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  • Posted: Sep 10, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Luno is a leading global digital currency company with a team of over 40 technology and finance experts, operating across several countries and continents. Our products and services make it safe and easy for people and businesses to store, buy, use and learn about digital currencies like Bitcoin. Our vision is to empower billions of people by bringing Bitcoi...
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    Financial Crime Analytics Analyst

    The role in a nutshell

    As a Financial Crime Analyst, you’ll be focusing on building and empowering the Financial Crime Analytics team with the Team Lead. You’ll also be working closely with other Financial Crime and Protect & Serve fleet team members. You’ll be facilitating cross-team projects, helping shape our platform to reward genuine behaviour and minimise bad behaviour, and contributing to our growth plan.

    • Our vision is to make and keep Luno the safest place on the planet to buy, sell, store and use cryptocurrency. There are three people in the team, all based in Cape Town. You will report into Charles-Hugo Petit, who is who is the FinCrime Analytics Team Lead, based in Cape Town.


    Your mission will involve 

    • Identifying problems and recommending enhancements based on the assessment of Financial Crime systems and processes.

    • Helping to build a platform which rewards good customer behaviour by reducing friction and minimises bad behaviour.

    • Helping to scale the capability and capacity of the team through the use of technology.

    • Implementing machine learning technology to leverage the use of technology.

    • Leveraging Financial Crime technologies to identify patterns which alert us to risk including:

      • Behavioral analysis risk scoring;

      • Network analysis;

      • Anti-Money Laundering systems, etc.

    • Implementing automated friction focused on:

      • Proactive monitoring;

      • Penetration;

      • Efficiency; and

      • Optimization.

    • Creating and maintaining metrics dashboards.

    • Providing input into new products from a Financial Crime analytics perspective.

    • Assisting with the preparation of reports which measure the effectiveness of the team.

    • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to define, design, and implement new tools and features from a Financial Crime analytics perspective.


    In your first six months, you will

    • Have a thorough functional understanding of Luno’s Financial Crime tools and integrations.

    • Support the execution of the Financial Crime Analytics team’s initiatives.

    • Identify and understand the challenges and propose solutions to circumvent them.

    • Gain exposure to cryptocurrency, financial crime and customer security.                                                                                                                 

      ‘ The ideal Lunaut for this role, will have’ 

    • A relevant Degree, Diploma from an accredited college/university in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Statistics, Math or a related quantitative field of study.

    • A minimum of 2 year experience in data analysis or investigative roles within Financial Services, specifically using technology to mitigate against Financial Crime or Anti-Money Laundering related risks.

    • Proven functional understanding of Financial Crime and Machine Learning technologies (Anti-Money Laundering systems, customer and transaction risk scoring, network analysis, etc.).

    • Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses of large and complex data as it relates to the project requirements in the Financial Crime space.

    Life at Luno

    If you’re looking to work on something truly global and disruptive with a forward-thinking and ambitious team that highly values diversity, teamwork, and the continuous quest for excellence, then this is an opportunity for you.

    Like the majority of the companies, Luno is currently working remotely to keep our employees safe, which means you will not be physically, but virtually onboarded for now!

    • Live long and prosper. We’ve got you covered with excellent private medical insurance. 

    • You'll be able to continuously up-skill yourself with access to free courses on Udemy, Coursera and Codecademy.

    • For the crypto fans among you (should be everyone!), you'll pay 0 fees with Luno from the day you start

    • Generous maternity / paternity leave. 

    • An annual inspiration day, over and above your annual and public holiday leave... for that pottery course you’ve always been meaning to do!

    • Work with a globally diverse team of hardworking, ambitious and friendly people on something that will truly revolutionise the financial world.

    • We have virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts to break up your day and work that other part of your brain. 

    • Work is important, but your mental health should always take priority. At Luno, we do everything we can to make sure you lead a healthy and happy life. That's why Luno gives you free access to Headspace – a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Luno on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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