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Director - Enterprise Architecture Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
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Apr 6, 2023

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Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Director - Enterprise Architecture Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Capital One's aims to be enabled by the right data, programs, and infrastructure to effectively manage risk for the Enterprise Architecture organization. We do this by having the right culture, talent, and skills. We lead, advise and innovate on top transformational initiatives across the businesses we support in the first line of defense.

As a Director in Capital One's Enterprise Architecture Governance, Risk and Controls organization, you will apply your leadership and analytical skills to our highest profile Risk Management projects. You will lead a team of Process Managers, Project Managers and Risk Specialists and act as a thought leader working across the enterprise to develop and implement cutting edge risk and governance solutions to ensure Capital One's continued stability and success. Directors in Capital One's Enterprise Architecture organization partner with Executives and lines of business to drive organizational change in order to better manage the Company's Risk in an open, collaborative environment where new ideas and solutions are both welcomed and rewarded. They have a high level of exposure across lines of business and the opportunity to work with Executives to create and implement innovative solutions to identify and mitigate potential technology and architecture risks to the Company.

Specifically, the Enterprise Architecture function seeks to establish an effective architecture practice to provide the shared vision of the future that links business and technical strategy through a customer-centric, domain-oriented view. Such shared visions enable driving towards the same goals, building or buying the right things, and building them the right way, while flexibly adapting to changes in business needs and technology capabilities, thereby resulting in operational efficiency and improved risk while embracing freedom to innovate.

Successful candidates will demonstrate a proven track record of project and program delivery; change resiliency to maintain momentum in a dynamic, fast-paced and complex environment and among competing priorities; and strong partnership and communication skills to engage and influence critical stakeholders. This role is ideal for someone with strong leadership skills, who is capable of driving transformational change and delivering game-changing value. The preferred candidate will have experience working in Compliance, Technology, or Risk Management organizations within a major financial institution or technology company, with a solid understanding of process management frameworks, risk and control methodology, regulatory requirement management and applicability, and control operating and design effectiveness testing.

  • Design and maintain a risk management framework enabling line of sight and governance to both processes and platforms
  • Design and maintain a highly automated control program with preventive controls, and real time monitoring and alerting
  • Perform critical assessments on risk categories to mitigate risk to the company
  • Perform extensive gap assessments and create recommendations to ensure smart business decisions
  • Use analytical skills to conduct Risk Process Improvement, Process Design & Process Excellence
  • Large scale Process Management/Governance
  • Consult with Executives to determine interaction model with Lines of Business to create positive relationships
  • Work with dynamic teams on Departmental Process Management & Execution

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • At least 5 years of experience in Project or Process Management
  • At least 3 years experience in Operations or Risk Management
  • At least 2 years experience in People Management

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree
  • 5+ years of experience as a Project or Process Manager within the financial services industry
  • 5+ years experience in Operations or Risk Management
  • 5+ years experience in People Management
  • Business Process Management certification, Six Sigma Lean, Green Belt or Black Belt certification, Compliance Certification (CRCM)

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

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

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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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).


We Don’t Only Think Big Things—At Capital One, We Do Big Things.

You’re dedicated to your career. You deserve professional satisfaction and personal fulfillment. You belong at Capital One.

Here, every day brings another chance to do impactful work that matters: helping millions of customers confidently manage their money, building stronger communities and delivering truly disruptive tech. You’ll give your all alongside some of the brightest, most resilient people in the industry—and in return, you’ll enjoy the growth opportunities, support, flexibility and benefits you need for an exhilarating life both on and off the job.

Be inspired. Be yourself. That’s #LifeAtCapitalOne.

Creating a Culture of Belonging

At Capital One, we value diversity, inclusion and belonging at our core. We’re building a place of belonging—where everyone can feel seen, heard, valued and free to be their authentic selves. We want to be a place of opportunity—where associates from all backgrounds innovate for our customers and communities, and build meaningful, fulfilling careers.

We endeavor to be a welcoming and inspiring place for all. We seek and embrace diversity. And we’re committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, focused on increasing the representation of underrepresented groups, strengthening our culture of inclusion and belonging and harnessing our scale to invest in our communities.

We’re focused on three core principles to advance diversity, inclusion and belonging across Capital One:

Create a culture of belonging where everyone can thrive and innovate

Attract and develop talent from all backgrounds and experiences

Ensure our systems and programs promote fairness and equity

Get a career with more at Capital One.  Discover it for yourself today.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, disability or other protected status.


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