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Lead Independent Testing Officer - Data Strategy

Company: WELLS FARGO BANK
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

About this role:

Wells Fargo is seeking a Lead Independent Testing Officer as part of Independent Testing & Validation (IT&V) Data Strategy team. Independent Testing & Validation is responsible for developing a common methodology and standards, providing governance and oversight, executing testing; and conducting horizontal reviews. The Data Strategy team is at the center of IT&V's efforts to transform into a technology and data driven organization. The Data Strategy team owns all technology deliverables for IT&V including ownership of the Enterprise Base Testing Platform and the IT&V Analytics and Automation platform.

The candidate must also have strong communication skills, analytical skills, and problem-solving abilities. The Lead Independent Testing Officer's primary goal is to deliver outstanding service and support to all Independent Testing & Validation employees conducting testing activities within the EBTP application.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead complex initiatives executing moderate to high risk or complex review activities and engagements in a matrixed environment
  • Communicate emerging risks with broad impact and act as key participant in large scale planning for Independent Testing
  • Develop and design methodologies and standards for review activities across the enterprise in alignment with the risk management framework
  • Review and research complex development and design of methodologies and standards for review activities companywide in alignment with the risk management framework
  • Ensure effective and appropriate testing, validation, and documentation of review activities for risk programs, risks and controls
  • Make decisions in complex situations requiring solid understanding of risk management framework and the risk and control environment that influence and lead enterprise testing to meet deliverables and drive new initiatives
  • Collaborate and consult with Audit, Legal, external agencies, and regulatory bodies to resolve risk related topics
  • Lead project teams and mentor individualsRequired Qualifications, US:
    • 5+ years of Independent Testing experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, military experience, educationDesired Qualifications:
      • Recent experience with testing at Wells Fargo (RCSA, ICT, TT, IV/RV); direct experience with the Enterprise Base Testing Platform (EBTP) platform preferred.
      • Strong communication skills; ability to express ideas at all levels of the organization
      • Dedication to Customer Service
      • Experience with JIRA (Agile or Security) backend functionality preferred
      • Strong analytical skills including the ability to quickly understand a variety of disparate data sources, distill complex data into analysis that drive decisions, and apply business knowledge to derive valuable insights
      • Financial industry experience
      • Risk Management experience
      • MS Office Applications experience (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
      • Experience with JIRA (Agile or Security) backend functionality preferred
      • Proficiency with SQL and data transformation techniques a plusJob Expectations:
        • The Lead Independent Testing Officer will partner with ITV test teams, Audit and other internal groups to buildout and maintain the EBTP support model and support ITV in all testing activities conducted within the EBTP application. Core responsibilities include:
        • JIRA Service Desk build out and operations
        • Maintaining Access Management procedures; processing of access reques
        • Serve as a knowledge resource for internal users of the EBTP Platform
        • Conduct exploratory analysis to achieve a strong foundational knowledge of specific business areas
        • Collaborate and consult with peers, colleagues, and managers to resolve issues and achieve goals
        • Distilling incoming Defect and Enhancement reports/requests; maintaining Enhancement and Defect queues
        • Regular JIRA Service Desk / EBTP Customer Service reporting
        • Refining and maintenance of the EBTP User Manual
        • Creating and disseminating regular communications to ITV EBTP user base (release information, outage advisories, User Manual Updates...)Job Description - Additional Language

          Preferred location(s) listed above. Other locations within the Wells Fargo footprint may be considered for current Wells Fargo employees. Corporate Risk employees who have assigned office space today can further their careers by applying for Corporate Risk roles and remain in their current location. May require approvals.

          We Value Diversity

          At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, individuals with disabilities, pregnancy, marital status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

          Employees support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit's risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.

          Candidates applying to job openings posted in US: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

          Candidates applying to job openings posted in Canada: Applications for employment are encouraged from all qualified candidates, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process.

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