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Feb 22nd, 2022

Senior Product Manager, Backend Systems


About Kraken

As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide - our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.

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 product team! This is an incredible opportunity to join a market leader in the hottest global industry. With growth rates and innovation opportunities not seen since the early internet days, Kraken is positioned to win. This role will be responsible for a critical aspect of the business and will play a significant role expanding Kraken’s business, while working alongside the brightest minds in the crypto industry. This position will be a cornerstone of the product team working with internal and external engineers and technologists, designers, business leadership, partners and customers.  We are building a product team of highly motivated self-starters who possess sound business acumen, make data-driven decisions, and clearly communicate their vision and plans to others. We are seeking people who are professional but know how to have fun too!

Overview

Kraken has established itself as a leading crypto-finance platform company. We are looking for crypto-passionate product managers to own and drive Kraken’s products into the future.

The Product Manager, Backend Systems will own key parts of the Kraken backend product. We are seeking a product manager that has both strong product experience and technical experience to own and deliver features that strengthen our infrastructure and help us scale robustly and efficiently.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and own the product strategy, roadmap, and execution of large part of Kraken’s back-end infrastructure
  • Work closely with engineering teams to strengthen backend services and strengthen infrastructure
  • Work closely with multiple teams to define and develop detailed product requirements
  • Ensure products are built to specifications
  • Develop clear product documentation including specifications and architecture diagrams

Requirements

  • Intimate knowledge of technical architecture and infrastructure in different settings
  • 8+ years in product management
  • Prior experience as a software engineer
  • Strong grasp of information architecture and flow
  • Macro-to-micro versatility: strategic mindset coupled with a keen attention to detail 
  • Well-rounded interpersonal skills, and experience interacting with diverse personalities 
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities 
  • Deep understanding of project management principles and best practices 
  • Expertise trading and investing on cryptocurrency exchanges
  • Prior crypto, trading, gaming or banking experience is preferred
Location Tagging: #US #EU

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. 

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