Gemini
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Principal Internal Auditor, Technology and Security at Gemini (Greater NYC Area, NY or Remote)

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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: Internal Audit

Internal Audit at Gemini is dedicated to providing independent assurance of the design and effectiveness of internal controls while working with business partners to solve problems and optimize the control environment for speed and reliability. 

The Role: Principal Internal Auditor, Technology and Security

Reporting to the Head of Internal Audit, this individual is responsible for leading and executing internal audit activities across Gemini’s Technology and Security departments. The role’s primary responsibilities include building and maintaining relationships with Technology and Security stakeholders (including C-level personnel), evaluating Gemini's Technology and Security control environment, managing third-party internal audit consultants, collaborating with the Risk and Compliance departments on control testing activities, and partnering with Technology and Security stakeholders to recommend remediation solutions for identified issues. The Principal Internal Auditor, Technology and Security has a unique opportunity to help us create a modern Internal Audit department in the evolving, fast-paced digital assets industry.

The Principal Internal Auditor, Technology and Security will provide a critical role in helping Gemini oversee, manage, and monitor existing and emerging risks while delivering value to our customers with speed and reliability. This individual will drive the scope and execution of internal audits, partner with process owners to develop issue remediation plans, validate issue remediation activities, and promote a sustainable Internal Audit program. Internal Audit is one of the few functions that has the opportunity to make an impact on all lines of business to ensure critical processes are well controlled. The ideal candidate is a strong critical thinker that quickly adapts to evolving regulatory environments and emerging risks, makes good and fast decisions in an organization moving at high velocity, rolls up their sleeves to get things done, and communicates effectively with Technology and Security leadership with a focus on results.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct, manage, and execute Technology and Security internal audits, and assist with technology and security risk considerations across all internal audits, in accordance with professional standards, company policies, and regulatory requirements. This includes scope development, control testing, issue identification and report drafting, as well as oversight of third-party consultants in the execution of these activities.
  • Build relationships with process owners and stakeholders to provide meaningful improvements as a result of issues identified during internal audits or during process development, while maintaining the independence of the 3rd Line of Defense.
  • Develop and recommend remediation plans and mitigating controls where audit issues are identified and collaborate with management to ensure audit issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate methods to streamline audit approaches and methodologies, improve control testing activities, and enhance risk monitoring. 
  • Assist with Internal Audit reporting to senior leadership, the Audit Committee of the Board, and regulatory bodies, where applicable.
  • Participate in the annual Internal Audit risk assessment process, including the scoring and documentation of risk ratings. 
  • Collaborate with the Risk and Compliance departments on control testing activities, maintenance of the process, risk, and control library, and enterprise risk management.
  • Monitor key regulations and industry technology/security frameworks and proactively collaborate with management to develop controls based on the evolving landscape.

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years experience in an internal audit, risk management and/or controls role, ideally at a high-growth technology company. Experience from financial services, FinTech or Big 4 consulting firms will also be considered.
  • Experience with auditing Technology and Security related controls in line with standard frameworks (e.g., ISO 27001, NIST, PCI, COBIT, ITIL, FFIEC).
  • Ability to be flexible in a rapidly changing risk and regulatory landscape and "roll up sleeves" when priorities or project scopes change.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with process owners and stakeholders up to executive levels related to expectations of internal audit projects and findings that impact their business lines.
  • Strong written communication skills, including drafting issues and other internal audit documentation for consumption by Management, Audit Committee, and regulators.
  • Previous experience in control identification, control description documentation, and control testing in DevOps and agile focused organizations. 
  • Proven ability to meet audit budget and timeline constraints and to identify and escalate issues that may impact audit progress.
  • Creative mindset that effectively challenges the internal audit program to promote continuous improvement.
  • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to effectively manage and prioritize time amongst various activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Software Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Risk Management or related field, or commensurate work experience.
  • Experience with implementing automation or other means of gaining efficiencies during audits and determining useful metrics for continuous monitoring of controls under audit is preferred.

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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