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Crypto Investigation Specialist

Company: PayPal, Inc.
Location: San Jose
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Crypto Investigation Specialist in San Jose, California, United States of America at PayPal Job DescriptionAt PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), we believe that every person has the right to participate fully in the global economy. Our mission is to democratize financial services to ensure that everyone, regardless of background or economic standing, has access to affordable, convenient, and secure products and services to take control of their financial lives.

Global Investigations (GI), Financial Crimes Intelligence and Investigations (FCII) is seeking a highly talented, self-motivated, and analytical cryptocurrency subject matter expert to support the Global Financial Crime & Customer Protection program (BCDC). This position will be primarily responsible for:

---Conducting complex investigations into incidents of fraud, money laundering, and other high risk typologies involving the illicit use of cryptocurrency;

---Identifying trends and emerging threats, and typologies within the cryptocurrency space;

---Analyzing large data sets, identifying crime patterns, and collaborating with Compliance Investigations;

---Proactively working with internal and external partners, including law enforcement.

First and foremost, this role requires someone with an unrelenting interest in the ever-evolving cryptocurrency ecosystem, and someone who is an innovator and free-thinker. A great candidate is a self-starter with the ability to: think critically and strategically, see beyond the initial facts presented, and review information thoroughly in a highly organized manner. The ability to operate independently, manage multiple competing priorities with difficult deadlines, and exhibit a sense of urgency when necessary are also musts.

Can you see yourself: -

  • Conducting comprehensive, high quality end-to-end complex investigations to identify financial crime patterns, trends, and typologies impacting PayPal and the global user community.
  • Driving investigations to a timely conclusion following the completion of a comprehensive analysis of information across multiple platforms and jurisdictions to fulfill time-sensitive regulatory filing obligations.
  • Preparing drafts of SARs/STRs and ensuring they are factually accurate and materially sound prior to submitting them for approval for filing.
  • Serving as a subject matter expert in relation to on-chain investigations and the filings that stem from them.
  • Identifying broader policy and product issues related to cryptocurrency activity, in the scope of critically analyzing investigative leads and root cause.
  • Researching and analyzing current and emerging trends involving cryptocurrency and other digital assets.
  • Engaging and partnering with internal stakeholders and external partners in thinking and acting critically to identify opportunities for collaboration, raising awareness of investigative findings regarding emerging cryptocurrency related threats, and developing recommendations to mitigate risk.
    Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills:
    • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent work experience.
    • 2+ years anti-money laundering, complex financial crime, trans-national organized crime investigative experience, specifically relating to on-chain cryptocurrency investigations; and or
    • 2+ years Intelligence Analysis or Law Enforcement experience working financial crimes, specifically relating to on-chain cryptocurrency investigations.
    • Proven knowledge of international and regional Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions regulations and guidance such as Bank Secrecy Act (US) and US Patriot Act.
    • Advanced data query and analysis skills (SQL, SAS, Teradata, Hadoop, etc.).
    • Travel, as needed.
      • Advanced research and analytical skills, business acumen, strategic and creative thinking, strong project leadership skills and multi-tasking capabilities.
      • Expert oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information accurately, clearly, and quickly to all levels of management.
      • Ability to maintain composure under pressure and make sound decisions.
      • Displays a high level of professional judgment, commitment, integrity, and teamwork.
      • Strong collaboration skills and the ability to positively influence teams through a climate of change.
      • Results oriented.
      • Experience in use of cryptocurrency specific forensics tools.
        Our world-class culture is something we're proud of. We're committed to creating a thriving and inclusive workplace with great benefits including:
        • Excellent medical and dental benefits
        • Competitive salary
        • Savings plans with company match / Employee Stock Purchase Plan
        • Generous time off policies
        • Ongoing training, tuition reimbursement and support to help you realize your full career potential
        • Community fundraising and volunteer opportunities
        • PayPal's sabbatical program provides four weeks of paid time off after every five years of service.
        • Active social groups
          Our Benefits:
          At PayPal, we're committed to building an equitable and inclusive global economy. And we can't do this without our most important asset-you. That's why we offer benefits to help you thrive in every stage of life. We champion your financial, physical, and mental health by offering valuable benefits and resources to help you care for the whole you.
          We have great benefits including a flexible work environment, employee shares options, health and life insurance and more. To learn more about our benefits please visit
          Who We Are:
          Click Here to learn more about our culture and community.
          PayPal has remained at the forefront of the digital payment revolution for more than 20 years. By leveraging technology to make financial services and commerce more convenient, affordable, and secure, the PayPal platform is empowering more than 400 million consumers and merchants in more than 200 markets to join and thrive in the global economy. For more information, visit

          PayPal provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, PayPal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at
          As part of PayPal's commitment to employees' health and safety, we have established in-office Covid-19 protocols and requirements, based on expert guidance. Depending on location, this might include a Covid-19 vaccination requirement for any employee whose role requires them to work onsite. Employees may request reasonable accommodation based on a medical condition or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

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