Senior Data Analyst, Financial Crimes Technology

Senior Data Analyst, Financial Crimes Technology

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

The Financial Crimes Technology team at Block finds and reports financial crimes activity across Cash App and Square. We work globally with partners in business, engineering, counsel, and product to provide a safe user experience for our customers while minimizing and potentially eliminating bad activity on our platform.

You will report to the Financial Crimes Technology - Business Intelligence Lead. As a Senior Data Analyst, you will partner with Compliance Operations, Product, and Engineering teams to design, build, and test various data solutions.

You will:

  • Work with non-technical partners and product teams to understand their needs, translate business requirements into applicable data requirements, and come up with data driven solutions.

  • Perform ad-hoc analytical projects that will power real-time and long-term solutions for business problems.

  • Design and operationalize monitoring queues that detect suspicious activity across different Cash App products.

  • Lead projects working with compliance and various teams to diagnose complex problems and develop compelling, data-driven recommendations that improve suspicious activity detection.

  • Build metrics dashboards that support compliance operations teams by demonstrating health of the queueing infrastructure and data quality.


You have:

  • 5+ years of related experience; or 3+ years and a Master's degree; or equivalent work experience.
  • High proficiency in SQL (Snowflake, BigQuery, MySQL or similar) and one or more data visualization tools like Looker or Tableau; Airflow,Github, Python familiarity is a plus.
  • Experience using data to solve complex, ambiguous, high-impact, cross-functional problems.
  • Vision to proactively assess potential challenges and manage projects in a fast-­paced, evolving organization along with the ability to bring data to life for any audience through data visualization.
  • Experience with financial crimes compliance systems, technologies and processes, especially AML transaction monitoring typologies and rules is a big plus.
  • Ability to design ETLs and scalable data models is a big plus. 
  • An interest in advancing Cash App's vision of building products for economic empowerment.

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page

Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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