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Senior Risk Officer



Posted on Saturday, May 18, 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.

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The opportunity

We are recruiting for a risk professional to take on the role of Senior Risk Officer, playing a key role within the risk function of our Irish EMI. The successful candidate will be involved in a full breadth of processes across the risk function and will need to be open, inquisitive and willing to take ownership of delivery of a variety of different tasks.


  • Supporting the Chief Risk Officer in developing the risk function

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the Risk Management Framework

  • Support the establishment of Risk Management Policies and Procedures

  • Interact with the business to prepare and maintain risk registers

  • Identify and analyse potential risks and develop mitigation strategies

  • Collect and distil key data from across the entity for risk reporting

  • Assist in the preparation of material for the Risk Committee and Board meetings

  • Conduct Risk Assessments as necessary

  • Monitor and develop of risk appetite metrics

  • Support group Risk projects as necessary

  • Identifying material deviations from the Risk Framework

  • Work with business areas to design and implement risk mitigation plans where required

  • Support the embedding of a strong risk culture

Skills you should HODL

  • Proven Risk Management knowledge and experience

  • 5+ years of experience in Risk related business functions;

  • A self-starter with ability to work in a small team and take the initiative

  • Experience in corporate governance, internal controls evaluation and risk

  • Strong knowledge of financial regulations, ideally in e-money and payment services regulations

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Tenacity and the confidence to question popular thinking

  • Ability to challenge the status quo

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Attention to detail and strong organisational skills

  • Ability to prioritise workload in line with tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure.

  • Ability to learn quickly

  • Strong report writing skills

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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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