Chief Compliance Officer

Remote — Legal

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About the Company

Worldcoin is a new, collectively owned global currency that will be distributed fairly to as many people as possible. Worldcoin will launch by giving a free share to everyone on Earth. We believe that this is an essential step to accelerate the transition towards a more inclusive global economy, providing new ways for everyone to share future prosperity. We hope you’ll join us on our ambitious journey.

About the Team:

The Legal Team plays an integral part in ______. We are a highly cross-functional team that strategically partners with ______________________.

About the Opportunity:

This is a unique opportunity to co-architect a highly-functioning legal function at a promising player in an emerging field. Working directly with the Chief Legal Officer and as part of the company leadership, you will be instrumental in defining and executing our approach to the full range of financial regulatory considerations the project will encounter. This translates to significant management responsibility and influence over our corporate governance and fundraising efforts, the design of our product and user experience, our organizational structure as we grow, and our launch strategy on-the-ground around the world.  In this role you will:

  • Build on our current regulatory roadmap, then lead our execution in relation to key financial regulatory issues such as securities, payments and banking, commodities, AML/CFT/KYC, and tax.
  • Partner with product counsel focused on non-financial matters such as data protection, export controls/sanctions, and IP, so that the Legal team “speaks with one voice” by presenting guidance in a consistent, efficient manner.
  • Provide input on the structure and timing of any project fundraising efforts, as well as on investor relations and communications, ensuring that securities and other financial regulatory considerations are appropriately accounted for.
  • Shape our plans to spur adoption of the digital currency, to enable a great user experience, and to decentralize the project, by:
    • Helping our team craft the best organizational approach to grow the business in a compliant manner, including through the co-development of internal controls and procedures;
    • Supporting the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of our systems focused on BSA/AML, transaction monitoring, and suspicious activity reporting; and
    • Developing and overseeing our portfolio of banking, payments service providers and compliance partners.
  • Manage our Financial Compliance Operations Manager, who is responsible for core activities such as assisting with regulatory responses, policy management, trainings, and other general compliance activities
  • Partner with our CLO to anticipate and get ahead of changes in applicable laws and regulations, and industry developments within the broader compliance and digital currency space.
  • Proactively contribute to the Legal team’s planning, cohesion, consistency in advice, and the general efficiency and effectiveness of the team as a whole.

About You:

  • “Former enforcement attorney, builder of culture and systems, excellent communicator, and crypto nerd”
  • Have your J.D., excellent academic credentials, and State Bar membership in good standing with eligibility to practice in (ideally) California.
  • 10+ years of post-law school experience working as an attorney, with roles in financial enforcement at federal (DOJ, SEC, FinCEN or CFTC) or state (e.g., NYDFS) authorities, law firm financial regulatory defense, and/or in-house lawyer at a financial institution. 
  • Very strong communicator (in writing, and orally in 1:1 and group settings), and associated stakeholder management and influencing skills.
  • Able to navigate relationships and interface effectively with financial regulatory authorities in the United States and other countries, including key U.S. regulators such as DOJ, SEC, FinCEN, NYDFS or CFTC.
  • Experienced building and managing efficient internal processes and controls to support a global organization’s compliance with AML/KYC regulations, transaction and red flag monitoring, and other areas, especially in blockchain and/or large global financial services/tech environments.
  • Comfortable advising in the creation of compliant technical specifications, working with the Product and Engineering teams to build end-to-end systems, and performing monitoring and adjustments as needed.
  • Have an affinity for program management and using technology solutions to help scale our team’s processes, and comfort with GSuite applications, Microsoft Office, and other tech SaaS tools (such as SQL, Looker, Figma, Slack, AirTable, etc.).
  • Demonstrate interest in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.
  • Fluent in English. Ability to speak German a plus.

Worldcoin participates in the E-Verify Program

Worldcoin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Worldcoin is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

Worldcoin is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.

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