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Director – Sanctions Compliance

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1,001-5,000 employees

Provides regulated digital currency USDC

Financial Services
Crypto & Web3

Compensation Overview

$190k - $242.5kAnnually

+ Bonus + Equity


Remote in USA

Risk & Compliance
Legal & Compliance
  • 12+ years of relevant experience in compliance with deep specialization in managing Sanctions programs
  • 5+ years of experience managing and leading teams
  • Compliance experience in either banking, consulting, or cryptocurrency required
  • Proven experience with regulatory exams and presenting to examiners
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with OFAC, UN, and other Global Sanctions regulatory guidance
  • Experience managing the configuration and performance of client and transaction sanction screening systems
  • Familiarity with client screening and associated alert reviews
  • Experience working hands-on with cross-functional team leaders
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS, and GSuite
  • Overseeing the development and management of Circle’s Sanctions Compliance Program
  • Providing guidance for designing sanctions screening platforms and controls
  • Planning, designing, developing, and testing configurations for Sanction screening applications
  • Identifying, assessing, and advising on compliance risks and control enhancements
  • Researching, analyzing, and providing recommended remediation efforts on action plans
  • Overseeing control assessments and supporting the completion of company-wide Sanctions Risk Assessments
  • Staying current on key Sanctions regulatory changes and industry trends
  • Developing, monitoring, and reporting on KPIs/KRIs for internal reporting
  • Collaborating with Compliance Operations team to operationalize the Sanctions Compliance program
  • Working closely with Legal, Product, and other internal stakeholders
  • Presenting to regulators, examiners, and auditors performing reviews of the Compliance program

Circle offers USDC, a regulated digital currency that enables near-instant, near-zero cost settlements and fully programmable capabilities, facilitating over $1.4 trillion in transactions. The main technologies/methods used include public blockchains for payments and financial applications.

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Paid time off - We offer flexible paid time off — take what you need as long as it works with you and your team, and all Circle employees get mobile phone and home office reimbursements.

Health coverage - No matter where you live, we offer a market competitive suite of benefits. Enroll in health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurances, and Circle covers some or all of the premiums.

Invested in your future - All U.S. full-time and part-time employees enjoy 401(k) and pensions (with 4% company match if you contribute 5% or more), and share Circle’s success via company equity awards.

Learning & development - Your individual growth and development is important to us and we provide the resources to help you grow your career while at Circle.