Director, Payments Regulatory Operations Job at Etsy – in Dublin, County Dublin

Job Description

Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world. Etsy, Inc.’s ‘house of brands’ portfolio has expanded to now include four individually distinct ecommerce brands – Etsy, fashion resale marketplace Depop, musical instrument marketplace Reverb, and Brazil-based handmade goods marketplace Elo7. As an Etsy employee, you’ll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We’re large enough that you’ll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.

Job Description

We are seeking a high-impact leader to join our Payments team as part of our growth. The Director of Payments Regulatory Operations will lead a team and help shape and support our Payments’ regulatory operations. Do you have experience leading strategy, planning, and execution in the payments’ international regulatory effort? If so, this could be an excellent match.

Etsy Payments is a complex and high-volume payments and compliance platform that is used to perform and enable numerous functions across 45 countries. This includes card and alternative payment method processing for buyers, funds disbursement for sellers via third party partners and seller ledger management, in compliance with regional and international requirements.

This is a full-time position reporting to the VP of Payments. This person will be located (eventually) in Dublin. We are considering remote candidates based in Ireland for this position. Etsy offers three different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team: Flex mode for candidates who are comfortable traveling to an office location 2+ times per week, Remote mode, and Office-based mode. Learn more about our flexible work modes and vaccination policy here.

About the Role

In this role you will:
Set the vision, strategy, and planning of Payments Operations’ regulatory effort internationally (in close collaboration with Legal, Compliance).

Establish optimal payments operating models for relevant entities across different regions, taking account of existing and anticipated legal, regulatory and tax requirements.

Understand and communicate the current and evolving global payments regulatory landscape in partnership with Legal/Risk & Compliance.

Represent Etsy Payments to relevant industry and regulatory bodies.

Work closely with colleagues in Payments to plan for any changes required to Etsy Payments Operating model as a result of, e.g., changes in processes, products, external partners or new payment methods.

Oversee operations and outsourced functions of any regulated entities established by Etsy to provide payments services in different regions, where required.

Act in an executive capacity for relevant Etsy regulated entities and act as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Etsy’s payments subsidiary in Ireland, Set strategy and establishing oversight of operations, compliance, and overall performance. This includes, for example, leading, and presenting to, the entity board of directors, leading all aspects of project management and execution of all operations efforts, and ensuring resolution of any relevant payments incidents.

Lead a small, Dublin-based Regulatory Operations team.

Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy’s discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.


Ideally you’ll bring:
8+ years of experience in eCommerce, FinTech or Banking Payments.

Experience as a people manager.

Worked in, and ideally held a pre-approval controlled function (“PCF”) or played a leadership role in a financial services entity regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Successful track record of speaking with, and representing interests to, industry regulators

Proven operational knowledge of the payments industry. Ability to identify industry and regulatory changes and trends and assess impact and necessary infrastructure changes in support of the evolving payments landscape

Understanding of the operational underpinnings of a Payments function: pay-ins, pay-outs, flow of funds, etc.

History of working with legal and compliance functions

International experience, or experience working with cross-border teams.

Ability to collaborate across cross-functional teams in a matrix organization.

Fluent in written and spoken English. Bilingual in a second language is a plus.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or equivalent work experience.

CEO of a regulated entity is designated as a pre-approval controlled function (“PCF”) under the Central Bank’s of Ireland’s Fitness & Probity Regime. The proposed role-holder will, therefore, also require CBI pre-approval.

A trust in and commitment to Etsy’s vision, mission and values.

Additional Information

What’s Next

If you’re interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a coverletter and resume telling us why you’d be right for the position. As you’vehopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality andvariety. We don’t want you to be like everyone else – we want you to belike you! So write to us and tell us what you’re all about.

Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makesus a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. Weencourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences toapply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on thebasis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexualorientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability,gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status,veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure thatindividuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations toparticipate in the job application and interview process, to performessential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges ofemployment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunitiesmay be limited to certain roles and skillsets.

For U.S. roles only:
Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you’ll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We’re open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this link for information related to Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

About Company

Company: Etsy –

Company Location:  Dublin, County Dublin

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