Compliance Manager

United States Legal and Compliance

Blend helps lenders maximize their digital agility. Our digital lending platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and other leading financial institutions to increase customer acquisition, improve productivity, and accelerate the delivery of any banking product across every channel. We process more than $3.5 billion in mortgages and consumer loans daily, helping millions of consumers get into homes and gain access to the capital they need to lead better lives.

Blend is looking for someone to join our Legal & Compliance team who’s motivated to solve hard problems—the more complex the better. As a Compliance Manager, you’ll have a broad range of responsibilities as you provide support, subject matter expertise, and develop effective regulatory compliance controls, monitoring/testing, risk management, program governance, and process improvements. This role is a phenomenal opportunity to be part of a growing team and work on cutting edge issues in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

Blend’s Legal & Compliance team helps navigate a growing FinTech company through an evolving and complex financial legal and regulatory environment. We enable our industry partners to continuously refine, build, and do business on our innovative business-to-business SaaS platform and other groundbreaking technology initiatives.

How you'll contribute: 

  • Be a strategic thought leader in the development and implementation of a robust interdependent Compliance Management System across the SaaS and direct to consumer business lines.
  • Drive development of cross functional relationships with the business line and senior management to implement compliance initiatives.
  • Develop controls for business processes to mitigate legal and compliance risk.
  • Design and implement a testing and monitoring program to determine the adequacy and effectiveness of compliance controls and develop periodic reporting on test results.
  • Manage and support internal and third party audits as well as ongoing due diligence.
  • Serve as a team resource on compliance best practices.

Who you are: 

  • Knowledge and application of consumer protection laws and regulations, such as ECOA, TILA/TRID, FCRA, GLBA, UDAAP, TCPA, CAN-SPAM and state equivalents.
  • 6+ years of financial services or title experience leading a compliance, risk management, and/or audit function
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills
  • Solid analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • Comfortable with balancing multiple, competing priorities and changes in scope/direction
  • Willingness and ability to learn new laws, rules, and regulations and interpret and apply them
  • Ability to work independently and adaptively, anticipate and mitigate friction points, and take the initiative to promptly resolve and learn from challenges
  • Travel up to 20%

Nice to Haves

    • Relevant legal/compliance experience managing compliance for a consumer reporting agency.
    • Experience with implementing statistical analysis and sampling models.

Benefits and Perks: 

  • Meaningful equity and a 401(k) plan
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Wellness benefits covering a variety of wellness activities, gym memberships, fitness classes and more
  • Daily meal stipend during COVID-19 (lunch, dinner, snacks, and Pizza Fridays when working from the office)
  • Diversity and inclusion training 
  • Four months of paid parental or personal leave
  • Generous vacation policy, company-wide mental health days during COVID-19
  • Work from home office set up stipend and internet stipend during COVID-19
Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable laws.
 
If you have a disability and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment, please contact Blend at (650) 550-4810 or hraccessibility@blend.com

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