Senior Product Manager - Risk Systems Group



Multiple locations · Europe · Ireland · Canada
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 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.

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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 team

The Risk Systems Group is responsible for the design, development, implementation, and operation of the firm’s margin trading, collateralized lending, and exposure monitoring systems. The Risk Systems Group partners with revenue-producing business areas across the firm to provide the underlying infrastructure to support their growing business activities. This group also takes a leading role in the design and implementation of the firm’s risk policies and procedures. The ideal candidate has professional experience with trading and trading products, lending and lending products, market and credit risk theory and practice, a detailed understanding of the transaction processing lifecycle, is data-driven, technically adept and has a proven track record of Product Management achievement. The position requires interaction with a wide variety of internal stakeholders at various levels of the organization.

The opportunity

  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of the firm’s best-in-class risk management and monitoring systems

  • Collaborate in the creation of market and liquidity risk management practice that is responsible for managing client and firm exposure across all current and proposed business lines.

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with engineering, design, legal, finance, marketing, compliance and other teams to develop and steer product strategy, roadmaps, and business plans

  • Perform research and market analysis to gain insights across the industry

  • Define and analyze metrics, and iterate quickly to deliver superior UX. Be the ultimate owner of product performance and business impact.

  • 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

  • Influence product and technology strategy and direction (roadmap), and product and user experience decision-making

  • Evangelize the power of analytics and experimentation in building a data-driven organization

  • Write technical PRDs, manage backlogs, and effectively prioritize new features vs. tech debt.

  • Create and disseminate risk analysis reports to different stakeholders, including board members and the C-Suite management team

  • Establish a strong risk culture and a common “risk language” across the enterprise

Skills you should HODL

  • Experience and knowledge of current market risk management best-practices

  • Experience and knowledge of cryptocurrency highly preferred

  • Intellectual honesty, curiosity and humility. Desire to build and share expertise.

  • Expertise in data gathering and quantitative analysis, preferably including SQL and a language like Python

  • Solution oriented, highly-motivated and proactive self-starter with first-principles thinking

  • Strong grasp of information architecture and user experience best practices

  • Macro-to-micro versatility: strategic mindset coupled with obsessive 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, or banking experience is preferred


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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