DeFi Compliance & Risk Manager

Compliance · London, Greater London
Department Compliance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

About Celsius Network


Celsius addresses the financial needs of today’s consumers worldwide through a democratized reward income and lending platform accessible via a mobile app. With a mission to put unparalleled economic freedom in the hands of the people, and a core belief that financial services should only do what is in the best interests of the community, Celsius is a modern platform where membership provides access to curated financial services that are not available through traditional financial institutions. Crypto holders can earn high-yield compounding interest by transferring coins to their Celsius Wallet and can borrow fiat currency against their crypto collateral at the lowest interest rates in the space.  

 

The Celsius team is committed to doing good and doing well. We believe in the power of disruption and the importance of decentralization to create a new system that acts in the best interest of everyone. Each member of our team brings something unique and innovative to the table, but the common thread that links us together is our passion for blockchain, equality, and leading the next financial revolution that changes the equation to bring power back to the people. 


Role Purpose


An exciting opportunity has come about for DeFi Compliance & Risk Manager to join Celsius Network Compliance team which has plans to expand within Europe


The Role: Full time and initially Remote


The key responsibilities of this Global role will be to support Celsius’ Compliance program, managing our DeFi Compliance and Risk framework, and provide solution led expert advice and guidance for business. 


You will also be responsible for supporting the MLRO and Head of Transaction Monition with analytical and reporting activity for Celsius’ DeFi activities. 


This is an exciting and varied role working alongside our Compliance Team to ensure our business is protected. You MUST have had previous experience working within DeFi, either directly with DeFi platforms or with companies who have participated in DeFi Liquidity Pools.






What will you be doing?


  • Monitoring DeFi activities and ensure that they fall in line with Celsius’s Compliance and Risk framework
  • Ensuring internal guidelines are put  in place accurately adhering to regulations and industry rules 
  • Conducting Risk Assessments on DeFi Exchanges and Liquidity Pools
  • Overseeing the preparation of weekly and monthly compliance reports relating to DeFi for presentation to Risk Committee
  • Presenting to Chief Compliance Officer and MLRO regularly on compliance and risk issues relating to DeFi
  • Being responsible for policies and procedures on Compliance and Risk relating to DeFI, particularly the process of quarterly review - proposing improvements to manage risks
  • Participating in the further development of Celsius’ DeFi risk assessment framework.
  • To take ownership of the DeFi Risk Register
  • To investigate all breaches and near breaches of DeFi compliance processes, and report these to the Chief Compliance Officer and MLRO.
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on corrective actions or risk mitigation strategies
  • Support the Risk management framework
  • Internal Reporting – compilation, provision & support of the Global Compliance team
  • Maintain sound professional working relationships with other Compliance teams, business development, and management 
  • Produce accurate, timely and relevant MI for Global compliance


We tend to look for people with:


First and foremost, a positive attitude and a passion for learning along with:

  • Compliance awareness with a good understanding of the compliance challenges facing the business
  • An understanding of the impact of wider compliance issues on the business
  • An ability to work flexibly and re-prioritise work as appropriate 
  • Able to present solutions and influence final decision of line manager
  • Able to challenge and influence business decisions
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Manages and plans own work loads
  • Ability to translate research and analysis well into reasoned recommendations that informs effectively the decision-making process


Minimum Requirements


  • Minimum of 3 months working for a DeFi platform, or 6 months within a firm providing Liquidity to DeFi platforms


Desirable

  • Relevant business knowledge and experience of two regions, distribution channels or entities
  • Relevant qualification (ICA/ACAMS)
  • Actively makes recommendation and solutions upwards
  • Gives valuable insight by demonstration a deep understanding of the issues highlighted in the analysis and research


About Celsius


Celsius Network was founded in 2017 with the mission to harness blockchain technology to provide unprecedented financial freedom, economic opportunity, and income equality for the 99%. It’s time to replace our current financial systems with a new model that only ever acts in the best interest of the community. Our goal is to act as a catalyst for financial disruption on a global scale by offering services that will bring the next 100 million people into cryptocurrency. Through our mobile wallet, Celsius members can deposit cryptocurrency to earn up to 10% annually on their coins, or use their crypto as collateral to get a loan at rates as low as 4.95%. #unbankyourself


What’s in it for you?


You’ll be welcomed into a high-performing team and as part of the deal, we offer a competitive package, an annual training allowance, a company culture of change and continuous improvement, a challenging and rewarding work environment with a genuine opportunity to develop.


Celsius is currently operating fully remotely while navigating COVID-19 guidelines, however, Celsius has offices in Hoboken, New York City, London and Tel Aviv and employs remote employees based in cities all around the world. This position is open to all qualified applicants in London as we build our presence globally. Please send CVs and cover letters to ukjobs@celsius.network.


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

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  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Department
    Compliance
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Manager/Supervisor