AML Investigations Team Lead


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We’re looking for an AML Investigations Team Lead to join our team in Austin. This role is a unique opportunity to have an impact on Wise’s mission by helping identify suspicious activity and through that keep Wise compliant. You personally can help us get closer to our mission of Money Without Borders!

Your Mission:

You will help us build a new team in Austin, but get to join a larger team distributed in 5 different offices around the world.

The AML Investigation Team Lead is a people lead with a mindset that allows them to lead and support team members and build effective operational processes. 

Our investigators' daily task is to analyze payment patterns and identify suspicious activity. Lead's responsibility is to make sure investigators have all the right tools to do that and we are doing it the most efficient way.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Build, lead and develop a team of AML Investigators with a strong sense of community
  • Measure and work towards improving team KPIs
  • Initiate and support different operational process changes to improve teams performance
  • Understand and manage training the team on our regulatory obligations and investigative skills
  • Work with other leads, product team and our developers to manage operational impact of changes and identify opportunities to improve the customer experience, increase automation or improve operational efficiencies


About you:

  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Previous experience leading & developing teams 
  • Work experience in the financial sector or similar, AML or financial crime experience is a plus
  • You have a good understanding of and ability to analyze and move team’s metrics, while assisting different area specialists
  • You have proven track record of taking ownership and responsibilities as well as being a great team-player
  • You have great communication and presentations skills to assist on internal and external projects and audits


Key benefits:

  • 💵  $85,000 starting salary
  • 🚀  RSU's in a rapidly growing company 
  • 💻  Hybrid working – up to 3 days/week working from home, the other 2 days in the office
  • ✈️  Wisers can work remotely for 90 days a year. By ‘remote’ we don’t just mean from home, but from wherever in the world you choose to
  • 💪  An annual self-development budget
  • 🩺  Medical, dental, & vision insurance – including HSA and FSA options
  • 💝  Company-paid: Life Insurance, Short & Long-Term Disability, and an EAP program
  • ☀️  25 days PTO, 15 sick days, 11 holidays, 5 compassionate leave days, 3 paid “Me” days and a paid volunteer day, annually
  • 🏝️  A paid 6-week sabbatical leave after four years 
  • 👶🏼  18-weeks of paid parental leave, after a year with us
  • 💰  401k with up to a 4% employer match
  • ⭐️  Here’s more info on our benefits in Austin


We’re people without borders — without judgement or prejudice, too. We want to work with the best people, no matter their background. So if you’re passionate about learning new things and keen to join our mission, you’ll fit right in.

Also, where and what you studied isn't important to us. If you’ve got great experience, the right skills for the role and you’re great at articulating your thinking, we’d like to hear from you.

And because we believe that diverse teams build better products, we’d especially love to hear from you if you’re from an under-represented demographic.


If you want to find out more about what it's like to work at Wise visit Wise.Jobs.

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