Enterprise Risk Management, Technology Platform Manager at Circle (Remote)

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Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle platforms and products provide a suite of internet-native financial services for payments, treasury infrastructure and capital formation. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which has become the fastest growing dollar digital currency in the world. USDC has grown to over 47 billion in circulation and supported over $1.6 trillion in transactions in the past year. Circle’s payments and treasury infrastructure services available through the Circle Account and APIs helps bridge the legacy financial system and digital currency and blockchain based finance.  Circle’s SeedInvest service brings internet-native fundraising and capital formation to startups and growth companies.  Combined, Circle’s suite of services helps companies to participate in a more open, global and inclusive financial system.

What you’ll be part of:

With the mission “To raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of financial value,” Circle was founded on the belief that the internet, blockchains and digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient and integrated world economy.  We envision a global economy where people and businesses everywhere can more freely connect and transact with each other with new technologies for digital money and internet-native finance. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people and companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse and which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees and families, our local communities and our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, and High Integrity.

What you’ll be responsible for:

As part of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) team, you will oversee the day-to-day management and operation of Circle’s ERM technology platform program. The goal of the program is to maintain and increase Circle's resiliency by identifying, assessing, and preparing its operations for any internal and external factors and risks that could interfere with reaching its goals and objectives. of identifying, assessing, and preparing its operations from both internal and external factors and risks that could interfere with reaching its goals and objectives. 

What you'll work on:

  • Strategize, build and operationalize the Governance Risk and Control (GRC) platform.
  • Define, build, and maintain a proactive robust technology, cyber security compliance and risk management program to ensure compliance with obligations.
  • Develop, implement, and manage technology platforms, Information Security and any other related policies, procedures, and standards, while tracking relevant laws and regulations.
  • Assess key risks and controls, and design innovative and appropriate broad-based coverage across a technology and/or business activity.
  • Help uncover, validate and document deficiencies in risk management, technology and cybersecurity practices.
  • Support a strong security culture set forth by risk management framework, ensuring uniformity across leadership, technical teams, business units and employees.
  • Recommend, direct and implement ERM strategies and operations to ensure the ERM framework and its technology platform including the supporting policy, processes, risk appetite statements, tolerances and measures are embedded and operationalized within and throughout Circle and its culture.
  • Drive technology platform, risk awareness and embed risk and the three lines of defense approach across Circle.
  • Lead key and critical risk and technology platform initiatives in line with a global expansion strategy including evaluating and reviewing the international and local regulatory landscape and its requirements and reviewing and coordinating licensing commitments and status.
  • Lead critical cross-functional projects and activities in the areas of risk requirements and implementation across business lines (e.g., product, engineering, treasury).
  • Support end-to-end management of ERM’s technology platform (GRC tool) reporting.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and input to ensure delivery of risk related awareness, training and orientation to all employees, and other appropriate third parties. Identify requirements to develop, deliver and/or conduct risk training for position specific stakeholders, in coordination with Legal, Compliance and HR.
  • Collaborates with the VP of ERM and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer in projects and responsibilities, as assigned, that may be global in nature.
  • Support the Enterprise Risk Management Committee in providing risk expertise and input into the overall health of the ERM program and provide periodic results of the risk-based monitoring (e.g., assessment/testing) program. Includes providing expert input into developing and maintaining the ERM controls testing program.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards.  You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you'll bring to Circle:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Business, Technology or Law required; advanced degree preferred.
  • 6+ years working in risk management of a financial services, payments or technology (growth) company.
  • Prior experience within building and managing an ERM technology platform across regions/countries, functions and multiple jurisdictions.
  • Expert knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management frameworks, risk technology platforms, governance risk and control tools, risk management processes, risk appetite statements, key risk measures/indicators (leading vs lagging), risk assessment and review.
  • Experience in embedding a risk culture in a rapidly expanding business environment, preferable technology or financial services.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack and Apple MacOS preferred. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Circle operates in the Blockchain industry. The company is located in Boston, MA and New York, NY. Circle was founded in 2013. To see all 1169 open jobs at Circle, click here.
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