Compliance and Risk Analyst (Fraud Prevention)

San Francisco United States

11 Jul 2018

San Francisco

United States


Full Time


About bitFlyer:

bitFlyer is the largest Bitcoin and blockchain company in Japan. We operate a virtual currency exchange and marketplace. We provide our customers with convenient and exciting ways to buy, sell and spend virtual currency.

Our vision is to build a truly global Bitcoin and blockchain company to reflect the international nature of the virtual currency. Our mission is to make the world simpler through blockchain.

bitFlyer was established in January 2014 in Tokyo. We have since established regional headquarters for the US in San Francisco and for the EU in Luxembourg. We are a fast-growing, dynamic and international team with a passion for virtual currency and blockchain technology.

We have raised over 4.1 billion yen (~$36 million) in venture capital funding. Our platform has facilitated over $100 billion in virtual currency trades in 2017 alone.
We are backed by world-class investors including Digital Currency Group, SMBC Venture Capital, Mizuho Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Dentsu Digital Holdings and SBI Investment.

Role Description:

You will be joining a newly formed team and have the ability to shape your career within the organization. You will be responsible for fighting wire and ACH Fraud at a growing virtual currency exchange. Your role will span from contributing to clearing queues for Fraud and AML alerts, to designing what goes into those queues. You will report directly the company’s Director of Compliance but work closely with Head of Operations and Head of Customer Support.

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading player at the cutting edge of a fast-growth and revolutionary industry. You will be an instrumental part of this growth story. A familiarity and genuine interest in Bitcoin and blockchain technology is desirable.


Detect and address account takeovers, Wire and ACH fraud;
Conduct data analysis on transaction history to determine typical account conduct;
Investigate fraud rings;
Collaborate with customer support, compliance and product;
Work with Product to improve bitFlyer’s risk architecture;
Prioritize between competing priorities and make recommendations;
Review and represent bitFlyer in ACH reversals;
Work with high degree of independence;
Review transaction monitoring AML alerts.

Required Skills and Experience:

B.A./B.S. degree
2+ years experience in Fraud prevention or similar, especially within online commerce, FinTech or virtual currency space
Familiarity with fraud and scams
Strong communicator, both written and verbal
Extremely organized and metrics-driven
Knowledge of ACH network and wires a plus
Ability to own and lead multiple team projects with aggressive deadlines