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Compliance Operations Assistant (Remote - Spain)

RemoteMadrid, Comunidad de Madrid, SpainCompliance

Job description

Tether enables businesses – including exchanges, wallets, payment processors, financial services and ATMs – to easily use reserve-backed tokens on blockchains. By leveraging blockchain technology, Tether allows you to store, send and receive digital tokens person-to-person, globally, instantly, and securely for a fraction of the cost of alternatives. Tether’s platform is built to prioritize transparency at all times.

Being anchored or “tethered” to real world currency, Tether provides protection from the volatility of cryptocurrencies. Tether is a token backed by actual assets, including USD and Euros. One Tether equals one underlying unit of the currency backing it, e.g., the U.S. Dollar, and is backed 100% by actual assets in the Tether platform’s reserve account.

Our team is fully remote and globally distributed to capture the best talent from around the world. So far our company has grown fast and stayed lean to secure its place as a leader in the space.

If you get excited about being in an industry that is breaking new ground and have confidence you can conquer the most challenging feats we'll encounter, we want to talk to you. Join us, and help lay the foundation for a decentralized future.

Job description

The primary purpose of this position is to provide operational support to the Compliance department.

This role reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and works closely with the Chief AML Compliance Officer.

The role is multi functional and requires excellent communication skill and proficiency in research, report and policy writing. Basic knowledge of anti money laundering, counter terrorist financing and international sanctions, and the concept of risk assessment is a requisite, supported by demonstrated critical thinking ability. 

The ideal incumbent will be creative and have an interest in, if not a passion for understanding blockchain technology and the concept of financial inclusion and freedom; an understanding of the concept of Bitcoin and stablecoins is an advantage. This is a unique opportunity to learn and receive training in many aspects of compliance in the blockchain, specifically the crypto environment and learn from the best.


  • Managing the Compliance Diary including scheduling mandatory regulatory reporting and registrations and meetings with the Board and Senior Management

  • Coordinating compliance related meetings with relevant stakeholders including various committee members and where applicable, keeping minutes of such meetings

  • Coordinating mandatory and ongoing training requirements and deliveries and in conjunction with compliance officers and managers drafting training materials

  • In liaison with other internal team members and stakeholders such as the Business Development and Onboarding Teams, conducting research into new product and service areas, technological compliance solutions, country specific applicable compliance laws and regulations

  • Monitoring relevant regulatory websites, news and alerts including FATF Country Risk Updates and media in respect of adverse news and maintaining a tracker of pertinent Tether Internal changes

  • Drafting reports of important regulatory and legal updates in pertinent countries

  • Drafting presentations for a variety of compliance matters

  • Managing the Policy management application and drafting new policies and procedures

  • Acting as the coordination point and providing excellent and timely customer service to internal and external stakeholders

  • Assisting with governance practices in respect of Policy and Procedure updates

Job requirements

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills proficiency
  • LLM in Law and Economics, or related fields with knowledge / specialisation on blockchain and cryptocurrency

  • Previous experience as a Legal Assistant, Paralegal, or Compliance Operations Assistant is preferred

  • The ability to think critically and proactively to solve problems

  • Good knowledge of AML, CTF and Sanctions requirements and familiarity with the FATF Guidelines and /or European or regional equivalents

  • Superb organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of Office Products and Adobe

  • Excellent knowledge of the G Suite (incl. Google Sheets, Docs, Calendar etc.)

  • The ability to work flexibly across different time zones

  • A willingness to learn

  • English as a primary language, proficiency in a second language is an advantage, particularly Spanish and/or Portuguese and/or Turkish

  • Location in the Central European Time Zone

  • Some international travel maybe required