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Global Head of Anti-Fraud

Sao Paulo · Engineering

We believe in the everyday hero. Those who have the courage to follow their passion, those who have the strength and determination to realize their dreams.

We believe that anyone should be able to start their own business. We provide small businesses with powerful, easy-to-use card readers and awesome customer support, so merchants can run their business and engage with their customers. We do so with genuine care for our merchants and love for our products. By taking the hassle out of getting paid, we enable small business owners to focus on what they love to do.

We are 1,700+ SumUpers around the globe and we are here to empower small merchants and help them thrive.

Know more about our Anti-Fraud practice:

As our business evolves and we propose newer and more innovative solutions for our merchants around the world, we increasingly feel the need to have a team who can help us establish truly world-leading anti-fraud capabilities. For us, anti-fraud is a value stream that aims to support our vision of turning transactions into interactions by becoming the world's largest aggregator of information on people.

This position reports to the Payments Tribe Lead but will serve all Tribes. We are open to having it based in either Berlin, São Paulo, Sofia or Boulder.

As Head of Anti-Fraud, you'll be expected to:

  • Define the overall anti-fraud strategy and coordinate it with the leaders of different tribes and execute it with different squads and functional teams in order to support their goals from an anti-fraud perspective

  • Analyse market developments, especially technological solutions and artificial intelligence, and provide anti-fraud guidelines together with local operations managers in order to create efficient decision matrices for the Risk Support teams

  • Lead the engineering and data science teams, coordinating the engineering of the anti-fraud platform

  • Lead the Anti-Fraud squad(s)

  • Lead the design and construction of a merchant and consumer database in order to review and approve transactions faster

  • Apply machine learning algorithms to behavioral patterns on account and transaction basis

  • Closely work with Product to evaluate measures that will help gather additional data points from different user groups

  • Own the defence against any fraud-related attacks

You'll be great for this position if:

  • You have experience and an solid track record in fraud data and engineering

  • Your are experienced as a leader - both hiring, firing and developing your own team but also being recognised for inspiring people around you towards a vision and influencing stakeholders with different tenures and from different locations and cultures

  • You are great at communicating with both highly technical teams and business teams

  • You speak fluent English - we're a truly global company

Why you should join us 

  • Be part of a company that lives and breathes to empower small merchants around the world

  • Be part of a truly global team and work with people from different parts of the world as you deliver your projects

  • Have full autonomy (for real!) to propose, lead and implement changes that will up our game

  • Work in flexible hours - you make your own schedule and have freedom to align with the team if you want to work remotely or take a few days off

  • Work in the coolest office around, in the heart of Pinheiros (São Paulo), close to the central station and main avenues

  • If you're based in São Paulo, have access to our all perks and benefits: healthcare for employees 100% paid by the company, dental assistance, private pension program, variable compensation, transport voucher or parking space at the office building, meal/food voucher, Gympass, life insurance, barbershop and nail polish at the office, massage sessions, monthly parties at the office!

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by Company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.