Software Engineer - React - CF Benchmarks



Software Engineering
United Kingdom · Ireland
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 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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About CF Benchmarks, a Kraken company

CF Benchmarks are the world’s first and leading cryptocurrency index provider, authorised and regulated by the UK FCA. Our indices are in full compliance with UK Benchmark Regulation (BMR), proven by two successful audits undertaken by Deloitte. We're a trusted partner to some of the most respected and innovative financial institutions and our fully market tested reference rates and indices power regulated financial products including listed derivatives, investment funds and structured products from the world's leading firms including the market defining crypto derivatives suite listed by CME Group and the BlackRock Bitcoin Private Trust. For more information, please visit

The team

We seek a highly motivated, intellectually curious Frontend Engineer I to join our growing CF Benchmarks team. You will play a key role developing both our internal tools, targeted at empowering our colleagues, and external facing websites, responsible for our online presence and image among institutional investors and broader audiences. The ideal candidate would be someone who has experience building public websites that work in tandem with various marketing efforts, and internal tools that leverage REST APIs, live data via websockets, deal with VERY precise data and provide EXCELLENT security against human errors. This exciting opportunity demands a good feel for user experience, desire to learn and adapt fast, exceptional communication, and genuine passion for the fast-paced cryptocurrency world. If you love producing user interfaces that people will love, we encourage you to apply.

The opportunity

  • Maintain and develop existing front-end systems encompassing both external facing and internal user only functions

  • Transform user requirements into working and maintainable frontend systems using React and Next.js

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Product, Design, and Backend Engineering, to ensure seamless integration of new features and improvements

  • Keep abreast of new technologies and approaches to best serve strategic goals of the firm

Skills you should HODL

  • 2+ years of web application focused developer experience in a technology company

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent experience.Proficient in HTML, CSS, JavaScript/TypeScript, React and RESTful API design

  • Understanding of web development architecture and design patterns, ability to implement maintainable and scalable web applications

  • Experience with headless Content Management Systems such as, Contentful, or others

  • Experience with NextJS and Tailwind CSS

  • Experience of working with different with software development processes, ability to follow best practices and standards

  • Intellectual curiosity and deep interest in cryptocurrencies and blockchain along with some familiarity with cryptocurrency markets and blockchain technology

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Aptitude and attitude for learning new technologies

  • Able to work in a team environment whilst benefitting from great autonomy

  • Self- starting, ambitious, and motivated by the opportunity to define an emerging asset class

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines

Nice to haves

  • Understanding of index use cases and cryptocurrency market structure is a plus

  • Experience in a dynamic, fast-paced fintech startup environment is a bonus

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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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