Financial Crimes Controls Lead

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies—from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups—use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone’s reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team

The Financial Crimes Controls team is looking for an experienced financial crime expert to join our team, own distinct fincrime controls, and design and deliver our strategic objectives. 

What you’ll do

You will work side-by-side as a critical collaborator and decision-maker with fellow financial crime experts and dedicated top-flight engineers to create and implement detailed control designed to allow Stripe to support its users seamlessly while operating within policy requirements and risk appetite flawlessly.  You will be the principal decision-maker on specific control designs to support sound financial crime risk management, serving a critical role in ensuring Stripe’s continued safe growth and success.


  •  Analyze control infrastructure and processes to identify, document, and remediate gaps
  • Act as the Financial Crime team’s point of contact with engineering stakeholder to build and iterate on controls
  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders across Stripe to ensure alignment on onboarding challenges and prioritization
  • Act as a deep subject matter expert on financial crime laws, regulations, and best practices globally - use this knowledge to help ensure that Stripe remains in full compliance and is implementing industry leading financial crime controls
  • Measure and analyze the effectiveness of onboarding programs, recommending enhancements as required
  • Act as a key decision-maker during critical incidents, providing guidance and expertise to manage risk while balancing user experience

Who you are

We’re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • At least 6+ years of risk, financial crime, or program management experience, managing partnerships with global regulators or equivalent strategic, complex key partners
  • A proven track record of working effectively in a product-centric environment with significant internal and external dependencies
  • Effective relationship building with technical, product, and sales professionals to enable safe and rapid growth
  • Strong desire to innovate and improve financial crime compliance effectiveness at a systemic level
  • The ability to prioritize and guide individuals through competing demands and complex problems
  • An operationally focused mindset, with an ability to see a project through to success using planning, metrics and effective communication;
  • Proficiency in SQL or other data analysis tools
  • Experience working at a leading technology company or in the payments industry

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working cross functionally on a global team
  • Demonstrated experience with capacity planning and/or budget management
  • CAMS or CFE certification 
  • PMP or the equivalent
  • Experience working in risk mitigation or compliance roles

Working remotely at Stripe

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $95,500 - $146,600. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings ("OTE") range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.

Remote locations

Remote in United States



Job type

Full time

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We look forward to hearing from you

At Stripe, we're looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Stripe, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join us.