Compliance Technology Lead
- San Francisco, CA
We are looking for a Compliance Technology Lead to join our team in San Francisco, reporting into Square’s Chief Compliance Officer. A successful candidate will be responsible for leading Square’s Compliance Analytics Team, and in concert with engineering and data science teams, designing, building, and maintaining Square’s Compliance technology stack. The Compliance Technology Lead will be an integral member of the global Leadership team, setting long term technology strategy and determining areas of appropriate investment. The Lead will also serve as Square’s compliance technology subject matter expert and will represent Square in all manner of regulatory and partnership audits.
This role is key to the Square Compliance team’s long term success and scalability. The Technology Lead will work with colleagues across Compliance, Payments and Industry Relations, Finance, Risk, Counsel, Internal Audit, Product, and Sales and Marketing to drive alignment between Compliance team technology and company priorities. The role necessitates strong management, developing relationships with these key stakeholders, informing the CCO of significant compliance matters that require attention or action, and dynamically supporting a growing and innovative business. In this role you will have the opportunity to use your compliance experience and technology background to solve challenging business problems, find better ways of doing things, and lead meaningful change through technology enablement and scalability. This position is full-time and based in San Francisco, with 20% travel expected.
Lead the Compliance Analytics Team through strong technical direction and drive deep integration into Square’s analytics discipline. Functionally oversee their work in data analysis and metrics generation, model governance/validation, queue creation and tuning
Provide accountability and represent the Compliance team’s tech stack and behavior monitoring model in regulatory and partner audits
Support the CCO as Square’s AML/CTF/Sanctions technology subject matter expert, identifying areas for technical innovation and M&A, evaluating relevant technologies (products, services, and platforms) and vendors, and driving the creation of new and standardized technical requirements and specifications
Oversee and drive the development of Square’s AML/CTF/Sanctions technology products and services (“tech stack”), including developing a holistic strategic roadmap for the tech stack across products, organizations, and jurisdictions, and maintaining comprehensive and real-time management of the systems
Support the development and scaling of new Square products by ensuring that the Compliance tech stack is properly designed and features all required elements to support the products, while also maximizing operational efficiency and effectiveness
Assess areas of highest technological risk and form a perspective on investment paths in a compliance system or tool’s life cycle
Build relationships with and influence cross functional engineering and data science teams responsible for building and maintenance of Compliance tech stack
Influence resourcing and prioritization conversations across organizations
Networking with compliance technology companies and partners who are critical to advancing Square’s mission and global expansion
10+ years of technology-related experience in the financial services industry, preferably as a systems engineer in AML/CTF/Sanctions, compliance risk management, sanctions screening, and/or financial services platforms;
Advanced degree in Engineering, Software Development, Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field of study;
Deep Compliance regulatory knowledge, implementation expertise, and experience navigating regulatory expectations of compliance systems
Experience in and a desire to innovate in the emerging fields of Fintech, Regtech, Blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and/or virtual currencies.
Experience managing and developing a high functioning team