Product Manager, Trading Tech


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About Kraken
Kraken is changing the world. Join the revolution!
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Founded in 2011 and with over 4 million clients, Kraken is one of the world’s largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we’re growing faster than ever. Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent.
In less than a decade Kraken has risen to become one of the best and most respected crypto exchanges in the world. We are changing the way the world thinks about money and finance. The crypto industry is experiencing unprecedented growth and Kraken is leading the charge. We’ve grown from 70 Krakenites in January 2017 to over 1200 today and we have no intention of slowing down.
About the Role This job is London-based 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.

Job Scope

  • Execute a robust and comprehensive Trading-related business and product strategy
  • Assume ownership of projects to further Kraken’s trading-related road map and growth plans
  • Contribute to the development of the overall Trading-related product strategy, product roadmap and business plan
  • Perform research to gain market insights across the industry: Spot, Derivatives, anything trading-related
  • Engage in extensive User Acceptance Testing to ensure products are built to requirements
  • Evaluate new product opportunities and bring forward proposals to engage retail traders, pro traders, and institutions
  • Work with other teams to help manage engagement with clients, internal and external parties
  • Actively manage engineering backlog in JIRA, and follow up with engineering and other stakeholders to keep projects on track


  • Maintain a deep understanding of our trading products, both from a user-experience perspective and the technical mechanics that make it work behind the scenes, and be the go to person for all matters related to them
  • Providing expertise in how markets in general function: from liquidity providers to retail trading flow, and how to properly maintain and configure key market parameters
  • Utilising system monitoring tools to track health of the platform and markets
  • Making creative contributions to the Trading Product  team to increase our competitiveness
  • Helping communicate Trading Products to internal stakeholders in a clear and concise manner
  • Managing JIRA boards and working closely with Engineering to push projects forward


  • Intimate knowledge of existing crypto trading venues and various product offerings
  • Extensive first hand experience in crypto trading
  • Strong understanding of financial products, quantitative finance and engineering
  • Strong quantitative and analysis skills, including SQL and a language like Python
  • Project management skills, including ticket management in tools like JIRA
  • Must be hands-on with taking a project from idea stage to concrete engineering execution and go-to-market
  • Experiencing working within the crypto trading space is a major plus (i.e., with another exchange, trading firm)
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