Risk Associate

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Job Description

Abra is on a mission to create a simple and honest crypto bank to enable millions of crypto holders to maximize the potential of their crypto assets. We operate an easy to use app allowing users to earn interest, buy, sell, hold, and trade in cryptocurrencies, in one single place. Our vision is an open, global financial system that is easily accessible to everyone by making cryptocurrency investing simple and accessible. Our growing crypto investing and wealth management platform is used by millions of consumers in over 150 countries and growing! 

We are growing our team to match our growing user base. This is an opportunity to join a company that is part of the biggest financial revolution in modern history.

Our Risk team is looking for a Risk Associate who will assist the CRO in all aspects of risk management. In this role you will ensure that risks assumed are properly monitored, assessed, reported, and managed in accordance with Abra’s risk policies and risk appetite. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Monitor, identify, and escalate risk issues for the trading and lending books (to cover non-US hours) 
  • Enhance intraday risk monitoring and management capabilities
  • Define and implement risk metrics risk measurement and reporting
  • Monitor and measure the effectiveness of the risk framework; recommend changes as required
  • Monitor the market environment and risk model performance
  • Collaborate with other teams (Credit, Trading, Operations, Analytics, Sales, etc.) in developing new and improving existing analytics and quantitative models for measuring risk
  • Stay abreast of regional changes to rules/regulations
  • Support ad-hoc risk analysis and initiatives

About You:

  • A motivated self-starter with strong organization skills and experience setting priorities, problem-solving, and multi-tasking
  • Strong intellect, a broad perspective, an ability to think strategically, and the confidence to interact with a wide-range of personnel
  • Excellent written and spoken communicator with ability to translate complex risk topics into actionable tasks

What You’ll Need:

  • Over 5 years of demonstrated experience in risk management/trading/ops in financial services, previous experience in crypto preferred
  • Solid understanding of derivatives and options
  • Experience in developing and managing quantitative risk measurement models, designing and interpreting stress testing analyses

Full-Time Employee Benefits: 

  • Globally distributed team (everyone is remote!)
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic and supplemental life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • 401(k)

At Abra, we are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace and candidate experience. We strive to create an environment where everyone has a sense of belonging and purpose, and where we learn from the unique experiences of those around us. 

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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