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Product Manager - Backend Systems

Product Management
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November 7, 2020

Product Manager - Backend Systems

Product Manager - Backend Systems
Full Remote
50000 US Dollar - 100000 US Dollar
Bachelor or Master

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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.  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. Let's change the way the world thinks about money! Join the revolution!

About the Role

This is a fully remote role, we will consider applicants based in North America, South America and Europe

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 a critical aspect of the business 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 cornerstone of the product team working with internal and external engineers and technologists, designers, business leadership, partners and customers.  We are building a product team of highly motivated self-starters who possess sound business acumen, make data-driven decisions, and clearly communicate their vision and plans to others. We are seeking people who are professional but know how to have fun too!

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Kraken has established itself as a leading crypto-finance platform company. We are looking for crypto-passionate product managers to own and drive Kraken’s products into the future.

The Product Manager - Backend Systems will own key parts of the Kraken backend product. We are seeking a product manager that has both strong product experience and technical experience to own and deliver features that strengthen our infrastructure and help us scale robustly and efficiently.

  • Develop and own the product strategy, roadmap, and execution of large part of Kraken’s back-end infrastructure
  • Work closely with engineering teams to strengthen backend services and strengthen infrastructure
  • Work closely with multiple teams to define and develop detailed product requirements
  • Ensure products are built to specifications
  • Develop clear product documentation including specifications and architecture diagrams
  • Intimate knowledge of technical architecture and infrastructure in different settings
  • 3-5 years in product management
  • Prior experience as a software engineer
  • Strong grasp of information architecture and flow
  • Macro-to-micro versatility: strategic mindset coupled with a keen attention to detail 
  • Well-rounded interpersonal skills, and experience interacting with diverse personalities 
  • Outstanding organizational and communication skills and the ability to balance multiple priorities 
  • Deep understanding of project management principles and best practices 
  • Expertise trading and investing on cryptocurrency exchanges
  • Prior crypto, trading, gaming or banking experience is preferred
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