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Risk Strategist



Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023
<p><span style="font-weight:400;">Mercury is building a complete finance stack for startups. We work hard to create the easiest and safest banking experience possible to simplify entrepreneurs' and business owners’ financial lives. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">In order to achieve this vision, a robust risk management program that will seamlessly protect our customers, Mercury and the broader financial ecosystem from bad actors and illegal activities is essential. We’re looking to hire our first risk strategist who will help up level our risk policies and processes, bring risk expertise and analytical approach to our risk strategy, and play a key role in building this important function. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">In this role, you will: </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Lead cross-functional efforts to strengthen risk controls, improve user experience and scale operations. </span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Partner with Product, Eng, Compliance, Data Science, Support and rest of the Risk team to proactively build capabilities that enhance our ability to take good risk. </span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Identify and address gaps and vulnerabilities in our system to reduce fraud and non-compliant product usage. </span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Utilize data and quantitative analysis to build automated risk solutions.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Make thoughtful risk / reward trade-offs and help set a long term strategy for risk problem areas. </span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Become an expert on Mercury’s products, and Risk’s program, policies, and tools. </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">You should: </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Have 6+ years of experience in an analytical role, including 2+ years in Risk, Trust &amp; Safety, or a related field.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Have a strong product sense and user empathy. </span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Possess good SQL skills and experience in applying those to improve and monitor business performance. </span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Enjoy building programs from the ground up, and collaborating with various teams to achieve results. </span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Be an analytical thinker - you use data and reason to make your arguments and drive decisions. </span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Be comfortable with decision making in a fast paced, ambiguous environment, while demonstrating curiosity and growth mindset. </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Our salary ranges are based on paying competitively for our size and industry, and all employees receive salary + equity + benefits. Individual pay decisions are based on a number of factors, including qualifications for the role, experience level, skillset, and balancing internal equity relative to peers at the company.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">The ranges shared are for the expectations as laid out in the job description, however we are often open to a wide variety of profiles, and recognize that the person we hire may be less experienced or more senior than this job description as posted. If that ends up being the case, the updated salary range will be communicated with you as a candidate.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">The salary range for candidates in the New York City or San Francisco area is $182,800-$201,000.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">The salary range for candidates in the US outside of the New York City / San Francisco area is $155,500-$179,000.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">The salary range for candidates in Canada is CAD 162,500-178,500.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;"><span data-sheets-value='{"1":2,"2":"#LI-MF1"}' data-sheets-userformat='{"2":8707,"3":{"1":0},"4":{"1":3,"3":2},"12":0,"16":11}'>#LI-MF1</span></span></p>
Mercury is an equal opportunity employer.
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