Abra

Abra is the world's first digital cash peer-to-peer network.

We're transforming the world of payments by making it simple to send money to anyone, anywhere, whether or not you have a bank account or credit card.

We are an early-stage startup with high aspirations, and backed by several top-notch investors. We are currently present in the US and in the Philippines, with more countries to come soon.

Abra Mountain View, CA, USA
Apr 24, 2018
Permanent
Abra Want to transform the financial industry? Abra is working on the world's first multi-currency, multi-crypto mobile wallet that lets you buy, sell, hold, and send fiat and crypto currencies all in the palm of your hand. Position Overview Abra is looking for blockchain experts who wants to work on smart contracts, multi-signatures, and block chain inputs and outputs. You will write server side code that powers Abra's mobile apps. You will build a robust and scalable backend infrastructure that facilitates cryptocurrency transactions between smartphone users all around the world. You are the go to person on the team, leading other engineers technically to build great products. Finally, you will also help with writing test automation to assure that our solutions delight our customers. Responsibilities Collaboratively identify product requirements and design architecture with Product, UX, and Mobile App development team Write server side REST APIs for crypto-currency transactions Develop smart contracts with multi-signature capabilities Write automated tests for those APIs Conduct early project scoping and collaborate with cross-functional teams. Skills and Requirements +5 Years in server side development Deep experience in UTXOs, blockchain, P2SH, experience with BitcoinJ a plus Deep expertise in REST and RESTful APIs JBehave or Cucumber equivalent, Git, continuous integration tools (Jenkins) Ability to work effectively, efficiently and independently with minimal oversight Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills. BS/MS in Computer Science or a related field Experience in modern test techniques such as Test and Behavior Driven Development (TDD and BDD) Familiarity with Agile / Scrum
Abra Mountain View, CA, USA
Apr 24, 2018
Permanent
Want to transform the financial industry? Abra created the world's first multi-currency, multi-crypto mobile wallet that lets you buy, sell, hold, and send fiat and cryptocurrencies - all in the palm of your hand. Position Overview Abra is looking for a Scrum Master to help expand its network of liquidity options around the globe. As a Scrum Master, you will lead a team using the Agile method to consistently deliver working software. This individual will work closely with the Product Manager to determine the team's deliverables for sprints and will help drive the team towards accomplishing those goals. The candidate will be accountable to test new features to ensure they meet technical requirements. The ideal candidate will not only have a strong technical background, but also have the soft skills to clearly communicate technical issues and solutions with people of varying technical abilities. Last but not least, this individual will cultivate a team culture that is both challenging and rewarding to work in. Responsibilities Coordinate and facilitate daily Scrum meetings, sprint planning, sprint retrospectives and release planning for 1-2 Scrum teams Remove any obstacles that are slowing down or blocking the Scrum team Test new features to ensure requirements of the feature have been met Promote a team culture of communication Provide visibility of team status and issues to senior management Mentor team members on Agile software development principles and practices Coordinate dependencies and release plans with external teams Identify business and technical issues during early project scoping Skills and Requirements Comfortable working in a linux environment Strong experience writing sql queries, bash scripts, and using command line tools Ability to discuss technical issues and solutions clearly with people of different technical backgrounds Solid understanding of Agile Development and methodologies Excellent organizational, communication and diplomatic skills Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills Flexible and easy to adapt in a dynamic working environment Eager to lead as a Servant Leader Prior experience doing QA is a plus
Abra Mountain View, CA, USA
Apr 24, 2018
