Compliance Associate Project Lead - Strategic Initiatives

United States

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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:Do you find the growing amount of global crypto regulations worldwide both slightly nauseating yet also extremely fascinating? Do you enjoy working cross-functionally with an array of teams and individuals? In this role, you will be the driving force that spearheads collaboration between the Compliance Strategic Initiatives (CSI) team and all other Kraken lines of business around the globe to deliver world class solutions that are highly scalable, secure, and flexible. Your daily objective will be to work with each CSI Associate to coordinate the tracking, organization, and communication of each of their corresponding projects. This will be done by providing support to the CSI Analysts as they work closely with the Strategy, Finance, Legal, Engineering, BizOps and Product teams, as well as in-country leadership and compliance personnel, to: (1) orchestrate all the moving pieces as needed to ensure successful and on-time delivery of ongoing projects; (2) ensure that all stakeholders are aware of outstanding issues and project status; (3) tailor your communications to specific audiences as well as communicate clearly and concisely with all lines of business including senior and executive leadership; and (4) facilitate Kraken’s fast growth by driving accountability and organisation of compliance deliverables for all M&As and new product initiatives.


  •  Be responsible for the organisation and tracking all phases of the compliance deliverables for each project to ensure on-time completion.
  • Provide effective updates to Compliance leadership daily, while coordinating and assisting all Compliance Strategic Initiatives associates’ on deliverables and organisation for each of their corresponding projects.
  • Work cross-functionally to assist in identifying resources and stakeholders needed to help develop project plans, processes, goals, and budgets.
  • Communicate program status, program readiness, business and technical issues, risks, and their resolution across Engineering, Legal, Business Operations, Corporate Development, and peer Program Management teams.
  • Assembling and coordinating project team members, assigning individual responsibilities, and driving team collaboration spanning multiple geographies.
  • Work cross-functionally with key stakeholders across Kraken to develop detailed integration plans and milestones.
  • Assist with facilitating the necessary compliance integrations related to all strategic business initiatives, Kraken subsidiaries, as well other compliance program maintenance requirements. 
  • Assist with developing and implementing methodology to monitor developments in global regulatory frameworks that impact Kraken’s operations worldwide.
  • Develop and implement methodology to monitor industry competitive landscape as it relates to global regulatory compliance.
  • Assist with building presentations to frame compliance decisions for internal executives.


  • Minimum bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.5+ years of experience delivering cross functional projects
  • 5+ years of experience in program or project management
  • 5+ years of experience working cross functionally with tech and non-tech teams
  • Experience with project delivery for large, global, cross functional projects with geographically distributed teams
  • Seasoned project manager with 7 years’ experience managing compliance and technology projects with aggressive schedules
  • Familiarity and previous experience with agile methodologies
  • Deep interest in / knowledge of the regulatory landscape as it relates to the crypto industry a plus
  • Resourceful and inquisitive mindset with an ability to analyse structured and unstructured data from disparate sources.
  • Trustworthiness and ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to take ownership of your work product and consistently deliver results in a face-paced work environment.
  • Strong organisational proficiency.
  • Impeccable communication skills, both verbal and written.
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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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