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Founder's Associate (US)



Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2023


Fraud & AML transaction monitoring for fintechs

Founder's Associate (US)

$50K - $75K / 0.10% - 0.40%
US / Remote (US)
Job Type
Any (new grads ok)
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Baran Özkan
Baran Özkan

About the role

Hi there - this is Baran, co-founder & CEO of Flagright. This isn't a standard job ad. You'll be working closely with me and we'll be working very long hours together. But we'll get shit done and have fun doing it. When I'm not there, I should be able to trust you to make the right decisions, fast. More importantly, our colleagues and customers should be able to trust you the same way.

Your profile should include a top tier university diploma or you should be a last year student in one. If you aren't sure whether your university is top tier, don't apply. I like working with intelligent people who are good at figuring things out. I want to work with someone who uses their brain for making complex decisions fast and with high quality. Moving fast is critical. Mistakes are ok, as long as you realize and fix them fast.

You'll be getting messages on Slack 24 hours a day just like I do. You gotta be responsive. Notifications always on. If you aren't up for that, don't apply. We'll be juggling 20 different critical tasks on any given day. We'll have to solve important problems on Slack with a team member while at the same time helping a customer with their questions in a live video call. If you can't process information concurrently and multi-task, don't apply.

A startup like Flagright is fun, but it's extremely demanding. Some people enjoy working, some don't. I personally always enjoyed working, and was one of the hardest working people in any company I worked for. It you don't enjoy work, don't apply, because you'll burn out. It'll be stressful and very high pressure. I want to build a long lasting relationship with a like-minded person and build a long lasting company together. We can't do that if you don't enjoy what you do.

What I care about the most is your mindset. I don't care about how much work experience you have. Some people learn more at their internship over someone who worked for 3 years. I also want someone hungry with a lot of growth potential and without a lot of cultural baggage from their previous work experience. So if you have more than 2 years full time experience, don't apply.

What I care about is what you bring to work, and why you bring it, what drives you. I don't care about your gender, ethnicity, religion or any other personal choices you make. Just bring your best self to work and work like hell. I promise you a lot of learning at a very fast pace. We don't do political correctness at Flagright, if you don't have a thick skin, don't apply.

Other must haves: Have taken engineering classes, excellent understanding of numbers and math, high IQ, fast information processing in written, verbal, and visual (you'll know if you have it, if you don't understand what this means, don't apply), based in the US (no sponsorship), fully remote. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Send me a 60 sec loom video as your intro to my email and why you will kill at this job. I'm allergic to enterprise buzzwords, don't waste your time if you are gonna read off of a script. Don't waste my time if you don't meet any of the above criteria.

Let's go 👊🏼

About Flagright

Flagright helps businesses stop financial crime with an all-in-one platform for AML compliance & fraud use cases. Our developer-friendly API enables customers to set up their infrastructure in just 4 days. We are a Y Combinator company based in Berlin, Germany, serving customers from 6 continents.

Financial institutions face significant financial crime risks, including money laundering and fraud. These risks can not only result in financial losses and reputational damage for the businesses, but also harm consumers and society as a whole. Consumers may lose their savings if their accounts are used for money laundering purposes, and society may suffer from the negative impacts of terrorist financing and other illegal activities. We believe in enabling businesses with a fast, easy, and affordable security infrastructure.