Futures Product Manager

Kraken | Take your crypto to the next level with Kraken

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As one of the largest and oldest Bitcoin exchanges in the world, Kraken is consistently named one of the best places to buy and sell crypto online, thanks to our excellent service, low fees, versatile funding options and rigorous security standards -- but this is only part of the story. We’ve been on the forefront of the blockchain revolution since 2011.

Overview

San Francisco, CA, USA

krakenfx

Job Description

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 – ideally London.
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 one of our most important product segments 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 key member of the product team working with industry-leading engineers, crypto-technologists, traders, designers, business leadership, partners and clients.  Our product team consists of highly motivated self-starters with sound business acumen who make decisions based on analytics or past experiences and can clearly communicate their vision and plans to others. We are seeking people who are professional but know how to have fun, too.
You will be joining the expanding Kraken’s Future Product management team and be responsible for core trading aspects of the Kraken Futures trading product. The product manager will partner with engineering, operations, design and service teams to see through Kraken Futures vision and roadmap. You will provide day to day cross-functional leadership to ensure the timely delivery of projects which aim to deliver innovative solutions to Kraken Future clients and interact with a wide variety of internal stakeholders at various levels of the organization.
The successful candidate should thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and be able to adapt and adjust plans on-the-fly. You have a proven track record of leading and scaling trading platforms for Institutional and/or retail clients and possess the ability and willingness to balance client needs with business priorities and articulate the rationale behind decisions.

Responsibilities

    • Assume ownership of Kraken Futures products and lead relevant working groups
    • Understand our Futures offering and the target markets to maximise the success per region and user base
    • Previous experience building out trading products for institutional investors and / or retail clients
    • Work closely with Engineering, Operations, Compliance and other product managers to manage priorities within working group and balance the needs of internal stakeholders on the product road map
    • Monitoring the risk parameters  of existing product suite, ensuring there are appropriate levers to proactively manage risk
    • Communication of the vision to internal stakeholders, including leadership amongst the Group

Requirements

    • Intimate knowledge of existing crypto derivatives trading venues, both regulated and unregulated
    • Extensive first hand experience in options trading and a strong understanding of crypto derivatives market design and structure
    • Strong understanding of financial theory, financial products, quantitative finance and engineering, ideally evidenced by a Bachelor’s degree in Finance,Economics, Engineering, Maths or a related field
    • At least 5 years working experience as a Product Manager or as a Structuring or Quantitative Analyst at a top tier asset management or banking institution.
    • Strong quantitative and analysis skills, including proficiency in SQL, Python, and other languages used to scrape and examine large datasets and interact with APIs
    • Adept in Agile development methodologies
Location Tagging: #EU #US #LI-Remote #LI-DP1
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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