About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading global financial services company headquartered in San Francisco (United States). Wells Fargo has offices in over 20 countries and territories. Our business outside of the U.S. mostly focuses on providing banking services for large corporate, government and financial institution clients. We have worldwide expertise and services to help our customers improve earnings, manage risk, and develop opportunities in the global marketplace. Our global reach offers many opportunities for you to develop a career with Wells Fargo. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you will feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. We are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Market Job Description

Department Overview:
Corporate Risk enables all Wells Fargo businesses to identify and manage risk. The team focuses on several key risk areas, including credit risk, operational risk, market risk, reputation risk, and compliance risk.

About the Role:

The Operational Risk Officer will be responsible for performing Independent Risk Management oversight activities for Information Management Risk. This includes designing, developing and executing monitoring; evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls; and communicating oversight results. Specific duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

Roles &


  • Conduct independent risk management reviews and identify control expectations with primary focus on technology and information security processes/applications.
  • Identify operational risk issues and assign risk ratings consistent with established policies and standards.
  • Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of applicable policies, procedures, processes, systems and internal controls.
  • Perform gap analysis on policy requirements for risk types aligned to various operational and technology processes.
  • Develop, implement, and support an effective control review and challenge process to provide transparency, accountability and escalation of control effectiveness.
  • Consult with frontline partners and other independent risk management teams to open issues related to control failures.
  • Validate/evaluate appropriateness, completeness, effectiveness and sustainability of corrective actions taken to address situations defined as issues.
  • Review for consistency and thoroughness, and suggest improvements for better resiliency.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to impacted stakeholders around control framework requirements aligned to technology and information security control implementation.

Essential Qualifications:

10+ years of experience in risk management (includes compliance, financial crimes, operational risk, audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, IT systems security, business process management) or 10+ years of financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in risk management demonstrated through work

Desired Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritizing skills
  • Experience testing policy and procedures/control testing
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Skills

Other Desired Qualifications:
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment, and adjust to changing priorities
  • Working knowledge of Information Management risk program
  • Enterprise-level operational risk experience and/or risk management experience in multiple lines of business

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law. We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate. 62937


At Wells Fargo, we’ve been proudly supporting military veterans and their families for more than 170 years.

We value the leadership, discipline, and skills you’ve gained through your service to our country and recognize the contributions our veteran team members bring to the table. We’re so committed to hiring and retaining military veterans, veterans with disabilities, National Guard members, and Reservists that we’ve made it our goal is to employ 20,000 veterans by 2020.

As a Wells Fargo team member, you’ll find a work culture that is team-oriented, collaborative, structured, and challenging. We support veterans transitioning from military service with a variety of job options, confidential resources, educational information, and career guidance. You may choose to join our Veteran’s Team Member Network, a group of thousands who share an interest in veterans’ matters, and that promotes greater awareness and job development within the veteran community. To learn more about opportunities at our company, please visit wellsfargojobs.com/military. Let’s talk about turning your military experience into a great civilian career.

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