Regulatory Expert


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Update day: 06-05-2023

Location: Vienna

Category: Legal / Contracts


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Who we are

Bitpanda simplifies wealth creation. Founded in 2014 in Vienna, Austria by Eric Demuth, Paul Klanschek and Christian Trummer, Bitpanda exists to help people trust themselves enough to build financial freedom for their future. Our user-friendly, trade-everything platform empowers both first-time investors and seasoned experts to invest in the cryptocurrencies, crypto indices, stocks, precious metals and commodities they want — all possible with any sized budget, 24/7. With more than 700 team members and steadily approaching 4 million customers, our company is one of Europe’s most successful fintechs.

Headquartered in Austria but operating across all of Europe, our products are built by fast-moving, talented, "roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen" kind of people who represent more than 50 nationalities. If you’re someone who thinks big, moves fast and wants to make an impact right from day one, then get ready to join our industry-changing team. Let’s go!

Your mission

We are looking for the brightest regulatory minds to assist us in analyzing, designing and building Bitpanda’s future under the EU’s upcoming crypto regulatory framework - the Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA). Help map, plan and execute Bitpanda’s MiCA licence applications and steer us towards the long awaited EU-wide single licence. Stay ahead of the policy and regulatory developments around MiCA, including level-2 legislation, and factor these into the company’s overall strategy and MiCA licensing efforts.

What you’ll do

  • Lead Bitpanda’s preparatory effort for the EU’s upcoming MiCA regime in a cross-functional project team as the main MiCA Expert.
  • Analyze and map regulatory requirements against our current business setup and operations, assess their impact, and flag potential issues and necessary adaptations.
  • Provide a strategic outlook and formulate options on the company’s business and regulatory setup.
  • Monitor developments around future Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under MiCA and formulate policy positions and draft public consultation responses.
  • Provide briefings and strategic guidance to executives and senior management in relation to the EU’s overall crypto regulatory framework.

Who you are

  • Law degree or similar academic qualification and a minimum of 3 years of experience working in financial or crypto industry in a regulatory function - demonstrated experience in working on regulatory projects and licensing applications.
  • Ideally, you’ve been closely following and are familiar with the EU’s future Markets in Crypto Assets Regulation (MiCA).
  • Demonstrated experience in working on regulatory projects and licensing applications.
  • Equipped with an analytical mindset and passionate about regulatory implications of (financial) technology.
  • Effective communicator who is able to break down complex issues and (regulatory) topics and communicate those to stakeholders internally and externally.

What’s in it for you

  • Flexibility-first approach to work* including:
    • Unlimited fully-paid annual leave
    • Recharge Breaks
    • 20 weeks gender-neutral New Parent Leave
  • Hybrid Working*:
    • 60 days Work From Anywhere* following the 80/20 Rule
    • €500 Work from Home budget
  • An attractive individual stock option plan* in a high growth company, and a competitive salary
  • Exclusive premiums when trading on Bitpanda
  • Occasional company-wide and team events — both in-person and virtually!
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Top-notch "tech pack" – your choice between PC or Mac
  • Bitpanda merch to keep you swagged out and living the Bitpanda brand
  • A global Bitpanda team of fast-moving, talented, "roll-up-your-sleeves-and-make-it-happen" kind of people who are united (across cultures and time zones) by our unique way of working
  • These benefits do not apply for our internships and exceptions to our Hybrid Working policy apply to teams with shift schedules or for folks whose roles require them to be in office (think: Workplaces team or IT).

And, above all, the opportunity to learn & grow as part of Bitpanda’s incredible journey towards being Europe’s future #1 investment platform.

Bitpanda is committed to fostering a fair and equal environment based on trust and mutual respect. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace is paramount to our success and we are committed to building a team that represents a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

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Deadline: 20-06-2023

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