Sanctions Investigations Lead, Calibra

Global Operations | Menlo Park, CA
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About Calibra

Calibra is a newly formed Facebook subsidiary whose goal is to provide financial services that will enable people to access and participate in the Libra network. Our first product will be a digital wallet for Libra, a new global currency powered by blockchain technology, and it will be available in 2020 in Messenger, WhatsApp, and as a standalone app. Our vision is to reinvent money and transform the global economy so people everywhere can live better lives. Calibra will let you send Libra to almost anyone with a smartphone, as easily and instantly as you might send a text message or photo, and at low to no cost. And, in time, we plan to offer additional services for people and businesses, such as paying bills with the push of a button, buying a cup of coffee with the scan of a code, or riding your local public transit without needing to carry cash or a metro pass.

Our team is seeking a lead for the Sanctions Investigations Team. In this role, you will support the Calibra Sanctions Compliance program by leading sanctions investigations, examine escalated sanctions alerts, and conduct proactive investigations within the Libra payment ecosystem. Additionally, you will assist with project management and identifying enhancements to the screening process, which will include partnering with various teams and leaders within the Calibra Financial Intelligence Unit. You will work closely with the Sanctions Compliance Lead, other leaders of the Calibra FIU, and Calibra Operations Teams to maintain a world class Sanctions Compliance program. The right candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills, time management skills, and the ability to effectively manage change.


  • Drive the design of the Compliance Sanctions Investigations strategy, process and procedures
  • Continuously identify and maintain Sanctions typologies and drive their implementation within the Calibra business
  • Lead the examination of escalated sanctions alerts and conduct proactive investigations into sanctions related issues in the Libra payment ecosystem
  • Successfully partner with all members of the Calibra Operations, including the Financial Intelligence Unit
  • Improve ongoing sanctions related processes and manage the collective FIU-Sanctions alert inventory
  • Identify emerging trends in the Sanctions and Virtual Currency space, and communicate feedback and guidance to the broader team
  • Manage a rapidly-changing environment, and administer new workflows and training to the team
  • Provide regular updates to the Sanctions Compliance Lead on investigation metrics, emerging trends, and all other sanctions matters
  • Monitor regulatory and industry developments within the broader compliance and blockchain space and ensure changes are properly implemented
  • Ensure all Sanctions reporting obligations are identified and completed timely

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Compliance
  • Proven knowledge of Sanctions Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering
  • Experience in leading a team of Sanctions or AML Investigators
  • Proven knowledge of Sanctions risk management within the Financial Services industry
  • Experience working hands-on with other cross-functional team leaders, such as FIU leads, lawyers, engineers, product managers, data analysts, operations analysts in improving compliance processes and systems
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in financial compliance and regulations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with blockchain/virtual currency, emerging financial technology, and other financial services environments
  • Experience in mix of government/regulatory, and financial services/technology industries
  • Experience in data analysis and metrics