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CFO / VP Finance – Crypto / Blockchain / Payments

Introduction:

 

Our client is a market leading, international and rapidly expanding crypto currency and payments exchange.

 

For their EMEA business we are seeking a dynamic CFO / VP Finance to be based in their Luxembourg HQ.

 

Job Description:

 

Ensure optimum management of our client EMEA finances, administration, risk control and compliance and support growth of the business.

Specific Tasks

 

  • Manage our client’s EMEA financial planning, budgeting, risk assessment, fiscal activity, investing and capital fundraising strategies, to ensure due financial control and sustainability and maximize the seizure of profitable business opportunities where possible.
  • Coordinate the deployment of all our client’s EMEA General Administration, Accounting strategies and policies, to ensure an optimal regulation of all related processes.
  • Supervise and coordinate all managers and KPIs within the Accounting, General Administration and and other relevant teams, to ensure an effective development and completion of all division duties.
  • Supervise Risk & Compliance and Internal Audit as Authorized Management in combination with Chief Compliance Officer and to be responsible for compliant operation of the business including but not limited to AML/CFT operation.
  • Draft and review financial reports and statements of our client where necessary, to ensure the provision of required information to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Liaise where necessary with external stakeholders such as service providers, vendors, regulatory entities, auditors and governmental authorities, to ensure due procedure and conformity in all company administration and finance matters.
  • Represent the EMEA business in internal and external meetings, to provide official information on all related matters to all related stakeholders.
  • Strategize group treasury and cash management together with group CFO and other oversea offices to ensure optimum cash management and regulatory compliance of the group.
  • Coordinate with overseas offices in all finance related matters at global scale, with the purpose of ensuring transparency and alignment in all related aspects.
  • Identify potential improvements to the overall EMEA operations, to promote optimum efficiency, modernization of procedures and maximal financial profitability.
  • Provide support and advice to all company members in finance related matters, ensuring all related business demands are covered when necessary.
  • Participate in internal and global projects as necessary, to ensure optimal customer experience for all our client’s EMEA customers.

 

Candidate Profile:

 

  • Past exposure, experience, or significant interest in Crypto or Blockchain highly desirable
  • Proven Master’s degree in Finance/Business Administration/Economics
  • Proven knowledge of risk management, financial controlling, and financial data analysis
  • 8 years of proven experience in Accounting/Finance or Business Administration, preferably in the fields of technology/finance/online payments
  • Previous exposure to start-up environments preferred
  • English proficiency required
  • French/German/Japanese proficiency desirable

Senior Backend Engineer – Crypto / Blockchain

Our client is an established and rapidly expanding global cryptocurrency & payments platform. Their mission is to move the world to digital currencies. They are growing their team and looking for an experienced head of backend engineering and 2-3 senior backend engineers. The roles require a high level of initiative and expertise in technical infrastructure, software development, security and finance.

 

We are looking for individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit and excellent communication skills combined with a high level of technical engineering expertise. Ideally you have experience of 

 

The roles can be remote, semi-remote or based in their London office.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Liaise with all teams within the business to ensure technical needs are met and planned for
  • Architect and implement new features as required by internal and external API consumers
  • Maintain and improve performance of existing backend code bases
  • Maintain and improve policies relating to backend code quality and security
  • Manage and assist teams requiring devops support

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience of working in a Crypto / Blockchain environment
  • Infrastructure tools experience preferred:

Kubernetes, AWS EC2/VPC/ELB, General Networking

  • Programming languages:

Java, Groovy, JavaScript

  • Frameworks:

Spring, Spring Boot, Grails, JAX-RS / REST, OpenAPI

  • Databases:

MySQL compatible, Athena

  • A higher qualification or equivalent professional qualifications relating to computer science (preferred but not required)
  • Minimum 5 years previous experience in a business environment
  • Finance industry experience
  • Extremely detail oriented and organized
  • Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

 

CEO / Founders Associate – FinTech / Consumer Finance

Job description

Why this is a great job:

Because this is not a job. We are looking for a business and sparring partner that can help grow our clients business from a Series B stage company to a global banking giant – the first of its kind, focused solely on Emerging Markets. You will be working with a driven A Player team that sees their business as their once in a lifetime opportunity to build an unicorn.

