Principal Risk Specialist

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Jun 22, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Full Time
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Risk Specialist

Have what it takes to drive change across Capital One? Do you find satisfaction in working on high-priority initiatives? If you're ready to bring your 'A' game, come join us!

Capital One is seeking an energetic, self-motivated Principal Associate to drive Enterprise Risk Management's methodology for enterprise requirements. Requirements drive action at Capital One and failure to adhere can have reputational, operational, financial, and compliance risk impacts.

This Principal Associate will contribute to the establishment and execution of strategies and processes to govern how Capital One identifies and manages its requirements. The Principal Associate will partner with stakeholders to document relevant processes that enable effective requirements management for the different types of requirements that exist. The Principal Associate will be a key contributor to establishing the methodology, assessment, and data governance needs for managing enterprise requirements. The Principal Associate will lead relevant project work, develop executive reporting, and coordinate deliverables. The Principal Associate will also be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with business partners.

Success in this position will rely heavily on working well with associates across the Corporate Policy Office and the Enterprise, identifying and executing strategies to build and improve requirement management processes, analyzing data from a variety of sources, and independently identifying risk through undefined processes or ways that are not predetermined. This role requires core strengths in Results Focus, Problem Solving, Analytical Thinking, and Communication. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working with executives, a demonstrated ability to manage processes, and an ability to assess whether processes and controls are well-designed and effective. Further, the candidate will have experience with risk methodology and an attention to detail. A commitment to collaboration and teamwork is required, while having a strong ability to influence as well as being detail-oriented and results-focused.


Contributes to the development of the strategy and executes the processes to govern and improve consistency for managing enterprise requirements. Engages in the review of requirements processes and partners with stakeholders to drive improvements

Maintains a validation calendar for review of policy adherence monitoring plan validation

Ensure issues are properly reported to business areas and remediated appropriately

Compiles and maintains metrics and analysis for reporting

Develops clear and concise communications (written and presented) and insightful and forward-looking reporting

Identifies emerging risks, process improvements, and areas for increased training

Provides effective challenge to the business where appropriate

Performs and supports detailed data analysis to include trending and issue identification

Manages work across organizational lines to achieve results and manages competing priorities

Basic Qualifications:

-High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent certification

-At least 2 years of audit, or quality assurance testing or risk management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

-Bachelor's Degree

-At least 3 years of enterprise risk management experience

-Requirement or Policy management experience

-Project management experience

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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