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Operational Risk Management Manager

What is BlockFi?

BlockFis mission is to provide liquidity, transparency & efficiency to digital financial markets by creating products that meet the needs of consumers & corporations across the globe. We build bridges between traditional finance & digital markets that enable growth for all participants.

Were a team of builders & strivers, proud to champion financial inclusivity & offer economic opportunities around the globe. We provide the same inclusivity to our team members. BlockFi is a place where diversity is celebrated, individuality is recognized, & every single team member is valued. We are changing the status quo to be the first financial company that people love, & we rely on our people to make it happen! 

BlockFi is looking for a Manager, Operational Risk Management to join our growing team! 

About Your Team

We are seeking a highly motivated team player to join BlockFi's Enterprise Risk team as an Operational Risk Manager. In this role, you will report directly to the Director of Operational Risk & assist in producing materials, facilitating meetings, managing projects & processes, & monitoring compliance with frameworks & policies. You will be expected to quickly gain an understanding of the firm's products & business lines & possess a strong background in compliance risk management, governance, & risk management auditing.

Your Mission

  • Conduct multiple, complex, concurrent risk assignments  
  • Drive development of & maintaining issue management best practices within GRC tool, LogicGate
  • Validate the adequacy & appropriateness of remediation or resolution plans to address any regulatory and/or risk recommendations
  • Assists in operating process & internal control improvement initiatives 
  • Develops & provides reporting to various levels of management on operational risks/issues identified within the business line to help identify risk trends & improve risk management 
  • Manages complex projects that involve working with businesses to improve controls to mitigate any deficiencies
  • Implementing additional governance over events & incidents providing risk challenge of the remediation efforts 
  • Draft end-to-end process flow diagrams capturing operating procedures for various activities, noting key controls governing specific process steps & registering in the GRC support tool
  • Monitor compliance with risk management frameworks & policies
  • Develop & maintain relationships with heads/managers of business lines & functions as part of the continuous risk monitoring activities 
  • Assist with Ad hoc projects as necessary to strengthen the Risk culture & help to mature the various Risk programs across the business

  Your Expertise

  • Bachelor's & Masters degrees in applicable & related field (Accounting, Finance) 
  • At least five to seven years of experience in an audit, middle office, back office, or risk management function & CIA/IAP/QIAL certification
  • Solid understanding of compliance risk management, governance, & risk management concepts & related regulatory expectations
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills to interact effectively with the different stakeholders & regulators 
  • Ability to work in a team, liaise with other bank departments & adapt to new situations & approaches
  • Excellent organizational & time management skills 
  • Familiarity with G-Suite applications & LogicGate preferred
  • Possessing an entrepreneurial spirit & experience and/or interest in cryptocurrency is a plus

Your Perks

We benefit from the great work our employees do each day. That is why we are committed to providing a variety of awesome benefits to help them live their best lives.

  • Competitive salary because we value your experience & expertise
  • Unlimited vacation / sick days because everyone deserves time for R&R
  • Employer contribution towards health coverage (including vision & dental) because your physical health & well-being is important to us 
  • Various fringe benefits such as 401k, Parental Leave, FSA/HSA, & Employee Assistance Programs because health coverage is more than just choosing your yearly plan 
  • Flexible work environment because we are a geographically dispersed team & we believe in balance
  • Pet insurance because all of your beloved family members should have coverage too
  • Weekly lunch stipend because there is such a thing as a free lunch! 
  • A close-knit team of enthusiastic, collegial & driven people to work alongside in a highly meritocratic environment because teamwork makes the dreamwork

Why BlockFi?

BlockFi has experienced incredible growth since our launch in August 2017. Our client base has grown to more than 225,000 (and counting), & the company now boasts more than $15 billion in assets on our platform. We recently completed a Series D funding round placing the company's valuation at $3 billion, & our team now has more than 500 people worldwide. We have established ourselves as a crypto market leader, & as we expand our product suite & geographic footprint, we expect our addressable market to grow exponentially.

BlockFi's leadership team has decades of experience in the traditional financial services & banking world, & we take a conservative approach to regulation that will position us well for sustainable long-term growth & expansion.

Our team is comprised of highly motivated professionals from diverse backgrounds. We are aiming to become the leading lender in crypto & are poised to redefine the global financial ecosystem for the better. In addition:

  • BlockFi is one of the first companies to ever offer crypto-backed loans & the only company whose founding team has an institutional understanding of the debt capital markets & regulatory landscape in the U.S.
  • $100 MM of Series A, B, & C funding led by Valar Ventures with participation from Susquehanna, Winklevoss Capital, Fidelity, Galaxy Digital, Akuna Capital, & Morgan Creek
  • $350 MM of Series D funding led by Bain Capital Ventures, partners of DST Global, Pomp Investments & Tiger Global
  • We are moving quickly & have already deployed substantial capital into the space, proving our ability to execute & capture customer demand
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