 

THE TEAM

You will be a part of a small elite team within the CEOs Office. Your missions will evolve around the highest priority items in the company and you will be tasked to inform high stake decisions, execute highly complex projects. Previous examples include Identifying new business opportunities, developing products, leading teams.

 

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Lead high priority projects to ensure the achievement of objectives and key results
  • Enjoy great autonomy allowing you to identify problems, carry out analysis, design solutions and execute them
  • Design and build leading processes and products
  • Work on multiple projects in parallel that will require you to be adaptable across multiple functions
  • Some previous projects have involved identifying new business opportunities, leading product teams, and hiring talented peopl

 

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • 5+ years of work experience in a fast-paced FinTech environment (start-up / strategy consulting / investment banking)
  • Previous entrepreneurial experiences are a strong plus
  • High willingness to travel and get stuff done
  • You have a track record of being a top performer in several different areas
  • You can break complex problems into smaller ones and enjoy working with data to facilitate your work
  • You are curious in nature and passionate about making an impact
  • You can demonstrate this through various projects you have been involved in
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skillsIdeally, you hold a STEM or another highly quantitative degree from a globally recognised university

 

Head of Data Engineering / Lead Database Engineer

Head of Data Engineering / Lead Database Engineer

Global Financial Services Organisation

Luxembourg

 

The Role & Key Responsibilities:

  • You will be reporting into the IT Operations Manager in Luxembourg and will manage all databases in Luxembourg and ensure systems are monitored. As a DBA & Data Engineer, you will support the local databases and take part in projects, covering all aspects of data management.
  • Be accountable for all aspects of the daily administration of all local databases, including set-up of databases (Oracle, MS SQL …), maintenance, optimisation, etc.;
  • Represent all data management aspects in projects, BAU, and troubleshooting;
  • Ensure SLA’s are adhered to for databases;
  • Work together with the local IT Team to identify IT solutions to support business
  • Growth;
  • Plan and schedule project activities using appropriate tools;
  • Support with internal and external audits and take ownership of any remediation actions (for databases data in general;
  • Perform problem management and manage process on problems through to resolution;
  • Developing technical standards and optimisation for related services;
  • Perform patching where and when needed;
  • Perform out-of-hours support services for the business;
  • Ensure compliance with Apex standards including data protection, compliance and information security.

 

Skills Required:

  • Bachelor degree in computer science or IT related apprenticeship;
  • Several years of operations and project management experience;
  • DBA certification;
  • Knowledge of System administration is an advantage;
  • Strong analytical and decision- making skills as well as a structured way of working;
  • Good working understanding of the CSSF regulations and circulars, and how they are applied to technology standards and controls;
  • Excellent reporting & communication skills;
  • Ability to converse with both technical & business teams;
  • Experience of troubleshooting and technical support;
  • Certified in ITIL and other control frameworks such as COBIT would be an advantage;
  • Knowledge in Information security and certifications such as CISM would be an advantage;
  • Fluent English skills, both written and verbally, German language skills are an advantage

 

What you will get in return:

  • A high level of visibility within a large organisation on an upwards trajectory;
  • Be part of a dynamic and fast-paced team that makes a genuine impact on revenue and sales pipeline;
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse, agile and global IT team

COO, FinTech / Blockchain, Luxembourg Based

COO, FinTech / Blockchain, Luxembourg Based

Our client is one of the largest Bitcoin and blockchain companies. They operate a virtual currency exchange and marketplace. They provide their customers with convenient and exciting ways to buy, sell and spend bitcoins.

Their vision is to build a truly global Bitcoin and blockchain company to reflect the international nature of the virtual currency. Their mission is to make the world simpler through blockchain.

The role will be based in their EU headquarters in Luxembourg. They are a fast-growing, dynamic and international team with a passion for virtual currency and blockchain technology.

