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Risk Analyst, Fraud


This is a Full-time position in San Francisco, CA posted December 23, 2021.

About Faire

Faire is an online wholesale marketplace built on the belief that the future is local — there are over 2 million independent retailers in North America and Europe doing more than $2 trillion in revenue.

At Faire, we’re using the power of tech, data, and machine learning to connect this thriving community of entrepreneurs across the globe.

Picture your favorite boutique in town — we help them discover the best products from around the world to sell in their stores.

With the right tools and insights, we believe that we can level the playing field so that small businesses everywhere can compete with these big box and e-commerce giants.

By supporting the growth of independent businesses, Faire is driving positive economic impact in local communities, globally.

We’re looking for smart, resourceful and passionate people to join us as we power the shop local movement.

If you believe in community, come join ours.

About this role

Faire’s Risk team is seeking a highly motivated Fraud Risk Analyst to identify, investigate, and resolve high-risk activity on the platform.

You will present findings and make recommendations to improve internal processes and product controls.

As a founding member of the fraud Risk team at Faire, you will be instrumental in building the discipline at a high-growth company.

What you’ll do 

  • Work with leadership to set, assess, and refine a unified fraud management strategy
  • Identify gaps in current systems, policies, products and strategies and take actions to mitigate emerging risks 
  • Work with teams such as Data Science, Engineering, and Product in order to drive product edits, new feature releases, and reduce financial exposure
  • Use analytics to improve existing fraud strategies, to reduce false positives, and increase fraud detection rates
  • Build strong internal relationships across partner teams and key internal stakeholders


  • 4-6 years of experience in financial services, tech, or related industry.

    Prior experience in Risk, Fraud, Credit, or Trust and Safety teams

  • Ability to spot patterns from discrete and vague data points (e.g.

    social media, financial data, Faire transactional data)

  • Strong analytical, decision-making, and persuasion skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact with customers in a clear and concise manner
  • Past experience working in a rapidly scaling organization
  • Ability to work with others in a closely collaborative team environment, and with remote-based teams
  • Passionate, relentless resourcefulness and the ability to thrive at a fast-paced startup –
    – you’re willing to do what needs to be done for the success of your team and you are comfortable with change
  • Knowledge of tools like SQL and Excel to drive analytics and reporting

Why you’ll love working at Faire

  • We are entrepreneurs: Faire is being built for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.

    We believe entrepreneurship is a calling and our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to chase their dreams.

    Every member of our team is an owner of the business and taking part in the founding process.

  • We are using technology and data to level the playing field: We are leveraging the power of product innovation and machine learning to connect brands and boutiques from all over the world, building a growing community of more than 350,000 small business owners.
  • We build products our customers love: Everything we do is ultimately in the service of helping our customers grow their business because our goal is to grow the pie
    – not steal a piece from it.

    Running a small business is hard work, but using Faire makes it easy.

  • We are curious and resourceful: Inquisitive by default, we explore every possibility, test every assumption, and develop creative solutions to the challenges at hand.

    We lead with curiosity and data in our decision making, and reason from a first principles mentality.

Faire was founded in 2017 by a team of early product and engineering leads from Square.

We’re backed by some of the top investors in retail and tech including: Y Combinator, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Forerunner Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Founders Fund, and DST Global.

We have headquarters in San Francisco and Kitchener-Waterloo, and a global employee presence across offices in Salt Lake City, Atlanta, Toronto, London, New York, LA, and Sao Paulo.

To learn more about Faire and our customers, you can read more on our blog .

Faire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.