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R166598 Posted 03/17/2023

Senior Associate, Risk Specialist

Richmond, Virginia | McLean, Virginia
  • Category Risk Management
  • Experience Sr. Associate
  • Primary Address Richmond, Virginia


West Creek 3 (12073), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

Senior Associate, Risk Specialist

As a Sr. Risk Specialist in Capital One’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Analytics and Innovation (A&I)  group, you will apply your AML subject matter expertise, influence, and analytical skills to our highest profile AML projects and processes in the Customer Data space. You will be responsible for partnering with stakeholders within and outside the AML program to develop and implement cutting edge solutions to ensure Capital One’s continued stability and success in identifying unusual account activity. 

Sr Risk Specialists partner with various teams to ensure high quality Customer Data to support various AML usages in an open, collaborative environment where new ideas and solutions are both welcomed and rewarded.

Sr Risk Specialists at Capital One are highly motivated AML professionals with excellent financial crime investigation, process  management, database management and communication skills. They have a high level of exposure and the opportunity to work with stakeholder groups and leadership to create and implement innovative solutions that capitalize on opportunities, drive efficiency, and address areas of risk.


  • Research data issues using SQL and other methods to determine root cause and/or patterns that would be beneficial in resolving the issues.  

  • Partner with analyst teams as an AML subject matter expert to support the deployment, monitoring, and maintenance of new and existing suite of data quality controls to ensure high quality data for various AML usages

  • Oversee data issue resolution lifecycle from identification through issue closure by collaborating with internal Tech partners, downstream usage owners and Line of Business data producers to research and remediate data exceptions.

  • Collaborate effectively across the AML Program and with internal stakeholder groups, such as the Line of Business data producers, Advisory, and Model owners to deliver powerful outcomes

  • Contribute to, edit, and deliver presentations that communicate recommendations, proposals, or project statuses to senior leaders and key stakeholder

  • Support data management responsibilities to comply with Enterprise Data Management Standards

  • Maintain documentation for multiple controls to maintain control effectiveness; support testing, audit, and regulatory examinations

  • Support ad hoc requests and projects as needed; including using SQL to providing needed data, assist with LOB research requests, providing support to other AML teams, etc

  • Research and investigate exceptions and anomalies in data to determine root cause  including accessing multiple files and sources.  

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent certification

  • At least 1 year of experience working in an agile environment

  • At least 1 year of experience in writing scripts in SQL

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Military Experience 

  • At least 1 year  experience managing JIRA stories

  • At least 1 year of experience working with enterprise data management tools such as Exchange, DMSR

  • At least 2 years of experience working with common programming languages such as SQL, python, or open source technology

  • At least 2 years experience in AML, Compliance, Risk Management 

  • Experience with Google Sheets; (vlookup; IF calculations; Pivot Tables)

  • CAMS or CFE Certification

  • Business Process Experience

  • Strong critical thinking skills with ability to independently problem-solve issues with minimal guidance 

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively to audience across all levels

  • Strong relationship building and influencing skills, and experience working in a matrix organization

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 theCapital 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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