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.
Drive company-wide regulatory strategy for banking, money transmitter, commodity derivatives and securities regulation in the crypto industry
Represent the company before financial services regulators globally
Drive process to establish appropriate registrations and attain licenses where needed
Streamline internal regulated processes
Oversee company-wide legislative advocacy and policy efforts and actively monitor the financial regulatory environment to stay abreast of emerging regulatory developments
Work with compliance team to ensure compliance program aligns with all necessary regulations
Guide new product creation in situ with the product and strategy teams
Admission to practice law in the United States
9+ years of relevant experience applying banking, money transmitter, securities and derivatives laws, whether in-house or at a top law firm
Strong knowledge of international financial regulations (particularly US and Europe) in areas relevant to cryptocurrency
Demonstrated expertise in financial regulatory registration/licensure process
An opportunity-making attitude, using the law to increase the company’s optionality, not decrease it
Technical background and/or expertise in understanding new technologies and their implications
Demonstrated passion for cryptocurrency
A proactive, entrepreneurial mindset
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.
Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based Kraken is the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity and also trading Canadian dollars, US dollars, British pounds and Japanese yen. Kraken is consistently rated the best and most secure Bitcoin exchange by independent news media. Kraken was the first Bitcoin exchange to have trading price and volume displayed on the Bloomberg Terminal, the first to pass a cryptographically verifiable proof-of-reserves audit, and is a partner in the first cryptocurrency bank. Kraken is trusted by hundreds of thousands of traders, the Tokyo government's court-appointed trustee, and Germany's BaFin regulated Fidor Bank.