[Hiring] Data Scientist – User Engagement 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

  • Forge strong collaborations with product, engineering, marketing, and finance teams to identify key analytical questions that drive business impact.
  • Lead comprehensive analytic projects from conception to execution, including data collection, analysis, and presenting findings to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Work alongside business leaders and experts to define success metrics and refine new products, features, policies, and models.
  • Employ sophisticated statistical methods and machine learning algorithms to dissect complex datasets, forecast trends, and unveil critical insights.
  • Utilize big data technologies (e.g., Hadoop, Spark) and data engineering expertise to manage and analyze large datasets.
  • Translate intricate data insights into practical business strategies and articulate these findings to diverse audiences in a clear, effective manner.
  • Conceive and execute experiments, aiding product teams in hypothesis testing and conceptual development.

Skills you should HODL 

  • You have a solid understanding of the cryptocurrency ecosystem and financial markets.
  • 5+ years of industry experience in data science and/or analytics.
  • Proven ability to perform data analysis using Python, R, and/or SQL.
  • Design, implement and deploy Machine Learning solutions to solve complex problems and deliver real business value ie. revenue, engagement and customer satisfaction.
  • Skilled in using statistics and predictive analytics to tackle complex business challenges.
  • The adaptability and eagerness to learn new technologies on the job.
  • Capable of conveying complex results to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with data tools like Druid, Hadoop, Tableau, and Superset is advantageous.


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

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.