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Compliance Officer

Foundry Digital

Foundry Digital

Software Engineering, Legal
Rochester, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Welcome to Foundry, a cryptocurrency pioneer dedicated to advancing decentralized infrastructure. At Foundry, we’re not waiting for a decentralized financial future — we’re building it now. By empowering institutions with the tools they need to mine and stake digital assets, we’re thoughtfully driving the industry forward with our team at the center of it all.

If you thrive on innovation, are inspired by the potential of blockchain technology and are passionate about being part of transformative global changes, then we’d love to connect. At Foundry, your skills will find purpose as you contribute to shaping the architecture of a more equitable and interconnected world through blockchain technology. Come be a vital member of the Foundry team, where your contributions will help empower a decentralized future.

DESCRIPTION: The Compliance Officer is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and passionate individual to join the team at Foundry, a subsidiary of the blockchain industry’s most prolific and active investor, Digital Currency Group.

This is a rare invitation to join a small, highly professional entrepreneurial group, with the backing of the most established player in the fast-growing crypto space.


As the Compliance Officer, reporting to the Director of Compliance, you will play a crucial role in ensuring our organization's adherence to regulatory requirements and ethical standards. Your responsibilities will involve developing and implementing comprehensive compliance programs and fostering a culture of integrity and accountability throughout the organization. By leveraging your expertise and dedication, you will contribute to building a robust compliance framework that safeguards our reputation, minimizes risks, and promotes sustainable growth.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive testing program to evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls, policies, and procedures related to compliance.
  • Review and verify all Know Your Business (KYB) onboarding applications, including any ongoing alerts, with little oversight and escalating red flags as necessary.
  • Recommend and implement enhancements to the compliance program to increase robustness and effectiveness.
  • Manage, review, and track compliance inquiries raised by internal and external clients.
  • Develop and maintain robust compliance policies, procedures, controls, and frameworks.
  • Engage cross-functionally with internal stakeholders to implement an effective compliance management program in line with the global standards and industry best practices.
  • Monitor and assess compliance with laws, regulations, and policies, including Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Sanctions, FATF Guidelines, and similar types of global regulations.
  • Track and monitor compliance reviews and investigations.
  • Support the creation of compliance reports, including reports to management, and other materials as required.
  • Lead ad hoc projects as needed, with the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

Minimum Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 7+ years of compliance, risk, or fraud experience.
  • Compliance, risk, or fraud specific certification (e.g., CAMS, CGSS, CRCM, CFE, etc.).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an ability to make complex topics easily understood.
  • Strong research, critical thinking, organizational, and writing skills.
  • Self-motivated with a commitment to excellence, accuracy, and quality.
  • Experience managing multiple projects or activities simultaneously, delivering accurate results in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight in a fast-paced organization.
  • Great sense of humor.

Preferred Qualifications; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with internal and external audits, engaging with domestic and/or international regulators.
  • Cryptocurrency or Bitcoin experience.

A range of compensation is provided for transparency, however different factors may affect this range. Some of these factors may include (but are not limited to) education, training, credentials, skills, geographic location, and experience. This range only includes base compensation and does not include other tangible benefits such as 401K match, bonuses, overtime pay, and other benefits.

Range of Compensation: $100,000 - $125,000


  • The chance to work in a fast-paced and fun start-up environment with experienced industry leaders
  • A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact
  • Competitive base salary, potential bonus and incentive compensation
  • Unlimited PTO / Flexible time off - work with your manager to take time off when you need it
  • Professional development budget with flexibility for personal and professional growth
  • Outstanding health insurance for employee, partner and dependents
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term & long-term disability coverage (Not available for India positions)
  • 401K plan with company contribution (Bermuda: Private pension plan with company contribution, Not available for India positions)
  • Flexible spending programs for medical and dependent care (Not available for Bermuda/India positions)
  • Paid parental leave


Foundry takes pride in an environment which prioritizes our people. We insist that our people first culture builds the framework for all business operations.

Employees have ample opportunities to voice thoughts, opinions, and ideas through weekly companywide meetings, monthly townhalls, and team outings and events.

We emphasize the importance of each individual through engagement, teamwork, inclusion, and diversity efforts.

Foundry is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, marital status, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit-based factors protected under federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

At Foundry, we are working toward a common goal of empowering a decentralized infrastructure. Our team is passionate about the future of finance and is looking for other like-minded individuals who share in this vision. While we are inclusive and diverse in workforce and style, we all agree that digital assets will change the world.

Foundry was created to meet the institutional demand for better capital access, efficiency, and transparency in the digital currency mining and staking industry.

As a Digital Currency Group company, Foundry taps unparalleled institutional expertise, capital, and market intelligence to provide North American bitcoin miners and global manufacturers with the resources to build, maintain, and secure decentralized networks.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.