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Sanctions Officer
Seattle or US Remote
Updated on 2/7/2023
Seattle, WA, USA
Experience Level
  • 7+ years working compliance sanctions programs for a fast-paced, high-growth organization
  • 5+ years of experience in financial services
  • Experience creating functional and organizational processes to manage policies and procedures and alert remediation
  • Experience in building and maintaining sanctions compliance programs for financial services
  • A hunger to identify risks that may inhibit strong positive customer experience or business growth
  • Enjoy partnering with others and managing stakeholders
  • Balance risk & rewards, while meeting regulatory requirements
  • Strong problem solving skills that sweat the details and aim for the stars
  • Ability and comfort working in white-space to create compliance frameworks and solutions
  • Root cause analysis strengthened by the use of data to make recommendations
  • Clear communicator with key stakeholders in meetings, in policy documents, and process design
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Sanctions certification
  • Experience working for a FinTech or a rapid growth company
  • Provide support across multiple functions to identify and track sanctions risks and remediations as needed
  • Leverage deeper data analysis to refine and scope compliance sanctions policy adjustments & improvements
  • Interface with business units and compliance officers to identify early opportunities for risk-based sanctions policy changes
  • Review and evaluate payments and/or transactions which have been identified as containing a potential match to a person or entity on OFAC's SDN List or to a comprehensively sanctioned country
  • Provide regulatory analysis under relevant OFAC-administered economic sanctions programs on payments and/or transactions
  • Assist with maintenance of, and projects relating to, Remitly internal list updates and enhancements, as well as blocking and reject reporting to OFAC
  • Manage the regulatory sanctions exams and reporting to the corresponding government agencies
Desired Qualifications
  • Strong written and verbal command of the English language; foreign language skills is a plus

1,001-5,000 employees

Mobile P2P international payments service
Company Overview
Remitly’s mission is to tirelessly deliver on their promise to immigrants sending money across the world with their mobile payments service that enables users to make international money transfers. The company is committed to transforming the lives of immigrant families by providing their users with financial services across their global network with great exchange rates and low fees.
  • Continuing Education or Travel Stipend
  • Office Culture
  • Flexible PTO, Schedules and Leaves
  • DEI Learning Opportunities
  • Community Engagement
  • Inclusive Benefits
Company Core Values
  • Customer centricity
  • Deliver on promises
  • Hire & develop exceptional people
  • Act with integrity
  • Sweat the details
  • Data driven
  • Bias for action
  • Be an owner
  • Aim for the stars
  • Continuously improve
  • Don't be afraid to fail
  • Lead authentically