As one of the largest and most trusted digital asset platforms globally, we are empowering people to experience the life-changing potential of crypto. Trusted by over 8 million consumer and pro traders, institutions, and authorities worldwide - our unique combination of products, services, and global expertise is helping tip the scales towards mass crypto adoption. But we’re only just getting started. We want to be pioneers in crypto and add value to the everyday lives of billions. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. Join us to bring crypto to the world.
To ensure Kraken is the right fit for you, please ensure you read Kraken Culture Explained to find out more about us!
About the role
We’re looking for well-rounded designers to help us explore, reinvent and communicate everything from digital art to the way money works — independent thinkers who believe in a tomorrow where cryptocurrency spreads wealth inclusively and enables new forms of creativity.
The Creative Design team collaborates closely with product, marketing, researchers, and content specialists, so you must be comfortable working in this cooperative model. We feel that the best work comes when creative people roll up their sleeves and solve problems together.
What you’ll do
Create high quality, delightful experiences with designers, researchers, product managers, content specialists, and engineers
Design engaging, highly visual, responsive web experiences from concept through to final design for production
Elevate and evolve the Kraken brand across a number of digital touch points
Collaborate with marketing, product design, and growth teams to create alignment on messaging and design solutions
Utilise data and research to inform design decisions and strategy
Work closely with developers to deliver design specifications, guidelines, and documentation that ensures an accurate build
Actively participate in design reviews both seeking and giving meaningful and supportive feedback
Clearly communicate design intent and creative vision
Build and share prototypes with cross-functional teams
Create new components and maintain a design systems
What we look for
Demonstrated high-quality interactive design work across mobile and desktop platforms
Methods grounded in human-centered design and research; asking the right questions before assuming solutions or success
Natural storytellers with a demonstrated ability to rationalize design decisions
A desire to work in a rapidly growing and evolving design team, helping shape its culture and operations
Experience working alongside and collaborating with front-end developers
Detailed understanding of designing for multiple screen sizes across scaling web products
Experience in working with marketing analytics tool and prototyping designs based on data
Egoless, mindful, and open minded
A trail of happy people who would fight to work with you again
Nice to have
Working knowledge or direct experience with cryptocurrencies
Remote working experience
Ability to design sleek motion graphics web animations
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. We encourage you to apply for roles where you don't fully meet the listed requirements, especially if you're passionate or knowledgable about crypto!
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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About this role
November 22nd, 2022
September 23rd, 2022
Learn about Kraken and their company culture.
Based in San Francisco, Kraken is the world’s largest global bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity. Kraken’s clients also trade USD, CAD, ETH, XRP, LTC, and other digital currencies, on a platform consistently rated the best and most secure bitcoin exchange by independent news media.
Kraken’s employees are generally not listed on LinkedIn due to the company’s security policy.
Founded in 2011, Kraken was the first bitcoin exchange to have its market data displayed on the Bloomberg Terminal, the first to pass a cryptographically verifiable proof-of-reserves audit, and one of the first exchanges to offer leveraged bitcoin margin trading. Kraken is trusted by millions of traders, institutions, and authorities across the world, from Toyko’s court-appointed trustee to Germany’s BaFin regulated Fidor Bank. In January 2016, Kraken announced that it was acquiring prominent bitcoin exchanges Coinsetter and Cavirtex to expand into American and Canadian markets. In 2019 Kraken acquired Crypto Facilities a registered futures platform.
Kraken is backed by investors including, Money Partners Group, Hummingbird Ventures, Blockchain Capital, and Digital Currency Group, among others.
"We wake up every single day determined to change the world by delivering a great exchange. Bitcoin is more than just a new way to make purchases. It’s even more than a protocol for exchanging value over the internet without an intermediary. We are empowering people to live simply, efficiently and more connected to others. We put our clients’ best interests first and foremost. They are at the heart of our company and drive everything we do. We believe in having a laser focus when pursuing our strategic goals and participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution. We believe in complete transparency, deep collaboration and we never forget that people come first. Having this mindset allows us to grow and advance at a rate which others cannot."
Jesse Powell, CEO of Kraken
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Benefits and perks
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Get paid in crypto
Kraken prides itself on being at the forefront of crypto innovation, and that means the majority of our workforce has the option to be paid in bitcoin.
Kraken owes its success and growth to its people. That's why we offer nearly all our Krakenites a stake in the company.
About this role
November 22nd, 2022
September 23rd, 2022