Strategist, Commercial Business Risk

April 9, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Job Type


You will:

  • Develop scalable methods to identify, measure, and control end-to-end risks across the user lifecycle: this will involve identifying and helping build crucial risk management systems including in-product and back-end controls, use of third-party risk assessment tools, and implementation of rule-based and model-based detection systems.
  • Identify & define key metrics used to observe the health of the commercial business portfolio.
  • Conduct root-cause analyses on out-of-pattern portfolio trends & customer management issues.
  • Become an expert on the global ecosystem of Stripe’s products, integrations, tools, and partner requirements, and how those elements interact with payment risks.
  • Develop strong internal relationships across risk partner teams (Business Analysis, Policy, and Product) and key internal stakeholders (Business Development, Account Management, Product, Legal, and User Operations)
  • Work with our global banking partners to tailor fraud and credit risk management techniques to different geographies.
  • Work with Stripe users to educate them about and help prevent potential risks to their business.
  • Challenge the payments industry status quo to help enable innovative businesses to flourish online. ##Our ideal candidate excels in many of the following areas:
  • Has deep expertise in credit risk management or financial analysis, with comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles and comfort with reading and interpreting financial statements.
  • Has at least intermediate SQL skills, experience with SAS, python, R, matlab, or Stata, along with experience applying their analytical skills in a business environment.
  • Experience aligning and implementing ML or other statistical models in a production environment.
  • Will be comfortable having in-depth conversations with users on risk underwriting requirements, payment risks, contract discussions, and other ad-hoc user discussions related to payment risks and assessments.
  • Decisive, yet open to learning: you will make many critical decisions every day, even with the knowledge that you will be wrong some of the time.
  • Understanding and empathetic to the challenges of setting up a new business.
  • Strong data visualization skills and a passion for data and analysis.
  • Excellent communicator who is able to convey complex ideas succinctly. ##To apply:
  • Include resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • Whatever information you think would be most useful for us in understanding your background and accomplishments.


Company Description

Stripe is a set of tools for building and running an internet business. We help businesses accept payments from anyone, anywhere, and build new kinds of companies like Lyft or Kickstarter. Internally, we say our goal is to increase the GDP of the internet---we want to bring more businesses online worldwide.

In everything we do, we put our users first. We work hard to build the cleanest, most robust APIs possible so that our users can focus on building great products. There's always something more we can do---we're constantly seeking out areas of our product we can improve.

We're building a company with folks from all sorts of backgrounds, who make great coworkers and who share and exemplify a few core values: people who are humble, respectful, inclusive, and ready to roll up their sleeves and get important work done for our users. If that's you, we'd love to talk!

Stripe's investors include Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, and PayPal co-founders Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, and Elon Musk.

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