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!
By joining Kraken, you’ll work on the bleeding edge of bitcoin and other digital currencies, and play an important role in helping shape the future of how the world sees and uses money. At Kraken, we constantly push ourselves to think differently and forge new paths in a rapidly growing industry fraught with unexplored territory, which is why Kraken has grown to be among the largest and most successful bitcoin exchanges in the world. If you’re truly interested in pushing the envelope by disrupting an industry that some say cannot be disrupted, then we just might have the job meant for you. Kraken is a place for dreamers and doers - to succeed here, we firmly believe you must possess each in spades.
Kraken is growing at an unbelievably rapid pace, during an incredibly exciting time in the crypto industry. Global People Operations Manager role at Kraken is absolutely vital to our company’s continued success. We highly value our unique culture at Kraken, and we will be entrusting this person to head-up the charge to not only maintain a phenomenal employee experience, but take it to even new heights. You will be responsible for many facets of the “Krakenite Employee Experience (KX)”, from overseeing our recruiting initiatives to co-leading our HR efforts. We are looking for someone who is dynamic, innovative, creative, has outstanding character, and possesses an incredible knack for understanding human nature.
RequirementsProfessional in Human Resources (PHR)A minimum of 7 years of professional human resources experienceA minimum of 2 of the 7 years was spent as an official manager of people within the human resources department A minimum of 2 of the 7 years was spent at a technology company, startup, or high growth company that had globally distributed, work-from-home teams, as well as international offices of various sizesProven track record of building and improving employee experienceStrong knowledge of state, federal and international employment laws, regulations, and compliance requirements
Specific past experiences:Implemented and refined processes, programs, documentation, HRIS systems, etc.Calculated the results of existing practices, programs, documentation, HRIS or other systems, etc. on a monthly basisConstantly sought out opportunities to improveQuickly identified, designed and implemented new solutions when there was enhanced efficiency, effectiveness, risk mitigation, and cost reduction to be gainedPrioritized and promoted multiple processes or projects simultaneouslyDemonstrated expertise with both practical and significant conflict resolution, performance management, and employee relations at all levels in a complex and fast-paced environmentWorked with alternate workforces on a daily basis, including consultants, agency staff, and BPOsWorked in an HR Generalist role
ResponsibilitiesLearn, adopt and protect the company values, principles and culture Set objectives for the HR team, assign prioritization, evaluate progress, and identify opportunities to improveTrack and improve all key HR quantitative metrics (e.g., cost per hire, retention rates, etc.) and qualitative data (e.g., exit interview feedback, etc.) Manage internal communication projects (e.g., job satisfaction surveys, company-wide presentations, departmental reports, etc.)Measure the effectiveness of our benefits programs, identify worker personas, propose a new benefits program, and calculate the cost-benefitProduce monthly, quarterly and annual reports
Policies and proceduresDesign and implement employee Handbook, company policies and proceduresMaintain HR procedures that comply with labor regulationsProvide direction to others on how to review and when to update our employment contracts and agreementsEnsure ALL policies, procedures and processes are up-to-date and clearly documented in highly intuitive, consumable, error-proof ways; utilize screenshots, step-by-step directions, flowcharts, and strive to create top quality user manuals
Oversee systemsEnsure HRIS (and other systems) is successfully adopted and effectively managedImplement functional HRIS and internal databases across all departmentsDesign, implement and manage an HR ticketing system for internal requests Research, implement, and promote new systems as they’re needed
Attract talent Support and suggest improvements to the entire recruitment processHost in-house recruitment events or oversee conference-held recruitment effortsContribute to the company blog, YouTube channel, and social media channels
Motivate & engage talent Design and manage the performance evaluation systemsDevelop compensation and benefits plans (and revisions)Discuss career development paths with managers and individualsDesign management training and basic workplace HR training programsCoordinate employee training and development initiatives
Act as a strong partner to other groupsWork with Executives and Management to ensure employee or departmental requests and grievances are resolved in a timely manner; drive projects that help managers optimize productivity, engagement and moraleWork with Legal to address legal and regulatory requirements for all workforce groups around the world; resolve interpersonal conflict utilizing creative, thoughtful and case-by-case strategies as neededWork with IT&S to ensure our record keeping and data processing procedures comply with GDPR requirements; help drive projects that protect company securityWork with Finance to prepare budgets by department and facilitate remote working bonuses, payroll, paid time off, terminations, etc.
Technical applications, software and platforms experienceA variety of HRISGoogle Suite (e.g., Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar, etc.)MS Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)Apple iWork (e.g., Pages, Numbers, Keynote, etc.)Project management softwareReal-time chat messaging servicesVideo conferencing software
Personal attributesHandles sensitive information with the utmost discretion and maintains confidentialityDerives intrinsic pleasure from solving problems Insists on giving and receiving critical feedbackEmpowers and motivates direct reports to perform at their bestAdapts easily to an ever changing and exciting environmentComfortable with a high degree of ambiguity Prefers continually evolving processes and programsEmbraces change
Disciplined self-starter with can-do attitudeProactiveResourcefulReliable Detail-orientedHighly organizedStrong follow-through skills
Open-mindedHumbleUnderstandingConsiders problems or situations from multiple angles and points-of-view
Collaborative team player Communicates effectively with others at a variety of levels within the organization, as well as externallyExcellent communication skills, both verbal and written