Senior Operational Risk Analyst

  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced risk practitioner to help create a modern and efficient Operational Risk framework within a global FinTech!

Reporting to our Senior Director, Operational Risk in the Business Continuity team, you will work across all areas of Operational Risk, and partner with our colleagues in Business Resilience, Privacy, Security, Legal and Compliance to improve our risk and control capabilities, improve the design and operation of controls, and build data-driven, modern and efficient underlying risk processes.

You will:

  • Partner with other teams to bring our products to market and provide advice on risk related activities (e.g. risk assessments, controls assurance, incident investigations, operational resilience, issue remediation, risk framework delivery)
  • Work with and support our colleagues in Business Continuity and Privacy
  • Develop and embed risk related frameworks that are efficient and fit for purpose
  • Partner with others to solve risk-related challenges that balances risk and reward
  • Support the global implementation of the ERM software tool and perform data-driven risk insights, controls testing and reporting for management


You have:

  • 3+ years experience in a relevant or related role (first line of defence and second line of defence experience preferable), either in professional services, technology startup or in a listed business with a focus on risk and controls
  • Experience with risk practices and frameworks and GRC tools
  • Proficiency with data analysis tools such as Google Sheets, Tableau or SQL
  • Great stakeholder management skills with the ability to engage and work cross-culturally
  • Good grasp on common technology and cloud architecture concepts
  • Experience doing detailed analysis and considering the bigger picture

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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