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FanDuel // one-day fantasy sports
New York    Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020
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FanDuel Group is a world-class team of brands & products all built with one goal in mind  to give fans new & innovative ways to interact with their favorite games, sports, teams, & leagues. Thats no easy task, which is why were so dedicated to building a winning team. And make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means well never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance & paid leave policies, were committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give.

FanDuel Group is based in New York, with offices in California, New Jersey, Florida, Oregon & Scotland. Our brands include:

  • FanDuel  A game-changing real-money fantasy sports app
  • FanDuel Sportsbook  Americas #1 sports betting app
  • TVG  The best-in-class horse racing TV/media network & betting platform
  • FanDuel Racing  A horse racing app built for the average sports fan
  • FanDuel Casino & Betfair Casino  Fan-favorite online casino apps
  • FOXBet A world-class betting platform & affiliate of FanDuel Group
  • PokerStars US The premier online poker product & affiliate of FanDuel Group 

Our roster has an opening with your name on it 

FanDuel Group is looking to add to its legal team reporting to the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer a Director of Risk to design, implement & lead the companys new risk organization. The Director will need to understand the role of Risk in a start-up environment as well as in a mature highly-regulated environment & be experienced in the change management of building a risk operation from the ground up.  The Director will need to operate effectively with all levels of management including the Board & will need the skills to adapt their messaging as appropriate to their audience.

This position will manage a team of risk professionals who together will be responsible for designing & executing risk communications & education, risk assessments, a risk strategy, framework/appetite, an effective monitoring & testing program for all internal controls company-wide & for conducting on-going risk-analysis & response.  This role also will have primary responsibility for all Risk reporting within FanDuel as well as engagement with the parent companys risk organization. The ideal candidates for this job has extensive experience in a mature risk organization & has, at least once, been the person responsible for building a successful risk organization from the ground up. Experience working for an internet, technology and/or media company, or with such companies, is a plus.  That said, superior analytical, strategic, communication, interpersonal & writing skills are of paramount importance, as is a strong work ethic, commitment to being a team player, & an aptitude to learn quickly the nuances of the internet, technology & media businesses. 

Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • Design an effective risk management strategy from the ground up, including communication strategy, risk assessment, risk framework & building & effective risk management team
  • Work with all levels of management to educate around & support effective risk-based decision making, documentation & reporting
  • Engage with all levels of the company to assist the building out of an effective first line of defense culture with appropriate documentation, controls & measurement
  • Advise on appropriate process improvements to support an effective & efficient risk department
  • Preparation of Board & senior management communications relating to risk
  • Work closely with Chief Risk & Compliance Officer to enhance & scale risk management across FanDuel & in partnership with the parent company
  • Design & execute an effective monitoring, testing & reporting plan the company
  • Build strong professional relationships with the leadership in the business
  • Liaise with external advisors as required
  • Provide value-adding advice & expertise on risk management to all departments & stakeholders

What we're looking for in our next teammate  

  • Once hired, the Director of Risk Management, may be required to obtain licenses from various jurisdictions
  • 8-15 years of total risk experience, at least one role leading a risk organization
  • Bachelor's Degree required, Legal Degree a plus! 
  • Experience building a successful risk function from the ground up
  • Experience with an internet/technology company a strong plus
  • A strong aptitude for on policy, process, procedure, analytics & reporting
  • Passion to work hard in a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • An exceptional team builder & team player

We treat our team right

Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting & fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship & professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Flexible vacation allowance to let you refuel
  • Hall of Fame benefit programs & platforms

FanDuel Group is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity & inclusion in FanDuel means that we respect & value everyone as individuals. We don't tolerate bias, judgement or harassment.  Our focus is on developing employees so that they reach their full potential.

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