code reviews, technical discussions, and other team activities
Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based Kraken is the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity and also trading Canadian dollars, US dollars, British pounds and Japanese yen. Kraken is consistently rated the best and most secure Bitcoin exchange by independent news media. Kraken was the first Bitcoin exchange to have trading price and volume displayed on the Bloomberg Terminal, the first to pass a cryptographically verifiable proof-of-reserves audit, and is a partner in the first cryptocurrency bank. Kraken is trusted by hundreds of thousands of traders, the Tokyo government's court-appointed trustee, and Germany's BaFin regulated Fidor Bank.