Senior Manager, Risk Detection

Operations - Risk Full-time

Redwood City, California


WePay’s mission is to empower small businesses through frictionless access to software and financial services. We are looking for a driven and capable person to join us in this important mission as the Senior Manager, Risk Detection. This critical role will be at the intersection of WePay’s unique value propositions around innovative risk management and customer intimacy. This person will be responsible for developing the strategic plan for risk detection, in addition to leading the team on risk detection efforts in loss mitigation and identifying suspicious activity while providing an optimal user experience.


  • Develop the next-gen strategy for risk detection related to financial risk and AML; own actions and deliverables related to the multi-year strategy that can enable and support WePay’s exponential growth seamlessly and more efficiently
  • Collaborate closely with product and engineering teams on initiatives such as sourcing relevant data sources or feature engineering, rules engine development, and other risk mitigation efforts such as mitigating account takeover risk
  • Partner with data scientists to identify and scope out problems, evaluate the machine learning (ML) models for deployment readiness, and test/deploy ML models for effective and efficient risk mitigation
  • Provide thought leadership on risk management to various stakeholders within the company
  • Work closely with policy colleagues to develop and deploy quantitative policies related to risk management and detection of suspicious activity
  • Partner with risk & compliance operations teams on the rollout of new strategies/models/rules, as well as evaluate and improve the efficacy of the current set of rules
  • Analyze and investigate emerging loss trends and large losses to come up with a post-mortem and action plan for implementation; directly responsible for keeping the loss rates below the committed goal
  • Lead the team of detection managers/analysts, guiding them on their efforts and long-term career planning
  • Mentor risk analysts and junior members of the team on data analysis, SQL skills, and strategy development towards helping them grow their career within WePay


  • Solid expertise in the trust & safety space, preferably in payments fraud prevention and/or seller risk management
  • 6+ years of experience in designing scalable analytical strategies to fight fraud or other suspicious activities with demonstrable results
  • Strong understanding of machine learning (ML) models and how they can be applied to solve business problems; hands-on experience in building ML or other analytical models preferred 
  • Experience automating model and rule-driven actions with effective monitoring
  • Rule writing experience
  • Strong business acumen
  • Highly skilled at working with various internal stakeholders – communication, collaboration, and a drive for results and influence
  • Experience managing people and helping direct reports progress in their career
  • Data-driven decision maker
  • A hands-on leader who is willing to go the extra mile to get things done and help other team members
  • Problem solver who is creative in applying risk technology and other available tools
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Strong team player
  • Expert SQL and data analysis skills
  • BS required. Technical degree or MS/MBA/Ph.D. preferred

About WePay

WePay, a Chase company, is the payments partner to the platform economy. It has uniquely enabled Constant Contact, GoFundMe, Meetup, and more than 1,000 other B2B and B2C platforms to provide integrated payments processing without compromising on their user experience or taking on risk and regulatory exposure. WePay is a two-time honoree on the Inc. 500 fastest growing private companies list before its December 2017 acquisition by JPMorgan Chase & Co., and has earned recognition on San Francisco and Silicon Valley "Best Places to Work" lists for an open, supportive culture that focuses on delighting customers and employees and offers all the usual perks (free lunch daily, subsidized gym membership, Paid Time Off, etc.).  

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