Risk Analytics Manager (Boston or San Francisco)

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Boston, USA

Circle is a global internet finance company, built on blockchain technology, powered by crypto assets, and dedicated to helping people everywhere create and share value.

We’ve already made sending money around the world free and easy using blockchain technology with Circle Pay. With Circle Invest, we’re expanding our offerings with a cryptocurrency investment product, enabling anyone to buy and sell crypto assets. Through Circle Trade, we’re market makers for the top crypto coins and offer OTC trading services. In March 2018, Circle acquired Poloniex, one of the world's leading token marketplaces.

We’re looking for a Risk Analytics Leader to join Circle’s Risk org and manage a team of talented data analysts, deliver insights that will allow us to make step change improvements in processes and policies, and take our data and analytics capabilities to the next level. The Risk Analytics Manager will be a hands-on analytics expert with strong domain expertise in risk / fraud, and great people management and communication skills.

What you will be working on:
    • Build dashboards, monitoring and alerting systems and visualisations to report and communicate risk status, loss forecast and controls performance, based on segment, product line, customer cohorts, etc.
    • Investigate, analyze and identify fraud and money laundering patterns, risky behaviors, trends, vulnerabilities, unnecessary friction, product loopholes etc. and leverage data analysis to suggest appropriate solutions.
    • Train, coach, mentor and develop a team of Risk Data Analysts.
    • Be the point of contact for the Risk org data and analytics needs and communicate with Product Management, Risk Operations, Data Science, Compliance, Engineering, etc.
    • Establish a framework for the risk analytics team performance - KPIs and goal setting, measuring continuous improvement and overall impact.
    • Develop and monitor project plans and performance. Tackle complex and ambiguous analytics projects, to provide simple, clear deliverables.


What you will bring to Circle:
    • BS/BA Degree in a technical field / economics / statistics / etc.
    • 2+ years of people management experience with demonstrated competency in leading and managing a team of analysts.
    • Experience in manipulating and analyzing large datasets, and the ability to identify trends and derive impactful insights.
    • Strong technical and data analysis skills, proficiency in SQL and Python / R / etc.
    • Ability to condense large, messy data into a digestible and easily communicated format.
    • Experience in fraud / risk / trust & safety / identity in financial services / payments / e-commerce industries.
    • Data driven approach towards decision making and process optimization, and the skills and knowledge to conceptualize monitoring and reporting for risk.
    • Demonstrable analytic, creative problem solving.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Interest in Cryptocurrency, Social Payments or FinTech is a plus.


Circle was founded in 2013 by internet entrepreneurs Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville. We’re backed by $250 million from investors including Jim Breyer (Facebook), Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital (Baidu, Tencent), General Catalyst (AirBnB, Snapchat), Accel Partners, and Bitmain, with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Dublin, London and Hong Kong.

Check us out at circle.com and download Circle Pay & Circle Invest for iOS and Android today.

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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