Senior Rust Open Source Maintainer - Bitcoin


Full Time Contract Senior-level / Expert
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About Kraken
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 
We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 
Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 
Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!
About the Role
The Tamás Blummer Memorial Fund was established by Kraken to honor the memory of an early contributor to the Rust Bitcoin ecosystem. The fund is searching for a senior maintainer to coordinate and improve the development process of Bitcoin-related Rust libraries.


  • Release management for multiple crates
  • Solicit stakeholder feedback for bug fixes and features
  • Triage issues and pull requests
  • Coordinate code review and assist with merge conflicts
  • Help, encourage, and sponsor new contributors
  • Schedule and facilitate regular contributor meetings
  • Interact with Rust working groups with a focus on:Compiler versioning, back-porting, and toolchain compatibilityDeterministic and reproducible build processes
  • Excellent knowledge of Security and cryptography
  • Provide quarterly updates to the fund's board
  • Participation in webinars and on social media to showcase major releases


  • You are able to work full-time
  • Interest in the Rust language, Bitcoin, Lightning, Liquid, and hardware wallets
  • Excellent reputation of humility and empathy with references available
  • Proven track-record of release management involving many stakeholders
  • Focus on project quality and maturity
  • Security-conscious
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