Design Project Manager

Remote

About Kraken
Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 
We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 
Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 
Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!
About the Role
We’re looking for a well-rounded project manager to help us explore, reinvent and communicate everything from digital art to the way money works — independent thinkers who believe in a tomorrow where cryptocurrency spreads wealth inclusively and enables new forms of creativity. 
At Kraken we’re building an adventure, one that requires creative people who aren’t afraid to cast aside established ways of doing things to create entirely new, delightful experiences for millions of people across the 100+ countries Kraken operates in. 
Throughout the history of civilization, there have been a handful of moments that changed the course of how we think about wealth and equality. The discovery of gold, the creation of paper money, mortgages, ATMs. We’re at the next of those moments right now, and there is no more exciting place to invest your creativity than directly at this intersection of technology and adventure. 
We are looking for motivated, detail-oriented self-starters with a passion for beautiful design that delivers meaningful experiences to our customers and continuing fantastic results for our rapidly expanding business.
The Creative Design team collaborates closely with product, marketing, researchers, and content specialists, so you must be comfortable working in this cooperative model. We feel that the best work comes when creative people roll up their sleeves and solve problems together.

What you’ll do

  • Manage and prioritize work for design teams, working closely with marketing, product and brand to understand the needs of the business
  • Scope projects and support with team building
  • Establish, communicate action plans, target dates for deliverables and ensure smooth running of project timelines  
  • Maintain a robust documentation of project work and design assets
  • Continually identify opportunities to improve operational excellence
  • Collaborate closely across multiple design, marketing and product teams
  • Support design leadership to ensure that we create best-in-class design work 
  • Detailed management of task boards to ensure projects are clearly briefed, staffed and communicated 

What we look for

  • An expert at project management and supporting creative teams delivering multifaceted design projects ideally working in startups, advertising or agencies
  • The desire to work collaboratively and play an active role in creative projects
  • Experience in taking projects from conception to briefing all the way through to delivery 
  • A strong understanding of the creative process and experience across projects large and small
  • Excellent communication and storytelling skills with the ability to share design rationale and creative intent 
  • A confident, thoughtful and enthusiastic team player
  • Great working knowledge of project management tools such as kambam boards and project tickets
  • Organized and motivated self-starter with attention to detail who firmly believes in the value of excellent design

Nice to have

  • Working knowledge or direct experience with cryptocurrencies 
  • Remote working experience
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We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.
Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers. We’re excited to see what you’re made of.  
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