: Sanctions Investigations and Intelligence Manager


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking a motivated, highly-organized, detail-oriented candidate with impeccable judgment and management skills to join the Payments Compliance Team. The Sanctions Investigations and Intelligence Managers remit will include, but is not limited to: acting as a point of escalation and subject matter expert on a range of sanctions compliance processes. You will work collaboratively with a dynamic group of cross-functional stakeholders including but not limited to Legal, Product, Engineering, Finance, and Marketing. You will create innovative scalable proactive investigative and intelligence processes to harness the "transactional" power of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and other Facebook companies. You will lead a group of analysts focused on escalations, referrals, proactive platform searches, curating content for internal watch lists, and ensuring timely completion of high risk sanctions reviews. You will partner with legal and product resources to design and execute the screening and investigative support for new launches of unique one-time product offerings. You will help Facebook Payments ensure that its compliance policies, internal controls and systems help Facebook in its mission to "bring the world closer together."In this role, you will lead investigators as well as investigation activity across multiple platforms to ensure that it falls within acceptable parameters established by governing bodies. Create consistent, well established, documented, and rationalized processes/procedures that are supported by regulatory and industry guidance and requirements. Provide support and subject matter expertise during internal audits, third party reviews, and regulatory exams for escalations, investigations, and intelligence areas globally. Manage resources across the globe. You will lead escalation efforts with sanctions counsel, as well as lead and/or coordinate research stemming from legal requests. Ensure appropriate reporting of operations and escalations metrics, as well as responsible for providing updates to management as well as executive management. Ultimately responsible for the timely completion of sanctions escalations and sanctions high risk reviews. Note: The candidate must be fluent in US, IR, and EU sanctions regulations and comfortable in performing regulatory research as/when needed.

Required Skills

  • Act as the point of escalation for analysts to surface potentially illegal activity, global watch list matches, or activity in violation of the economic and trade sanctions administered by OFAC as well as other economic sanctions regimes
  • Produce timely and accurate management information to assist decision-making processes within the team and cross-functionally
  • Work collaboratively with like-minded cross functional partners to leverage tools and functionality to continuously develop the payments investigative processes
  • Monitor trends and patterns within the defined process area to identify upstream risk and taking appropriate action to mitigate such risks
  • Liaise with external stakeholders and industry groups to remain up to date on industry trends and patterns
  • Respond to Requests for Information from downstream and partner Financial Institutions
  • Apply analytic techniques to complex information sets in order to make logical and supported recommendations
  • Develop deep cross-functional partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders in order to enhance investigative processes provide and minimize risk
  • Liaise with vendors to ensure effective operation and implementation of solutions
  • Create innovative scalable proactive investigative and intelligence processes while harnessing the transactional power of Facebooks product suite
  • Regulatory reporting, management reporting, operational metrics, visibility, communication, and sharing achievements

Employee Testimonials

Edward Fagin (Photo credit: Ryan Mack)
Edward Fagin
Engineering Manager

I'm an engineering manager on our real-time infrastructure team, and my team focuses on GraphQL Subscriptions — a component of the widely-used GraphQL open source query language for APIs — that makes it easier for engineers to build real-time features into their products. At Facebook, this framework powers a number of features that people use every day, including comment-typing indicators and streaming reactions on live videos.

At Facebook, you have the opportunity to contribute to an incredibly wide range of infrastructure projects. While our engineers have a variety of expertise, they share a passion for solving complex engineering challenges at scale. It's humbling to know that everything you work on can potentially impact more than two billion people around the world.

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Vaneeta Singh
Engineering Manager

We develop the network software for Facebook applications on iOS and Android platforms. This includes measuring and improving performance, reliability, security, and efficiency of network communication with Facebook servers. Getting the most out of a diverse set of worldwide mobile networks, and millions of handsets with a wide range of hardware capabilities is challenging as well as fun. All this while we play good citizens in these networks and are mindful of the device battery, storage, and data consumption.