Compliance & Monitoring Officer – Kraken Futures

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 Company

Kraken is one of the largest and most successful bitcoin exchanges in the world and we’re growing faster than ever. We’re looking for people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Join us and the movement to change the way the world thinks about money.

Kraken announced the acquisition of Crypto Facilities (now trading as Kraken Futures) in February 2019, we are a world-leading, regulated cryptocurrency trading platform and index provider. The combination of Kraken and Kraken Futures creates a global leader in cryptocurrency spot and futures trading. A pioneer in the industry, the firm was the first regulated entity to list futures on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple XRP, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. Users value the high integrity, low latency marketplace that Kraken Futures provides under the regulatory supervision of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. In addition, CF Benchmarks is the first cryptocurrency index provider to have received FCA authorisation as a Benchmark Administrator.

Overview of the role

As Compliance and Monitoring officer, you will be responsible for reporting, monitoring and implementing policies that ensure the companies are meeting their regulatory requirements.

You should be diligent with a keen attention to detail and a track record of seeing tasks/projects through to conclusion. The ideal candidate should have experience working in monitoring, have experience working at an exchange and/or brokerage.


    • Assist with quarterly and yearly FCA returns/ad hoc filings

    • Assist with the drafting and maintaining of the certification under the new SMCR requirements

    • Document any technology changes and ensure governance framework is followed

    • Maintain and adapt any market monitoring and surveillance policies

    • Be a point of contact for client questions on the rulebook

    • Conduct complaint investigations and maintain corresponding logs

    • Maintain and adapt the AML policies as new regulations come in

    • Assist with producing the annual platform assessment

    • Assist with maintaining the compliance monitoring program for both entities

    • Conduct monthly spot check of new clients onboarded against policy and procedural requirements - profile, documentation and authentication parameters and maintain log

    • Conduct monthly review of alerts and reports and maintain log

    • Summarise reports in an annual presentation to the Boards

    • Review and approve all financial promotions and marketing materials, store all approved and maintain log - summarise in quarterly board reports. Devise a process and policy for this to ensure consistent review.

    • Review compliance training undertaken by staff, sourcing suppliers and maintain log - summarise in annual board report

    • Conduct annual policy review - fitness, ensure compliance, remediate issues


    • A degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent relevant experience

    • 4-6 years of compliance monitoring experience

    • Ideally from an exchange or brokerage background (in market surveillance/monitoring capacity)

    • Cryptocurrency or fintech experience desirable

    • Experience working in a start-up environment a bonus

    • Technical background a major plus

    • Personal Specification 

    • Calm under pressure 

    • A self-starter that gets things done 

    • Able to work in a team environment, whilst benefiting from great autonomy 

    • Equally comfortable communicating with a technical and non-technical audience 

    • Able to see the big picture 

    • Numerically literate and a great communicator

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