Sr Product Manager

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30 Oct 2021
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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 in the world.

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 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world, 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 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!

The Product Manager will be responsible for core functional aspects such as trading, funding and onboarding workflows for the Kraken exchange. The ideal candidate is data-driven, process oriented, technically adept and has a proven track record of achievement.

Responsibilities include product expertise, the creation of product requirements, project schedules and supporting materials in partnership with design, content, technology and service teams. The product manager provides day-to-day cross-functional leadership to ensure the timely delivery of projects which meet established feature, usability, content and quality requirements.

The successful candidate should thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, process-driven environment and be able to adapt and adjust plans on-the-fly. The position requires interaction with a wide variety of internal stakeholders at various levels of the organization. Candidates must possess the ability and willingness to balance consumer needs with business priorities and articulate the rationale behind decisions. They must also have exceptional project management skills.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of the overall product strategy, product roadmap, and business plan
  • Perform research to gain market insights across the industry
  • Work closely with customers and key stakeholders to define and develop detailed product and business requirements
  • Perform User Acceptance Testing and ensure requirements were understood and implemented as requested
  • Evaluate new product opportunities and bring forward proposals for products to engage traders, investors and institutions
  • Influence product and technology strategy and direction (roadmap), and product and user experience decision-making
  • Manage engagement with customers, internal and external parties
  • Evangelize the power of analytics and experimentation in building a data-driven organization
  • Actively prioritize product backlog , pre planning, prioritization and user story mapping sessions
  • Develop product documentation including specifications, wireframes, site-maps, and process flows.
  • Facilitate communication across all project phases and proactively alert management of changes to scope, timelines and resources
  • Ensure proper integration and scalability of shared systems, products and tools

Requirements

  • Intimate knowledge of the cryptocurrency exchange space
  • Experience in trading on cryptocurrency exchanges
  • 5+ years of product management experience
  • Expertise in data gathering and quantitative analysis
  • Solution oriented, highly-motivated and proactive self-starter
  • Strong grasp of information architecture and user experience best practices
  • 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
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Prior crypto, trading, gaming or banking experience is required
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