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Circle // global crypto finance
Newark - will also consider remote in US    Posted: Wednesday, May 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's platform has supported over 100 million transactions worth tens of billions of dollars, with nearly 10 million retail customers, over a thousand businesses, while storing & securing more than $5 billion in digital currency assets. Circle is also a principal developer of USD Coin (USDC), which together with Coinbase & the Centre Consortium oversees the standards & protocol for what has become the fastest growing, regulated, fully-reserved stablecoin. USDC now stands at well over $10 billion market cap & is adding nearly $300 million net new digital dollars in circulation every week. Today, Circle's transactional services, business accounts, & platform APIs are giving rise to a new generation of financial services & commerce applications that hold the promise of raising global economic prosperity for all through programmable internet commerce.

What youll be part of:

With the mission To raise global economic prosperity through programmable internet commerce, Circle was founded on the belief that 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. 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:

As part of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & Sanctions team, the Manager, Sanctions will oversee the day-to-day management & operation of Circles sanctions team, which is responsible for screening & geographic sanctions controls.

What you'll work on:

  • Oversee sanctions & screening processes, including the documentation of policies, procedures.
  • Conducting testing & tuning of third party screening tools. 
  • Preparing reports of blocked property & analyzing specific licenses.
  • Maintaining Circles country risk rating methodology, & implementing controls based on changes to the risk profile of each country.
  • Identify areas of enhancement in the AML & sanctions program.
  • Ensure the highest standards of documentation & quality in the execution of screening processes.
  • Working with product & engineering teams to enhance sanctions screening & geographic control tools.
  • Closely follow regulatory, compliance, & enforcement developments in the cryptocurrency industry to ensure our processes keep pace. 

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:

  • A passion for harnessing the power of digital currency & blockchain technology & services built on top of it.
  • B.A./B.S. degree; quantitative or technical degree a plus.
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in AML & sanctions, including 3+ years of experience managing teams of analysts. 
  • Experience in RegTech or FinTech company preferred.
  • Proven experience working with third party sanctions screening tools, including testing & tuning of those systems.
  • An innovative & creative mind looking to suggest new solutions to old problems.
  • Proven experience working collaboratively & effectively with the ability to work with multiple stakeholders & internal teams.
  • Experience & comfort working in an ever changing industry & the flexibility to quickly react to changing demands.
  • CAMS, CFCS or CFE certification is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack & Macbook 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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