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Sr., BSA/AML Data Analyst

Green Dot

Green Dot

IT, Data Science
United States · Remote
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023

We’re looking for talented professionals, anywhere in the United States, to join us in bringing smart money management and payment solutions to everyone’s fingertips.

At Green Dot, we are evolving to a new and permanent “Work from Anywhere” model designed to maximize the benefits of remote work, promote and enable a strong culture of performance and connectedness, and attract the best and brightest talent who align with our entrepreneurial spirit and mission.



The Sr. BSA/AML Data Analyst is responsible for using transactional monitoring knowledge, and data & analytical skills to ensure GDC’s BSA/AML/OFAC program is commensurate with a federally-regulated Bank Holding Company, to improve the BSA/AML/OFAC Controls at Green Dot, to help identify, assess, and defend against emerging and evolving financial threats to our card and accountholders, as well as from our products and services, and to enhance and improve overall process and team efficiency and consistency across all Green Dot payment platforms, products and services.


  • Create, update and analyze issues related to SQL queries to assist BSA investigation team in pulling transactional and customer data.
  • Provide analysis on large data needs related to management requests or BSA investigations.
  • Create, code and update SQL based rules per BSA leadership needs.
  • Support managements needs by creating or updating streamlined data extracts to identify KPIs, KRIs, and other metrics.
  • Develop expertise on all BSA/AML/OFAC controls at Green Dot, including mastering all related front-end systems, applications, data sources, and back-end controls.
  • Identify efficiencies or possibilities to streamline processes and reporting needs.
  • Provide support for Law Enforcement Team with subpoena fulfillment by updating and enhancing current SQL queries.
  • Review BSA/AML monitoring rules to be familiar with logic, thresholds, and data involved with each rule.
  • Conduct investigations that require larger data pulls, data aggregation across databases and deep analysis of the data extracted.
  • Analyze data and results of existing transaction monitoring reports and determine whether to apply enhanced due diligence and/or investigation is warranted.
  • Conduct rule validation and Model Risk Management processes.
  • Review existing reporting and make recommendation on enhancements to the process to capture unusual activity while limiting false positives.
  • Use analytical skills to produce and follow leads, as well as link common or related activities, develop complete pictures of suspicious activity and uncover new trends in fraudulent behavior.
  • Perform ad hoc requests as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or related field preferred
  • Strong expertise in programming languages such as SQL, SAS, Python, etc.
  • Five years of direct SQL experience in financial services industry.
  • Three to five years of BSA/AML/OFAC-related activities in financial services industry. Fintech or money transfer experience a plus.
  • Experience conducting financial crime investigations, money laundering monitoring and/or investigations or other relevant BSA/AML experience.
  • Creative thinker, with experience in fast-paced work environment.
  • Must be able to communicate ideas effectively and concisely to all levels of Management.
  • Must be able to critically evaluate business problems/requirements and translate into analytical exercises.
  • Ability to lead and work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work on complex problems of diverse scope in a complex business environment
  • Must be able to create management reports and presentations.
  • Must be organized, efficient, and professional.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented.
  • Must be able to work comfortably and effectively with a diverse group of staff members, regulatory officials and law enforcement.




The targeted base salary for this position is $84,900 to $129,700 per year. The final compensation will be determined by a number of factors such as qualifications, expertise, and the candidate’s geographical location.


Green Dot promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We are dedicated to building a company that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work (and work environment) will be for everyone. Additionally, Green Dot provides reasonable accommodations for candidates on request and respects applicants' privacy rights.