Head of AML and Sanctions compliance



Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023

At Paradigm, we are changing the future of finance! By joining us at this early stage, you’ll be building cutting-edge, distributed financial service infrastructure that will reshape financial services across CeFi and DeFi markets.

About Paradigm

  • Paradigm is a zero-fee, institutional liquidity network for derivatives traders across CeFi and DeFi.
  • We provide unified access to multi-asset, multi-protocol liquidity on demand without compromising on execution preferences, costs, and immediacy.
  • We’ve built the largest network of institutional counterparties in crypto, with over 1000 institutional clients trading over $10 B per month.
  • We are a diverse, global team led by our organizational principles and united by our mission to bring on-demand liquidity for traders, anytime and anywhere, without compromises. We also strive to ship faster than anyone else in the industry!
  • We are backed by the best traders and investors in the space, including Jump Capital, Genesis Trading, Dragonfly Capital, QCP Capital, Optiver US, IMC, GSR Markets, Akuna Capital, Fidelity Digital Assets CMT Digital, Goldentree Asset Management, Amber Group, OK Group, Bybit Fintech, and CoinShares.

The Role

We are looking for a Head of AML and Sanctions Compliance to implement and build-out our AML and Sanctions Program. This position will be based in our Singapore office and will give you the opportunity to interact with the global business and legal teams on a cross-jurisdictional basis. Paradigm is a growth-stage start-up, and the ideal candidate will be a builder, willing to roll up their sleeves and work in a global position. This is hands-on Manager position.


  • Implement and enhance AML and sanctions compliance programs, including by serving as MLRO
  • Evaluate and implement AML and Sanctions technology solutions
  • Develop and deliver appropriate risk-based training programs for personnel
  • Build relationships with relevant internal teams (product, business development, account management) to ensure that AML and sanctions compliance queries are responded to in a timely manner and that such teams operate in accordance with the latest financial crimes compliance standards
  • Assist in the development of new and existing business lines and compliance methodologies and drive innovation
  • Monitor the regulatory environment for emerging AML and Sanctions developments, industry trends, market developments and best practices
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with external counsel and specialists, regulators and industry peers
  • Assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating consideration to safeguard the firm's reputation, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations
  • Apply sound ethical judgment regarding personal behaviour, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a relevant field or relevant professional qualification in financial services or audit
  • 8-10+ years of AML and Sanctions experience in crypto, at an exchange or in a financial institution
  • Strong understanding of AML and Sanctions compliance (ACAMS or a similar industry certification is a bonus) with proven ability to develop risk-based solutions
  • Passion for cryptocurrency and blockchain
  • Strong team player with good interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with cross functional teams
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail, motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to multi-task and execute with a sense of urgency and with ultimate goal of delivering on time
  • Comfortable working in a global corporate structure
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English

Relocation support can be provided

Our Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive pay and transparent pay bands
  • Flexible work environment
    • Unlimited vacation with a minimum required PTO of 10 days annually.
    • Celebrate your national holidays, in addition to floating holidays, to honor what matters to you, not HQ.
  • Full benefits (benefits vary by country)
    • We offer the highest benefits package offered by our Employment of Record partners; insurance carriers and plans vary by country
  • Generous technology and learning allowances
    • $3500 first-year budget to spend on your computer, peripherals, office essentials...whatever makes you most efficient and comfortable. You'll then receive a $2000 refresh every 2 years.
    • $1000 budget to spend on learning and development materials, courses or conferences.

Paradigm is an equal opportunity employer.