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TSR is a relationship-based, customer-focused IT and technical services staffing company.

For over 40 years TSR, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, TSR Consulting Services, have prospered in the Information Technology staffing business, earning the respect of companies both large and small with well refined candidate screening, timely placement, and a real understanding of the right skill sets required by our clients.

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Transaction Monitoring

Job Description

  • Location: Whippany, NY
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #75456

Our client, a leading financial company is hiring a Transaction Monitor on a contract basis.

Work Location:
Whippany, NJ – Hybrid

Knowledge/Skills Required/Education:

  • Several years’ experience in utilizing analytical/data science tools for data exploration, analysis, and visualization – ideally within Financial Services / Financial Crime or a similar field.
  • Experience in development of data visualizations/dashboards; preferably Tableau or similar (such as Qlikview, Qliksense, PowerBI)
  • Hands on experience of common Data Science tools, libraries, and languages (SQL, Python, R, Scala, Spark)
  • Degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Maths, Statistics, Physics, or similar appropriate Degree
  • Excellent MS Office skills, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

  • In-depth understanding of Financial Institution data (e.g. Customer/Account, Transactional, Payment), systems and flows.
  • Exposure to common Transaction Monitoring systems (Actimize SAM, Oracle Mantas, Fortent etc…)
  • Familiarity of Big Data / Data Lake technologies such as Apache Hadoop Spark, Hive, Impala etc…
  • Knowledge of the UK and Global Financial Crime regulatory framework
  • An appreciation of Financial Crime, Market Surveillance, AML and transaction monitoring/detection and the systems/processes, including an understanding of AML and terrorist financing trends and typologies


  • Provide services to the trading entities of client to support the Heads of Financial Crime discharge their responsibilities in relation to Financial Crime Compliance.
  • Offer a broad range of support services ranging from risk assessment, assurance, correspondent banking, investigation, and surveillance activities.
  • Maintain, enhance and govern Surveillance & TM capabilities across all business lines.
  • Meet its regulatory obligation to effectively monitor customer transactions and/or employee behavior, identifying potentially suspicious activity.
  • Ensure that the Surveillance & TM automated solutions are suitably fit for purpose, maintained, and optimized in accordance with the requirements of client risk appetite.
  • Work with colleagues to support the development, implementation and optimization of Global Surveillance solutions and capabilities, including;
  • Supporting regular review & optimization of Surveillance & TM solutions (vendor or bespoke), maximizing effectiveness and efficiency, and ensuring a risk-based approach is taken.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of strategic investment projects, providing clear requirements, acting as the ‘voice of the customer’ and taking responsibility for ensuring that the end product is of a high standard.
  • Developing and operationalizing bespoke monitoring and oversight solutions within our Financial Crime Data Lake (FIDA), including rules, models, typologies, profiles, and dashboards
  • Ensuring Surveillance & TM solutions are rigorously built and embedded into routine processes, enabling proactive identification of money laundering and financial crime risks.
  • Building and maintaining ongoing feedback loop from key business areas/processes and ensure that requirements are incorporated into developing and optimizing solutions.
  • Develop new / innovative methods to visualize effectiveness of Surveillance & TM solutions.
  • Support the development of the Financial Crime Data Lake (FIDA) to ensure that it fulfils the requirements of the transaction monitoring team and the wider Financial Crime function, including;
  • Ensuring that all relevant data has been correctly sourced, enriched, integrated and architected so that it can be leveraged for Surveillance & TM related development and analytics.
  • Supporting the identification and onboarding of new and relevant datasets based on the requirements of the Financial Crime function.
  • Providing SME knowledge on FIDA data relevant to Surveillance & TM requirements
  • Leveraging the enriched data available in FIDA, in conjunction with the data science sandbox, to develop Surveillance & TM solutions.
  • Collaborate with Global Surveillance leads and key Business, Operational, Technology and Financial Crime stakeholders to understand key priorities for the bank and identify opportunities to enhance existing data/infrastructure/capabilities/processes, to maximize effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Lead on innovation within in the field of Surveillance & TM, and data analytics, taking inspiration from pioneering teams within client, leading peer institutions, or from different fields altogether, to enhance Surveillance & TM capabilities.

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

  • Provide ongoing specialist guidance and support to business and technical stakeholders – acting as an interpreter between business and technical areas, explaining business requirements and translating technical subject matter where appropriate.
  • Work closely with consumers of Financial Crime/Surveillance & TM data to ensure capabilities and limitations are understood correctly that data is used efficiently and effectively to deliver maximum value.
  • Maintain strong relationships with the broader Financial Crime team and agenda to inform/leverage future capabilities and drive requirements with the team.
  • Promote an environment of high quality delivery and continuous improvement – with particular focus on standardizing, automating and optimizing processes,
  • Follow appropriate governance and oversight requirements, maintaining a correct audit trail where required.

Decision-making and Problem Solving

  • Challenge existing processes and capabilities within the team, initiate and encourage improved ways of working to realize efficiencies and more reliable outputs.
  • Continuously identify relevant data sources to meet Financial Crime priorities based on the limitations of existing dataset, market leading developments and direct stakeholder feedback.
  • Work with teams in multiple business areas and jurisdictions.

Pay range: $65-$80/hr

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