Risk Strategist – Flutterwave

Job Description

The Role

  • Within the Risk team, as a Risk Strategist you will serve as the internal consultant to various cross functional teams including product, engineering, partnerships and growth on all topics related to risk and card network rules.
  • The ideal candidate will use their expertise in risk to advise on new product development, prioritization of market expansion, risk management strategies and establishing internal controls.
  • Risk Strategist will develop recommendations that ensure Flutterwave can move rapidly while managing risk in every aspect. 

In this Role You Will

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders (e.g. Product Managers, Engineering, Compliance, User Policy, Risk Partnerships, Legal, etc) to evaluate the development of new products and advise on the risk / fraud-related requirements and controls that need to be established to ensure Flutterwave manages product / transaction risk. 
  • Establish the risk appetite for both individual products and across Flutterwave’s entire portfolio. 
  • Lead ad hoc risk-related projects end-to-end to support market expansion, new products or risk management. 
  • Be the internal expert on card network (Visa / Mastercard / Amex / Discover) rules and our acquiring or issuing bank contractual requirements. 
  • Conduct research, analyze data and put forth recommendations and proposals that drive decisions on product, risk management and partnerships.  
  • Take ownership of undefined bodies of work and create a structured process that allows Flutterwave to move fast in identifying and executing on opportunities. 
  • Own the product risk assessment process for rollouts of new products or enhancements. 
  • Influence risk / compliance product and engineering roadmaps 

Required Competencies and Skills

  • 7+ years experience in payments at a card network, an acquiring bank or related payments technology company. 
  • Deep understanding of risk and fraud
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting card network rules 
  • Strong project management experience
  • Solutions based mindset when working cross functionally across various stakeholders
  • Negotiating with product, engineering, sales and legal to ensure alignment.
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