US Market Surveillance Analyst

  • Okcoin
  • San Francisco (Remote)
  • Mar 17, 2022
Full time Remote Finance

Job Description

Who We Are

Okcoin is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing cryptocurrency exchanges. We help millions of people buy and sell bitcoin, and over 20 other crypto assets every day — but our work is a whole lot more than that. We’re building an inclusive future of finance, one that opens new opportunities to learn financial literacy, store value, and build wealth for everyone.

Ready to help the next billion people experience the future of finance with us? Come on board. We have offices in San Francisco, Malta, Hong Kong, and Singapore. but we believe in you working wherever you work best. 

About the Team

The Compliance function at Okcoin is responsible for the overall compliance culture at the company. We’re a team of risk-minded problem solvers who advise the business on the company’s regulatory obligations and enterprise risk.  Our team consists of seasoned risk and compliance professionals who are based across our global offices.

 About the Opportunity:

The successful candidate will have prior data analytical or modeling experience in the financial services or FinTech industries. You’ll work closely with our other department data analysts to own the development of data models, algorithms, and event triggers to drive sophisticated customer profiling, segmentation, and personalization enhancements for the Compliance team globally.

At your core, you’ll thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, process-driven environment and be able to adapt and adjust plans on-the-fly. You must also have strong prioritization skills and willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job done. Most importantly, you’ll drive results and significantly grow and improve on our data analytics capabilities.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Facilitate internal data requests to assure quality and data integrity for external audits and exams, and to provide analysis on customer profiles and transaction activity
  • Monitor Market Surveillance activity via the Market Surveillance Platform.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in the performance of Market Surveillance.
  • Strong regulatory knowledge and experience with US regulatory requirements for financial institutions and an understanding of their impact on Market Surveillance.
  • Carry out market surveillance with the aim of finding and reporting on attempts by clients to engage in insider dealing or market manipulation across a range of market abuse typologies.
  • Leverage large data sets and advanced analytical skills to enhance research and investigations, ensuring both quantitative and qualitative analysis is incorporated into decision making.
  • Design and implement analytics strategies to convert data into actionable business intelligence
  • Build and automate key performance dashboards and metrics reporting for all Compliance processes to display insights and provide transparency about our customers and our platform
  • Map all required data points to understand the current data architecture and seek improvements, where necessary
  • Assist in defining, and developing deep insights and root cause analysis for our Compliance and Risk teams
  • Creating and maintaining operational and tools analytics in support of our operational effectiveness and tuning the efficiency of our tools
  • Craft machine learning and predictive models to drive intelligent product features
  • Collaborate across product, engineering, data science, marketing, business development, finance and our customers to help build and continuously improve the data pipeline
  • Hone your skills on data visualization to create and maintain automated dashboards

What We Look For In You:

  • BA/BS in Statistics, Computer Science or a related technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in analytics or closely related field
  • A strong intuition for crafting raw data and analysis into well-written and persuasive content along with effective communication of complex analysis to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Expertise in SQL and knowledge of cloud data environments e.g. AWS
  • Familiarity with Excel, Tableau, Looker, or similar reporting tool
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with an emphasis on teamwork, initiative, and integrity
  • Comfort with working in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple priorities simultaneously

Nice to Haves:

  • Prior experience with state money transmitter regulatory licensing requirements preferred
  • Professional AML/CTF compliance training or accreditation (CAMS)
  • Understanding of Chinese-Mandarin (speaking and writing)


Highlights of Perks and Benefits: 

  • Market competitive total compensation package
  • Comprehensive insurance package including medical, dental, vision, disability & life insurance (Company pays 100% for employee/80% for dependents)
  • 401K with company contribution
  • Flexible PTO policy, company paid holidays, and flexible hours
  • UberEats Program
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program paid in BTC
  • Company Donation Match
  • More surprises when you join!

Okcoin Statement: 

Okcoin is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, genetic information, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, national origin, age, marital status, and non-job related physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.