AML Investigator (100% Remote)

Founded in 2012, Bitfinex is a digital asset trading platform offering state-of-the-art services for digital currency traders and global liquidity providers. We’re on a mission to create the most innovative cryptocurrencies exchange. This is a unique opportunity, a rare window of time at the tipping point of the financial evolution. Much like the early days of the internet, blockchain technology faces complex new challenges and having the best team plays a pivotal role in success.

Our team is fully remote and globally distributed to capture the best talent from around the world. So far our company has grown fast and stayed lean to secure its place as a leader in the space.

If you get excited about being in an industry that is breaking new ground and have confidence you can conquer the most challenging feats we’ll encounter, we want to talk to you. Join us, and help lay the foundation for a decentralized future.

AML Investigator (100% Remote)

The primary purpose of this position is to efficiently and effectively conduct and adjudicate, (i.e. investigate) referrals of unusual activity made to the Compliance Team with a view to timely, (within regulatory timelines) SAR submission within applicable jurisdictions or closing the referral as not suspicious supported by articulated reasoned argument.

The incumbent is a member of the Compliance Investigations Team reporting directly to the Manager Compliance, with a dotted line to the Chief Compliance Officer, (CCO). The incumbent will also work closely with the Manager Fraud / Customer Support, the AML Investigator Law Enforcement Liaison and peer AML Investigators in addressing both fraud, and money laundering, terrorist financing, and sanctions risks.

The incumbent will maintain and develop strong relationships and network amongst peers in the industry to learn and share best practices and investigative techniques.

In performing the role, the incumbent will continuously strive to continuously self-develop and enhance their skill sets incl. understanding blockchain technology, virtual currencies, suspicious activities in the space, criminals’ modus operandi and best investigative practices to mitigate against the risk of money laundering, financing terrorism or violating sanctions on behalf of Bitfinex and to ensure the company’s robust Regulatory Compliance.

The incumbent will provide strong input into the design and delivery of investigative and AML training to other members of Bitfinex, particularly Compliance colleagues, and will share knowledge gained from investigations by way of case studies/examples as required.

– Conducting investigations assigned by the Manager Compliance to determine risk exposure to Bitfinex and mitigating risks by SAR filing, recommendations for account closure, freezing of funds as applicable.
– Providing support to Customer Help Desk / Legal Team requests for investigative assistance.
– Communication with customers, agents, and internal attorneys as applicable.

In addition to the skill set preferred requirements listed below the incumbent must be able to work independently with minimum supervision, (seeking guidance as required), flexible as to working arrangement and hours and confident in making decisions as delegated by Manager Compliance / CCO.


  • University education (Preferred)
  • Experience in an investigative function
  • Demonstrated AML experience incl. customer and enhanced due diligence, (CDD/EDD), AML/CTF/Sanctions Investigations, SAR/STR reporting
  • Basic knowledge of blockchain technology, (enhanced in the role)
  • CAMS/CBP designation (Preferred)


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, (decision-making)
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Organizational understanding, (enhanced in the role)
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