Senior Compliance Associate - Sanctions

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. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges in the world. 

We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 

Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 

Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!

About the Role

Kraken is expanding our rapidly growing compliance team comprised of talented and motivated individuals. We are looking for a capable compliance associate to join the team of motivated financial/technology professionals and work with our teams worldwide, and be part of the expert global compliance group.

If you find yourself drawn to the requirements of various sanction regimes, then this is a perfect role for you! This role is part of the Sanctions Compliance team and will work to fulfil the daily operations of the team; this includes conducting watchlist screening, sanctions investigations, monitoring internal controls, and more.


    • Draft sanctions policies and procedures

    • Conduct sanctions reviews and investigations

    • Perform sanctions due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, as necessary

    • Review new products and services for sanctions risks

    • Create sanctions training materials


    • Four-year degree or equivalent experience

    • 3-5 years’ experience in a sanctions compliance role

    • Impeccable communication skills, both verbal and written

    • Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills

    • Ability to take ownership of work product and consistently deliver results

    • Adaptability to global business needs

    • Ability to work in a rapidly changing regulatory environment

Nice to have

    • Proficiency in a second language (e.g., Russian, Arabic, etc.)

    • Legal or regulatory background

    • Technical product experience

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.

Check out all our open roles at We’re excited to see what you’re made of.  

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