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Senior Software Engineer - React - NFT Marketplace



Software Engineering
Milton Keynes, UK · Ireland
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Building the Future of Crypto

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

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As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading security, crypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken Pro, Kraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

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The team

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Software Engineer to accelerate the development of our NFT Marketplace. In this role, you will be joining a cross-functional team solely focused on pushing the boundaries of the space and offering a world class user experience. Your core responsibility will be building and maintaining user interfaces, leveraging React, as the team delivers novel features to production, as well as maintaining the engineering health of the application. An acute eye for detail and advocating for elite level user experience is a must. Your expertise in building scalable and high-performance applications will directly contribute to the success of our platform.

The opportunity

  • Design, develop, and maintain high-quality web applications specifically tailored for NFT trading and interactions

  • Execute within a cross-functional team, including Product, Design, and Backend Engineering, to ensure seamless integration of NFT features and functionalities

  • Contribute to the architecture and design of the NFT marketplace, focusing on scalability, performance, and user experience

  • Identify and resolve performance bottlenecks and inefficiencies in the web application

  • Write and maintain comprehensive unit tests and documentation for the NFT platform

  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in the blockchain and NFT space, integrating these insights into our platform

Skills you should HODL

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, with a focus on web applications

  • Deep understanding of JavaScript/TypeScript and proficiency with React

  • Experience with Next.js, RESTful APIs, and WebSockets, particularly in a blockchain or NFT context

  • Familiarity with modern front-end build pipelines and tooling

  • Strong understanding of UI/UX best practices and principles, especially in the context of NFTs and digital assets

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

Nice to haves

  • Direct experience with blockchain technology and NFT platforms

  • Familiarity with smart contract development and integration

  • Familiarity with Web3 libs and wallet integrations

  • E-commerce and related SEO experience

  • Knowledge of image compression, caching and loading strategies

Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!

As an equal opportunity employer, we don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. Whether that’s based on race, ethnicity, age, gender identity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state or local laws.

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