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About the role

This is a senior leadership role supporting Kraken and its subsidiaries across the globe, reporting to the Global Head of Compliance. You will be part of our rapidly growing compliance team comprised of talented and motivated individuals from a variety of backgrounds, leading your own team of experienced compliance product professionals responsible for embedding compliance within Kraken’s product initiatives globally. You will be required to leverage your experience and expertise while at the same time challenging the norms and stale practices of the incumbent industry participants to identify ways to make Compliance at Kraken a competitive advantage over our competitors.  This is an opportunity not only to ensure that Kraken is successful in a truly dynamic industry, but also to redefine how compliance should be done.  The successful candidate will be able to navigate the regulatory uncertainty and changing policy positions of global regulators and governments while partnering with Product, Engineering and executive leadership to help chart a path that ensures Kraken delivers on corporate priorities while reinforcing our culture of compliance.


  • Provide executive level leadership and problem solving skills to help Kraken successfully launch compliant new products in a highly fluid regulatory
  • Build positive and influential relationships with Product, Engineering, and Business Development leadership to ensure that Compliance considerations are embedded at project inception across the
  • Support expansion for new global product launches by scoping and communicating product and compliance
  • Advise Product teams on Compliance operational processes and regulatory requirements across several
  • Scale and lead a diverse team of Compliance Product professionals with an eye toward creative solutions and
  • Collaborate with and support the Chief Compliance Officer and the rest of the Compliance team in evaluating and communicating compliance and regulatory risks to internal stakeholders as well as external
  • Oversee the drafting and ongoing maintenance of Compliance Business Requirements Documents and Product Requirements Documents for new product initiatives as they relate to
  • Contribute to a strong culture of compliance at Kraken.


  • Fluency in English required, additional languages a 10+ years’ experience working with technical compliance systems
  • Experience with coding (SQL)
  • Significant experience in a previous regulatory or compliance managerial position at a banking, trading, payments, or fintech institution, hyper-growth fintech a
  • Knowledge of Global AML Compliance and Sanctions
  • Experience evaluating emerging products for compliance risk, working with engineering and business colleagues to embed Compliance requirements in measured and appropriate
  • Ability to effectively communicate across multiple lines of business and senior management, including across technical and non-technical
  • Ability to quickly identify and understand complex problems, and to build internal consensus toward
  • Executive level presentation abilities, both verbally and using various
  • Ability to lead in a growing company environment with focused and hardworking
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong problem-solving
  • Excellentwritten and oral communication Experience and/or passion for crypto preferred.