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Head of Investigations

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 Help us Build the Future of Money

Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) is a licensed digital asset exchange and custodian. We built the Gemini platform so customers can buy, sell, and store digital assets (e.g., Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Zcash) in a regulated, secure, and compliant manner.


Digital assets and blockchain technology have the power to transform the world for good. This truth, along with our core values, form the bedrock of our company and culture. At Gemini, no job is too small and no project too big as we endeavor to build the future of money. We are a mission-driven, team-based, inclusive, and determined community of thought leaders who invest in each other and the long game. Join us in our mission!

The Department: Compliance

Compliance at Gemini is a team dedicated to managing the next generation of financial services compliance and financial crime in a complex and evolving regulatory environment. We are a diverse group of technology, legal, operational and compliance professionals who develop new approaches to solving classic problems using cutting edge tools and processes.

The Role: Head of Investigations 

In this role, you will manage a team of experienced investigators responsible for critical functions within the Compliance and AML/BSA/Sanctions program. These include but are not limited to Level 3 analysis and adjudication of Transaction Monitoring alerts, sanctions screening/analysis review, SAR filings and review, subpoena responses and analysis, 314(b) reviews and other critical components/development of the compliance program from a senior manager perspective. This position will have frequent interaction with regulators, firm senior management, and third party vendors/auditors.


This role will also work alongside the rest of the Compliance and Compliance management team, you will partner closely with key internal stakeholders (Including C-level personnel) across Compliance, Risk, Corporate Development, Account Management, Engineering, Financial & Treasury Operations, Fraud and Operations as we work to enhance Gemini’s high standards in this groundbreaking territory.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and Manage the Investigations and sanctions teams/functions
  • Manage and sign-off on SAR filings, subpoenas, Transaction Monitoring, 314(a)/(b) and other critical requirements of the program
  • Liaise with other senior members of the department/firm to maintain a best in class AML/BSA/Sanctions program that evolves and grows with regulatory expectations
  • Work jointly with engineering/data etc. to build and implement new systems and procedures designed to combat against financial crime
  • Act as a mentor and advocate for more junior staff as they build out their capabilities
  • Participate in ad-hoc remediation or business specific projects which may include examinations and/or external audits.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in a business/legal related field (accounting/economics etc.) - Advanced degree/certifications preferred (JD/MBA/CAMS/CFE etc.)
  • 10+ years of relevant work and management experience within the financial services, digital asset and/or management consulting space focusing on financial crime and/or compliance
  • Sanctions experience/knowledge (OFAC/FinCen experience is desirable)
  • Comfort in public speaking and working with/presenting to senior level stakeholders, regulators and law enforcement authorities
  • Substantial writing skills and ability to articulate effectively in Policy/Procedural documentation
  • Authorization to work in the United States and fluency in English

 Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience leading qualified teams of investigators and analysts
  • Expert level knowledge of regulatory expectations and industry standards in relation to AML/BSA/Sanctions regulations.
  • Ability to adapt to an ever changing regulatory environment in order to implement policies/procedures designed to keep the platform/ecosystem safe/secure
  • Leader in the field of KYC, Transaction Monitoring, Sanctions and AML/BSA as it relates to a new and developing technology/financial industry.

 It Pays to Work Here

We take a holistic approach to compensation at Gemini, which includes:

  • Competitive base salaries across all departments
  • Ownership in the company via profit sharing units
  • Amazing benefits, 401k match contribution, and flexible hours
  • Snacks, Perks, Wellness Outings & Events

Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
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Location

New York, NY 10010

An Insider's view of Gemini

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Before I started, I was told that taking a job at Gemini was a great idea because of how excited everyone was to be there. After working here for more than two years, I still believe that to be true. The office is constantly buzzing with incredibly smart people who are working to build Gemini into the long-lasting business we know it can be.

Marjorie

Manager, Cash Management

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

A risk team is typically seen as a group that says "no”; at Gemini, establishing relationships and collaborating are key to understanding risks, which better enables us to say "yes" (or "yes, but..."). Communicating clearly and regularly, keeping things simple, and being flexible in a complex space reduces the risk of a message being lost.

Yusuf

Head of Risk

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

At Gemini, I learned how to advocate for myself. The startup struggle is real and if you don't speak up, your needs won't be heard in the fast-paced environment. Luckily, I’ve been able to grow my career by gaining cross-functional experience and flexing my muscles in the two areas I love the most -- helping customers and designing for them.

Mariel

Customer Support Associate

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Team meetings and 1:1s are necessary for communication and productivity, but the daily interactions are what really make you accessible. You need to show genuine interest in everyone professionally and personally. I make a connection with each person so they know they are welcome to stop by my desk or ask for my support outside of “scheduled” time.

Jeanine

Managing Director of Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

When we start a project, I challenge my team to look outside of the finance space, to take inspiration from other creative spaces such as art, industrial design, fashion, automotive, etc., and try to translate that into a solution for our industry and users. It's important to set the tone that solutions to problems can come from anyone or anywhere.

Ty

Creative Director

What are Gemini Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Dental coverage for employees through Guardian PPO
Vision Benefits
Vision coverage through VSP
Health Insurance Benefits
Gemini's health insurance plan with our preferred provider Empire BCBS provides 3 plans, an EPO and 2 PPO at very little cost to employees!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Gemini's 401(k) retirement plan through ADP offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Gemini's 401(k) matches an employee's contributions up to 5% of their base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions. Employees are eligible to contribute after 90 days of employment
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We happily sponsor annual Take Your Child to Work Days.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Gemini's unlimited PTO policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need, provided they get their manager's approval.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Gemini is generous in adding sick days on an as-needed basis.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees through Navia.
Company Outings
We typically host quarterly company outings - past events include baseball games and Coney Island.
Stocked Kitchen
We keep our kitchens and pantries well-stocked with snacks, soft drinks, cold brew coffee, and, of course, LaCroix.
Happy Hours
We host monthly happy hours with collaborative activities like employee presentations, trivia, Mario Kart, etc.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Gemini hosts monthly Lunch and Learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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