Lead Technology Risk Manager

Posted on 4/12/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Provides regulated digital currency USDC

Financial Services
Crypto & Web3


Remote in USA

Required Skills
  • 7+ years working in risk management for Technology (and Security preferred) in a financial services, payments or technology (growth) company.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management frameworks and programs.
  • Knowledge of quantitative risk frameworks, e.g., FAIR.
  • Understanding of blockchains and digital payments
  • Experience in embedding a risk culture in a rapidly expanding business environment, preferable technology or financial services.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack and Apple MacOS preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Risk Management or Business preferred. Technology Certifications Security Certifications preferred (ex. ITIL, CISM).
  • Partner with the first line of defense Technology teams and Chief Technology Officer to drive and support the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management programs including issue management, policy management, change management, risk assessment, third-party risk management, training.
  • Responsible for effective challenge and technology oversight including governance, identification of risks, developing remediation strategies (e.g., corrective actions), and influencing the technology strategy and execution of the program.
  • Responsible for partnering with the first line of defense to assess enterprise level technology risk and proactively support the Technology function in directly assessing their risk profile and advising where risk controls are needed.
  • Apply deep knowledge of systems and solutions, data architecture, software development, IT operations, technical controls in anticipation of technology risks inherent to the business.
  • Lead risk assessments, monitoring, and reporting on technology risks inherent to business activities, including engineering, security and cyber. Manage technology issues and self-identify, monitor, remediate and report on issues.
  • Apply influence to ensure the availability of technology risk input requirements, to build consensus on risk mitigation and remediation strategies among global and/or regional stakeholder groups.
  • Responsible for supporting the ongoing risk management, and engagement across functions by engaging as a key business partner with Technology, early in the process, in risk discussions and ad-hoc interactions to support ongoing risk identification, ownership, mitigation and acceptance.
  • Advise and provide consultation in enabling the Technology function to calculate current risk exposure by evaluating the risk factors, suggesting mitigation measures, and alignment with corporate risk statements and tolerances.
  • Provide Technology and Security Framework subject matter expertise and input to ensure delivery of risk related awareness, training and orientation to all employees, and other appropriate third parties.
  • Lead and implement periodic reviews, executive level reporting, and recommend updates to the policies, processes, tools, and templates to reflect the changing environment (e.g., new products).
  • Collaborate with the ERM team on Technology risks and their relationship to Security, Legal, Privacy and other operational risks at Circle.
  • Support the Security and Technology Specialized Risk Committee in providing risk expertise and input into the overall health of the Technology Risk program and provide periodic results of the risk-based monitoring (e.g., assessment/testing) program.

Circle offers USDC, a regulated digital currency that enables near-instant, near-zero cost settlements and fully programmable capabilities, facilitating over $1.4 trillion in transactions. The main technologies/methods used include public blockchains for payments and financial applications.

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Growth & Insights

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Paid time off - We offer flexible paid time off — take what you need as long as it works with you and your team, and all Circle employees get mobile phone and home office reimbursements.

Health coverage - No matter where you live, we offer a market competitive suite of benefits. Enroll in health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurances, and Circle covers some or all of the premiums.

Invested in your future - All U.S. full-time and part-time employees enjoy 401(k) and pensions (with 4% company match if you contribute 5% or more), and share Circle’s success via company equity awards.

Learning & development - Your individual growth and development is important to us and we provide the resources to help you grow your career while at Circle.