Yotta (S20)
Save money and win prizes up to $10m through weekly number draws.

Fraud and Risk Operations Manager

New York, New York / Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Yotta

40% of Americans are unable to come up with $400 in an emergency, yet the average household spends $640/year on the lottery, despite the lottery being the worst economic value proposition there is. Why does this dichotomy exist? Because playing the lottery is instantly gratifying and saving isn't.

We are making saving money instantly gratifying so that people can get the long term benefit. Our first product is Yotta Savings, a savings account that gives savers the chance to win exciting prizes on a weekly basis through a gamified sweepstakes.

About the role

Who we are

Yotta helps Americans make better financial decisions by using behavioral psychology and gamification to make it fun and easy to make good decisions. We have grown from $0 to hundreds of millions in dollars deposited through word of mouth and referrals. Yotta is backed by world-class investors like Base10, Core Innovation Capital, YCombinator, Slow Ventures, Ken Moelis, and Cliff Asness. Yotta was recently featured in Bloomberg.

40% of Americans are unable to come up with $400 in an emergency, yet the average household spends $640/year on the lottery, despite the lottery being the worst economic value proposition there is. Why does this dichotomy exist? Because playing the lottery is instantly gratifying and saving isn't.

We are making saving money instantly gratifying so that people can get the long term benefit. Our first product is Yotta Savings, a savings account that gives savers the chance to win exciting prizes on a weekly basis through a gamified sweepstakes.

We were inspired by Premium Bonds, a program in the UK that works the exact same way and has over $100 billion in deposits from over 1/3 of the British population. This concept has been hugely successful in every country it's been tried in, but it was illegal in the U.S until 2015.

We believe that in the next 10 years, Americans will save hundreds of billions of dollars in prize-linked savings accounts.

What we're looking for

Yotta is seeking a highly seasoned Fraud & Risk Manager to build out a dynamic risk operations team. You will lead all aspects of the structuring of policies, processes, and tools that are needed to ensure the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud, suspicious activity, and recovery.

As the first hire on the Fraud & Risk Operations team, you'll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty conducting time-sensitive investigations, day-to-day monitoring, and management of our fraud dashboards & review queue.

Responsibilities

  • Develop short and long term strategies for Yotta's fraud operations to support the consistent and effective prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud and AML risk
  • Build team; manage recruiting efforts to bring in top quality candidates to fill critical roles
  • Develop and implement fraud detection strategies and rules that balance fraud loss, cost of execution, and customer experience
  • Identify major fraud attack vectors and trends utilizing technical data analysis and statistical interpretation
  • Work closely with our BaaS platform, sponsor bank, and fraud vendors to monitor, review, and act upon alerted accounts for suspicious activity
  • Construct and iterate on fraud analytics dashboards to make it easy to track suspicious patterns
  • Work closely with Engineering with an eye towards up-leveling our internal fraud tools and data pipelines
  • Develop trend reports and key indicators to share with key internal and external stakeholders

Why work at Yotta

  • You can help millions of Americans build up their emergency savings
  • You will be one of the first hires of a Series A funded, YC-backed, venture funded startup that has grown exponentially without any advertising
  • Opportunity to drive the vision for the future of banking and gamification of personal finance
  • Significant autonomy and ability to contribute the success of the company
  • Opportunity to work cross-functionally at the marketing, growth, and product

Who you'll be working with

Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience in a fraud and/or risk operations role; consumer banking experience is highly valued
  • Previous experience in fraud operations including AML required
  • Experience mitigating card, ACH, and account-level fraud
  • Extensive knowledge of KYC, AML, common fraud schemes, risk prevention strategies, and detection tools
  • Ability to analyze large datasets, and make time-constrained, high pressure decisions with incomplete information
  • Able to develop and effectively articulate a vision & strategy as well as communicate strategic direction
  • A strong leader, doer, and decision-maker with demonstrable ability to work well with people at all levels
  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) are preferred, but optional

Technology

React Native, Node.js, Postgres SQL, AWS

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