Who we are 

We simplify wealth creation. Founded in 2014 in Vienna, Austria by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer, we’re here to help people trust themselves enough to build their financial freedom — for now and the future. Our user-friendly, trade-everything platform empowers both first-time investors and seasoned experts to invest in the cryptocurrencies, crypto indices, stocks*, precious metals and commodities* they want — with any sized budget, 24/7. Our global team works across different cultures and time zones, bringing our products to more than 4 million customers, making us one of Europe’s safest and most secure platforms that powers modern investing.

Headquartered in Austria but operating across Europe, our products are built by fast-moving, talented, “roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen” kind of people. It’s these diverse perspectives and innovative minds operating as ONE TEAM that keep Bitpanda at the cutting edge of our industry. So if you’re someone who thinks big, moves fast and wants to make an impact right from day one, then get ready to join our industry-changing team. Let’s go!

Your mission

Our footprint in Germany is expanding! And we need an outstanding Risk Officer to support our growth. You will play a pivotal role by overseeing and executing risk management on behalf  of our German Entity, as well as contributing to the Group.

As a hybrid 1st and 2nd Line role, you will work closely with our senior management and collaborate with our risk owners in order to guide the entire risk management journey from identification to mitigation.

As a member of our Group Risk Management Function, you will forge strong partnerships with colleagues in finance and compliance to ensure our business complies with all regulatory requirements. When necessary, you will engage with regulators such as BaFin and the Bundesbank, further solidifying our commitment to best practices in risk management.

What you'll do

  • Lead implementation of the Group Risk Management Framework within Bitpanda’s German entity, providing challenge and oversight of risks in order to manage the entity’s risk profile.
  • Produce risk management documentation to support Senior Management, including ICAAP, Risk Strategies, Risk Profiles, and localized Policies.
  • Represent the Germany Entity via Bitpanda’s Risk mechanisms including Governance forums, Product Approvals, Vendor/Outsourcing reviews.
  • Play a leading role in the Group Risk Management function, taking the lead in driving risk elements such as control frameworks, risk & control assessments, and risk monitoring.
  • Act as the central point of contract of external / regulatory reviews. Interfacing with regulators and representing Bitpanda.

Who you are

  • An experienced Risk professional, preferably having worked within financial services, financial technology or similar industries.
  • Ability to work independently (when required), producing high quality deliverables relating to risk appetite, strategy, capital modeling, assessments and treatments.
  • Extensive knowledge of Risk Management frameworks combined with the ability to manage risk within a face-paced environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of the German regulatory landscape, with an understanding of incoming European regulation - specifically relating to MaRisk, EBA and DORA.
  • A collaborative work style with full professional proficiency in written and verbal German and English: you should be able to work independently, taking ownership of your responsibilities, while also actively collaborating with colleagues.
  • Financial Risk Knowledge is a 'nice-to-have' but not essential.

What’s in it for you

  • Hybrid-working model with 60-Work From Anywhere days 
  • Total compensation package including participation in our Bitpanda stock option plan
  • Competitive benefits programs and policies shaped by our flexibility-first philosophy 
  • Exclusive premiums when trading on Bitpanda
  • Company-wide and team events — both in-person and virtually!
  • Bitpanda swag to keep you living the brand

And, above all, the opportunity to learn and grow as part of Bitpanda’s incredible journey towards being Europe’s future #1 investment platform.

Bitpanda is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

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