Due Diligence Specialist, Global AML & Sanctions

Ripple | Building the Internet of Value. Enabling the world to move value the way information moves today


Discover why hundreds of financial institutions choose RippleNet to provide a better payments experience and enable greater economic opportunity for everyone, everywhere.


San Francisco, CA, USA


Job Description

Ripple is expanding its Global AML & Sanctions Compliance team and seeks to hire an experienced Due Diligence Specialist. This position will be heavily focused on carrying out Enhanced Due Diligence on institutional clients to ensure compliance with Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), Counter-Terrorist Financing,  Economic Sanctions regulations such as the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) and USA PATRIOT Act.  This position reports to the Senior Manager, Due Diligence.


  • Conduct Customer Due Diligence and EDD on prospective customers that onboard to Ripple’s U.S. and non-U.S. wholly owned regulated subsidiaries
  • Conduct Know Your Customer (“KYC”)  analysis and risk profiles in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Conduct watchlist screening and dispositioning tasks, escalating any cases requiring additional review
  • Conduct screening of customers and third parties for negative news, escalating any items requiring additional attention
  • Collect, synthesize, and analyze data derived from multiple sources, including publicly available databases and websites
  • Identify information gaps and recommend action items to close any gaps identified
  • Clearly summarize, document, and communicate findings and recommended action items in a timely manner to compliance management and/or other internal stakeholders when appropriate
  • Assist the Senior Due Diligence Manager in special / ad hoc projects related to the due diligence program


  • 3-4 years of experience in BSA/AML and KYC compliance at customer onboarding with a financial institution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AML and OFAC regulations, requirements, and tools
  • Strong public data research and report writing skills
  • Comfortable executing independently in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • An attention to detail and a sense of curiosity
  • CAMS certification a plus


  • The chance to work in a fast-paced start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • 100% paid medical and dental and 95% paid vision insurance for employees starting on your first day
  • 401k (with match), commuter benefits
  • Industry-leading parental leave policies
  • Generous wellness reimbursement and weekly onsite programs
  • Flexible vacation policy – work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Employee giving match
  • Modern office in San Francisco’s Financial District
  • Fully-stocked kitchen with organic snacks, beverages, and coffee drinks
  • Weekly company meeting – ask me anything style discussion with our Leadership Team
  • Team outings to sports games, happy hours, game nights and more!


Ripple is doing for value what the internet did for information: enabling its instant and seamless flow around the world. We call this the Internet of Value (IoV). Using blockchain and cryptocurrency technology, Ripple is dedicated to creating powerful gains in financial efficiency, equity and inclusion. In addition, Ripple is developing and enabling the future use cases that will catalyze the new digital economy for governments, businesses and consumers.

Ripple has offices in San Francisco (HQ), New York, London, Mumbai, Singapore, São Paulo, Reykjavík, Washington D.C. and Dubai.

Ripple is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by local law or ordinance.
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