Compliance Analyst

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Thought Machine, one of the UK's leading fintech companies, is undergoing a period of rapid expansion and is looking to hire a Compliance Manager.

Our mission is to cure one of the banking industry's primary problems: its reliance on outdated IT infrastructure. Nearly every bank is stuck on a legacy IT platform, which cripples their ability to innovate and give their customers the type of service they deserve.

Our solution to this is Vault: a complete retail banking platform that is capable of being configured easily to suit the needs of any bank. We have built Vault from the ground up as a cloud native, microservice API architecture platform. Thought Machine has a deep culture of engineering excellence, and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine is looking for highly talented individuals to help grow the company and achieve our ambitious goal. We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we strive hard to create the best possible working environment; a healthy mix of great technical work, fast pace, supportive atmosphere, and of course our irreverent sense of fun.

Thought Machine hires team members of excellent calibre in every role. While a lot will be asked of you, you will benefit greatly from working in a world class team, with colleagues who excel. Working at Thought Machine is fast paced and team oriented with an emphasis in delivering the highest quality work in every role.

Reporting to the Compliance Manager, this newly created role will be responsible for the expansion of our compliance function and working closely with engineering, delivery and product teams to ensure we align with our financial regulation roadmap.


  • Working closely with Thought Machine’s engineering and delivery teams to ensure Vault is built in accordance with Thought Machine’s financial regulation roadmap.
  • Helping to establish a monitoring framework to identify regulation and regulatory developments relevant to Vault and Thought Machine.
  • Helping with the expansion of Thought Machine’s compliance function, building out the team, creating new policies and updating existing policies.
  • Project management of cross-organisational Change/Transformation Governance projects.
  • Project Status Reports and dashboards.



  • In-depth knowledge of financial services regulation in the UK, with working knowledge of additional relevant jurisdictions in North America, the EU and/or Asia.
  • 2+ years’ experience working within a Tier 1 bank’s compliance function.
  • 2+ years’ experience working with bank regulators.
  • Ability to work within a cross functional environment particularly with engineering and delivery functions.
  • Experience with retail banking products.


  • High energy and the desire to work in a fast moving environment.
  • Sufficient proficiency in systems and process design so as to provide requirements to engineering and delivery teams.


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension plan
  • Private health insurance (including dental & optical)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Onsite gym
  • Sports and hobby clubs, subsidised by Thought Machine
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Huge range of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks, smoothies, juice, tea, coffee and soft drinks on tap
  • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where we encourage learning and progress
  • Weekly food pop up
  • Monthly social with arcade games

Thought Machine is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and value people who taken a journey unique to them.. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description.

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