Permanent
Abra Want to transform the financial industry? Abra is working on the world's first multi-currency, multi-crypto mobile wallet that lets you buy, sell, hold, and send fiat and crypto currencies all in the palm of your hand. Position Overview As a Staff Java Software Engineer, you will write server side code that powers Abra's mobile app. You will build a robust and scalable backend infrastructure that facilitates cryptocurrency transactions between smartphone users all around the world. You will also build integrations with cryptocurrency exchanges globally to enable buy and sell of cryptocurrencies. Finally, you will also help with writing test automation to assure that our solutions delight our customers. Responsibilities Collaboratively identify product requirements and design architecture with Product, UX, and Mobile App development team Write server side Java REST APIs for crypto-currency transactions Integrate with cryptocurrency exchanges globally Write automated tests for those APIs Conduct early project scoping and collaborate with cross-functional teams. Skills and Requirements +5 Years in server side development in Java Deep expertise in REST and RESTful APIs Experience with Jersey, Play framework, Spring Boot Experience in Java for Test automation JBehave or Cucumber, Git, continuous integration tools (Jenkins) Ability to work effectively, efficiently and independently with minimal oversight Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills. BS/MS in Computer Science or a related field Experience in modern test techniques such as Test and Behavior Driven Development (TDD and BDD) Familiarity with Agile / Scrum
Abra Mountain View, CA, USA
Apr 24, 2018
Permanent
Must love bitcoin! (or at least be really interested) About the company Abra enables you to invest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, easily, quickly, and securely.Our vision is an open, global financial system that is easily accessible to everyone. About Us: https://www.abra.com/about-us/ Abra in the News: https://www.abra.com/press/ The rest of our website: https://www.abra.com/ About the role Abra is looking for an experienced content marketer to create, manage, and market content about bitcoin and the broader cryptocurrency market. Your work will educate existing users and attract new ones to Abra. Help define the space and spread the word about next gen financial services! Responsibilities: Create a comprehensive content strategy to drive lead generation, boost organic traffic, and engage existing users. Maintain an active editorial calendar of relevant content Create blog posts, ebooks, white papers, webinars, website content, videos, and thought leadership pieces to establish Abra as a leader in our space. Manage outside agencies and freelancers where appropriate. Ensure content is on-brand, consistent in tone, and adheres to SEO best practices Create a measurement framework. Then use it to evaluate your efforts, iterate, repeat. Identify and work with influencers to amplify your efforts. "Other Stuff." We're a small group and everyone wears manyhats. Be prepared to be flexible and take on additional responsibilities as required. What are we missing from this job description? As Abra's only content marketer, you'll have the opportunity to shape and define your role as you see fit. Skills and requirements: Previous content marketing experience. You need to have done this before. Please do not apply if you haven't. The level of the role will be adjusted according to prior experience. Knowledge of and interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Excellent written communication. This job requires a lot of writing. Being able to communicate clearly and concisely is essential. While you may work with external agencies or freelancers, you will also be producing your own content. There is no other writer. The writer is you. Strong editorial eye. The editor is also you. Organized and self-disciplined. You'll be juggling a lot, and managing a lot of resources. Strategic mindset. Content marketing isn't about throwing stuff out there to see what sticks. Well, not the majority of the time, anyways. It's about setting goals and objectives, having a deep knowledge of the market, and understanding what gets results. Desire to work in a startup environment. You thrive on a high degree of ownership, love taking initiative, wearing different hats, and solving new problems.
