Risk Management Officer

  • Risk Management
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Risk Management Officer

Job description

As a regulated financial institution Safened has organized her governance according to the three lines of defense model. The second line is formed by this Risk Management department, which is now basically completely being taken care of by Peter van Ulden. That's why we are looking for our very first Senior Risk Management Officer. You will be responsible for supporting the business in ensuring that risks are mitigated sufficiently so that Safend’s risk appetite is met. In this role you will be working closely with the Head of Risk Management, and a Jr. Risk professional (also being hired at the moment). As a team you will be setting up the structures and take care of the whole 2nd line of defense.

So in short: your job as a Senior Risk Management Officer at Safened is to support the business in making sure that their risks are mitigated sufficiently so they will stay within Safened’s risk appetite. This is a responsibility you will accomplish by:

  • Manage Risk & Control framework and ensuring that it is incorporated into the company’s policies and (IT) procedures;
  • Advise the business on how to effectively and efficiently mitigate risks sufficiently;
  • In charge of the adherence of business to the enterprise risk and control framework;
  • In cooperation with the external accountant responsible for the ISAE3402 and COS3000 assurance reports



Our ideal new team member is capable and motivated to thrive in a fast-paced agile start-up environment. This means you work in a pro-active and result-driven why without losing your eye for detail and accuracy. On top of that, this is what we find to be most important to do a great job when it comes to this role:

  • MSc. in IT, Finance or other related field
  • Professional certification such as RE or RO/RA/CISA with extensive IT knowledge
  • Around 3-4 years relevant experience in the field of IT Audit or IT Risk, preferably within one of the Big4
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Extensive IT knowledge
  • Extensive MS Office skills (Word/Excel)


  • A chance to work at a fast-growing FinTech startup.

  • A crucial role in a highly motivated, international and talented team.

  • Open communication.

  • High degree of collaboration and autonomy.

  • Competitive salary.

  • Secondary benefits (e.g.  pension, travel expenses, etc.).

  • 25 vacation days 


Safened is a fast-growing tech-driven startup company, driven by a vision to turn financial risk and regulatory challenges into simple and secure solutions. Simple as we reduce complexity and offer easy to integrate solutions to financial institutions and platform businesses. Secure by enabling companies and individuals by using the world's most stable asset classes while protecting our partners against fraud, risk and identity theft. Technology empowers everything we do. Our core products focus on deposit and customer onboarding solutions, serviced via our proprietary technology platform.  We offer deposit solutions through wealth managers and broker-dealers to cash-rich clients. Onboarding services for the verification of companies and individuals, through direct channels and our platform partners (e.g., travel companies, online marketplaces, etc.   Safened offers its products globally, and we service our customers from 4 offices in London, New York Amsterdam and Barcelona. As a Payments Institution, Safened is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Our internal culture is characterized by our flat structure and direct communication with the emphasis on results and collaboration.