Risk Analyst

Vancouver, BC or Remote
We're looking for a Risk Analyst to join our fraud team to help us identify risk exposures, develop and implement suitable fraud risk mitigation strategies to minimize losses. All while ensuring a strong user experience!

Your goal is to help accelerate Dapper's growth as a trusted platform by providing insights and data in order to protect our community and userbase. The work you do to detect, prevent, and mitigate unwanted behaviour will be a key component to scaling Dapper to our partners games and applications.

The ideal candidate has:

Previous experience working in payment fraud and or Anti-Money Laundering (AML) investigations, and is looking for the next phase of their growth at an emerging company. If you are excited about the opportunity to join as the first fraud analyst on this team and to tackle interesting fraud challenges head on then this could be the right opportunity for you!

A little about us:

Dapper Labs is the company behind CryptoKitties and the Flow blockchain as well as upcoming titles like NBA Top Shot. Founded in 2018, Dapper Labs uses blockchain technology to bring new forms of digital engagement to fans around the world. Blockchain-enabled applications can bring fans closer with the brands they love, give people a real stake in the communities they contribute to, and create new ways for consumers to become creators themselves. Publicly-announced Dapper Labs partners include the NBA and NBPA, Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, and UFC. Notable investors in Dapper Labs include Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Venrock, Google Ventures, Samsung, and the founders of Dreamworks, Reddit, Coinbase, Zynga, and AngelList, among others.
Dapper team members are humble and curious entrepreneurs, builders, and tinkerers who share a passion to demystify blockchain technology and tap its potential to create change in the world. Our people are our greatest strength: our diverse crew flourishes in a distributed hierarchy where personal autonomy and professional growth are encouraged. We value our culture above else: regardless of where you came from, what you studied, or who you used to work for, your role here will necessitate both a high level of creativity and strategic thinking on complex issues. Everyone here is a founder, and no one fits in a box. We’re all driven by an insatiable thirst for learning and development, and that’s what brings us together.
What we’ll accomplish together:
  • Work cross-functionally to analyze large amounts of behavioural and transaction data to uncover fraudulent behaviour and activity.
  • Identify red flags, suspicious activity, investigate patterns / typologies and work on appropriate solutions.
  • Make time sensitive decisions across a variety of user restrictions (payments, withdrawal of funds, KYC checks, account level access).
  • Work through Sift dashboard (a machine learning tool) and analyze credit card data to determine risk level and make time sensitive decisions (approve and reject transactions).
  • Analyze chargeback data to identify fraud trends and prepares chargeback reports.
  • Monitor KYC practices (document verification), complete AML investigations (conduct sanctions, politically exposed persons, and adverse media checks), prepare required regulatory and internal reports, and ensure activity is reported to the appropriate individuals.
Growth opportunity:
  • Improve operational efficiency (reporting, tooling etc.)
  • Work with product to determine better user flows for various procedures (user experience with respect to aml/kyc, withdraws, and credit card processing)
  • Convert analytic insights into recommendations for specific fraud projects and initiatives
  • Work with the fraud team to determine user-facing policies and experience (iie. marketplace policy)
What you need:
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong time management and proven ability to work with independence and as part of a team
  • Strong understanding of data analysis, modelling, and SQL queries.
  • Deep understanding of fraud prevention and mitigation strategies.
  • Familiarity with fraud process and prevention tools an asset.
  • Familiar with Canadian/US AML regulations and FINTRAC requirements an asset.
  • Minimum two years of proven fraud detection and prevention or equivalent experience.
  • Adaptable to changes in process and practices.
  • Ability to multitask and shift priorities on short notice, including working in a dynamic fast paced tech environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience and or interest in cryptocurrency is also an asset.


More about Dapper Labs:

At Dapper Labs we recruit the best and foster an environment that empowers our team. That means a workplace that is diverse, inclusive, and open-minded. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. Even if you feel you don't meet all the requirements listed above, we encourage you to apply!

Dapper team members are humble and curious entrepreneurs, builders, and tinkerers who share a passion to demystify blockchain technology and tap its potential to create change in the world. Our people are our greatest strength: our diverse crew flourishes in a distributed hierarchy where personal autonomy and professional growth are encouraged. We value our culture above else: regardless of where you came from, what you studied, or who you used to work for, your role here will necessitate both a high level of creativity and strategic thinking on complex issues. Everyone here is a founder, and no one fits in a box. We’re all driven by an insatiable thirst for learning and development, and that’s what brings us together.

Our people are what makes our team special - because of that, we work hard to provide our full-time team members perks that make their lives better by offering:

 Flexible vacation & remote work policy - as we accomplish our goals, time off is more than a must. Most team members take between 15-20 days off per year, but we have no hard limit for our high impact individuals.
 Diverse opportunities for learning and development - we provide resources for conferences, classes, books, and other opportunities to maintain and expand your skill set and professional growth.
 Fitness reimbursements - stay fit with our reimbursements for health-related benefits like gym memberships, fitness apps, and personal training.
 Top-Line equipment - in addition to receiving a company smartphone of your choice with a paid voice/data plan, every team member receives a generous equipment budget to try new gadgets, tools, and platforms.
○ Flexible parental leave policies - We understand the importance and demands of a growing family. In addition to state, provincial, and federal leave allowances, parents on the team have the flexibility to work from home or take days off when family needs to come first.
 When we can safely return to our office, fuel up with healthy snacks and coffee, get fit with an onsite gym, recover with onsite RMT/acupuncturist, and meet the many furry friends of our dog-friendly office!

Check out our careers page to learn more about what other benefits we offer!