Senior Technical Project Manager - Trading & Market Risk



IT, Operations
United States · Europe · United Kingdom
Posted on Friday, May 31, 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 70+ 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!

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The team

Join our Trading and Market Risk Team at Kraken!

We're an agile team of globally distributed experts on trading, holding a unique blend of creativity, knowledge and ambition to build an easy-to-use experience for our clients.

The team embraces hyper-transparency, fostering an environment of open dialogue, candid discussions and constructive feedback, staying adaptable in the ever-evolving crypto industry.

This role is fully remote. We consider candidates in European and EST timezones.

The opportunity

  • Partner with Engineering Managers and their teams to plan and execute initiatives

  • Produce reports and extract insights from team data

  • Lead mission-critical cross-domain projects from 0 to done

  • Enable the team to achieve success, higher throughput and provide regular updates on project status, risks and dependencies

  • Participate in division-wide initiatives to align teams and foster best-practices

  • Ensuring alignment with organizational goals

Skills you should HODL

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

  • 2+ years experience working as a technical project manager or similar role. Ideally within trading, finance or similar.

  • 2+ years of experience working as a software engineer, software engineer in test or similar technical roles

  • Proficient in utilizing project and workstream management tools such as Confluence and Jira.

  • Embody a timing mindset, strategically allocating tasks to ensure the timely achievement of project milestones.

  • Hands-on experience with BI tools such as Superset or equivalent. Knowledge of SQL basics is a nice to have!

  • Serve as a Jira expert with a minimum of two years of experience in kanban project management or Agile methodologies , showcasing openness to experimenting and improving processes.

  • Proven experience working with engineering teams in a project manager role, capable of effectively communicating technical details to engineers of various disciplines and understanding the intricacies of their roles.

  • Exhibit excellent communication skills, displaying enthusiasm to ask questions and comprehend business and product objectives.

  • Innately curious about system workings, demonstrating the ability to self-educate as needed.

  • Exceptional organizational skills and determination to drive projects to completion, adapting seamlessly to shifting priorities and deadlines with a data driven mindset, with a primary focus on delivering value.

  • Tenacious self-starter able to comprehend the details of intricate, cross-functional projects and adept at distilling them into actionable project plans.

Nice to Haves

  • Experience in Crypto or Finance is a huge plus

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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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