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Director, Geo Operations

Kraken

Kraken

Operations
United States
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 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.

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 70+ 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!

Proof of Work

The Global Operations team provides regulatory and operational leadership in our regions. Kraken is a global company that combines a set of highly regulated products with highly innovative crypto specific products. This requires local leaders to interface with regulators, ensure local compliance, adapt products to local standards, manage local entities and businesses, and provide on-the-ground market leadership.

We are seeking a leader to coordinate global initiatives that influence our core regions. You will report to the VP & Global Managing Director and support strategic initiatives, priority projects, cross-geo initiatives, and standardization across our regions.

The opportunity:

  • Lead cross-geo projects influencing multiple regions

  • Lead priority global markets projects

  • Maintain project tracking for all geo initiatives; this includes prioritization and resource deployment, as well as cross-functional collaboration

  • Manage Markets Team quarterly and annual planning as well as budgeting

  • Provide strategic support for Global Managing Director (including executive reporting, updates, proposals, etc)

  • Ad hoc strategy development for new proposals - from ideation to action planning

  • Provide leadership in establishing and tracking OKRs

Skills you should HODL:

  • 10+ years of experience in financial services and/or crypto

  • Experience with financial services regulatory and compliance initiatives

  • Strong familiarity with how crypto businesses operate - fiat and crypto custody, exchange operations, order book, broker models, staking, OTC trading, etc

  • Strong understanding of blockchain and crypto concepts, with the capability to explain highly technical concepts to less familiar parties

  • Extensive experience in project management; achieving outcomes with excellent cross-functional communication

  • Excellent organizational skills; experience in standardizing processes across multiple functions and geographies

  • Strong financial analysis experience; able to analyze a potential strategy and consider quantitative cost/benefit

  • Excellent communication skills; able to write persuasive and comprehensive memos, slide decks, and analyses

  • Experience working autonomously but able to roll up your sleeves and achieve high velocity results

  • Strong crypto ethos

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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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