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Engineering Manager - Marketing



Marketing & Communications
United States · Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 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 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!

The team

We are seeking an Engineering Manager to lead our dedicated Web Development team, focusing on marketing and SEO initiatives. This role is pivotal in developing and optimizing our web platforms, with a concentration on maximizing our online presence and user engagement.

In this role, you will be expected to guide the team towards creating high-performing, SEO-optimized web applications that align with our marketing strategies. Whilst building and managing a high performing engineering team will be the majority of your focus, you are expected to stay close to the metal by writing code from time to time, reviewing code regularly and contributing to technical discussions via RFCs as ultimately you are held accountable for the solutions delivered by your team. You must deeply understand all the technology used by your team, own the production operation and monitoring of your projects, manage your team members' careers, expectations, performance and level of happiness, adjust the team processes by listening to feedback and guiding the team to bring maximum value to the business with every minute spent.

The opportunity

  • Lead a team of web developers in creating and optimizing web applications with a focus on marketing and SEO

  • Collaborate closely with Marketing, Content, and Design teams to ensure seamless integration of marketing strategies and SEO best practices

  • Guide the team in implementing advanced SEO techniques and web analytics to enhance online visibility and user engagement

  • Oversee the architecture, design, and performance optimization of web applications

  • Address technical SEO issues, ensuring websites are indexed and ranked effectively by search engines

  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, keeping the team updated with the latest web technologies and SEO trends

  • Conduct regular code reviews and mentorship sessions to maintain high code quality and encourage professional growth among team members

  • Set clear objectives and monitor team performance, providing feedback and support where needed

Skills you should HODL

  • 6+ years of full-time professional engineering experience, with at least 2 years spent in a Senior Software Engineering role

  • 2+ years of experience as an Engineering Manager, with a track record of building and running highly effective software engineering teams

  • Proficient in technologies relevant to web development (e.g., HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React)

  • Strong understanding of current SEO practices and experience with web analytics tools

  • Experience with content management systems and understanding of content-driven SEO strategies

  • Deep knowledge of software development and delivery best practices, you know when a team isn’t moving fast enough and you know how to fix it

  • Experience hiring talented engineers, you have a clear understanding of what it takes to be an excellent Software Engineer

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and ability to lead both independently and as part of a team

  • Knowledge of the cryptocurrency industry and blockchain technology

  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal

Nice to haves

  • Experience working in the cryptocurrency industry

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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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