Senior Product Manager - Trading
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 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 Exchange Product Team within the Trading Group is responsible for developing best in class trading products and infrastructure allowing our clients to connect to Kraken and trade via our low latency APIs and high performance user interfaces. Our team builds a range of trading services including the matching engines, algorithms, APIs, market data, alerting, and client reporting.
Contribute to the development of the overall product strategy, roadmap, and business plan
Perform research and competitive analysis to gain market insights across the industry
Work closely with key stakeholders to define detailed product and business requirements
Engage in extensive User Acceptance Testing to ensure products are built to requirements
Evaluate new product opportunities and bring forward proposals to engage sophisticated traders, investors and institutions
Work with other teams to help manage engagement with clients, internal and external parties
Evangelize the power of analytics and experimentation in building a data-driven organization
Actively manage product backlog, pre planning, prioritization and user story mapping sessions
Develop product documentation, specifications, wireframes, site-maps, and process flows.
Facilitate communication across all project phases and proactively alert management of changes to scope, timelines and resources
Skills you should HODL
Intimate knowledge of trading ecosystem participants, their different incentives and constraints
First hand experience in trading on cryptocurrency exchanges
4+ years of product management experience
Strong quantitative and analysis skills, including SQL and a language like Python
Strong grasp of information architecture and user experience best practices
Solution oriented, highly-motivated and proactive self-starter with first-principles thinking
Macro-to-micro versatility: strategic mindset coupled with obsessive attention to detail
Well-rounded interpersonal skills, and experience interacting with diverse personalities
Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities
Deep understanding of project management principles and best practices, including ticket management in tools like JIRA
Experience in traditional finance and/or the digital asset space
Familiarity with REST, Websockets and FIX protocols
Experience working in a regulated environment and collaborating with legal and compliance
Background in computer science, software engineering or applied mathematics
Understanding of margin trading, futures, FX, and/or options
Understanding of custody and settlement mechanisms, prime brokerage and algorithmic execution
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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