Gemini
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New York, NY

Principal, Emergency Management and Planning at Gemini

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Empower the Individual Through Crypto

Gemini is a crypto exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, store, and earn more than 30 cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York Banking Law. Gemini was founded in 2014 by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to empower the individual through crypto.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we want to help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Crypto is not just a technology, it's a movement.

At Gemini, our mission is to empower the individual and that includes giving our employees flexibility of choice — our Office Optional Policy allows employees to choose to work from one of our physical locations or from home.

Select roles that are location-specific will still be eligible for flexible schedules.

The Department: Real Estate and Security Operations

In the emerging industry of digital assets, there is nothing more important than trust (which is why Gemini’s very first hires were Security experts). The Gemini Security team forms the backbone of all that we do and is as diverse as the number of challenges we tackle in the crypto space. From security architecture and engineering to maintenance of cold storage systems and data centers to cybersecurity, enterprise risk security, and litigation support, our team ensures that our customers, clients, and employees are safe, secure, and supported.

The Role: Principal, Security Operations

As a Principal of Security Operations you'll be the subject matter expert (SME) on strategically planning and navigating the Crisis Resilience Lifecycle and act as the primary advisor to the Head, Real Estate and Security Operations. This position will hold responsibility as the center of excellence for Gemini’s emergency preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery. This role will develop, implement, and maintain a robust Emergency Management and Planning program to be utilized across the entire enterprise.  

This role will be based in our NYC office once it is safe to return to the workplace.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage the company’s policies, plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as they relate to the Crisis Resiliency lifecycle, including global emergencies, crisis response, and business continuity.
  • Create an EMP strategy that supports the crisis resilience of all business lines, offices, and assets at Gemini.
  • Planning, training, and development of emergency & crisis management team and preparedness for Gemini’s business leaders. 
  • Implementation and management of mass messaging, accountability platforms and inter-departmental coordination of crisis communications protocols, which includes the creation of the travel safety and security program, and intelligence/threat assessments.
  • Facilitate the implementation of emergency management programs, plans, and procedures across the enterprise for all employees, while collaborating with functional leaders in various departments to drive success of these programs.  
  • Act as the senior emergency management planner and the primary representative of the Global Security Operations division (GSR) in crisis situations occurring globally. 
  • Be the primary author and editor of the Emergency Management Plan, EMPT planning documentation, Crisis & Emergency Management Playbooks, Business Continuity Templates, and training documentation.
  • Advise Gemini’s leadership and management teams on all matters related to the Emergency Management Plans, Crisis Management Teams and the development of these teams.
  • Ensure Regional leadership are knowledgeable on their responsibilities, resources, and procedures to act decisively before, during, and after a crisis.
  • Define parameters of the duty-of-care and responsibilities of Gemini during a crisis.
  • Oversee and participate in the development and presentation of organization-wide training, policy and awareness programs regarding emergency and crisis management procedures and incident reporting.
  • Coordinate and support cross-functional efforts with Public Affairs, Legal, People, Information Security and other emergency oriented roles.
  • Conduct routine Emergency Management Plan, Playbook, and Business Continuity maintenance.
  • Identify, resource, implement, and manage emergency management, mass messaging and accountability tools, and the associated vendors.
  • Oversee improvement of Emergency Signage in Gemini locations.
  • Establish and execute the global plan for the deployment of AEDs and First Aid Trauma kits to all Gemini locations.
  • Coordinate and maintain a collaborative relationship with Real Estate and Facilities for the management of programs and documentation relating to Emergency Action Plans, CPR/AED training and certification.
  • Act as primary stakeholder in developing and implementing the travel security program for all personnel, including K&R and medical evacuations for senior leadership.
  • Support all Gemini functions globally before, during, and after crises as needed
  • Create emergency management plans and procedures for bespoke or major events.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • 10 years experience with solid career progression, including at least 4 years in one or more Corporate, Consulting (experience in a professional services organization a plus), or Government role.
  • Ability to adhere to strict privacy/confidentiality guidelines and policies.
  • Demonstrate and/or have high level corporate/government contacts and experience leading other experienced professionals. 
  • Proven leadership and teaching ability, as well as experience as a public speaker, in order to train employees.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in applications such as Google Suite and the Microsoft Suite.
  • Emergency management experience at the national or state levels.
  • Experience developing, writing and maintaining standard operating procedures, standards and policies.
  • Extensive organizational skills and strategic communications capability .
  • Preferred experience working with and analyzing intelligence products.
  • Preferred ability to learn and use new software platforms.

It Pays to Work Here

We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:

  • Competitive Compensation and Profit-Sharing Equity
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Retirement Plan Matching
  • Generous Parental leave
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Training and professional development

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

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Where we are

New York, NY 10010

Technology we use

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What are Gemini Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental coverage for employees through Guardian PPO
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage through VSP
Health Insurance Benefits
Gemini's health insurance plan with our preferred provider Empire BCBS provides 3 plans, an EPO and 2 PPO at very little cost to employees!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Gemini's 401(k) retirement plan through ADP offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Gemini's 401(k) matches an employee's contributions up to 5% of their base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions. Employees are eligible to contribute after 90 days of employment
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We happily sponsor annual Take Your Child to Work Days.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Gemini's unlimited PTO policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need, provided they get their manager's approval.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Gemini is generous in adding sick days on an as-needed basis.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through Navia.
Company Outings
We typically host quarterly company outings - past events include baseball games and Coney Island.
Stocked Kitchen
We keep our kitchens and pantries well-stocked with snacks, soft drinks, cold brew coffee, and, of course, LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We host monthly happy hours with collaborative activities like employee presentations, trivia, Mario Kart, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Gemini hosts monthly Lunch and Learns
Cross functional training encouraged

An Insider's view of Gemini

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Before I started, I was told that taking a job at Gemini was a great idea because of how excited everyone was to be there. After working here for more than two years, I still believe that to be true. The office is constantly buzzing with incredibly smart people who are working to build Gemini into the long-lasting business we know it can be.

Marjorie

Director of Treasury Operations

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A risk team is typically seen as a group that says "no”; at Gemini, establishing relationships and collaborating are key to understanding risks, which better enables us to say "yes" (or "yes, but..."). Communicating clearly and regularly, keeping things simple, and being flexible in a complex space reduces the risk of a message being lost.

Yusuf

Head of Risk

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

When we start a project, I challenge my team to look outside of the finance space, to take inspiration from other creative spaces such as art, industrial design, fashion, automotive, etc., and try to translate that into a solution for our industry and users. It's important to set the tone that solutions to problems can come from anyone or anywhere.

Ty

Creative Director

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