Abra Mountain View, CA, USA
Apr 24, 2018
Permanent
Abra is looking for a talented director of product marketing to help define and deliver the next generation features of our cryptocurrency investment app to our rapidly growing user base. Reporting to the CEO, you will lead in a central role in leading product announcements and launches. You'll work closely with the product management and user experience teams to acquire customer insights and turn them into actionable marketing plans and communications across multiple channels. You must have prior product marketing experience in consumer technology (B2C) to be considered. Knowledge and Interest in cryptocurrencies is a plus. Responsibilities include: Define product positioning and messaging. Work with the product & engineering teams to understand the product roadmap and create clear positioning and benefits; communicate this to in-country marketing teams and to the end user Conduct competitive analysis. Understand broadly the options our consumers and business have, and our relative strengths and weaknesses Develop and implement go to market plans. Work across the team and the organization to run the go-to-market for new feature launches Manage the Abra website . Create content for the website and manage external design and web development resources as needed. Manage the localization process as we expand into different countries. Own website analytics, content marketing, and SEO. Craft in-product communication . Work with product management and engineering to communicate features, benefits, and flows within the Abra app. Craft product briefs, value prop messaging, FAQs, and in-product language. Create educational tools such as videos, tutorials, and guides. Conduct in-person events. Represent Abra at select conferences and events Manage Abra's social media presence. "Other Stuff." We're a small group and everyone wears many hats. Be prepared to be flexible and take on additional responsibilities as required. As the organization grows, your responsibilities will shift. Education and Skill Requirements: Degrees: BS degree, MS/MBA a plus. Consumer Product marketing experience. 7 or more years of product marketing experience in consumer technology. Strong knowledge of and interest in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Strong leadership skills. Ability to create and carry strategy and vision across the organization to influence positioning, messaging and cross-channelplans. Exceptional analytical skills. Ability to use data or proxy data support decisions and plans. Excellent written and verbal communication. This job requires a lot of writing. Being able to communicate clearly and concisely is essential. There is no copywriter. The copywriter is you. Highly customer focused. A good product marketer is always trying to learn more about the consumer, what they care about, and what will resonate. You'll be one of a few key people disseminating customer insights within the organization, and the main voice in communicating outward. Curious. We're building something new here. The right candidate will approach the opportunity with fresh eyes. Biased towards action. At the end of the day, insights are only as good if they're translated into action. Move fast. Highly organized. You'll be juggling a lot, and managing a lot of resources. Experience with market research. As part of your process, you will employ a variety of market research techniques, including 1:1 interviews, focus groups, and short surveys.
Abra Manila, Philippines
Apr 24, 2018
Permanent
About Abra Abra aims to be the WhatsApp of money. We're transforming the world of payments by making it simple to send money to anyone, anywhere, whether or not you have a bank account or credit card. We are an early-stage startup with high aspirations, and backed by several top-notch investors. We are currently present in the US and in the Philippines, with more countries to come soon. About the job We are expanding rapidly and need an experienced customer support representative to join our team. By solving problems for our users and collecting their feedback, you will be an integral part of our ability to deliver great service to our rapidly-growing user base, now and in the future. The role is located in Manila, Philippines, and we expect it to start part-time and quickly evolve into full-time. Responsibilities Deliver outstanding customer service and experiences, primarily through email and occasionally by phone and live chat Troubleshoot customer issues and concerns, investigating why they happened, and communicating with multiple teams to find rapid resolutions Collaborate with local and remote colleagues, following up on escalations and handling hand-overs to/from other customer service reps Act as the voice of the customer internally, providing insights to different areas of the business to help build a better product, and presenting findings and feedback to executives Suggest and implement improvements to processes and policies Qualifications We seek candidates who are passionate about providing great customer experience, and have a strong desire to work in a dynamic startup environment. Successful candidates should have/be: Bachelor's degree At least 2-3 years of experience in customer service Organized, methodical, detail-oriented Highly productive and with strong work ethic Able to charm customers Excited to chase down open issues through completion Multitasker, able to shift focus easily Great communicator, critical thinker Able to both follow process and create process Work well in both team-oriented and self-directed environments Tech savvy, both with web and mobile apps Strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and Tagalog Bonus : experience working with CRM systems, e.g., Zendesk, JIRA, Salesforce Bonus : experience sending/receiving cash internationally
Abra Mountain View, CA, USA
Apr 24, 2018
Permanent
