Head of EU Public Policy

Oct, 06
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How do you verify real people in the digital world? Onfido helps companies see real identity – the humans behind the screens – using world-leading AI and identity experts. Our solutions enable customers to prove their identities, wherever they are, with just an ID and their face. So companies have everything they need to grow their businesses securely.
Our AI-based technology assesses whether a user’s government-issued ID is genuine or fraudulent, and then compares it against their facial biometrics. That’s how we give companies like Revolut, Bunq and Remitly the assurance they need to onboard customers remotely and securely.
This is a unique opportunity for an experienced dynamic policy and regulatory affairs professional to shape and drive Onfido’s policy goals in Europe. As Manager of EU Regulatory Affairs, you will lead on ensuring Onfido influences and aligns with relevant industry standards, engage with regulators and policymakers at national and EU level and work closely with internal teams including Legal, Strategy, Product, Growth and Technology. 
This role could be based in the Netherlands, Germany or France and will report to the Global Head of Policy based in London.

In this role you will:

    • Have responsibility for shaping our EU regulatory strategy and policy direction to drive Onfido’s agenda and shape our product vision
    • Engage and educate external stakeholders to drive Onfido thought leadership across the digital identity space and in the interplay with artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and privacy 
    • Decisively interpret, synthesise and influence new policy, standards and regulations being drafted and enacted in EU Member States and at EU level
    • Proactively support Onfido’s Growth team in commercial engagements with prospects, clients and partners, positioning Onfido as a regtech leader and creating new market opportunities

We’re looking for someone who has:

    • Significant demonstrable experience working with EU-level and national Member State standards and regulations that relate to remote identity verification (IDV)
    • Experience engaging with regulators / policymakers in Europe at a national and international level, ideally with experience working with Brussels institutions
    • Solid experience in a similar role, ideally with experience at a startup/scale-up or other fast paced environment
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, and a collaborative flexible mindset; a true team player with experience working in a dynamic fast-paced environment
    • An agile commercial mindset, with not just the ability to adjust rapidly and frequently to new situations, but the capability to anticipate issues, and support stakeholders to adapt to change

It would also be great for you to have (though not essential):

    • A level of technical expertise in standards relevant to Onfido
    • Demonstrable experience and understanding of eIDAS, AML and KYC regulations, and a good understanding of the fintech sectorF
    • Fluency in spoken and written English, German or French;  while additional European languages would be an advantageous
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Onfido Culture
Onfidoer’s share a set of core values and want to hear from you if you believe in:
> Succeeding together; you work collaboratively and put the team first
> Taking pride; you care about quality, producing great work and customer / user outcomes
> Creating customer buzz; you demonstrate a strong user / customer focus
> Learning things & sharing them; you have a natural curiosity and default to sharing knowledge with others
> Finding a better way; you’re adept at finding solutions, experimentation and innovating to make things better
Along with our multi-national team in our London HQ we have offices in EMEA, America and APAC, making Onfido an exciting and culturally enriching place to work.
Onfido Balance
Personal hyper-growth requires a fast-moving environment, a clear career development plan and—crucially—looking after ourselves.
Onfido Balance is the toolkit we’ve developed to succinctly communicate our benefits offering:
> Our Body benefits prioritise health, wellbeing, exercise and recovery. 
> Our Head benefits are focussed heavily on learning whatever your learning style, mental wellness and flexible working.
> Our Heart benefits are framed around sharing our success with our peers, our local communities and our future selves in the form of equity, corporate social responsibility and better togetherness.
Check out Life at Onfido via our LinkedIn Careers Page!
Please note: Onfidoers are all working from home for the time being. We also have switched to a virtual recruitment process and all our Newfidos will be onboarding remotely. Stay Safe!
Onfido is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We're always on the lookout for talented, passionate people and encourage applications from all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, race or religion. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.
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