Market Surveillance Lead

| New York, NY, USA | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 100,000-150,000 Annually
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What we're up to

Kalshi is the first and only federally regulated exchange where people can trade on any event. Think like the NYSE, but instead of trading stocks, you trade on the events you know and care about. Kalshi has more than 500 markets across politics, economics, financials, weather, tech, AI, culture and more.

After three years of regulatory struggle, Kalshi's historic regulatory approval from the CFTC has allowed it to launch a new asset class: event contracts. Event contracts, the fastest-growing asset class today, are elegant financial instruments structured as simple yes/no questions about the future. 

Kalshi's vision is to build the next-generation financial ecosystem for trading what we believe will be the largest asset class of all. Kalshi's vision is bold. We're on a long journey in uncharted territories. We are looking for passionate and outlier members excited to embark on this voyage toward building the financial system's next inflection point.

Role Roadmap

As the Surveillance Lead, you will oversee the suite of surveillance operations at Kalshi.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Surveillance Strategy: Develop and implement comprehensive surveillance strategies to detect and prevent market manipulation, insider trading, and other fraudulent activities. Continuously enhance and optimize surveillance systems to stay ahead of emerging risks and regulatory requirements.
  • Market Monitoring: Utilize monitoring tools and data analytics to oversee real-time trading activities across our markets.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to interpret and apply relevant financial regulations, exchange rules, and best practices. Ensure that the exchange remains compliant with all applicable laws and industry standards.
  • Incident Investigation: Conduct in-depth investigations of identified anomalies or suspicious trading patterns, generating reports, and presenting findings to relevant stakeholders, including regulatory authorities if necessary.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and vulnerabilities in the trading environment, developing and implementing risk mitigation strategies. Proactively work to prevent potential security breaches and operational disruptions.
  • Technology Enhancement: Partner with the technology team to recommend and implement improvements to surveillance systems, databases, and data processing capabilities.
  • Training and Awareness: Organize training programs and workshops to educate exchange members and employees about trading regulations, compliance requirements, and best practices in market surveillance.
  • Reporting and Documentation: Prepare comprehensive reports on surveillance activities, findings, and trends for management and regulatory agencies as required. Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of surveillance procedures and investigations.

About you

We are looking for intellectually curious, highly motivated individuals to be foundational members of our surveillance team.  You should have strong critical thinking and analytical skills, excellent communication abilities, an ability to manage ambiguity, and a knack for working across teams in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of experience in market surveillance, compliance, or a related field within the financial industry. Previous leadership or supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in using market surveillance tools, SQL, BI tools, data analysis software, and financial databases. Strong knowledge of market structure, trading platforms, and financial instruments.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: In-depth understanding of relevant financial regulations, such as those issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and other relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Analytical Mindset: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret complex data sets and identify patterns or anomalies.
  • Communication: Effective written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Ethical Conduct: High ethical standards and a commitment to upholding the principles of integrity and confidentiality in market surveillance activities.

NYC Pay Transparency Disclosure:

Salary Range: $100,000 to $150,000 annually plus equity and benefits.

This salary range is based on the current available market data and represents the expected salary range for this role. Kalshi has minimal hierarchy and few titles, but a broad range of experience is represented within roles. Should you have compensation expectations that exceed these bands, we'd love to hear from you and would welcome you to reach out to discuss further.

Our Culture

We are a group of people who work hard and get stuff done. Meritocracy is at our core, and we value people who take ownership and figure (usually hard) things out. We dream big and climb the steeper mountain. We love our craft deeply and are proud of what we put out in the world. We are committed to our vision of an improved financial ecosystem and our mission of bringing more truth to the world through the power of markets.

Kalshians are, by far, Kalshi's largest asset: we pick our teammates carefully, but once we pick our teammates, we trust them deeply.

Commitment to Equal Opportunity

Kalshi is committed to creating a culture of inclusion and belonging, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe it is our collective responsibility to uphold these values and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to join us in our mission. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law. If you are passionate about what you do and want to use your talents to support our mission and values, we’d love to hear from you.

More Information on Kalshi
Kalshi operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in San Francisco, California. Kalshi was founded in 2019. It has 49 total employees. To see all 11 open jobs at Kalshi, click here.
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