Policy Manager - AI Governance - EU

Credo AI

Credo AI

Software Engineering, Data Science
Brussels, Belgium · Remote
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

About this position

About Credo AI

Credo AI is a venture-backed company on a mission to empower organizations to responsibly build, adopt, procure and use AI at scale. Credo AI has built a pioneering platform for context-driven AI governance, AI risk assessment and compliance (to regulations like the EU AI Act and standards like NIST AI RMF, ISO 42001 etc) to ensure compliant, fair, and auditable development and use of AI. Our goal is to move responsible AI development from an “ethical” choice to an obvious one-by ensuring AI’s benefits are universally accessible while addressing the full spectrum of its risks. We aim to do this both by making it easier for organizations to integrate responsible AI Governance practices into their AI development and by collaborating with regulators/policymakers to set up appropriate ecosystem incentives. Founded in 2020, Credo AI has been recognized as a one of the Most Innovative Companies of 2024 by Fast Company, a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, named to the CBInsights' AI 100 List and World's Most Promising Startups list, and included in Fast Company’s Next Big Thing in Tech and Intelligent Applications Top 40 by Madrona, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Pitchbook.

About the Role

What we are looking for: Credo AI is looking for a motivated, driven individual to join our Policy Team as Policy Manager - Europe (fully remote) based in the European Union (Brussels preferred). Credo AI’s Policy Team is responsible for developing an overarching policy strategy and philosophy for Credo AI in regard to policy advocacy, intelligence, partnerships, and engagement. We are a small but mighty Policy Team, dedicated to bringing our experiences working with industry to adopt Responsible AI practices as well as quality insights from the AI research community directly to policymakers, to better inform the guardrails and best practices that they are developing. Critically, the Credo AI Policy Team also helps to inform Credo AI product development by finding, understanding, analyzing, and explaining what Artificial Intelligence policies mean to global enterprises, and how to comply with them. Together, the Credo AI Policy, Product, and AI Research (AIR) teams develop comprehensive governance capabilities for companies using Artificial Intelligence across a variety of industries, including but not limited to: generative AI, financial services, insurance, human resources, and defense/public sector/government use of AI. The person in this role must be an excellent team player, who is able to work cross-functionally and seamlessly with various teams at Credo AI, including: policy, research, and product.

The Policy Manager will report to the Global Policy Director, and will be responsible for:

  • finding, understanding, analyzing, and explaining what Artificial Intelligence policies mean to global enterprises, and operationalizing compliance in product for key Regulations (i.e. EU AI Act, Data Governance Act, Data Act, AI Liability Directive);

  • building and advancing multi stakeholder relationships and partnerships in the European Union, specifically with the European Commission, Parliament, and Council, as well as European standardization bodies (ETSI, CEN/CENELEC);

  • tracking, developing, and analyzing policy proposals and legislative activities; preparing drafts of timely and compelling advocacy materials for internal and external use;

  • preparing presentations and policy papers to other policy professionals, lawyers, lawmakers, and government officials;

  • supporting the development and maintenance of policymaker coalitions;

  • providing leverage to Credo AI’s leadership team by monitoring and analyzing the fast-moving body of legislative and executive actions related to artificial intelligence across the European Union; and,

  • tracking and analyzing EU Member State campaigns and initiatives, producing raw material needed to engage key stakeholders and target decision-makers on specific opportunities for action, utilizing your own connections/network to engage these decision-makers and key stakeholders.

Our ideal candidate will have significant experience in policy analysis in artificial intelligence, data science, and cybersecurity. They will be a partner to other Policy and Product team members in devising effective approaches to monitor, track and analyze relevant efforts - with a specific focus on operationalizing policy in conjunction with Credo AI’s Product team. Critically, our Policy Manager will have a robust policy network and connections to coalition members, regulatory bodies and policymakers at the European Union level.

You might be a good fit if:

  • You are aligned to our mission: you are a driven, motivated individual who is excited about technology policy for social good!

  • You are a critical thinker: you have excellent writing skills, and an ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information quickly and accurately.

  • You are a problem-solver: you enjoy “connecting the dots,” and care deeply about “bridging the gap” between the technology industry, cutting-edge research in the field of AI Safety, and traditional government relations and policy-making.

  • You are an effective communicator: You are an outgoing individual with a robust policy network who enjoys making personal connections.

Expectations:

Academic Background:

  • Required: Undergraduate or graduate university degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, International Affairs, Political Science, Economics, or Law

  • Preferred: Experience/familiarity with computer science, data science, Information Technology and Information Systems, Information Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity

Professional Background:

  • Required:

    • 5+ years experience in qualitative and/or quantitative policy analysis

    • In-depth knowledge of Artificial Intelligence policy & Data Science Policy

    • Project management experience

    • European Union government relations experience & network

  • Preferred:

    • European Commission/Parliament/Council experience & network / familiarity with and knowledge of EU Ordinary Legislative Procedure

    • Knowledge of and familiarity with global/multi stakeholder processes and organizations such as ISO, ETSI, CEN/CENELEC + OECD, UN, NATO

Tools/Experience:

  • Data management and analysis tools as well as a strong desire to learn and understand the technical environment (related to the Credo AI product and platform)

  • Communication networks as working tools

  • Preferred (but not required) experience with Slack, G-Suite

Core Competencies:

  • Analytical thinking

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Diplomatic sensitivity

  • Teamwork

  • Flexible/cross-functional thinking

Location & Remote Culture

We are a fully distributed company and are comfortable hiring in any location (location-specific legal requirements permitting). While this is a remote role and we're a fully distributed team, we routinely meet up in-person. We support individual members to coordinate in-person coworking whenever possible, and organize company-wide offsites multiple times a year. At Credo AI we value diversity, equity, and inclusion as core principles in our work environment, and the development of our product offerings, and we have implemented initiatives to foster and support these values.

Credo AI Benefits & Perks

  • Competitive Salary and Equity

  • Health: We offer health, dental, and vision coverage. We also offer an ergonomic benefit to cover the costs of equipment to help staff stay healthy while working, both in the office and at home.

  • Coworking: We will cover the cost of co-working spaces like WeWork and in-person meetups.

  • Unlimited PTO: Credo AI has unlimited time off to support our employees

  • Generous Parental Leave: We offer up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

  • 401(k) plan for employees (US only)