Abra Want to transform the financial industry? Abra is simplifying cryptocurrency investing by working on the world's first multi-currency, multi-crypto mobile wallet that lets you buy, sell, hold, and send fiat and crypto currencies all in the palm of your hand. Position Overview As a Product Manager at Abra, you will lead efforts to build services and tools to support our customers and operations teams. You will own the product lifecycle from problem definition to product and feature launch and beyond. You will build products using agile methodologies with a team consisting of developers, a scrum master, and QA. The ideal candidate can artistically manage the intersection of UX, business and technical needs. You will own different applications in the Abra system including a customer service tool, back office tools and parts of the platform that interface with data providers and decision engines. Responsibilities Deliver great products for customers and internal users Create and drive a product roadmap that advances the customer experience and meets company goals Write product plans, user stories with acceptance criteria, business flow diagrams, API sequences diagrams, and basic mockups (for internally facing service tools) Identify and assess potential vendors to advance our tools and decision engines Partner with internal and external stakeholders to establish and monitor key performance indicators Execute through a matrix team including design, engineering, marketing and operations to see initiatives through gradual rollout, full launch, measurement and improvement Skills and Requirements 2+ years of relevant product management or business analyst experience Experience scoping and designing internal tools, CRM systems and backend integrations as a part of an Agile team environment Experience with payments, financial services, identity verification, fraud prevention OR related secure e-commerce applications Experience applying web development best practices Experience writing SQL queries Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, start-up team environment Ability to work effectively, efficiently and independently with minimal oversight Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills Results oriented Experience with cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is a plus Fluency in writing and speaking English is a must; other language fluency a plus Degree in Computer Science or related technical field preferred
Abra Mountain View, CA, USA
Apr 24, 2018
Permanent
Abra Want to transform the financial industry? Abra is working on the world's first multi-currency, multi-crypto mobile wallet that lets you buy, sell, hold, and send fiat and cryptocurrencies all in the palm of your hand. Position Overview As the Senior Visual Designer at ABRA, you will not only create and own our design system, you will be a key influencer in the overall branding and be responsible for bringing the app to life through intuitive and clean design and delightful, yet thoughtful interactions. You will be a part of the full end-to-end design process and will work collaboratively with product, UX, engineers, and marketing. You will work closest with the UX and product teams, where you will gain exposure to (and at times, participate in gathering) all the information you need to design with purpose: roadmap planning, concept testing, persona development, design reviews for engineers, and more. Your main deliverables will be an updated and scalable design system, pixel-perfect mocks, and interactive prototypes that showcase the intended behavior and interactions in the UX. Key Responsibilities Establish the look and feel of the ABRA app and own/maintain the ABRA design system and brand design Design interactions that make the app useful, intuitive, and delightful to its target users Define animations and transitions on the app Deliver pixel-perfect mocks to developers and collaborate to ensure vision for design is reflected in the app itself Collaborate closely with UX and product to maintain a high standard of user-focused design Create digital designs for marketing, advertising, and PR Influence maturation of the ABRA design team Valued Skills and Requirements Experience designing UI for mobile apps (both Android & iOS) Experience creating and maintaining a design system for mobile experiences that scale across different device sizes Experience in UX or working with UX team Strong familiarity Apple's HIG and Material Design Ability to work in a fast-paced, lean environment Ability to share and champion your ideas in a cross-functional team Ability to work independently and collaboratively with team, communicating early and often A love for consistency, efficiency, and delivering value through UI Ability to dive into the details, while still maintaining a view of the bigger picture. Ability to see trends in elements and components used in the app and turn them into a cohesive design system Willingness to go beyond the job description to support the team (and the company's) success Bonus: experience creating interactive prototypes and motion design An interest in cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and/or financial investing is a plus, but not required. This is a full-time, paid position in Mountain View, California. We will not respond to applications that require full-time remote work. We are committed to building a culturally diverse company and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
Abra Mountain View, CA, USA
Mar 15, 2018
Permanent
