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Circle // global crypto finance
Pittsburgh - will also consider remote in US    Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2021
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Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currency & public blockchains for payments, commerce & financial applications worldwide. Circle platforms & products provide a suite of internet-native financial services for payments, treasury infrastructure & capital formation. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which has become the fastest growing dollar digital currency in the world. USDC has grown to over 23 billion in circulation & supported over $640B in transactions in the past year. Circles payments & treasury infrastructure services available through the Circle Account & APIs helps bridge the legacy financial system & digital currency & blockchain based finance.  Circles SeedInvest service brings internet-native fundraising & capital formation to startups & growth companies.  Combined, Circles suite of services helps companies to participate in a more open, global & inclusive financial system.

What youll be part of:

With the mission To raise global economic prosperity through the frictionless exchange of financial value, Circle was founded on the belief that the internet, blockchains & digital currency will rewire the global economic system, creating a fundamentally more open, inclusive, efficient & integrated world economy.  We envision a global economy where people & businesses everywhere can more freely connect & transact with each other with new technologies for digital money & internet-native finance. We believe such a system can raise prosperity for people & companies everywhere. Our mission is powered by the values we espouse & which we expect all Circlers to respect. We are Multistakeholder, serving the needs of our customers, our shareholders, our employees & families, our local communities & our world. Furthermore, we are also Mindful, Driven by Excellence, & High Integrity.

What youll be responsible for:

Circle is looking for an experienced Data & Analytics leader to help us build out a new global data & analytics function. This is a critical new role & you will be empowered to design & implement a best in class team to support the Global Compliance Program in delivering exceptional results. This will be achieved through ensuring the integrity of the data used on a day-to day-basis, developing program insights & analytics tools & tuning models to support compliance officers in making informed decisions. 

What you'll work on:

  • Partner with Compliance Program leadership & cross-functional teams to set strategy & develop the data & analytics roadmap to facilitate program execution.
  • Build out & lead the team responsible for enhancing & automating compliance reporting solutions, including data collection, aggregation, governance, & reporting.
  • Develop system performance metrics & implement a Testing & QA process to ensure consistent & accurate data is produced at all times.
  • Design & build self-service dashboards, statistical tools & models, & reports to enable consistent & informed decision-making.
  • Leading a team that will document, maintain, & tune AML transaction monitoring rules, sanctions screening systems, & risk scoring models as well as detailing data lineage & model/rule assumptions & parameters for all models.
  • Directing the performance of pre- & post- implementation testing of AML & sanctions models developed by Circles Product & Risk Analytics team & external vendors.
  • Leading rule coverage assessments & risk-to-rule mapping exercises.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation is in place for all technical aspects of the Compliance program, which can be reviewed by regulators & external examiners.
  • Directing the performance of pre- & post- implementation testing of AML & sanctions models developed by Circles Product & Risk Analytics team & external vendors.
  • Use continuous improvement techniques to drive maturity & drive automation & process efficiency gains.
  • Perform analysis of structured & unstructured data to solve complex business & department problems utilizing advanced statistical techniques & analysis.
  • Use data to develop insights.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication & commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees & families & local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener & to pay attention to detail.  
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission & our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity & you work intensely to achieve your goals. 
  • High Integrity - you seek open & honest communication, & you hold yourself to very high moral & ethical standards.  You reject manipulation, dishonesty & intolerance.

What you'll bring to Circle:

  • 10+ years of data management & analytics experience in either banking, consulting, or cryptocurrency. Experience at RegTech or FinTech companies preferred.
  • BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field.
  • Familiarity with programming for data analysis; ideally Python, SQL, or R.
  • Experience working hands-on with other cross-functional team leaders, such as lawyers, engineers, product managers, data scientists & operations teams in improving compliance processes & systems.
  • Proven experience preparing documentation to support compliance with NYDFS Part 504.
  • Experience & comfort working in an ever-changing industry & the flexibility to quickly react to changing demands.
  • Experience building & motivating teams.
  • Proficiency in SQL.
  • Experience with the application of external AML & sanctions software, including LexisNexis Bridger. Experience with on-chain transaction monitoring solutions preferred.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack & Apple MacOS preferred. 

We are an equal opportunity employer & value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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