Commercial Strategy Senior Associate
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.
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As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ 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 Senior / Operations Associates (Commercial Strategy) play a critical role on a team that is central to Kraken Futures strategic growth plans. You will be expected to operate effectively in a highly cross-functional context, working directly with nearly every team and department in the company. You will have a unique opportunity to positively influence the entire organization and drive initiatives that directly impact the company’s bottom line. You will work closely with many Krakenites across levels of seniority and spanning multiple departments, helping the organization stay coordinated in this incredibly exciting, innovative and expanding environment.
Become an expert in the derivatives (futures, options, structured product) trading platform and products, and the operational processes supporting them
Support the execution and delivery of the Kraken Futures commercial strategy & growth plan
Lead/support the delivery of multi-region new-product and new-market initiatives
Work cross-functionally at all levels within the firm, to ensure seamless transition from strategic opportunity development to revenue realization
Liaise amongst stakeholders such as product, finance, compliance, legal and regional operations
Be up to date with relevant regulation and liaising between legal team and product/engineering in order to translate regulatory requirements into product's strategy
Develop analytical tools to generate market insights to inform the strategic direction of the operation
Analyze trends and coordinate information to improve the dashboard and analytics output within the team
Identify potential areas of inefficiency, redundancy, bottlenecked progress or scaling challenges between regional operating theaters, and devise and execute process improvements to address them
Stay up to date on industry knowledge, compliance regulations, and company policies
Bring structure and clarity to complex, often ambiguous operational issues
Execute program-level work while keeping deadlines.
Skills you should HODL
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
Strong experience (4+ years) in derivatives/traditional financial industries and cryptocurrency
Experience (4+ years) and proven track record in business process management consulting or operations roles in the financial services or technology industries
Experience working with and interpreting the outputs of Data Analytics tools to support data driven decision making
Experience navigating complex operational hurdles in hyper-growth companies
Entrepreneurial mindset with excellent attention to detail and follow through
Creativity, adaptability, tenacity, a sense of urgency and hands-on, roll-up your sleeves work ethic
Excellent organizational and workload management skills, especially with respect to prioritization and proactive verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to deconstruct convoluted problems and develop precise plans of action
Nice to Haves
Advanced user of task/project management tools such as Jira
Experience working in a regulated trading environment
Intermediate or greater SQL proficiency a plus
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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