Compliance Data Analyst

Compliance · New York, New York
Department Compliance
Employment Type Full-Time

About Uphold


Uphold is an easy-to-use investments and payments app. Specializing in digital assets, we serve more than 7 million customers in 150 countries. We open around 15,000 accounts a day and provide consumers with a more versatile and cost-effective home for their daily financial lives. For businesses, we provide regulated infrastructure to connect crypto with fiat currencies. Today, we support 51 digital assets, 28 national currencies, four precious metals and fractional U.S. equities. 
Uphold’s unique trading experience - ‘Anything-to-Anything’ - allows customers to trade directly between any supported asset or currency in one step - physical gold to Bitcoin, for example - saving both time and money. Uphold supports financial inclusion by enabling customers virtually anywhere to open an account in less than 5 minutes and to invest with no minimum amounts. Customers can send money to virtually anyone with an email address free of charge. 
To learn more, please visit https://uphold.com  



The opportunity

Uphold is looking for a Data Analyst to join our Compliance team. You will be responsible for performing data analysis and synthesizing results to provide insights to drive management decision making. You will be a member of the Compliance team, but will work closely with our data team. You will also have a key role interfacing with our engineering team and external vendors who support the Compliance team’s mission.


Areas of focus will include

Exploring and interpreting data sets to support all aspects of Compliance’s mission.
Detection of anomalies in our user and transaction data to prevent exploitation of our platform and the detection of potential financial criminal activity.
Clearly documenting and communicating the conclusions of your analysis to senior management to inform strategic decision making.
Interacting with our engineering team and external vendors to implement controls and process changes driven by the conclusions of your analysis.


What you’ll be doing primarily

Exploring and interpreting complex data sets and analyzing results, being able to identify and interpret trends or patterns.
Translating business questions and objectives into metrics and KPIs that can be informed by data analysis.
Conducting in-depth data explorations and analysis used by compliance to increase efficiency, reduce risk exposure, and inform strategic decision making.
Automating processes for gathering and exposing internal data to compliance stakeholders.
Developing and refining control processes to manage risk exposure, detect and act on anomalies user behavior.
Interface with engineers and vendors on data components of Compliance initiatives.
Communicating results clearly, concisely, and assertively, either orally or via well-documented dashboards, visualizations, and reports.


Required qualifications

Degree, preferred in engineering, mathematics, economics, business intelligence, or similar.
Good understanding of relational data models and databases.
Experience with the SQL language.
Familiarity with BI/dashboarding tools such as Looker, Metabase, Tableau, PowerBI.
Good experience with data manipulation in spreadsheets.
Good analytical, programming, debugging, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
Creativity, curiosity, and a growth mindset.
Team player with an ability to work with cross-functional teams.
Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.
Fluent written and oral English skills.


Bonus if you have

Experience with data analysis to support fraud, financial crime, or Compliance programs in the financial services area.
Advanced degree preferred.
Experience with Python and its ecosystem, such as with Jupyter Notebooks.
Advanced knowledge of statistics and/or machine learning.
Experience with productizing A/B testing initiatives.
Fluency in cryptocurrencies or other digital assets as they are core to our business.
Community talks, certifications, and/or blog posts on your interests and research.
Open-source project contributions of any kind, such as tools developed to solve specific problems you’ve had or fixing issues on existing projects.

Importantly, if you’re looking for a senior role with us, you will have achieved many of the things above while also providing mentorship to others, and have engaged in public speaking opportunities.


What we have to offer you

An amazing work environment in a company that continues to grow, driven by extraordinary and passionate people that keep up innovating and challenging more each day.
An international team, in a cutting edge field, working on the most fascinating projects.
Growth and career opportunities, and the chance to be proactive and creative.
A flexible and enthusiastic work environment that offers you snacks, a lot of coffee and other great benefits.
Open and transparent culture - we get together on a weekly basis to share updates, strategic plans, and engage with each other informally over food and drinks.
Interesting events that keep you connected with the team and celebrate our success.

Be part of a great company that is revolutionizing financial services. Apply now!


If this job isn’t exactly what you are looking for, visit our careers page to check out all our exciting opportunities.  


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  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Department
    Compliance
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time