Compliance and Monitoring Officer - Crypto Facilities

  • Kraken
  • Remote
  • Feb 10, 2021
Full time Compliance

Job Description

About Crypto Facilities
Kraken completed the acquisition of Crypto Facilities in February 2019, and this group entity is now a world-leading, regulated cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform (MTF). A pioneer in the industry, the firm was the first regulated entity to list futures on Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple XRP, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash and is looking to expand its product offering. Members value the high integrity, low latency marketplace that Crypto Facilities provides under the regulatory supervision of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. 

Overview of the role
As Compliance and Monitoring Officer, you will be responsible for reporting, monitoring and implementing policies that ensure the company is meeting its regulatory requirements. You should be diligent with a keen attention to detail and a track record of seeing tasks/projects through to conclusion. The ideal candidate should have experience working in monitoring, have experience working at an MTF or other type of regulated trading venue.


  • Be the in-house expert on the CASS rules with a view of undertaking the CASS certified function in due course
  • Assist with any relevant FCA returns/ad hoc filings
  • Document any technology changes and ensure the governance framework is followed
  • Be a point of contact for client questions on the rulebook
  • Conduct complaint investigations and maintain corresponding logs
  • Maintain and adapt the AML policies as new regulations come in and assist with relevant registrations
  • Assist with producing the annual platform assessment and other periodic reports
  • Assist with maintaining the compliance monitoring program 
  • Assist with Member onboarding and conduct spot check against policy and procedural requirements - profile, documentation and authentication parameters and maintain log
  • Assist with compliance training for staff
  • Conduct annual policy review - fitness, ensure compliance, remediate issues


  • A degree from an accredited institution, or equivalent relevant experience
  • 4-6 years of compliance monitoring experience
  • Previous experience in dealing with CASS is essential
  • Ideally from an MTF or other type of trading venue
  • Cryptocurrency or fintech experience a major plus
  •  Calm under pressure
  •  A self-starter that gets things done
  •  Able to work in a team environment, whilst benefiting from great autonomy
  •  Equally comfortable communicating with a technical and non-technical audience
  •  Able to see the big picture
  •  Numerically literate and a great communicator