Senior Global Compensation Analyst

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 on the planet. 

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 as part of our 'remote first' culture, 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

Our People team is called the Krakenite Experience (KX) team, and we aim to become a world leader in People Experience. We are now hiring a Senior Compensation Analyst to join our diverse and forward‐thinking global company.  This skilled and experienced Compensation professional will add value to Kraken by ensuring that our programs align with our Total Reward philosophy, are market competitive, and ensure that the Krakenite Experience is world class from their first days as a Krakenite all the way through their entire Kraken lifecycle. 

This is a great opportunity for a Compensation professional who has already thrived in creating the best‐in‐class people experiences in high‐growth organizations and who wants to get involved in an industry that is changing the world!


    • Support the creation, analysis, design, development, implementation, and administration of compensation packages on a global scale, taking into consideration the overall business strategy and internal philosophies

    • Assist with and provide coverage for compensation processes and queries, HRIS approvals, and research and creation of compensation packages for new hires/promotions

    • Identify and execute on process improvements for compensation workflows

    • Partners across the organization and within HR to implement new and revised plans and programs; develops training and other communication tools to ensure understanding

    • Stay current on legal and regulatory trends and requirements in Compensation globally, analyzing impact to Kraken and assist the greater HR team in proactively developing and implementing actions to mitigate the organization’s risk and ensure compliance

    • Manage and maintain job architecture and help to create new jobs, job families or categories in partnership with various stakeholders as needed

    • Participate in special compensation and benefits, as well as People Experience, projects as requested by management

    • Aid in mandatory compensation reporting 


    • 5+ years of hands on experience in compensation analysis, both domestically and internationally

    • 4 year Bachelor degree or equivalent experience plus an Associates Degree in a relevant field

    • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification, PHR or SHRM-CP a plus

    • Sound knowledge of the Regulatory and Legislative imperatives and impacts related to compensation programs (FLSA, Equal Pay, etc.)

    • Experience in both a start-up and a large global company, ideally in Tech, Finance

    • Must be a proactive solution oriented team player with a proven ability to collaborate with all levels of stakeholders

    • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills

    • Experience working remotely a plus

    • A passion for and knowledge of cryptocurrency is a huge plus

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.

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