Lead Operational Risk Specialist

at Discover Bank in New Castle, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you'll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it - we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies.We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.


Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.


Job Description

What You'll Do

Perform first line of risk-defense functions. Work to minimize operational, legal, and compliance risks.

Identify risks that have a direct impact on the business.

How You'll Do It

Identify emerging compliance and legal risk impacting the company and communicate them to management.

Support the implementation and enhancement of projects and initiatives.

Assist with the management of internal and external examinations. Ensure compliance with internal standards, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices.

Design and conduct peer reviews of test steps for controls. Tests the operating effectiveness of controls to mitigate risk.

Lead the execution of business unit testing and monitoring. Enhance and manage control documentation. Perform database and tracking mechanisms. Ensure the validity of data and auditing guidelines.

Meet with Control Owners to understand their controls. Request evidence to execute tests of controls.

Provide guidance and direction to team members.

Develop, implement, and maintain audit and compliance review plans.

Manage process reviews to measure compliance and risk. Create and implement process review plans for new processes in enterprise operations. Ensure ongoing relevance of plans and sample sizes.

Qualifications You'll Need

The Basics

Bachelor's degree in business, organizational behavior, law

In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in business, operations, audit, compliance, law


Bonus Points If You Have

Master's degree in business, organizational behavior, law

Lean Six Sigma

Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager

Certified Internal Auditor

CAMS: Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist

CIPP: Certified Information Privacy Professional






What are you waiting for? Apply today!


The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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Job Posting: 845552

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Sep 23, 2021