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Director - AML & Blockchain Strategy in Singapore at PayPal

Date Posted: 2/23/2020

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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.

Position Summary/Responsibilities: The Global Financial Crimes (GFC) organization is responsible for detecting and preventing financial crimes, including money laundering and terrorism financing. GFC is seeking an experienced AML expert with deep experience in blockchain technology to partner with business stakeholders and strategists in evaluating new opportunities and partnerships. The successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating blockchain use cases with an eye towards financial crimes risk management and overseeing AML investigative activities and emerging trends in this space. This role also requires deep subject matter expertise in investigative practices and proven success in partnering with the business to drive innovative solutions that are balanced by best-in-class risk management.

Position Summary/Responsibilities:

The Global Financial Crimes (GFC) organization is responsible for detecting and preventing financial crimes, including money laundering and terrorism financing.  GFC is seeking an experienced AML expert with deep experience in blockchain technology to partner with business stakeholders and strategists in evaluating new opportunities and partnerships. The successful candidate will be responsible for evaluating blockchain use cases with an eye towards financial crimes risk management and overseeing AML investigative activities and emerging trends in this space.  This role also requires deep subject matter expertise in investigative practices and proven success in partnering with the business to drive innovative solutions that are balanced by best-in-class risk management.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide day-to-day advisory to the business and product owners to assist with mitigating AML risks in the development and implementation of new products and features as well as market expansion efforts, focusing on blockchain-related opportunities
  • Develop minimum acceptance criteria for business opportunities that pose increased financial crimes risk, continually refining this criterion in collaboration with the business and compliance stakeholders
  • Regularly review AML-related reporting to identify key trends, areas of potential risk and patterns requiring further review and assessment within PayPal’s blockchain-related portfolio
  • Provide clear and succinct communication both verbally and in writing to all levels of management and staff
  • Review and approve AML-related documentation, including audit and exam responses, presentations and policy documentation
  • Develop relationships and work collaboratively with cross functional groups and leaders within and outside of PayPal to drive results.
  • Lead external partner diligence meetings related to blockchain opportunities and potential

Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills:

  • The successful candidate will hold a minimum 10 years of AML, Compliance, law enforcement or similar experience. A college degree and relevant experience in a senior position at a large financial institution is preferred.
  • Prior position in a financial firm leveraging blockchain technology and a detailed understanding of cryptocurrency risks, controls and evolving landscape
  • Extensive technical knowledge of U.S. and International AML regulations, and a detailed understanding of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA Patriot Act and the FinCEN Prepaid Access Rule.
  • Excellent people leadership skills with the ability to manage both execution against critical tasks as well as foster growth and career development for a talented global team
  • Technologically conversant with a knowledge of Analytics application with a global Financial Crimes Compliance function
  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to partner effectively at multiple levels and across disciplines.
  • Exceptional at organizing and prioritizing tasks with the demonstrated ability to manage the day-to-day operations of large, complex GFCC programs in a changing regulatory environment.
  • Proven ability to operate in ambiguous environments and exhibit agility in navigating from current state to proposed solutions.

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 paypalglobaltalentacquisition@paypal.com.

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