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Director of Policy

Fireblocks

Fireblocks

Administration
London, UK
Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Founded in 2018 and already valued at over $8 billion, Fireblocks is a SaaS platform that helps companies to create innovative products on the blockchain and manage day-to-day crypto operations. Fireblocks is trusted by some of the largest financial institutions, banks, globally-recognized brands, and Web3 companies in the world, including BNY Mellon, BNP Paribas, ANZ Bank, Revolut, and thousands more, to securely scale digital asset operations through the Fireblocks Network and MPC-based wallet infrastructure. We have offices in New York, London, Tel Aviv, and Singapore, and we are continuing to expand our teams to reach new customers globally.

We are seeking a highly experienced policy professional with a passion for blockchain technology to join our legal team as we attempt to navigate a complex and evolving global regulatory environment.

About the Position

As Director of Policy, you will be tasked with standing up a new sub-group within the legal department and creating a framework for engagement with decision-makers in critical jurisdictions. You will be expected to establish, cultivate, and maintain relationships with key policymakers, legislators, and regulators to advance Fireblocks’ core mission of enabling all businesses to safely and securely interact with digital assets. To be successful in this role, you will need to work closely with the in-house regulatory team, product, and sales to understand strategic priorities and craft effective messages and delivery strategies in different geographic regions. It is anticipated that you will be required to engage and manage local experts to maximize the impact of your work around the world.

This position reports directly to the company's Chief Legal Officer. The preferred base for this role is the UK or Europe, although qualified candidates will be considered from other regions.

Responsibilities

  • Engage directly with policymakers to shape public dialogue.
  • Develop and lead public policy strategy for Fireblocks products and businesses, including working with cross-functional teams to formulate our policy positions and strategies to support our global business objectives and drive favorable policy and regulatory outcomes.
  • Provide strategic advice on the direction of policy to the leadership team to inform our product and business strategy.
  • Build and manage a network of key senior stakeholder and influencer relationships to help shape a positive policy and regulatory environment.
  • Direct policy projects on a host of issues affecting the industry, including custody service provider issues, VASP implementations, and any other issue impacting Fireblocks’ ability or its customer's ability to offer services in a key jurisdiction.

Minimum Requirements

  • 12+ years of experience working on policy issues
  • Experience working on public policy issues in the technology industry, in particular as an advisor and partner to business teams in product development, go-to-market, and other business areas.
  • Experience working with or for regulated industries, business strategy consultancies, or the technology industry.
  • Experience working with international teams and a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to lead and evaluate issues independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent personal, political, analytical, and communications skills and high attention to detail.

Fireblocks' mission is to enable every business to easily and securely access digital assets and cryptocurrencies. In order to do that, we strongly believe our workforce should be as diverse as our clients, and this is why we embrace diversity and inclusion in all its forms.

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