 

Role Description:

We are currently searching for our Chief Operating Officer to define, manage and steer our strategy at all levels within our EU branch, in line with our global organizational focus. Candidates must be able to analyze data, assess business performance, perform budgeting, and of optimizing measurements of success in all business divisions. A capacity to strive in fast-changing environments and of flexibly working with an international team is essential. Exposure to the fintech and or blockchain environment, and a background in financial institutions is also of relevance. We offer to our collaborators a dynamic and exciting environment and projects on cryptocurrency and blockchain knowledge sharing with other team members and industry top minds.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design and oversee the business strategy of all our EU branch divisions, with special emphasis on the marketing, the compliance and the IT divisions.
  • Implement and track success metrics, KPIs, objectives and performance measurements of all business divisions.
  • Perform reporting on required indicators and present them in front of all related stakeholders for strategic/steering meetings and decision-making processes.
  • Perform risk assessment and risk management of the entire EU business, proactively identifying current and potential future risks.
  • Perform budgeting and budget analysis, in line with the goals and targets of each business division.
  • Work directly with other company managers, C-levels, and the company board of directors towards the accomplishment of the EU and global organizational strategy.
  • Build and promote relationships with external stakeholders of relevance, such as regulators, institutions, governmental agencies, professional circles amongst others, in representation and interest of the organizational strategy.
  • Provide support in the expansion of the EU business.
  • Participate in internal audits in representation of the company as required.
  • Perform general management and support duties to all company members and divisions in need.

 

Desired Skills And Experience:

  • Proven education in the field of Business Administration.
  • Proven experience of at least 5 years in Chief Operating Officer positions, preferably within the field of fintech, blockchain and/or payments institutions.
  • Proven exposure to regulators, fintech professional circles and financial executive environments.
  • Exposure to fast-changing/complex institutions/start-ups desired.
  • Experience in dealing with diverse and international small and big teams appreciated.
  • Any experience with Confluence, Jira or Zendesk systems is a big plus.

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EMEA Head of Regulatory

EMEA Head of Regulatory

Our client is a leading international FinTech / Blockchain company with a strong continued growth strategy.

As part of their continued development, we are actively searching for a new EMEA Head of Regulatory to be based in their EMEA HQ in Luxembourg.

This is a senior role, highly visible and with strategic influence. You will lead the management team in the continued rollout of the EMEA Regulatory framework and be responsible for all regulatory matters in Luxembourg and Europe.

 

Candidate Profile:

8-12 years Regulatory experience in Luxembourg

Regulatory experience in other EU countries preferred

Experience of working in the FinTech / Online Payment / Blockchain / Crypto space.

For more information please apply with a copy of your CV.

EU AML Manager – Global Financial Tech Company

EU AML Manager – Global Financial Tech Company

 

Introduction:

Our client is a leading global financial services technology company. For their growing EU FinTech hub they are looking for a senior AML professional to manage their AML / CFT requirements in both Luxembourg and across the EU.

 

We are seeking an experienced financial crime professional to serve as Head of AML of our clients Luxembourg and EU operations. Reporting to the Chief Compliance Officer and MLRO.

 

This officer will be responsible for implementing overseeing their new EU AML program, including helping to establish KYC and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) requirements, Training, Policies and Procedures, AML Surveillance, Investigations and a process for filing suspicious activity reports.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Setting appropriate KYC standards and carrying out QA over the activities of the New Accounts team
  • Oversight and execution of the periodic EDD reviews on higher risk clients
  • Oversee the firm’s sanctions and bad actor screening procedures
  • Draft and implement firm policies and written supervisory procedures related to AML issues, and update them as necessary to reflect changes in applicable laws
  • Assist in responding to regulatory or enforcement inquiries regarding AML policies or issues
  • Maintain and update the firm’s AML and KYC compliance training programs
  • Evaluate new business lines for potential AML risks
  • Help craft written instructions for programmers and technology staff to comply with applicable AML guidelines and rules
  • Develop and implement remedial action plans in response to internal and external audit findings

 

Your Experience and Qualifications:

  • Senior experienced AML financial crime professional with Luxembourg and ideally a wider EU experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in law, business, finance, or accounting preferred
  • Up to date expert knowledge of 4 th and 5 th Money Laundering Directive and EU sanction regimes
  • Experience with open source intelligence gathering, payment systems, and money laundering red flags
  • Strong analytical skills, able to manipulate data, produce MI, and prepare reports
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High degree of comfort with computers and technology, and understanding of how technology is applied to business and regulatory problems
  • Management or supervisory experience preferred

Head of Risk, EU – Global Financial Tech Company

Head of Risk, EU – Global Financial Tech Company

 

Introduction:

