Sanctions Specialist

(Dublin, Ireland)

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Through our growing family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that helps billions of people around the world connect and share what matters most to them. 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 make the world more open and accessible. Connecting the world takes every one of us—and we’re just getting started.

Facebook is seeking a motivated, highly-organized, detail-oriented candidate with impeccable judgment to join the Payments Compliance Team in Dublin. Reporting to the Global Head of Sanctions the role will include acting as a point of escalation and subject matter expert on all things sanctions related. You will work collaboratively with a dynamic group of XFN stakeholders including but not limited to Legal, Product, Engineering, Finance and Marketing. You will create innovative scalable compliance systems and processes to harness the “transactional” power of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and other Facebook companies. You will help Facebook Payments ensure that its compliance policies, internal controls and systems help Facebook in its mission to “make the world more open and connected.”


  • Acting 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
  • Conducting detailed investigations into potentially suspicious behaviour and diligently documenting your findings and recommendations
  • Apply analytic techniques to complex information sets in order to make logical and supported recommendations
  • Producing timely and accurate management information to assist decision-making processes within the team and cross-functionally
  • Consistently seeking operational efficiencies through process enhancements and policy improvements
  • Monitoring trends and patterns within the defined process area to identify upstream risk and taking appropriate action to mitigate such risks
  • Liaising with vendors to ensure effective operation and implementation of solutions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Relevant BA/BS qualification
  • 3+ years experience conducting research and investigations related to Fraud, Anti-Money Laundering, Customer/Enhanced Due Diligence investigation or verifications
  • Superior analytical and investigative skills combined with the ability to navigate through large amounts of data in order to report critical information
  • Ability to communicate complex information accurately, clearly and quickly to all levels
  • Ability to work efficiently with an attention to detail in investigations, analysis, and writing
  • Must possess and maintain an ACAMS certification, or be able to do so within one year

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