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GE Sanction Senior Investigator in Dublin at PayPal

Date Posted: 3/26/2020

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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.

Do you have a passion for conducting investigations and analyzing financial activity? Do you want to join a company that will give you industry leading training, cutting edge technology and access to worldwide, world-class customers? Join PayPal’s Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Security team!

Fluency in English and a second language is preferred.

As a PayPal GE Sanctions Senior Investigator, your goal is to ensure that activity within the PayPal system is compliant with Anti-Money Laundering regulations and guidelines.  Your efforts will be in accordance to PayPal’s Compliance & Ethics Standards, and obligations to the appropriate regulations, such as the Bank Secrecy and USA PATRIOT Acts, and the governing authorities.

You will be tasked with the assuring the quality of individual investigators and ensuring PayPal implements the appropriate monitoring and controls to align customer activity with obligations to the appropriate regulatory authorities.  It will be critical to incorporate effective coaching and mentoring  practices to ensure that your team successfully executes on these obligations.

As a Sanctions Senior Investigator I, it’s imperative to understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints with all levels of Global Compliance & Ethics leadership. You will be expected to interact with peers and financial crimes risk professionals, all levels of management, and other internal or external constituents in order to deliver comprehensive views on investigative and intelligence matters and represent reasoning of case disposition. 

It will be critical for you to stay current with policy changes, seek ways to enhance current processes and controls, and coach/mentor the team you support regularly while maintaining the utmost professionalism in your interaction with your team at all times.  You will regularly be expected to exercise independent judgement and discretion handling highly sensitive escalations and casework from the Investigators on your team.  You will be tasked on a daily basis with the handling and assessment of work performed by the Investigators on your team to ensure that the team is executing on PayPal’s Sanctions Program requirements.

As a GE Sanctions Senior Investigator, your responsibilities include:

  • Accurately and thoroughly assessing Investigator quality and leveraging best practices to provide coaching and constructive feedback to Investigators to ensure high quality decisions and  appropriate review of potential illegal activity or activity in violation of the economic and trade sanctions administered by OFAC or other regulatory bodies;
  • Assuring Investigators complete  time-sensitive and meticulous analysis of each instance of potential Sanctions activity and across multiple jurisdictions and countries;
  • Assessing  customer profiles and large amounts of data to ensure normal and expected activity, including Acceptable Use Policy adherence and Know Your Customer efforts;
  • Complete reviews to stay abreast of trends and remain current with processes and investigative competency
  • Applying analytic techniques to complex information sets in order to make logical and supported recommendations;
  • Regularly exercising good judgement and in making decisions or recommendations in relation to case investigations conducted by the Investigators you direct;

Job Requirements: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Legal, Criminal Justice or a comparable field or equivalent work experience;
  • Minimum of 2 years’ professional experience, preferably in conducting research and investigations related to Fraud, Anti-Money Laundering, Customer/Enhanced Due Diligence investigation or verifications preferred;
  • Proven ability to analyze large amounts of data in order to report critical information;
  • Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information accurately, clearly and quickly to all levels;
  • Ability to work efficiently with an attention to detail in investigations, analysis, and writing;
  • Ability to understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints;
  • Interacts with peers and financial crimes risk professionals, all levels of management, and other internal or external constituents in order to deliver comprehensive views on investigative and intelligence matters and represent reasoning of case disposition;
  • High level of professionalism, self-motivation and sense of urgency
  • A certification in AML, Financial Crime or alternative leading certification preferred


  • Drive for Results
  • Problem Solving
  • Written Communications
  • Directing Others
  • Developing Direct Reports

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



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