Compensation & Benefits Manager
at Kraken
OtherFull TimeAnywhere
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!


    • Manage and oversee coverage for compensation and benefits processes and queries
    • Proactively identify and execute on process improvements for compensation & benefits workflows
    • Partner with Finance on stock options planning, and stock option grant proposal for Board approval
    • Advise the HR Leadership team and the Compensation Committee on all matters related to compensation philosophy, bonuses, benefits, and the Total Rewards strategy. 
    • Drive evaluation of country-specific compensation and benefit requirements in order to effectively create proposals for employment strategy (employee/contractor/BPO) and benefits to all relevant stakeholders and for the company’s global expansion
    • Analyze changing regulations in compensation and benefits globally, factoring in the impact to Kraken in order to effectively propose strategic changes
    • Lead all mandatory compensation and benefits reporting in accordance with compliance standards
    • Work with the HR Manager and other stakeholders to develop objectives, set priorities and plans for the division and contribute to company HR monitoring and reporting
    • Manage and help create job levels, codes, categories and families in partnership with various stakeholders
    • Manage the creation and presentation of well-researched, thorough analyses of compensation and benefits packages on a global scale, taking into consideration the overall business strategy and internal philosophies
    • Measure and report the effectiveness of our benefits programs, identify worker personas, propose a new benefits program, and calculate the cost-benefit
    • Participate as a member of the HR management team in the development of Company policies, guidelines, processes, and strategies
    • Manage ad-hoc compensation and benefits, as well as HR related, projects as requested by management


    • 7+ years of hands on experience in compensation analysis, both domestically and internationally
    • 2 years as a Compensation and Benefits Manager or other similar role
    • Knowledge and experience in building compensation packages and bonus programs for various departments and seniority levels on a global scale
    • 4 year Bachelor degree 
    • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification, PHR or SHRM-CP 
    • Sound knowledge of Regulatory and Legislative imperatives and impacts related to benefits programs (FLSA, Sec 125, ERISA, 409A, HIPAA, etc.), both domestically and internationally
    • Must have extensive experience with compensation research and data analysis as they relate to compliance requirements in the banking or finance verticals
    • High-level proficiency with HRIS, including experience in successful HRIS implementations, Microsoft Office and Google Suite
    • Experience using the latest compensation analysis tools, i.e Mercer (Comptryx), Radford
    • Strong attention to detail with excellent organizational skills
    • Disciplined self-starter with experience in both a start-up and a large global company strongly preferred, ideally in Tech, Finance
    • Proactive and collaborative team player capable of communicating effectively with others at a variety of levels within the organization, as well as externally
    • Handles sensitive information with the utmost discretion and maintains confidentiality
    • Insists on giving and receiving critical feedback
    • Adapts easily to an ever changing and exciting environment
    • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills
    • Experience working remotely a plus
    • A passion for & knowledge of cryptocurrency 
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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