Manager Policy & Government Relations | Kraken | Remote (Europe, Belgium)

Manager Policy & Government Relations | Kraken | Remote (Europe, Belgium)

Application ends: August 17, 2024
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Job Description

Building the Future of Crypto 

Our Krakenites are a world-class team with crypto conviction, united by our desire to discover and unlock the potential of crypto and blockchain technology.

What makes us different?

Kraken is a mission-focused company rooted in crypto values. As a Krakenite, you’ll join us on our mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto, so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. For over a decade, Kraken’s focus on our mission and crypto ethos has attracted many of the most talented crypto experts in the world.

Before you apply, please read the Kraken Culture page to learn more about our internal culture, values, and mission.

As a fully remote company, we have Krakenites in 60+ countries who speak over 50 languages. Krakenites are industry pioneers who develop premium crypto products for experienced traders, institutions, and newcomers to the space. Kraken is committed to industry-leading securitycrypto education, and world-class client support through our products like Kraken ProKraken NFT, and Kraken Futures.

Become a Krakenite and build the future of crypto!

The EU is a top market for Kraken and you will be working on shaping the future digital assets policy and regulatory framework in exciting times, as the EU enters a new mandate.

The ideal candidate for this role will need to be based in Brussels, Belgium 

What You’ll Do:

  • Become a key player in our truly global policy team based across Brussels, London, and Washington DC. 
  • Lead the development of Kraken’s policy positions and in doing so contribute to the comprehensive company-wide strategy.
  • Engage directly with key EU policymakers and influence the policy outcomes. Gain external visibility working with trade associations and other external players.
  • Partner closely with colleagues in the regulatory, compliance, communications, product, and engineering teams.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Skills You ‘HODL’:

  • 7+ years of hands-on experience with EU financial services policy and regulation from either the EU-level institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, Council, ESAs) or EU-27 national administrations, similar in-house roles, political consultancies, or from relevant trade associations.
  • Existing network in Brussels or EU-27 Member States.
  • Understanding of or an interest in digital assets policy, including MiCA Regulation.
  • Team-oriented mindset, proactive and entrepreneurial approach, the ability to embrace a steep learning curve, and to face headwinds. 
  • Passion for the crypto industry and an interest in Kraken’s offerings and its global impact.

Nice to haves:

  • Knowledge of either the payments, AML, cyber or other digital policies and frameworks.
  • Experience with drafting responses to public consultations.
  • Interest in international politics and the ability to explain it to a diversified audience. 
  • Prior exposure to the work of international standard setters (IOSCO, OECD, FATF) and an understanding how their work relates to the national and regional policies.

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Kraken is powered by people from around the world and we celebrate all Krakenites for their diverse talents, backgrounds, contributions and unique perspectives. We hire strictly based on merit, meaning we seek out the candidates with the right abilities, knowledge, and skills considered the most suitable for the job. 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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