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Head of Regulatory Affairs

Merkle Science

Merkle Science

Legal
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024
⚡️ About Merkle Science
Merkle Science provides blockchain transaction monitoring and intelligence solutions for web3 companies, digital asset service providers, financial institutions, law enforcement and government agencies to detect, investigate, and prevent illicit use of cryptocurrencies. Our vision is to make cryptocurrencies safe and provide infrastructure for the safe and compliant growth of cryptocurrencies.
Merkle Science is headquartered in New York with offices in Singapore, Bangalore and London. The team has combined experience across Bank of America, Paypal, Luno, Thomson Reuters and Amazon. The company has raised over $27M from SIG, Beco, Republic, DCG, Kenetic, GGV and several others.
Job Overview:
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Head of Regulatory Affairs to join our team at Merkle Science. This role will be pivotal in ensuring that our operations and products comply with all relevant regulatory requirements across various jurisdictions. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology and will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to navigate and influence regulatory developments.
Candidates will be ideally located in D.C. or New York in addition to individuals working in EST willing to travel to those locations frequently.
Responsibilities:
· Develop and implement regulatory strategies to ensure compliance with global, regional, and local regulatory requirements.
· Monitor and analyze regulatory developments and trends in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors.
· Advise senior management on regulatory risks and opportunities.
· Build and maintain relationships with regulatory bodies, industry groups, and other stakeholders.
· Collaborate with product, legal, and engineering teams to ensure that compliance requirements are integrated into the development of products and services.
· Prepare and submit regulatory filings, reports, and documentation as required.
· Lead internal and external audits and regulatory inspections.
· Conduct regulatory risk assessments and develop mitigation strategies.
· Educate and train employees on regulatory requirements and best practices.
· Represent Merkle Science in regulatory forums, conferences, and industry events.
Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree in Law, Business, Finance, or a related field. Advanced degree (JD, MBA, or equivalent) preferred.
· Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in regulatory affairs, compliance, or related roles within the financial services, fintech, or blockchain industry.
· In-depth knowledge of global regulatory frameworks governing cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
· Proven track record of successfully navigating complex regulatory environments.
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate with regulatory authorities and other stakeholders.
· Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
· Experience working with regulatory bodies and industry associations is highly desirable.
· High ethical standards and a commitment to integrity and transparency.
Join Merkle Science and be at the forefront of ensuring the safe and compliant growth of cryptocurrencies, shaping the future of blockchain technology. If you are a regulatory expert with a passion for innovation and excellence, we want to hear from you.
❤️ Well Being, Compensation and Benefits
We care about your well-being. Along with excellent health insurance, we offer flexible time off, learning & development initiatives and hours that are designed to provide work/life balance. We regularly host team-building sessions and encourage discussions around mental health.
We reward talent and believe in acknowledging people for their contributions. We offer industry-leading compensation, along with generous equity. As a rapidly growing business, there are endless opportunities to grow your career with Merkle Science.