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Sr. Product Program Manager - Staked

Kraken

Kraken

Product, Operations
United States
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 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 Team

At Kraken Digital Asset Exchange, the Staked team, now part of Kraken Institutional since Kraken's acquisition in December 2021, specializes in enabling non-custodial staking solutions tailored for institutional clients. Staked offers staking services across 40+ proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchains, managing billions in delegated assets. Trusted by top investors and cryptocurrency exchanges, Staked ensures optimal staking rewards.

As a member of our team, you will play a crucial role in facilitating secure and efficient participation by institutions in staking activities on newly launched blockchains, promoting decentralization and delivering economic benefits to institutional investors in the digital asset space.

This is a fully remote opportunity for candidates based in the United States.

The Opportunity

Manage entire new blockchain lifecycle and maintain multi-workstream product roadmap

  • Schedule and conduct discovery calls with protocol teams

  • Track timelines and ensure we meet all deadlines for testnets and mainnet launches

  • Research protocols to understand their purpose, how they work, etc.

  • Gather technical requirements and create comprehensive tickets in JIRA for Blockops, Observability, Infra and AppDev teams

  • Prepare Executive Level Summary as part of the annual and quarterly planning processes based on planning in JIRA / AirTable

  • Document staking mechanics and protocol economics in Confluence

  • Monitor announcement channels in Discord, Slack, etc. and interface with protocol teams for new developments, status updates and deadlines

  • Set up cryptocurrency wallets on different blockchains to perform test transactions

  • Educate internal team and work with marketing to create content about new chains for the current and potential customers

Skills You Should HODL

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from a 4 year institution

  • 3+ years of experience as a Project Manager, Product Manager or Engineer, ideally at a technology company or start-up

  • 2+ years of JIRA experience

  • Understanding of how blockchains work, particularly proof-of-stake (PoS) protocols

  • Genuine passion for cryptocurrency and interest in learning about new blockchains

  • Ability to manage product roadmap with 15+ concurrent work streams

  • Extreme attention to detail and focus on timelines, milestones and deadlines

  • Strong writing skills, ability to grasp and communicate technical concepts

  • Proactive self-starter who gets things done with little oversight

  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, team player and overall good vibes

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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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