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Head of Design, Cryptowatch (Senior Manager / Director)

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About Kraken

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.

About the role

We're looking for a Head of Design for Cryptowatch, our expansive multi-market trading and community platform.This leader will be responsible for mentoring and managing designers and other managers who oversee our desktop native, web, and mobile design teams.The Cryptowatch product has been traditionally designed for trading functionality and performance, and more recently has turned to a larger consumer audience via our native mobile community.This Head of Design will be tasked with navigating the evolution of Cryptowatch from a niche trading product into a retail-friendly community engagement platform.

Throughout the history of civilization, there have been a handful of moments that changed the course of how we think about wealth and equality. The discovery of gold, the creation of paper money, mortgages, ATMs. We’re at the next of those moments right now, and there is no more exciting place to invest your creativity than directly at this intersection of technology and adventure. work comes when creative people roll up their sleeves and solve problems together.


  • Oversee a product design vision for Cryptowatch that brings cohesion across platforms and within the Kraken brand
  • Facilitate internal design reviews that uphold a high standard for approval and feedback
  • Regularly present and assess the impact of design outcomes to leadership and stakeholders
  • Manage and mentor the design team, creating a positive, forward-focused environment
  • Oversee and assess the collective output of design resourcing relative to product and engineering growth
  • Establish and reinforce a creative vision for Cryptowatch that aligns with near and long-term product goals
  • Communicate the impact of design across product teams while facilitating cross-functional collaboration amongst working groups
  • Recruit, hire, and evangelize an excellent team of product designers for a distinct audience


  • Proven track record of leading multiple high performing teams of designers
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills that connect with an external audience
  • Strong ability to translate business and product needs into actionable plans
  • Experience facilitating ideation and participatory design workshops
  • Highly adept at motivating others to perform their best work
  • Thrives in a fast-faced, iterative environment, ensuring stakeholders and team members are on the same page
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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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    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    Yes, telecommuting is possible for this position
About Kraken
Kraken is a United States–based cryptocurrency exchange and bank, founded in 2011.
251-1000 employees

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