Risk Analyst, Trade (New York, San Francisco or Dublin)

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New York, USA

Circle is a global internet finance company, built on blockchain technology, powered by crypto assets, and dedicated to helping people everywhere create and share value.

We’ve already made sending money around the world free and easy using blockchain technology with Circle Pay. With Circle Invest, we’re expanding our offerings with a cryptocurrency investment product, enabling anyone to buy and sell crypto assets. Through Circle Trade, we’re market makers for the top crypto coins and offer OTC trading services. In March 2018, Circle acquired Poloniex, one of the world's leading token marketplaces.

We’re looking for an analyst to join our Risk Operations team for Circle Trade and support our risk analysis and AML investigations for our growing OTC Cryptocurrency operation. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, inquisitive individual with a background in AML compliance, who enjoys analytical challenges and is extremely customer focused.

We are currently accepting applications in New York, San Francisco and Dublin, IE.

What you'll be working on
    • Conduct CIP, KYC, KYB and CDD reviews on individual and business accounts using client documentation/information submitted by the business unit in support of customer account opening and inspect corporate formation documentation for institutional account applicants.
    • Ensure customers are compliant with the laws and regulations to satisfy Circle’s obligations to the appropriate regulatory authorities.
    • Identify suspicious activity, investigate patterns / typologies and work on appropriate solutions.
    • Maintain a strong operational focus with the ability to manage time sensitive workflows across competing priorities.
    • Suggest improvements to internal policies/procedures, give constructive feedback to our product teams on improvements to be made to internal tools that will lead to greater efficiency for the risk ops team and the customer.
    • Identify gaps in our AML/ Fraud controls and work closely with compliance, product and engineering teams to develop creative solutions.
    • Ability to understand complex business problems, break down analytical projects into a structured approach and formalize complex ideas into a well defined logic.
    • Strong urge to always put the ‘customer first’ and show an empathetic side for the customer experience.


What you'll bring to Circle
    • B.A./B.S. degree from a leading academic institution; quantitative or technical degree a plus
    • 1+ years experience in investigations, data analysis, etc; cryptocurrency industry experience and interest is a plus.
    • Knowledge in AML / fraud operations - understanding the end to end risk mitigation process.
    • An innovative and creative mind looking to suggest new solutions to old problems.
    • Strong organizational, analytical, written, and verbal communication skills.
    • Entrepreneurial; you’ve owned projects from start to finish with minimal guidance.
    • CAMS certification, CFE or equivalent is a plus.


Circle was founded in 2013 by internet entrepreneurs Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville. We’re backed by $250 million from investors including Jim Breyer (Facebook), Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital (Baidu, Tencent), General Catalyst (AirBnB, Snapchat), Accel Partners, and Bitmain, with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Dublin, London and Hong Kong.

Check us out at circle.com and download Circle Pay & Circle Invest for iOS and Android today.

We are an equal opportunity employer and 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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