Vice President of Data

Remote /
Data /
Remote Full-time
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 2,400+ 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
This is a fully remote role, we will consider applicants based in North America, South America and Europe
Kraken is expanding its data 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 data 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!
You will be the product owner and leader of Kraken’s data related products. The cross-functional leader that establishes Kraken’s data as a product. You define, measure, validate and reconcile all products and line-of-business data for the teams that require it. You develop a deep understanding of Kraken’s products, a deep empathy for customers and a clear vision of how the product should evolve. 
You have a proven track record of leading and scaling data analytics products. You are a self-starter, results driven and passionate to drive success of products at Kraken using the power of data analytics. 


    • Develop a data strategy and roadmap and lead the data team focused on improving Kraken’s products and services using the power of data analytics
    • Hire, manage, oversee and grow a team of data analysts and data scientists and help them reach their full potential
    • Provide leadership around best in class data practices to all data professionals in your organization. You inspire, motivate, and coach the team
    • Define features and metrics for Kraken’s data products, working closely with product, engineering and Kraken’s data science and analytics teams.
    • Work closely with cross-functional stakeholders to define and develop detailed product and business requirements and specifications, user stories, wireframes, and process flows.
    • Drive product development from feasibility to launch, and ensure products are built to specifications.
    • Be a data evangelist and be well informed about industry leading data science and analytics practises.
    • Develop an efficient data operation, with defined workflows, clear roles and accountabilities, and high quality outputs
    • Advise and guide on budget allocation and execution
    • Further define and evolve the Kraken overall data strategy, and empower business units to make data driven decisions to support the company’s global growth objectives


    • 15+ or more years of experience within data analytics and data science field
    • 10+ years of management experience with direct reports under your guidance and leadership
    • Experience developing and leading global teams, including strong people management and team building skills
    • Thought leader crafting innovation in analytics space
    • Experience defining strategy and vision of a technical product.
    • 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 
    • Knowledge and understanding of cryptocurrency markets, ecosystem and ethos
    • Comfortable working in a high-growth and global company
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We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique and diverse experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives, regardless of their background. 

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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