Director of Policy and Compliance

| Greater NYC Area
Hi, we're Brigit! A holistic financial health company helping every American build a brighter financial future. With a business model that is aligned with our customers, we create transparent, fair, and simple financial products that put money back in the hands of our members, help them spend wisely, avoid unfair fees and build their credit quickly.

We are currently looking for an experienced Director of Policy and Compliance who will build and lead compliance operations at Brigit and can work with regulators and law makers in a fairly nascent but active and growing industry.

This person will develop, manage, and implement compliance & regulatory programs including: risk assessment, policies & procedures, reporting, and 3rd party/vendor management. The candidate will ensure we adhere to relevant federal, state, and local agency laws, regulations, & guidance, as well as industry-standard practices.

They will also be responsible for representing the company and our mission to regulators and law makers, working with them as regulation begins to be surfaced across the states and federally that pertain to our business.

Reporting to the Co-founder, the ideal candidate has experience in implementing and leading compliance at a consumer FinTech company or in retail banking with extensive knowledge of digital banking and credit products. The right person will undoubtedly be a thought partner to the cofounders on how to scale the company in a regulatory compliant manner. 

What You Have

  • 7-10 years or more of compliance and risk management experience in the consumer Fintech or consumer financial services space 
  • Specific compliance and regulatory knowledge relevant for consumer depository accounts, debit cards, and consumer credit 
  • A current understanding of industry-standard practices including, but not limited to, UDAAP, SOC-I & SOC II, PCI-DSS, AML, BSA, and KYC
  • A passion for making a social impact and to help build a business that dramatically improves people’s lives
  • The ability to execute on Brigit’s current compliance needs while maintaining a forward-thinking mindset on how our compliance frameworks will need to evolve alongside our product roadmap
  • Experience working on policy and regulatory affairs, staying on top of regulation and working with lobbyists as engagement on a state by state basis becomes necessary.
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills, with a demonstrated ability to take initiative and create company standards
  • Persuasive communication style, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, and are capable of presenting complex information in an easy to understand format

What You'll Be Doing

  • Working externally with regulators and law makers to help them understand Brigit and our customer's stories so that they can craft regulation that is adequately encompassing of our business models.
  • Working with other companies in the formation of trade associations, collaborative research and other policy agendas that can help our industry thrive as it grows.
  • Lead the development, implementation, and maintenance of Brigit’s compliance programs, including policies & procedures, risk assessments, and auditing/monitoring.
  • Develop, manage, and update banking & lending compliance programs including: Regulation Z (Truth in Lending), Regulation E (Electronic Funds Transfers), Reg DD (Truth in Savings), state lending regulations, BSA, AML, and KYC
  • Collaborate with internal teams, external legal counsel, and bank partners to implement compliance risk management systems 
  • Analyze and advise the team on changes in regulatory compliance laws, rules, and regulations, and evolve Brigit’s compliance frameworks as needed 
  • Develop, maintain, and disseminate a library of compliance resources to appropriate executives & staff
  • Review product marketing materials to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations 
  • Work with the tech team to ensure compliance with data standards such as SOC-I & SOC II, PCI-DSS, and other relevant standards
  • Promote a culture of compliance across the company

We're backed by leading VC's, including Lightspeed Venture Partners and DCM, a number of the world's most influential social impact investors like Flourish and Sound and several mission driven celebrity investors like Kevin Durant and Will Smith! an If autonomy, ownership, and having meaningful input at the company you work for is important to you, come join our growing team!

Our Benefits & Team
-Help hard working Americans build a brighter financial future
-A chance to join a high-growth company at an early stage
-Competitive salary and benefits and equity participation
-A dynamic, flexible and collaborative start-up work environment with a highly talented team
-Flexible PTO
-Paid Parental Leave [Primary and Secondary]
-Monthly reimbursements to use against wifi and cell phone bills

At Brigit, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Our office is conveniently located in Flatiron, close to Union Square and within walking distance of the L/N/Q/R/W/4/5/6 trains.

An Insider's view of Brigit

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office is unique. However, it is not simply the walls of the office that make it so. Every Brigiteer helps construct a fantastic workplace. Whether it be a co-founder taking time to teach us how to make an espresso, or collaborating across teams to add that special touch to our app. We see each other not just as coworkers, but as a family.


Customer Experience Specialist

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

You can write anywhere in the office. Walls, desks, windows…..really wherever you come up with an idea, there's always a marker close by to jot your best ideas down. It’s a very collaborative group and we work best when we can express ourselves visually.


Growth Strategist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We recognize each other's successes and reward our efforts through encouragement, empowerment, and engagement. Through shared trust and appreciation, we motivate each other to achieve both our individual and team aspirations while maintaining Brigit's mission and core values.


Software Engineer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Everyone at Brigit does a great job of promoting and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It's important that work doesn't add any more stress to handling personal situations! Everyone has individuality in how they schedule their workload to meet deadlines. Any and all suggestions on how to keep a sustainable balance are considered team-wide.


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What are Brigit Perks + Benefits

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Free lunch on Thursday!
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted on occasion
Pet Friendly
Brigit's pet policy is dog friendly daily
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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