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Wells Fargo Operational Risk Consultant 5 - Technology Control in Des Moines, Iowa

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At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Wells Fargo Technology sets IT strategy; enhances the design, development, and operations of our systems; optimizes the Wells Fargo infrastructure footprint; provides information security; and enables continuous banking access through in-store, online, ATM, and other channels to Wells Fargo’s more than 70 million global customers.

Operational Risk Consultant Description

Welcome to Wells Fargo. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and motivate the most talented people - those who care and who work together as partners across business units and functions. We value and promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business and at every level of our organization.

At Wells Fargo, we invest in our people. Our diverse lines of business offer unique opportunities to expand your knowledge and advance your career.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team and function committed to providing Wells Fargo with world-class technology risk management. The Operational Risk Group continues to build out a world-class technology risk management capability.

The Payments, Virtual Solutions, Innovation and Branch Technology (PVSI&BT) Control Team, within the first line of defense Technology Control organization, supports the PVSI&BT Division and CIO. A successful candidate for this role will have the ability to comprehend technical issues, determine root cause and impacts, understand proposed remediation plans, articulate complex concepts in a clear manner, influence change and have the ability to work in a fast paced deadline driven environment with excellent communication skills.

As a team member, this position will:

  • Help identify and assess risk for the Technology Division

  • Analyzing program/project requirements against the proposed solutions to determine technology risk levels, control weaknesses and to evaluate the risk of solutions not meeting requirements

  • Reviewing mitigation/remediation plans and providing advice on mitigation effectiveness and alternative mitigation approaches

  • Support Technology Executives and their team members on risk related matters

  • Performing review of programs/projects according to risk program requirements and deadlines

  • Ensure Strategic success for Technology and Business Partners

  • Ensure appropriate technology risk management coverage

  • Credible challenge on people, process and systems to ensure maximum business results and effective risk mitigation strategies

  • Producing management reporting as applicable

  • Effectively collaborating with business partners in the first-line-of-defense (FLOD), second line of defense (SLOD), audit and information security

  • Working with stakeholders to ensure each has the tools, processes and expertise to effectively manage technology risks

  • Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with the line of business, corporate regulatory and operational risk and compliance peers

  • Ensuring that critical programs and projects remain aligned to the technology risk management strategy and functional framework

  • Review from risk perspective new products, solutions, projects and programs

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in compliance, operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk), or a combination of both; or 10+ years of IT systems security, business process management or financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in compliance, operational risk management, or a combination of both

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization

  • Experience defining and/or developing business initiatives that require integration of multiple technology systems

  • Experience monitoring industry, technology and regulatory trends to determine business impacts

  • Ability to manage large-scale initiatives including stakeholders across business and technical teams

  • Process design or improvement experience

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time

Job Expectations:

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time

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All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.