Lead Ethereum Strategist @krakenfx


San Francisco, CA, USA Remote

Full time


Feb 2

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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

Kraken is a market leader in one of the most innovative and fast growing industries in the world. We are on an amazing growth trajectory, having doubled the size of our employee base to over 1,200 Krakenites in the last 2 years! We have long-served as an essential bridge between mainstream investors, traders and the Ethereum ecosystem; as Lead Ethereum Strategist, you will serve to cement this bridge and enhance the impact Ethereum can have on our customers, company and community. 

In the role of Lead Ethereum Strategist, you will be expected to make substantial contributions to Kraken’s new and existing product direction, finding creative ways to improve their utility and user experience in line with your subject matter expertise. You will equally be tasked with communicating Ethereum’s value and technical progress, as well as those of its applications and protocols, to internal and external stakeholders. This role is a full-time Kraken employee role, and is not a consulting or part-time position. You will have at your disposal Kraken resources and talent to help see through your Ethereum vision. 


Appear in media (interviews, podcasts, videos, etc) on behalf of Kraken, informing the public as well as journalists about essential Ethereum developments.

Contribute meaningfully to current online conversations and activity surrounding the development of Ethereum and its associated applications and protocols. 

Eloquently leverage personal social media to communicate the value proposition of the Ethereum ecosystem in an informed and opinionated voice. 

Inform Kraken’s internal Ethereum strategy including how best to be positioned with respect to DeFi applications and new token listings

Drive prioritization conversations for Ethereum-related projects by evaluating strategic value, revenue opportunity and long-term market growth potential

Evaluate company and client expectations to uncover opportunities for product quality enhancements and improvements.

Identify Ethereum ecosystem protocols and applications that are or will be strategically important to Kraken and make strategic introductions to internal co-workers as needed

Make strategic recommendations to Kraken’s leadership and product teams, and carry out strategic investigations or reporting as directed by such groups.


Well-supported, persuasive views on which contributions Kraken should prioritize

A track record of meaningful contributions to software projects

Ability to maintain a trusted, authoritative voice with external stakeholders

A public-facing presence through social media, blogs, and/or newsletters

Proven ability to manage deadlines with many stakeholders

A strong work ethic, with the motivation and drive to thrive in a company environment 

Ability to own projects from start to finish, delivering solutions to clients

Ability to work well with others and treat colleagues with respect and kindness

Proven experience of working with Ethereum and cryptocurrencies

Effective at communicating internally and externally, across a wide range of audiences

Strong strategic and decision-making skills 

Nice to have

Familiarity with Kraken and Kraken products

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.

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