Shakepay is hiring a
Web3 AML Lead

Compensation: $87k - $110k *

Location: QC Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Join our small, fiery team on a mission to usher in the Bitcoin Golden Age.


About Shakepay

Shakepay is reimagining financial services to give every Canadian their fair shake, by making it bitcoin-friendly, secure, and rewarding. When Shakepay launched in 2015, it quickly became one of Canada’s fastest-growing financial institutions. Backed by top venture funds having raised $44M+ and trusted by over one million Canadians and counting. People who choose careers at Shakepay are helping shape a future of financial freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for all Canadians.

AML Lead

As an AML Lead, you will report to the General Counsel and be a subject matter expert in managing complex financial investigations and streamlining STR filing processes. Your role involves collaborating with various stakeholders to enhance AML operations, particularly in cryptocurrency transactions, and ensuring compliance with FINTRAC reporting requirements. This position requires strong leadership in the crypto and AML sectors, with an emphasis on operational efficiency and strategic development.

You will

  • Oversee more complex investigations and streamline the STR filing process.
  • Focus on improving the operational efficiency of AML investigative processes by reducing false positives in alerts and identifying and addressing truly suspicious activities.
  • Identify and mitigate AML gaps, deficiencies, and/or discrepancies, and maintain updated AML policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with both internal teams and external partners to enhance and streamline AML processes including developing strategies for more efficient detection and reporting mechanisms and maintaining effective communication channels.
  • Serve as a first point of contact for law enforcement inquiries in conjunction with legal and other teams.
  • Regularly assess risks and conduct compliance reviews of the transaction monitoring and investigation processes, particularly focusing on cryptocurrency transactions, to ensure adherence to the evolving regulatory landscape.
  • Assists with the Compliance Quality Assurance reviews that feed into the Compliance Confidence Score.

Must have

  • Proven experience in managing the operational flow of AML processes, from alert detection to STR filing.
  • Deep understanding of FINTRAC reporting requirements related to STRs and LVCTRs, AML investigation standards and process.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with cross-functional areas.
  • Willingness to grow within your role and within the company.
  • Previous team management experience in the crypto and AML sectors is essential.
  • Advanced knowledge of and familiarity with Bitcoin and Crypto-Assets
  • Previous experience with Chainalysis

Nice to have

  • CAMS Designation

Why join?

  • Be part of a groundbreaking journey: you'll live on the frontier of financial innovation. Bitcoin is rewriting the rules, and Shakepay is at the forefront.
  • Impact and scale: with only 2% of Canadians on Shakepay, the potential for growth is massive. You can help us bring Shakepay and bitcoin to all Canadians.
  • Rewarding benefits: we offer competitive compensation (every shaker owns stock options), benefits (health, dental, paramedical, disability, etc), and generous vacation time.
  • Embrace continuous learning: ambitious individuals with an insatiable thirst for knowledge will feel at home. Working at Shakepay means you'll be working in an environment that encourages constant growth and development.
  • Get paid in bitcoin: choose to take a percentage of your salary in the hardest, soundest money the world has ever known.
  • Work remote: work from anywhere in Canada. If you're in Montreal or Toronto, you can also work from our offices.

We understand that potential can be just as valuable as experience. If you're eager to learn, grow, and contribute to the mission but worry that you may not have the “right” experience, we still want you to apply. We encourage applications from everyone, regardless of background and life experience. We’re firm believers that a little bit of slope makes up for a lot of y-intercept.

Fluency in English is required due to the percentage of English-speaking customers and the nature of our platform, which is available to all Canadians.

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Compensation: $87k - $110k *

Location: QC Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Benefits: Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance


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