Lead Compliance

Job at Gemini



Full time

Empower the Individual Through Crypto

Gemini is a crypto exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, store, and earn more than 30 cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether, litecoin, and Zcash. Gemini is a New York trust company that is subject to the capital reserve requirements, cybersecurity requirements, and banking compliance standards set forth by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the New York Banking Law. Gemini was founded in 2014 by twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss to empower the individual through crypto.

Crypto is about giving you greater choice, independence, and opportunity. We are here to help you on your journey. We build crypto products that are simple, elegant, and secure. Whether you are an individual or an institution, we want to help you buy, sell, and store your bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Crypto is not just a technology, it's a movement.

At Gemini, our mission is to empower the individual and that includes giving our employees flexibility of choice — our Office Optional Policy allows employees to choose to work from one of our physical locations or from home.

The Department: Compliance

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

The Role: Lead, Compliance

In this role, you will work with a team of experienced compliance professionals responsible for critical functions within the Compliance and AML/BSA/Sanctions program. This role will be the key person translating compliance subject matter knowledge and data analysis into technology that will power the Gemini Compliance program. You will have responsibilities including, but not limited to, assessing transaction monitoring data ingestion, development and tuning of transaction monitoring scenarios, development of customer risk scoring models, enhancing Sanctions controls, reviewing name and transaction screening settings, development of reports to present to senior management, and other critical components/development of the compliance program that may arise from time to time. This position will have frequent interaction with firm senior management, third party vendors/auditors, and multiple departments within Gemini’s organization.

Gemini’s Compliance team is constantly evolving and developing new operations and controls. In this role, you will contribute to that development by rolling-up your sleeves and building the future of money, while being an integral part of a best-in-class compliance department.


  • Assist in development and maintenance of Gemini’s transaction monitoring system, including data ingestion, development of new transaction monitoring scenarios, and optimization of transaction monitoring scenarios.
  • Support and maintain a customer risk scoring model that reflects Gemini’s risk-based approach and will drive periodic reviews and transaction monitoring (leading to effective customer segmentation).
  • Assist in enhancing Sanctions controls, procedures and tuning of thresholds. Maintain Sanctions tool to stay up-to-date with list updates and relevant regulatory changes.
  • Build real-time data and reporting solutions that automate the capture of key management information and reporting in a scalable, efficient and reliable manner using Python or SQL.
  • Integrate and maintain external tools to enhance the Compliance Program
  • Assist in developing enhancements to Gemini’s quantitative approach to its enterprise-wide AML/BSA risk assessment.
  • Partner with engineers, product managers, project managers, and analysts to deliver insights to Compliance.
  • Perform root cause analysis and resolve production and data issues.
  • Create test plans, test scripts and perform data validation.
  • Build and maintain process documentation.
  • Balance numerous projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Participate in ad-hoc remediation or business specific projects which may include examinations and/or external audits.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or international equivalent.
  • 3-5+ years of relevant work experience with compliance technology and data analysis within the financial services, digital asset and/or management consulting spaces.
  • Advanced skills with Python and SQL are a must.
  • Comfort in a technology-forward company and facility with computer and web-based applications, including Microsoft Office, case management systems, and web-based databases.
  • Experienced in working collaboratively across different teams and departments.
  • Strong technical and clear business communication >
  • Authorization to work in the United States and fluency in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of or familiarity with regulatory expectations and industry standards in relation to AML/BSA/Sanctions regulations.
  • Exposure to blockchain tracing/analytics tools or blockchain concepts.
  • Adaptability to an ever-changing environment and the capability to articulate thorough analysis to stakeholders. It Pays to Work Here The compensation & benefits package for this role includes:
  • Competitive starting salary
  • A discretionary annual bonus
  • Long-term incentive in the form of a new hire equity grant
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • 401K with company matching
  • Annual Learning & Development stipend
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible time off

Salary Range: The base salary range for this role is between $122,000 - $170,000 in New York City, the State of California and the State of Washington. This range is not inclusive of our discretionary bonus or equity package. When determining a candidate’s compensation, we consider a number of factors including skillset, experience, job scope, and current market data.

At Gemini, we strive to build diverse teams that reflect the people we want to empower through our products, and 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. Equal Opportunity is the Law, and Gemini is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. If you have a specific need that requires accommodation, please let a member of the People Team know.

Gemini focuses on Financial Services, Virtual Currency, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrency. Their company has offices in New York City and New York. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees.

Company: Gemini

Skills: compliancelead

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