Abra Want to transform the financial industry? Abra is working on the world's first multi-currency, multi-crypto mobile wallet that lets you buy, sell, hold, and send fiat and crypto currencies all in the palm of your hand. Position Overview Abra is looking for blockchain experts who wants to work on smart contracts, multi-signatures, and block chain inputs and outputs. You will write server side code that powers Abra's mobile apps. You will build a robust and scalable backend infrastructure that facilitates cryptocurrency transactions between smartphone users all around the world. You are the go to person on the team, leading other engineers technically to build great products. Finally, you will also help with writing test automation to assure that our solutions delight our customers. Responsibilities Collaboratively identify product requirements and design architecture with Product, UX, and Mobile App development team Write server side REST APIs for crypto-currency transactions Develop smart contracts with multi-signature capabilities Write automated tests for those APIs Conduct early project scoping and collaborate with cross-functional teams. Skills and Requirements +5 Years in server side development Deep experience in UTXOs, blockchain, P2SH, experience with BitcoinJ a plus Deep expertise in REST and RESTful APIs JBehave or Cucumber equivalent, Git, continuous integration tools (Jenkins) Ability to work effectively, efficiently and independently with minimal oversight Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Strong communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills. BS/MS in Computer Science or a related field Experience in modern test techniques such as Test and Behavior Driven Development (TDD and BDD) Familiarity with Agile / Scrum
Abra Mountain View, CA, USA
Feb 18, 2018
Permanent
Abra Want to transform the financial industry?  Abra is working on the world's first multi-currency, multi-crypto mobile wallet that lets you buy, sell, hold, and send fiat and crypto currencies all in the palm of your hand. Position Overview In this role, you will not only support the creation of a cohesive design system, you will bring the app to life using delightful, yet thoughtful animations and motion design. This role is not just an internship - you will be treated like a full-time member of the Abra team and given the opportunity to contribute directly to the app's success. You will learn the end-to-end design process and work collaboratively with product, UX, and engineers alike. You will have a long-lasting impact on the efficiency and scalability of the UX team. Key Responsibilities Conduct ongoing competitive and comparative analyses to understand the broader cryptocurrency and financial investing markets Collaborate closely with UX, marketing, and customer service to gather user data (including user testing) and define target user personas Translate the short term and long term vision for the product into thoughtful design pattern wireframes that will form the framework for the design system Define animations and transitions of the app that make it delightful, intuitive to our target users, and aligned to our design principles Support user testing of your own designs to get real feedback from customers Valued Skills and Requirements Ability to work independently and collaboratively with team, communicating early and often Experience designing UI for mobile apps Strong familiarity Apple's HIG and Material Design A love for consistency, efficiency, and delivering value through UI Ability to share and champion your ideas in a cross-functional team Understanding and appreciation of how UI, app animations and transitions, and overall interaction design play a critical role in the mobile app Ability to dive into the details, while still maintaining a view of the bigger picture. Ability to see trends in elements and components used in the app and turn them into a cohesive design system Willingness to speak up to provide recommendations An interest in cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and/or financial investing is a plus, but not required. This is a full-time, paid internship position in Mountain View, California.  Unfortunately, visa sponsorship is not possible at this time.  Travel, housing and other benefits are not provided.  We're looking for someone available, ideally, between May and September, but exact dates are flexible. Abra is committed to building a culturally diverse company and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.    
Abra Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Jan 10, 2018
Permanent
Position: Banking operations analyst Location: Manila, Philippines   About Abra Abra aims to be the WhatsApp of money. We're transforming the world of payments by making it simple to send money to anyone, anywhere, whether or not you have a bank account or credit card. We are an early-stage startup with high aspirations, and backed by several top-notch investors. We are currently present in the US and in the Philippines, with more countries to come soon.   About the job We are expanding quickly and need an experienced individual to help make our innovative payment technology a fast and reliable experience for everyday users. Ensuring ours users can perform banking transactions on a timely manner, the operations analyst is an integral part of our ability to deliver a great customer experience. This full-time role is located in Manila, Philippines.   Responsibilities Process incoming requests by following an existing workflow, transferring data, and recording outcomes at each step in a spreadsheet Maintain up-to-date records in process logs and credentials databases Coordinate and escalate processing tasks, primarily through email, text chat, and phone, in collaboration with local and remote colleagues Suggest and implement improvements to processes and policies   Qualifications We seek candidates who are passionate about delivering quality work, and have a strong desire to contribute to a dynamic startup environment. Successful candidates should have/be: Bachelor's degree At least 2-3 years of experience in banking operations or finance back-office roles Organized, methodical, detail-oriented Highly productive and with strong work ethic Intermediate mastery of spreadsheet tools (e.g., Excel, Google Sheets) Able to analyze and solve problems Able to present issues and solutions clearly Excited to chase down open issues through completion Multitasker, able to shift focus easily Able to both follow process and create process Computer savvy and able to navigate multiple systems, apps, and tools to find information and resolve issues Work well in both team-oriented and self-directed environments Bonus : accounting or bookkeeping experience