Senior Cryptography Engineer

Website Kraken Digital Asset Exchange

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About the job
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.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

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 .

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

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The team

Join our new Incubation team and have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing transformation of the digital assets industry at Kraken. Our team plays a crucial role in identifying problems in the industry and delivering novel solutions.

As a member of the Incubation team, you will have the chance to collaborate with highly skilled Rust Engineers, cryptographers, and on-chain experts from around the world. We are enthusiastic about open source, Layer 2 technologies, zero-knowledge proofs, multi-party computation, and continuously strive to explore the potential of on chain scaling solutions. Our collaborative work environment allows us to stay ahead in the ever-changing crypto landscape. The team has recently embarked on exploring how more protocols and decentralized applications can be integrated into Kraken. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to contribute towards shaping the future of on-chain at Kraken. This is a fully remote role.

The Opportunity

Design and implementation of cryptographic protocols
Design and implementation of layer 2 solutions
Writing reusable, testable, and efficient code
Implementation of smart contracts
Freedom to pursue independent research
Attend conferences and find opportunities in the on-chain ecosystem


Skills You Should HODL

5+ years of experience in software engineering
Experience working with modern cryptography (ZKP, MPC, FHE)
Deep understanding of applied cryptography
Experience in technical writing and documentation
Experience interacting with Bitcoin and Ethereum
Experience with assembly and other low level programming
Ability to independently debug problems involving the network and operating system
Leadership in defining technical requirements and drive projects through to completion
Assume technical responsibility of complex systems, identify opportunities for innovative research and development
Act as technical leader, mentor others in the company to bring their ideas to proof of concepts and beyond
Have experience with system languages (C, C++, Go) and/or strongly typed programming (OCaml, Haskell, Rust)
Be passionate about secure, reliable and fast software


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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Posted on Sep 27, 2023.

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