Job Description


The Team

Were looking for an experienced, Senior UX Researcher to join our UX Research Team and help us explore, understand and reinvent everything from the way money works to a bunch of even more ambitious things we cant talk about yet. Were looking for an  inquisitive, independent explorer who believes in a tomorrow where cryptocurrency spreads wealth, inclusively and enables new forms of creativity. 

By joining the UX Research Team at Kraken you will play an important part in shaping the future of how the world sees and uses digital currency. UX research is fundamental in helping us understand how we can serve our clients needs and delight them along the way. By joining our team you will help to discover and define those needs and work cross-functionally to help teams to meet and exceed them.

Were looking for a Senior UX Researcher who is resolute about making sure their research makes a positive impact. A researcher who is experienced, well-rounded, detailed, passionate and flexible.

The UX Research Team is a small, in-demand team within a fast-paced company, so the ideal candidate will need to be comfortable to hit the ground running and be flexible to the team and the businesss needs. 

The Opportunity

  • Utilize a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods to gain deep insights into our clients' needs and behaviors.
  • Lead research initiatives to identify knowledge gaps, address frictions and challenge assumptions across product areas.
  • Collaborate closely with Design, Product and Engineering teams to ensure intuitive and impactful product development.
  • Drive the development of standards, processes and guidelines that enhance the effectiveness of our UX Research Team.
  • Mentor, influence and coach other researchers and designers
  • Collaborate cross-functionally using strong communication, written and facilitation skills to ensure the UX Research Teams output empowers Krakenites and helps them to feel confident about their work 
  • Act as the voice of our clients and make sure that were constantly solving real problems for them while delivering high quality, delightful experiences
  • Support Krakenites across multiple teams as a research partner, identifying where research can be most helpful, most impactful and where research is not the appropriate response to a problem
  • Support Krakenites in self-serving research to the point that they can conduct their own lightweight evaluative research while educating peers in research methodologies and helping to evangelize across the company 

Skills you should HODL

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in a relevant field such as Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Information Science, Behavioural Economics, Anthropology or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in lead UX Research roles, with a proven track record of delivering impactful research outcomes.
  • Extensive experience in an array of research methodologies.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and storytelling  skills, with the ability to effectively convey research findings to diverse audiences.
  • Passion for the cryptocurrency industry and a desire to drive innovation in digital currency.
  • Proficiency in user-centered design principles and methodologies.
  • Ability to conceptualize, scope and execute research studies with speed, dexterity, flexibility, open-mindedness and scale, along with the ability to adapt quickly to change
  • Ability to present and showcase findings and the value of UX Research to Design and Product teams, along with the wider org
  • A passion for Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency movement with a desire to make the best trading platform in the world
  • Strong grasp of User-Centered Design principles
  • Humility, open mindedness and the ability to receive constructive criticism and use it to improve the end result
  • Informed about current and emerging trends in crypto, FinTech, product development, trends in UX research and design
  • Ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Communications Skills
  • Product Design
  • UX/UI Design
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