At Engine by Starling, we are on a mission to find and work with leading banks all around the world who have the ambition to build rapid growth businesses, on our technology. 

Engine is Starling’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) business, the technology that was built to power Starling Bank, and two years ago we split out as a separate business. 

Starling Bank has seen exceptional growth and success, and a large part of that is down to the fact that we have built our own modern technology from the ground up. This SaaS technology platform is now available to banks and financial institutions all around the world, enabling them to benefit from the innovative digital features, and efficient back-office processes that has helped achieve Starling’s success.

We draw upon our experience as knowledgeable bankers, and best in class technologists to become the chosen option for these banks, and preferred partners for leading consultancies.

As a company, everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves to help deliver great outcomes for our clients. We are an engineering led company and we’re looking for someone who will be excited by the potential for Engine’s technology to transform banking in different markets around the world.

Hybrid Working

We have a Hybrid approach to working here at Engine – our preference is that you’re located within a commutable distance of one of our offices so that we’re able to interact and collaborate in person. We don’t like to mandate how much you visit the office and work from home, that’s to be agreed upon between you and your manager.

About the Role

The Risk & Compliance Team is a key element of the Engine proposition ensuring that Engine continues to meet the Group risk standards and that our clients can be confident we identity and mitigate risk in a clear and timely manner.

This role would suit an individual who is proactive, wants to be empowered and is looking to be a part of a small, focused and multi-disciplinary team. Someone who has a broad general knowledge of banking risk, compliance and data protection who would enjoy being involved in both supporting project delivery, thrive in a fast paced environment of do-ers and ensuring that the necessary risk management and governance is in place and delivering as planned to support the timely identification and mitigation of risks.

Working with the Director of Compliance and Legal colleagues to ensure we remain in compliance with current relevant regulation (UK and Client Jurisdictions) and to support, challenge and guide Engine in delivering fantastic SaaS products and services in line with the relevant requirements whilst operating within its own and Group Policies and Risk Appetites.


  • Leading role in ensuring that Risk, Data and Compliance requirements are met across Engine by engaging with colleagues to ensure the delivery and embedding of policies and procedures 
  • Ensuring that Engine delivers its Governance and Assurance obligations in a timely manner including the collation and presenting of MI to Engine and Group to support aggregated reporting.   
  • Undertake risk analysis reviews, due diligence exercises, deliver Risk Assurance reporting and DPIA reviews as required
  • Deputise for the Engine Director of Compliance as necessary
  • Deliver Engine aggregated Reporting, MI, Papers and sharing knowledge across the Starling Group structure 


  • Broad range of Regulatory, Risk, Compliance, Assurance and Data Protection experience, ideally gained with a regulated financial services entity
  • Track record of delivery by taking ownership and driving tasks to completion    
  • Confident communicator at all levels and with good interpersonal skills experienced in engaging with internal and external stakeholders 
  • The ability to challenge in a positive manner and deliver pragmatic decisions in a commercial context

Interview process

Interviewing is a two way process and we want you to have the time and opportunity to get to know us, as much as we are getting to know you! Our interviews are conversational and we want to get the best from you, so come with questions and be curious. In general you can expect the below, following a chat with one of our Talent Team:

  • 45 min Compliance Director
  • 45 min with some other members of the Engine team


  • 33 days holiday (including public holidays, which you can take when it works best for you)
  • An extra day’s holiday for your birthday
  • Annual leave is increased with length of service, and you can choose to buy or sell up to five extra days off
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time a year
  • Salary sacrifice, company enhanced pension scheme
  • Life insurance at 4x your salary & group income protection
  • Private Medical Insurance with VitalityHealth including mental health support and cancer care. Partner benefits include discounts with Waitrose, Mr&Mrs Smith and Peloton
  • Generous family-friendly policies
  • Incentives refer a friend scheme
  • Perkbox membership giving access to retail discounts, a wellness platform for physical and mental health, and weekly free and boosted perks
  • Access to initiatives like Cycle to Work, Salary Sacrificed Gym partnerships and Electric Vehicle (EV) leasing

You may be put off applying for a role because you don’t tick every box. Forget that! While we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’re always open to discussion. So, if you’re excited about working with us, but aren’t sure if you’re 100% there yet, get in touch anyway. We’re on a mission to radically reshape banking – and that starts with our brilliant team. Whatever came before, we’re proud to bring together people of all backgrounds and experiences who love working together to solve problems.

Starling Bank is an equal opportunity employer, and we’re proud of our ongoing efforts to foster diversity & inclusion in the workplace. Individuals seeking employment at Starling Bank are considered without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, ancestry, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. When you provide us with this information, you are doing so at your own consent, with full knowledge that we will process this personal data in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

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