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Sanctions Compliance Manager in Austin, Texas, United States of America at PayPal

Date Posted: 1/9/2022

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Job Description

At PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives. We’re a purpose-driven company, and our beliefs are the foundation of how we conduct business every day. We’re guided by our core values of Inclusion, Innovation, Collaboration, and Wellness. Collectively, these values inspire us to work together as One Team with our customers at the center of everything we do, and to take care of ourselves, each other, and the communities in which we live and work. We challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. Join us as we enable the hopes, dreams, and ambitions of millions of people around the world.

The Global Financial Crime Sanctions Analytics team is looking for a Sanctions Compliance Manager with 8+ years experience in sanctions compliance within a financial institution. This role will lead the day-to-day management of our sanctions scanning systems through batch profile scanning and real time scanning activities, as well as development and enhancement of our Sanctions program through data and business analysis. Strong understanding of database systems and data analysis is a requirement.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day guidance for designing global sanctions screening platforms and controls for PayPal's diverse product offering, consistent with PayPal's enterprise global sanctions policy and all applicable global sanctions regulations.
  • Perform data analysis design business requirements, understand emerging issues, perform estimation and verify implementation of new features and enhancements.
  • Plan, design, develop and test configurations for Sanction screening applications;


  • Knowledge of and experience with OFAC, UN, and other Global Sanctions regulatory guidance
  • Experience managing the configuration and performance of client and transaction sanction screening systems
  • Familiarity with payments (preferably global) and associated transaction alert reviews
  • Familiarity with client screening and associated alert reviews
  • Experience developing and documenting requirements for enhancements to sanctions screening systems in line with audit and regulatory expectations
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with Legal, Product, Operations and Technology partners regarding sanctions requirements and controls
  • Ability to work across multiple lines of business leading large scale complex project management initiatives with high attention to detail and accuracy; while multitasking and meeting deadlines despite competing priorities
  • Experience working and collaborating with cross-functional teams to build complete and efficient systems and controls, and juggle multiple responsibilities.
  • Intellectual curiosity, passion for problem-solving, and comfort with ambiguity
  • Strong data analysis skills and experience performing analysis with SQL, Python and visualization software such as Tableau at a minimum. Experience with HIVE or Spark a plus.
  • BA/BS required,
  • 8+ years of sanctions experience.

For more than 20 years, PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 400 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways. Through a combination of technological innovation and strategic partnerships, PayPal creates better ways to manage and move money, and offers choice and flexibility when sending payments, paying, or getting paid. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, the PayPal platform, including Braintree, Venmo and Xoom, enables consumers and merchants to receive money in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds in 56 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies.

PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at