Job Description

Vice President, Compliance

About Structure Financial:

Founded by MIT & Jump Trading alumni, and backed by Polychain Capital, Structure Financial empowers anyone in the world to access quality financial markets with ease.

The Structure app replaces an antiquated financial system crippled by waste and opaque by design; repackaging financial products designed for exclusivity and non-participation into assets fit for the public domain & organizational structures built for a global democratic society.

We are a global, remote-first team of engineers, designers, traders, and innovators of all kinds working together to build solutions for globally systemic financial systems. We value innovative ideas and encourage the audacity required to bring those ideas to life.

At Structure, you’ll have an opportunity to expand industry-leading exchange technology that will dramatically improve financial markets for decades to come. By joining us at this early stage, you will also have a significant influence on the design direction and vision of Structure. We strongly prefer motivated individuals who share a passion for financial markets and building world-changing technology.

About the Position:

We are looking for a Vice President of Compliance to lead all Compliance and Regulatory efforts at Structure Financial. You have a deep passion for cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, or decentralized finance (DeFi), and experience building and running anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF), sanctions, and anti-bribery and corruption (ABAC) compliance programs and teams. You will help set the foundation for the new Compliance team by developing the strategy and tactical execution practices for Structure’s Global Compliance program and building on that vision. You will establish the Structure Compliance program and culture while integrating with Structure’s existing team and resources, create relationships, provide compliance and regulatory product counseling, partner with global regulatory bodies and strategic partners, manage the Compliance team’s hiring and budgeting, and work with the executive team. You will also work with Structure’s legal team and product development leads to develop and scale Structure products compliantly, solve challenging problems, improve processes, and lead meaningful change through technology enablement. You will join Structure’s leadership team and will report to the CEO.


  • You will be responsible for creating a system of internal controls and managing a highly effective compliance program that demonstrates adherence to all applicable laws and regulations in the jurisdictions, locations, markets that Structure operates or will operate in.
  • Drive the strategy, framework, and execution of our Compliance and Internal Controls program to ensure applicable firm-wide compliance.
  • Serve as the leader for regulatory relationships, including examinations and inquiries.
  • Oversee completion of the Firm’s regulatory reporting obligations, including routine filings
  • Work closely with Legal, Product, Operations, and other cross-functional teams to understand the overall business environment and be the single point of contact for the day-to-day implementation and execution of Compliance policies.
  • Partner with other leaders to design and implement the entire internal controls and Compliance framework and systems for the business.
  • Serve as the main point of contact with respect to our Compliance and Risk Management Program, and relevant technology and operational processes.
  • Monitor regulatory developments and maintain advanced knowledge of new and amended laws and regulations, and ensure processes are in place to keep the business updated on such developments.
  • Proactively analyze compliance processing trends and patterns, and effectively design our program.
  • Perform oversight over our processing environment to ensure local compliance requirements are being followed as expected.
  • Develop, maintain, and review policies, procedures, and processes to ensure compliance with applicable internal, legal, and regulatory standards.
  • Be responsible for coordinating with teams to handle escalations and reporting of suspicious transactions pursuant to regulatory obligations.
  • Support the Compliance Program through the production of key performance indicators (metrics) and other reporting.
  • Multi-task to play other leadership and execution roles, as needed, in overall Compliance and Risk function.


  • A minimum of 5 years of financial regulatory compliance experience in either a reputable law firm or technology company, or a financial services regulator, with experience in digital assets, equities markets, and custody is preferred.
  • Deep understanding of, and work experience in, regulatory, strategy, process and systems design, communications, risk management, data analytics, presentation, and change agility abilities.
  • Strong academic credentials. A Law degree, CPA, or bar admission is preferred.
  • Proficiency in collecting and analyzing compliance business processes, workflows, and control relationships
  • Several years of experience drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements.
  • Familiarity with industry-standard methods of encryption, anonymization, and other information security requirements.
  • A demonstrated commitment to ethical business practice and personal integrity.
  • An unquestionable work ethic, a strong sense of accountability, and the capacity to work cooperatively, diplomatically, and proactively with hundreds of colleagues in a demanding, global role.

Preferred Experience (Not Required):

  • Recent experience in the FinTech, blockchain, or digital assets industry
  • Passionate about crypto, blockchain, and/or DeFi innovation
  • A proponent of open-source software licenses