UX Designer – Desktop Apps

  • Kraken
  • Remote
  • Mar 03, 2021
Full time Design

Job Description

About Kraken

Kraken is changing the world. Join the revolution.

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.
In less than a decade Kraken has risen to become one of the best and most respected crypto exchanges in the world. We are changing the way the world thinks about money and finance. The crypto industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and Kraken is leading the charge. We’ve grown from 70 Krakenites in January 2017 to over 1200 today and we have no intention of slowing down.


We are looking for an excellent UX designer to research, analyze, and design end-to-end beautiful, intuitive interfaces throughout the entire design workflow from competitive analysis, mapping out user journeys in flow diagrams, creating sitemaps, high level wireframes to high fidelity mockups, and working with the frontend team to implement design solutions.  We need a creative, highly motivated team player with attention to detail and an eye for beautiful, clean user interfaces. You must follow the principles of User-Centered Design to always regard the user/customer experience first and support your design decisions with best practices and data from usability tests or metrics. This person will be a key member of the product design team collaborating closely with the very best engineers, designers, business leadership, partners and customers in the industry. { Amazing perks, work remotely, stock incentives, flexible hours and open PTO policy make Kraken a great place to work. }


  • Perform competitive analysis, define user personas, study cryptocurrency trends and strategies.
  • Create and run usability tests during product design and after launch to guide the design process.
  • Create and improve information architecture, nomenclature, and diagrams for our apps, including sitemaps, flowcharts, wireframes, and static prototypes.
  • Work closely with our Product team and contribute to requirements gathering, design documentation, and implementation reviews.
  • Work with internal Design team and client groups to design and build user-friendly interfaces and application hierarchies based on functional specifications and persona-based usability findings.
  • Participate in key internal meetings, including regular status updates, planning sessions, document ongoing progress and effectively communicate findings
  • Review user adoption for product deliverables and acceptance testing combining data, analysis, and creative design thinking.
  • Ensure design documents are current and complete, with solutions implemented properly and user feedback incorporated into future product design iterations.


  • 4 + years UX design experience guiding product development cycle for a successfully launched web, mobile, and/or software application.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in Human Computer Interaction, Digital Media Design, Graphic Design, Fine Arts or related field.
  • Passionate about current and emerging product design trends, user-centered design principles, with a knack for keeping our team informed.
  • Understand Gestalt design principles, ability to recognize design challenges, and formulate a variety of creative problem solving solutions
  • Fluent in responsive design patterns, and pairing data with effective design solutions
  • Strong sense of interaction design and user flows, with an ability to translate static solutions into wireframes, prototypes, and testable concepts.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive design critique.
  • Autonomous team player who takes initiative and responsibility for key UX design process deliverables.