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Facebook Head of Product Risk & Strategy, Compliance in Seattle, Washington


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Compliance Operations is focused on ensuring that the platforms and communities that we support remain safe and secure from all forms of harm. Payments is a core area of support and our small and global team operates compliance programs across Transaction Monitoring, Sanctions Screening, Identity Verification, and Due Diligence for Facebook, Instagram, AR/VR, and WhatsApp. If you like protecting people and finding bad guys, Compliance Operations is for you.

Our Emerging Products team is responsible for defining and executing a New Product Risk and Compliance strategy for both new and mature products that leverage payments at Facebook. We partner with multiple teams including Product Management and Engineering to ensure products and features are developed and launched safely and successfully. Compliance product strategy facilitates product vision by ensuring products are built to scale with Compliance in mind.

Required Skills:

  1. Manage and lead the Emerging Products management team while collaborating and strategizing with other leaders both inside and outside the Legal department

  2. Collaborate with Compliance Operations teams in understanding the impact of compliance strategy on broader operations and support requirements that allow products to scale

  3. Manage a large portfolio of new product launches that require consultation, support, risk and operations assessment, prioritization across the portfolio, identify and communicate any dependencies, and highlight and help resolve blocking issues

  4. In conjunction with key stakeholders, develop compliance operations strategy for new types of products and design novel operations experiences that challenge conventional operational models for new products at scale

  5. Effectively challenge assumptions and put in place risk mitigation actions to ensure successful product development and launches

  6. Manage complex projects and align compliance strategy across numerous operations stakeholders

  7. Communicate and liaise effectively with key cross-functional partners, including Engineering, Product Management, Legal and others during design, build, launch, and expansion phase of product life cycle. Ensure the right level of tracking and transparency on milestones is maintained

  8. Supervise the active projects across the team to ensure they are tracking to committed goals/milestones

  9. Oversee the broader product discovery process to proactively identify new products and engage and educate product managers about compliance operations

  10. Oversee large projects and coordinate across all stakeholders (internal and external) as needed to ensure the right execution, communication and resources are in place to deliver on key milestones

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BA/BS from an accredited university

  2. 10+ years of work experience in business strategy, payments, risk or compliance with knowledge of the technology Product Development Lifecycle

  3. 5+ years project management experience

  4. 2+ years experience leading and managing a team

  5. Experience managing cross-functional, multi-stakeholder processes, communicating and influencing stakeholders at various levels across functional boundaries

  6. Experience developing new methodologies, thinking strategically and critically, and prioritizing and managing multiple priorities

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. CAMS, CFE, PMP certification

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at