[Hiring] Data Analyst – Payments & Fraud at Kraken

Job Overview

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!

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The team

Embark on a transformative journey with Kraken’s Product Analytics team, where your expertise will directly influence the evolution of the cryptocurrency landscape. Our team is not just a part of the organization; we are the central nerve of data-driven decision making, working in lockstep with Product, Marketing, Finance, and executive leadership to enhance business strategies and personalize user experiences.

At Kraken, data isn’t just numbers; it’s the compass that guides our entire operation. Your role will be crucial in unraveling complex user behaviors and navigating the intricate dynamics of the cryptocurrency ecosystem. You’ll spearhead the development and refinement of pivotal north-star business metrics and elevate our reporting capabilities to new heights. Beyond traditional analytics, you will delve into the realms of meticulous statistical analysis and advanced machine learning models, all tailored to set new benchmarks in the industry.

Join us, and be part of a team where data is not just an asset; it’s our language, our tool, and our future. At Kraken, we’re as serious about data as the crypto world is about innovation.

The opportunity

  • Your analyses will inform our fraud engine rules and operations, impacting how customers transact
  • Translate complex data findings into actionable strategies that bolster our fraud prevention efforts and safeguard our customers’ transactions.
  • Work closely with product, engineering, and fraud strategy/operations to spearhead projects that reduce fraud and improve health of our trading ecosystem.
  • Lead initiatives that leverage data-driven approaches to identify and mitigate fraud risks, ensuring a seamless and secure transaction experience for our users.
  • Partner with product managers to test and refine new fraud detection methods and strategies, leveraging your data skills to enhance the effectiveness of our fraud prevention measures.
  • Act as a key advisor, providing insights and recommendations based on data analysis to support strategic decision-making processes related to fraud detection and prevention.
  • Utilize your expertise in data modeling and engineering to manage and analyze large datasets, identifying fraudulent patterns and trends that inform our fraud prevention strategies.
  • Advocate for the power of data analytics in enhancing our fraud detection capabilities and guiding our journey in the crypto world, ensuring that our platform remains secure and trustworthy for all users.

Skills you should HODL 

  • You have a solid understanding of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and financial markets.
  • With at least 5 years in the data analytics field, you’re a pro with SQL, scripting languages (Python, R), data modeling and pipelining.
  • You have a firm grasp of statistical concepts and experience with BI software (Superset/Tableau).
  • Experienced with data warehouse development and best practices, you’re also eager to learn new technologies.
  • You can simplify complex data insights for anyone to understand, whether they’re tech-savvy or not.
  • Familiarity with data tools like Druid, Hadoop, Airflow, Tableau, and Superset is advantageous.


  • A BA/BS or MA/MS degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or Data Science is preferable.

Salary Range: $96K – $153K

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.