Program Manager

Kraken | Take your crypto to the next level with Kraken


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.


San Francisco, CA, USA


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.
The Strategy and Programs team within KX (People) works across all areas of the function with a focus on Talent Acquisition and Talent Management to lead or support efforts that will be instrumental in finding and hiring future Krakenites. There’s a lot to do and some of the efforts include supporting the build out of new people functions, rethinking every current processes end-to-end, evaluating our current technology stack, and leading implementations/integrations. While efficiency and effectiveness is the goal, the most important part is any decision the team makes considers and preserves what makes Kraken such a unique and special place to work.

What will you be doing?

    • Lead or collaborate on various projects mainly focusing on improving people or recruiting operations that vary in scope and complexity, often juggling multiple at once.
    • Track project plans to ensure progress towards goals and targets. Manage expectations and maintain relationships with cross-project stakeholders to build rapport and credibility, plan, create, deliver content, and to provide and receive input to help achieve project goals.
    • Act as a consultant and thought leader,  providing guidance to other cross-functional project teams to ensure alignment.
    • Design process and program improvements which improve efficiency, effectiveness, or satisfaction.
    • Handle a mix of both programmatic responsibilities but also handle more tactical or operational tasks.

Who you are?

    • This role is for you if you thrive on being part of a team of strategic problem solvers, have excellent communication skills, and are passionate about delivering on key initiatives to help scale the organization.
    • Have High emotional Intelligence with the ability to strengthen collaboration through empathy and influence.
    • Proficiency at  leading cross-functional projects.
    • Experience working in people related-functions in recruiting or HR.

Nice to haves:

    • Experience working with technical teams, external vendors, and/or senior management.
    • Experience with any Project Management tools such as Jira, Notion, Asana, etc.
    • Knowledge of recruiting or HR processes and policies.
    • Experience with HRIS such as Workday.Experience with ATS such as Lever, Greenhouse, SmartRecruiters, Workday Recruiting.
    • Experience working in both small to medium size companies (under 5,000 employees) and large companies (over 25,000 employees).
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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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