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Jan 14th, 2022

Research Manager


About Kraken

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 

We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 

Our diverse group of 2,400+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 

Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!

About the Role 

This is a fully remote role, we will consider applicants based in North America, South America, and Europe. Kraken is expanding its Intelligence team! This is an opportunity to join Kraken’s inhouse team of research experts focused on providing industry insights to the public at large. As a manager for Kraken Intelligence, you are tasked with: leading and mentoring a team of associates and analysts, co-writing and editing highly impactful original research, developing the content pipeline, and delivering on an ambitious team vision. 

The ideal candidate for this position is a self-starter who is highly ambitious, has prior managerial experience, and is not afraid to work in the trenches to tackle challenging questions that the crypto industry demands answers to. This candidate is passionate about exploring everything crypto and has an insatiable intellectual curiosity coupled with a high standard of rigor. This candidate will need to collaborate with team members to analyze large quantities of data while multitasking across various projects.

Kraken Intelligence prides itself on being a group of open-minded individuals interested in finding answers, optimizing for the best result, and not letting one’s ego get in the way of decision making. While we are laser focused on providing value both internally and externally. We also like to have fun!

Responsibilities

  • Lead and scale a team of Associates and Analysts with an eye for recruiting and developing talent
  • Edit, review, and co-write highly impactful, differentiated research that shapes perspectives of the crypto industry and marketplace
  • Craft and lead the team’s objectives and key results, including the strategies concerning the content roadmap, team growth, and research distribution
  • Oversee research workflow processes and continuously work towards building efficiencies and scale
  • Prepare and report progress updates to the leadership team
  • Support ad hoc requests that may involve working collaboratively with other teams, including Data, Corporate Development, Strategy, and others.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field and at least 5+ years of relevant work experience in equity research, investment banking, venture capital, strategy consulting, economics, computer science, or a similar capacity
  • Managerial experience, preferably having built teams from scratch
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, and proven ability to craft actionable insights
  • Existing knowledge of the crypto industry (note: prior work experience in the crypto industry is not required)
  • World class research and analytical skills
  • Impeccably detail-oriented with a high level of emphasis on quality
  • A team player that can work with various functions at Kraken
  • Thinks critically under pressure, a calm response to chaos.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior work experience in the crypto industry
  • Experience querying APIs and basic experience and/or understanding of Python, HTML, SQL, and/or Tableau (or similar data visualization tools)
  • Understanding of smart contracts, cryptography, tokenomics, blockchain technology, and web3.0 applications
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We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background. 

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. 

Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers.  

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