Compliance Associate (NY) at Paxos

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About Paxos
Paxos' mission is to modernize finance by mobilizing assets at the speed of the internet. Paxos is building a future where all assets--from money to gold to securities--will be digitized and move instantaneously, 24/7. Settlement risk will cease to exist, so trillions of dollars of trapped capital can go to work in a global, frictionless economy. (Check out our Twitter feed for the latest news and information.)
Our Products include: 
  • Paxos Standard (PAX) is a digital dollar and the world’s first regulated crypto asset. This stablecoin is backed 1:1 by dollars and offers a liquid, digital alternative to cash that is available 24/7 for instantaneous transaction settlement around the world. Launched in September 2018, it’s the most traded USD-backed stablecoin.
  • itBit is a crypto-asset exchange. We also offer related trading services including escrow, custody and OTC trading.
  • Post-Trade: Based in London, our Post-Trade team works on a broad suite of products to simplify post-trade confirmations for precious metals, other commodities and FX markets. The team launched Paxos Confirmation Service in late 2018 and has already confirmed well over 100,000 trades with aggregate notional values in the hundreds of billions of dollars.

We are looking for a Compliance Associate to join our rapidly growing FinTech company. The Compliance Associate will be a results-oriented compliance professional who can drive compliance initiatives with regards to our regulatory obligations and be able to thrive in a high growth tech startup environment.

Who You Are: 

  • You have 2-4 years of compliance experience under your belt
  • You have a fundamental understanding of local anti-money laundering and sanctions regulations.
  • You have experience with multiple Compliance functions, including transaction monitoring, client onboarding, KYC, SARs, etc
  • You have strong writing capabilities where deliverables are to be reviewed by regulators, auditors and law enforcement.
  • You are comfortable working in a fast-paced and tech-oriented environment within a global team setting.
  • You embody our culture and values
  • Experience with Excel and data analytic tools is highly preferable.

What you’ll do:
  • You will execute all objectives of the entire Compliance program, including transaction monitoring and investigations, client onboarding and customer due diligence, SARs, sanctions screening, vendor management, training, etc.
  • You will effectively coordinate with business and operational teams through the client onboarding approval process to provide an optimal customer experience while maintaining our regulatory obligations with regards to customer identification.
  • You will actively partner with global functional teams to execute shared compliance-specific projects and responsibilities. 

Paxos is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, color, race, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical and mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Sales & Marketing
    • .NETLanguages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • KafkaDatabases
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM

Location

Our company is located in a trendy area popular with other technology startups, surrounded by plenty of bars and restaurants.

An Insider's view of Paxos

What are some social events your company does?

We have fantastic company-wide events and functional team events. My favorite of recent was the Compliance Team outing consisting of a Cycle Beats class at Equinox followed by a delicious group dinner in Flatiron. Also, you can't beat the weekly Happy Hours where you can connect with everyone at the company!

Elly McGuffog

Compliance Associate

What does your typical day look like?

Everyday at Paxos is filled with collaboration between team members, departments, offices, and partners. The ops day kicks-off by call with our Singapore office and is structured around daily crypto and fiat processing windows. My favorite part of the day is meeting with engineers to improve our products for both our customers and employees.

Kate Chichikashkvili

Strategic Operations Associate

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined Paxos back in 2017 as a Software Engineer. Now that I have grown into a Senior Software Engineer 2 years later, I have more confidence working with new technology and working cross functionally. This growth has also given me more opportunities to own projects from end to end and embrace new challenges.

Zoe Xiao

Senior Software Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

As a member of the product team, collaborating with other teams at the company is core to my day-to-day at Paxos. We have a daily scrum with our executive team and functional leads every morning to discuss any important business items and for any project that I work on, I work very closely with our engineering, operations, BD and compliance teams.

Zach Kwartler

Senior Product Manager

What are Paxos Perks + Benefits

Paxos Benefits Overview

The company culture at Paxos thrives on working hard and playing hard. We have a fully stocked kitchen filled to the brim with hundreds of healthy snack options to get you through the day. Our team is a bunch natural collaborators who don't mind getting their hands dirty every now and then. We host a bunch of events such as monthly events, holiday parties and even a guac-off where team members compete to see who can make the best guacamole in the office!

Culture
Friends outside of work
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)
Paxos' FSA program allows employees to contribute up to $1000 dollars for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Paxos provides 100% company-paid medical insurance.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly, once per month.
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