Director, Sanctions Compliance

San Francisco - remote first in US

Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

What you’ll be responsible for: 

Circle is looking for a Sanctions Compliance Director that will oversee the development and management of Circle’s Sanctions Compliance Program. As a key leader within the second line of defense Compliance team, you will be responsible for developing and implementing the requirements and standards for Circle’s Sanctions programs. 

You will work with the business and compliance/risk peers to provide timely guidance and advice and ensure that the relevant controls are in place and maintained to comply with the relevant regulations in all the jurisdictions in which Circle operates. You will be responsible for establishing internal strategies, policies, procedures, processes related to monitoring and fostering awareness of sanctions regulatory requirements including assessing related sanctions risk exposure, overseeing the quality of sanctions control processes and setting standards to manage and mitigate those sanctions risks and protect the business. 

What you'll work on: 

  • Owning the end-to-end Sanctions program and strategy, including the development of policies, standards, and other procedural or guidance materials.
  • Providing day-to-day guidance for designing sanctions screening platforms and controls for Circle’s services and all applicable sanctions regulations.
  • Planning, designing, developing and testing configurations for Sanction screening applications.
  • Performing data analysis, designing business requirements, understanding emerging issues, performing estimation and verify implementation of new features and enhancements.
  • Identifying, assessing, and advising on compliance risks and control …
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