Senior Associate



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 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 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.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

Employer: Payward Operations LLC (dba Kraken)

Job Location: 100 Pine Street, Suite 1250 PMB B297, San Francisco, CA 94111

Duties: Help drive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy to drive growth. Plan, actively identify, source, and meet with acquisition prospects. Manage acquisition assessments work with cross-functional diligence teams, such as product, engineering, finance, legal, marketing, and others negotiate purchase structures and deal terms build financial models to support valuation, write investment memos, and build presentations for senior leadership. Help establish key benchmarks for post-integration planning be an industry expert on the crypto/blockchain industry and attend select industry events. Telecommuting / work from home permitted.

Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in Management, Finance or a related field.

Minimum Experience Required: Four (4) years of experience in corporate development, such as venture capital, investment banking, strategy consulting, or related experience.

Skills required: Experience in the cryptocurrency/blockchain industry; Experience driving multiple business deals through all phases (e.g., opportunity identification, negotiation, legal review); Experience building DCF models, financial growth models, revenue projections, or market data models; Experience with software/internet products or services; and Knowledge of global financial regulations, financial markets, fintech, or financial institutions. Employer will accept any amount of experience with the required skills.


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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