Our client is a leading global financial services technology company. For their growing EU FinTech hub, they are looking for a Head of Risk to implement a new Risk Management framework and become part of the new management team in both Luxembourg and across the EU.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of Risk Management framework
  • Internal Liquidity Adequacy Assessment (ILAAP) & Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment (ICAAP)
  • Responsible for Basel III for EU 
  • Stress testing for credit, counterparty, operational and liquidity risk
  • Credit risk analysis, securitization and structuring; 
  • Define & Coordinate Risk Strategy & Risk Appetite

 

Your Experience and Qualifications:

  • Senior experienced Risk Management professional
  • Operational, credit, counterparty and liquidity risk experience

Financial Controller / Finance Manager – FinTech Investment Company

Our client is a market leading FinTech company that has shown huge growth in the UK in the past few years.

Following some highly successful fundraising they are continuing to develop their brand and grow their reach out into Europe.

They are looking to recruit a new Finance Manager who will assist with the initial setup of the Luxembourg office and operation.

Responsibilities:

  • Internal Accounting of the company

  • Accounting for client money stored on the company platform

  • Setting up processes and controls

  • Ensure compliance with Luxembourg’s regulatory requirements regarding client money and custody assets

  • Working closely with UK team on key strategic projects

  • Recruit and build a Finance team in Luxembourg

 

Requirements:

  • You will have experience being responsible for client money and custody assets under Luxembourg’s regulatory framework

  • You will be a qualified chartered accountant/expert-comptable, or have a similar professional qualification.

  • You will have a solid background working in finance, and in a strong controls environment, ideally in or with a regulated financial institution

  • You are experienced in and enjoy managing projects and/or teams

Full Stack Developer / Engineer – Fully Funded FinTech Start-up

Company Introduction

 

Fully-funded fintech startup with a rockstar leadership team and a startup “get things done” culture. We work on achieving meaningful goals by challenging our knowledge, experience and approach, iterating on and improving them.

 

Job Description

 

We are expanding our team with seasoned full-stack engineers to support the development of several web and mobile products. Successful candidates will have a minimum of five years’ recent experience with all of the skills listed below and might have specific focus areas, such as: mobile, DevOps, Front-End, etc.

 

Our work entails working as a team using both Agile and Kanban approaches, on things such as UIs, APIs, Infrastructure (DevOps) for both our web-based and mobile-based products. You will work on building specified and pre-approved UIs and APIs as well as participate in their design and development. This includes all of the associated areas, such as: database (both relational and non-relational) and architecture design, UX.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Design and implementation of the overall web and mobile architecture
  • Design and “pixel-perfect” implementation of UX and UIs
  • Design and deployment of multiple databases
  • Working closely with the Data Science team and remote teams
  • Ensuring our architecture comprising of several services and apps is built for speed, scalability and security
  • Design and implementation of REST/GraphQL APIs, both internal and public
  • Front-end and Back-end integration
  • Design and implementation of continuous integration and DevOps

 

Skills

 

 

  • At least five-years’ experience with:

 

      • Basic web technologies, such as: HTML5 and CSS3
      • Advanced front-end development using JavaScript (ES6 minimum)
      • A relevant back-end programming language, such as: JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Go, Elixir, Java/Kotlin, etc.
      • Database design and management, both RDS and Non-RDS (MongoDB, Redis, etc.), including DBaaS products.

    • Familiarity with cloud and server management, including containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud, Docker, k8s, etc.)
    • Familiarity with a relevant and globally supported front-end framework (React, Angular, Vue, etc.).
    • Familiarity with a relevant and globally supported back-end framework (Sinatra, Grape, RoR, Flask, Django, Thunder, etc.)
    • Familiarity with mobile development and working understanding of a globally supported cross-platform mobile framework, such as: React Native, etc.
    • Thorough understanding of user experience and possibly even product strategy
    • Experience implementing testing platforms and unit tests
    • Proficiency with Git/GitHub and associated workflows (pull requests, code reviews, etc.)
    • Appreciation for clean and self-documenting code
    • Experience working as part of distributed remote and on-location teams in start-up environments
    • Understanding of Agile and Kanban

 

  • Bonus points for:

 

    • Experience with native mobile development for Android and/or iOS
    • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data
    • Freelance experience (a self-starter with good self-organisation skills)
    • Product Design and UX experience
    • Experience with remote server management
    • Experience with cloud management (AWS, Google, etc.)