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Manager, Global Sanctions and Monitoring



Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

Manager, Global Sanctions and Monitoring

Blockchain.com is the world's leading software platform for digital assets. Offering the largest production blockchain platform in the world, we share the passion to code, create, and ultimately build an open, accessible and fair financial future, one piece of software at a time.

We are seeking an outstanding compliance leader to join our fast-growing team as Manager, Global Sanctions and Monitoring. This role, reporting to the Global Chief Compliance Officer, will be responsible for overseeing Blockchain.com’s Global Sanctions Program and Compliance Monitoring and Testing Program.

This role will work closely with the Chief Compliance Officer, Money Laundering Reporting Officers, and the global compliance teams to ensure adherence to sanctions regulation operations (including investigations, escalations, regulatory reporting, internal controls, testing, issue management and resolution, audit deliverables, regulatory responses, risk analysis, and the maintenance of policies and procedures), as well as provide sanctions advisory and guidance to Blockchain.com leadership. It will also oversee the Monitoring and Testing of Blockchain.com’s compliance internal controls, adherence to policies and procedures, and support engagement with external auditors and regulatory examiners accordingly.

If you have experience in a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to be a member of an innovative compliance team in the crypto asset space, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

WORK LOCATION: Miami, Florida (USA) or London, United Kingdom


  • Day-to-day management of the Sanctions and Monitoring & Testing teams
  • Develop & execute strategy to anticipate and comply with regulatory changes within Sanctions landscape
  • Perform annual program benchmarking analysis, incorporating regulatory requirements from applicable sanctions regimes
  • Lead regulatory, audit, and testing responses, and remediations in regards to the Sanctions Program.
  • Assist in annual sanctions risk assessment and policy updates
  • Support leadership in performing deep rooted sanctions regulatory research in preparation for licensing applications, self-disclosures, administrative subpoenas, new products, regulatory updates, regulatory inquiries, audits, exams, launch readiness, etc.
  • Manage sanctions-related data sourcing, data analysis and identifying data requirements
  • Own the company’s Compliance Monitoring Program, across all business areas impacted by the compliance and AML programs
  • Maintain documentation for Compliance testing, Model Validation, regulatory and audit purposes
  • Collaborate across teams including Compliance, Product, Engineering, Operations and the Business in strategic efforts to improve monitoring, case management, and reporting processes.
  • Develop reporting on risk indicators and workflow metrics for consumption by senior management.
  • Conduct a Testing Program, sample testing customer accounts, SARs and external reports, and other process artifacts to ensure adherence to policy and procedure.
  • Monitor regulations to ensure changes are understood and implemented where required;
  • Work with the Chief Compliance Officer and regional MLROs to continuously optimize the AML Program


  • Bachelor's degree in Law, Criminal Justice, or a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in Sanctions and/or Compliance Monitoring and Testing at a regulated financial institution.
  • In-depth understanding of international sanctions regulations
  • Experience building or maintaining an enterprise compliance monitoring and testing program
  • Understanding of sanctions, AML and terrorist financing trends and typologies
  • Experience managing and scaling a team
  • Proven experience working with and presenting to regulators, auditors and bank partners
  • Professional experience with cryptocurrencies is advantageous but not required.
  • Experience working with high-risk client groups
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Professional certification (e.g., ICA, ACAMS) preferred


  • Full-time salary based on experience and meaningful equity in an industry-leading company
  • Hybrid model working from home
  • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it
  • Apple equipment
  • The opportunity to be a key player and build your career at a rapidly expanding, global technology company in an emerging field
  • Flexible work culture

Blockchain is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, and apprenticeship. Blockchain makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business need at the time.