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Senior Manager, AML Policy in Austin at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/17/2020

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Job Description

Fueled by a fundamental belief that having access to financial services creates opportunity, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is committed to democratizing financial services and empowering people and businesses to join and thrive in the global economy. Our open digital payments platform gives PayPal’s 305 million active account holders the confidence to connect and transact in new and powerful ways, whether they are online, on a mobile device, in an app, or in person. 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 is committed to combating Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing (TF), and related financial crimes around the world. The Global Financial Crimes (GFC) organization is comprised of specialized teams dedicated to developing and implementing effective policies, advanced analytics and thorough investigative processes that consider the risks posed by PayPal’s products, customers, transaction volumes and jurisdictions in which PayPal operates. The GFC program includes ongoing support of integration plans for newly acquired companies, including updating AML policies and procedures, supporting the remediation of audit and regulatory issues, and evaluating business opportunities related to new and existing products and services. GFC is seeking a highly talented and experienced AML professional to provide dedicated financial crimes support for PayPal’s newly acquired Hyperwallet business. The successful candidate will partner with Risk and Compliance Officers, Money Laundering Reporting Officers and other key leaders globally to review new and evolving business verticals and product constructs involving Hyperwallet while also supporting integration plans and ongoing audit and regulatory examinations. This role will report to the Director of AML Policy within the larger GFC organization. The successful candidate will be highly efficient with exceptional communication skills and proven ability to lead through change while balancing multiple projects and priorities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and assessing the ML/TF Risks relevant to PayPal’s customers and strategic partnerships, building deep subject matter expertise regarding PayPal’s products and services, partner relationships and payment flows
  • Partner with GFC stakeholders, including compliance investigators, to evaluate potential AML risks for new and existing opportunities
  • Oversee progress against audit and regulatory exam findings, leading efforts related to AML policy enhancements for PayPal’s Hyperwallet business and coordinating closely with M&A integration leaders
  • Evaluating Controls designed to mitigate ML/TF risks as well as capabilities for identifying and reacting to changes in the business environment and risk landscape;
  • Preparing executive level presentations to ensure ongoing awareness of PayPal product trends, high risk industry approvals and opportunities to enhance processes to evaluate new and existing AML risks;
  • Draft documentation utilized in regulatory examinations and internal reviews globally;


  • The successful candidate will hold a minimum 8-10 years of AML, Compliance, investigative or similar experience. A college degree and relevant experience in a manager level position at a financial institution or consulting firm is preferred.
  • Preferred experience in drafting AML/Financial Crimes policies  
  • Experience with understanding and evaluating investigative practices and proposing process improvements
  • Exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to partner effectively at multiple levels and across disciplines
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks with the demonstrated ability to understand and lead effectively within a complex GFC program in a changing regulatory environment
  • Proven ability to exhibit agility in navigating from current state to proposed solutions
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Experience creating and delivering presentations to executive audiences, regulators/external stakeholders
  • Proven ability to execute in a fast paced and deadline driven environment

We're a purpose-driven company whose beliefs are the foundation for how we conduct business every day. We hold ourselves to our One Team Behaviors which demand that we hold the highest ethical standards, to empower an open and diverse workplace, and strive to treat everyone who is touched by our business with dignity and respect. Our employees challenge the status quo, ask questions, and find solutions. We want to break down barriers to financial empowerment. Join us as we change the way the world defines financial freedom.

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