Risk Manager

Location:New York, New York


FanDuel Group is a world-class team of brands and products all built with one goal in mind — to give fans new and innovative ways to interact with their favorite games, sports, teams, and leagues. That’s no easy task, which is why we’re so dedicated to building a winning team. And make no mistake, we are here to win, but we believe in winning right. That means we’ll never compromise when it comes to looking out for our teammates. From our many opportunities for professional development to our generous insurance and paid leave policies, we’re committed to making sure our employees get as much out of FanDuel as we ask them to give.

Our brands include:

  • FanDuel — A game-changing real-money fantasy sports app
  • FanDuel Sportsbook — America’s #1 sports betting app
  • TVG — The best-in-class horse racing TV/media network and betting platform
  • FanDuel Racing — A horse racing app built for the average sports fan
  • FanDuel Casino & Betfair Casino — Fan-favorite online casino apps
  • FOXBet — A world-class betting platform and affiliate of FanDuel Group
  • PokerStars — The premier online poker product and affiliate of FanDuel Group

Our roster has an opening with your name on it

FanDuel Group is looking to add to its Legal & Regulatory team a Risk Manager professional reporting to the Director of Risk to work on implementation of FanDuel’s new Risk organization for its businesses. The Risk Manager will need to understand the role of Risk in a start-up environment as well as in a mature highly regulated environment and be experienced in the change management of building and documenting a risk operation. The Risk Manager will work with the business to identify, assess, document, and regularly review processes and risks. The Risk Manager with work with the Director of Risk on documenting controls, writing policies and procedures, conducting risk assessment, documenting risk strategy, documenting framework/ appetite, designing and implementing controls, and risk mitigation plans; and assist in developing key risk indicators for the business. The Risk Manager will need to possess technical risk management skills, including but not limited to engagement with enterprise risk management tools.  The Risk Manager will work with the Director of Risk and a team of Risk Managers to partner with the business and functions to design and document controls throughout the organization.

Everyone on our team has a part to play

  • Be the face to the business for Risk Management
  • Establish and oversee the application of risk and controls; document policies, procedures, job aides and assessments; and governance processes to create a robust control environment
  • Provide risk and compliance support in an evolving and increasingly complex regulatory environment for the commercial business and across FanDuel
  • Partner with business to identify gaps in risk and compliance, and address those by implementing systems, procedures, and controls and working with business systems to implement them
  • Have experience using an enterprise risk management tool to provide risk analytics and reporting
  • Provide guidance on other risk and compliance topics relevant to FanDuel
  • Work with other control leaders to identify, leverage and implement best practices across FanDuel to strengthen control programs
  • Engage with all levels of the organization to assist the building out of an effective first line of defense culture with appropriate documentation, controls and measurement
  • Advise on appropriate process improvements to support an effective and efficient Risk department
  • Work closely with Director of Risk to enhance and scale risk management across FanDuel and in partnership with the parent company
  • Build strong professional relationships with the leadership in the business
  • Liaise with external advisors as required
  • Provide value-adding advice and expertise on risk management to all departments and stakeholders

Superior analytical, strategic, communication, interpersonal and writing skills are of paramount importance, as is a strong work ethic, commitment to being a team player, and an aptitude to learn quickly the nuances of a highly regulated technology and media business. 

What we're looking for in our next teammate

  • Once hired, the Risk Manager may be required to obtain licenses from various jurisdictions in order to represent FanDuel before regulators in those jurisdictions
  • At least 5 years of total risk experience, preferably in risk, compliance, or internal audit
  • A strong aptitude for documenting process, policies, and procedure, analytics and reporting
  • Experience writing risk and compliance policies and procedures and drafting executive summaries on business processes
  • Program and project implementation experience a must
  • Working as a consultant covering risk, compliance or audit work a plus
  • Project management skills a plus
  • Passion to work hard in a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • An exceptional team builder and team player
  • A self-starter with energy to follow-through and own the outcome

We treat our team right

Competitive compensation is just the beginning. As part of our team, you can expect:

  • An exciting and fun environment committed to driving real growth
  • Opportunities to build really cool products that fans love
  • Mentorship and professional development resources to help you refine your game
  • Flexible vacation allowance to let you refuel
  • Hall of Fame benefit programs and platforms

FanDuel Group is an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion in FanDuel means that we respect and value everyone as individuals. We don't tolerate bias, judgement or harassment.  Our focus is on developing employees so that they reach their full potential.