AML Compliance Manager (Remote/Hybrid) San Francisco, CA

San Francisco United States

18 Nov 2023

San Francisco

United States


Full Time


5 - 10 years

Role: AML Compliance Manager

Location: San Francisco, CA (remote/hybrid) 

bitFlyer is a leading global virtual currency and blockchain company. We operate a virtual currency exchange, which provides our customers with a convenient and exciting way to buy and sell virtual currencies. We are also a leader in enterprise blockchain technology. Our vision is to build a truly global Bitcoin and blockchain company to reflect the international nature of the virtual currency. We are an international team with a passion for virtual currency and blockchain technology. This is a great opportunity to work on a dynamic FinTech Team. 

Role Description: 
bitFlyer is looking for an AML Compliance Manager to join its Compliance department. Reporting to bitFlyer’s U.S. Chief Compliance Officer/AML Officer, this candidate will help design and expand AML operations so that it scales to support bitFlyer’s growth plans.  This candidate will work closely with the CCO to oversee the AML program and team, including transaction monitoring, investigations, and customer identity verification and due diligence. The role will work with our Japanese and European affiliates as required to execute strategic deliverables, and effectively manage risk. Assist the company to adhere to BSA/AML, FinCEN guidelines, and relevant state regulations such as New York Department of Financial Services Part 504. A familiarity and/or genuine interest in Bitcoin and blockchain technology as well as working knowledge of NYDFS 504 requirements are important.


  • Manage Compliance staff in daily operations, including customer onboarding, transaction monitoring and suspicious activity and assist with filing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) when necessary       
  • Review escalations from staff across various business lines, tracking progress and resolutions in a timely manner
  • Assist in developing and enhancing related policies, procedures, and desktop manuals
  • Design and test AML controls, including quality assurance and overseeing periodic rule tuning and testing for Transaction Monitoring and Transaction Filtering scenarios
  • Manage and conduct bitFlyer’s BSA/AML Risk Assessment and assist with gathering required evidence for audit and examination requests
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in AML; provide direction and assistance on AML alert dispositions and support for US/Japan and EU operations
  • Strategically improve current workflow and system inefficiencies, automate manual processes, and collect and improve operating metrics
  • Assist with compliance related projects, trainings, and regulatory exams

You Are:

  • Great at both written and verbal communication
  • Skilled project manager with a proven track record of effectively managing a team
  • A relationship builder across broad culture and geographic areas
  • Extremely driven and hardworking
  • A natural problem solver
  • Adaptable to a changing environment and can manage multiple priorities
  • Metrics/systems driven

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years working in AML investigations
  • Knowledge of anti-money laundering regulations and applicable rules (i.e. BSA, FinCEN, OFAC/Sanctions Requirements, NYDFS 504)
  • Strong operations background and experience conducting AML investigations
  • Experience developing AML policies, procedures, and training
  • Experience working with NYDFS and other relevant regulators
  • B.A./B.S. degree or equivalent
  • Some data analysis experience and experience with data visualization solutions like Tableau, PowerBI, Python

Nice to Have:

  • Advanced degree: Masters, JD, etc.
  • Experience with AML Compliance software (e.g., Actimize, Unit 21, Plaid, LexisNexis, etc)
  • Experience with blockchain analytics software (Chainalysis, Elliptic, etc.)
  • ACAMS/ACFCS Certifications
  • Passion for working and learning in a fast-growing company

Why Join Us?

We offer a competitive total rewards package for our employees including:

  • Comprehensive health | dental | vision benefits
  • PTO Plan
  • Employee Wellness Stipend
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Training and career development opportunities
  • Small, dynamic team with access to senior leadership
  • Paid travel for on-site team events
  • Financial support for continued education or certification