Offers “Amazon”

Expires soon Amazon

Sanctions Risk Specialist

  • Internship
  • Seattle (King)
  • Teaching

Job description


Amazon seeks an experienced investigator superstar to be part of a centralized Denied Party Screening team (DPS).

Amazon has a diverse set of global businesses, and each business has some level of compliance requirements across multiple areas, including Sellers, Retail, Trade, Human Resources, Tax, Social Responsibility, and others. While the responsibility for maintaining compliance is with the individual business areas, this team will ensure that an effective compliance program is in place to validate each business has identified their regulatory responsibilities and established effective processes, controls and self-testing to understand current status of compliance and identify gaps.

The Sanctions Risk Specialist position focuses on accomplishing production goals and will work closely with the Operations Management Team in DPS. Individual problem-solving and analytical skills are used to authenticate and make determinations on customers and complex transactions and accounts. Nearly all decisions are expected to be made independently and with a high degree of accuracy following standard operating procedures (SOP’s).

This position performs a 2nd level review function from escalation decisions from the Tier 1 workforce, assists with responding to audits and outside inquiries, offers guidance, feedback and support for investigators and other operations team members working in Denied Parties and Sanctions compliance investigations. The position will help the business comply with applicable OFAC and other agencies laws and regulations, investigate and mitigate risk, and adhere to company policies and procedures.

Key functions of the role include:
· Investigate denied parties and sanctions potential matches that arise from Amazon’s screening solution to support various business units.
· Participate in ongoing customer due diligence.
· Assist in identifying gaps and training opportunities for escalations that come through the operations and compliance workflows.
· Assist with onboarding, training and mentoring new hires.
· Drive operational metrics reconciliation with the DPS leadership.


· Fluency in French language.
· Analytical and problem solving skills with a can do attitude and willingness to roll up sleeves.
· Experience working with geographically distributed teams within a complex international organization.
· Sense of accountability and sound professional judgment.
· Maintain individual accountability for performance metrics, ensuring ever-increasing levels of productivity and accuracy against established benchmarks.
· Ability to make decisions in a timely manner with incomplete or ambiguous information.
· Maintain the confidentiality of all information obtained during the investigations process.
· Ability to identify, communicate, and champion process improvement opportunities which will benefit internal and external customers.
· CAMs certification.
· High levels of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information.
· Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit

Desired profile


Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor's Degree.
· Minimum 2-5 years of hands-on experience in suspicious activity monitoring, fraud investigations or denied parties and sanctioned country screening within a large company or financial services environment.
· Working knowledge of U.S. denied parties and sanctioned country laws and regulations.

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