Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Compliance Analyst



IT, Legal
United States
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Astra processes payments at the speed of the Internet. Through our API, developers can easily leverage accelerated settlement for a wide variety of transfers—everything from account funding to peer-to-peer transactions and business payments. Our platform is powering the next generation of fintech products and services, and we are growing rapidly.

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Compliance Analyst focused on customer onboarding and ongoing compliance operations. The position will ensure that Astra maintains a high operating standard for all compliance-related matters, specifically related to the onboarding and management of new customers and vendors. This role requires strong communication skills, technical aptitude, and the desire to improve processes and increase efficiency.

If this sounds like you, we are looking to add key early team members to join our growing team of dedicated professionals aiming to radically improve the payments space. As one of the first Astra hires, this position comes with a competitive salary, health benefits, and PTO.

You will:

  • Conduct comprehensive due diligence reviews and risk assessments of new and existing customers, including managing and organizing the audit schedule, communicating with customers, and reviewing customers for KYC compliance.

  • Enforce compliance standards by monitoring unusual activity alerts and supporting AML and Fraud reporting.

  • Help maintain functional documents and processes that govern audit procedures, both internal and as related to external audits.

  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that customer needs are met in a timely and effective manner, including engineering, customer success, and finance.

You may be a good fit for this role if you have:

  • 2-5 years of experience in compliance, including AML monitoring, KYC, Unusual Activity Reporting (UARs), audit, and customer due diligence; preferably in payments, banking, financial technology, and/or a related startup environment.

  • Knowledge of banking regulations, including but not limited to BSA/AML and Reg E

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical audiences.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to resolve customer issues.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work effectively.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with project management tools, such as Jira, Microsoft Project, or Asana.

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Looker, Tableau, and Power BI.

  • Experience with compliance and transaction monitoring software, such as Unit21 and LogicGate.

  • Familiarity with APIs, webhooks, and other integration technologies.

What it’s like to work at Astra:

Astra is solving the most challenging and foundational problems of money movement with automation, and we are seeking bright, motivated team members to help us build that future. We are a small but effective remote-first team with team members located throughout the US. We hire the right people regardless of location.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Such an environment advances long-term professional growth, creates a robust business, and supports our mission of making your financial life simple and automated. As part of the Astra team, your voice will be heard, your contributions will matter, and your unique background and experiences will be celebrated.

Astra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and will also consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.

Our people are everything, our core values are real, and our mission is ambitious. Join us!

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive Salary: $65k-$90k

  • 15 days of PTO and 5 sick days

  • 10 paid holidays

  • Company-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance

  • A monthly cell phone stipend

  • Employee stock options

  • 401k matching

  • Parental leave

  • Being a part of a really cool team