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AML Compliance Analyst

| Chicago

DRW is a principal trading firm, which means we have no outside investors or third party funds, and we trade for our own account in markets around the world. Our trading is diverse—across asset classes and instruments, using our own models and systems—and it’s this diversification that sets us apart. Founded in 1992 by bringing together technology, research, and risk management to capture trading and investment opportunities, we still take that approach today. Though we’ve grown to more than 750 exceptional people in six cities around the world, we have the spirit of a start-up and a constant focus on results.

As an AML Compliance Analyst in our Chicago office, you’ll assist our AML Compliance Officer with managing the compliance program for the firm’s cryptocurrency business. Our environment is dynamic and fast-paced and we are looking for someone who is energized by our innovative culture. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Assist in developing transaction monitoring strategies that leverage data analytics and blockchain technology to identify potentially unusual or suspicious activity
  • Conduct enhanced due diligence on counterparties identified as higher risk and activity identified as potentially unusual and suspicious
  • Assist in reviewing questions or observations raised by the business and trading desks with respect to counterparty activity or existing policies and procedures
  • Assist the AML Compliance Officer in analyzing transaction trends and patterns
  • Contribute to the development and management of compliance processes
  • Contribute to the development of risk assessments and risk mitigation strategies specific to over-the-counter cryptocurrency trading activity
  • Assist in conducting due diligence on new and existing counterparties in connection with the on-boarding process 

What we’re looking for:

  • Knowledge of, or familiarity with, U.S. anti-money laundering laws and regulations
  • Familiarity with AML monitoring strategies in the cryptocurrency space
  • Familiarity with Chainalysis and/or Elliptic
  • Familiarity with technical languages, including SQL and Python
  • Experience with AML customer identification/KYC and transaction monitoring programs
  • Experience with sanction screening (e.g., OFAC) programs
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Strong business acumen and analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively and meet goals both as part of a team and independently
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of, or experience in, the cryptocurrency industry is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree
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Technology we use

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Situated in Chicago's thriving West Loop, our HQ is convenient for Metra and CTA riders alike - and foodies looking for a bite on "Restaurant Row."

An Insider's view of DRW

How does your team reward individual success?

Our team acknowledges individual success and provides an environment to further new ideas. The team then ensures higher management is aware of your contribution. These accomplishments become part of the individual’s and team’s record at the end of the year. This approach I believe has led to a lot of innovations on my team.


Network Engineer

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

During my internship in Chicago, I built models in python, ones that are still used on that desk today. The next summer, I returned as a full-time trading analyst and picked up right where I left off. I focus on systematic research and the development and execution of new strategies for the foreign exchange (FX) options desk in Chicago.


Quantitative Trading Researcher

What are some things you learned at the company?

We’re free to choose the technology stack that best solves each individual problem, so the learning happens project to project. I started programming in C#, but changing teams exposed me to a new suite of languages that I’m now working in regularly


Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Working on the risk team, I combine the principles of risk management and computer science. I help direct how we take risk across the organization, and ensure reliability with the use of really innovative tech.


Software Engineer

What are some social events your company does?

DRW is not all work, all the time. We offer a number of activities and events for all interests, like monthly wine tastings, sports leagues, hobby clubs and movie outings to name a few.


Systems Team Lead

What are DRW Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Daily catered breakfast and lunch. On-site yoga and meditation classes. Trivia nights. Chair massages. Wine Tastings. Mentorship Program. Game Tournaments. Speaker Series and "Geek Lunches".

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