Operations – Operations Risk Management –Divisional Risk Management Solutions – Vice President –Salt Lake City

  • Competitive
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs USA
  • 15 Oct 18

Operations – Operations Risk Management –Divisional Risk Management Solutions – Vice President –Salt Lake City

Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading and asset management capabilities to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and control to preserve the firm's assets and its reputation. For every trade agreed, every new product launched or market entered, every transaction completed, it is Operations that develops the processes and controls that makes business flow.

We are looking for a technically minded professional with analytical skills and/or project management background. The individual should be a self-starter, with excellent communications skills, who can manage large stakeholders groups across Operations, develop creative solutions, and execute projects partnering with our Technology counterparts.

Operations Risk Management (ORM) is focused on bringing transparency to the likelihood, severity and location of risks that impact internal Operations process to protect the firm and our clients. The team works to ensure more effective risk management, through building and implementing capabilities that monitor systems, people and processes. The team also assists in managing through remediation efforts when either internal or external events challenge the quality of Operations processes.

Risk Solutions, part of ORM, is responsible for the technical design, build and innovation of core tools and infrastructure that enable the risk management objectives. The team works closely with ORM, Operations, Technology and other Federation teams to design and manage the capabilities that measure, asses and report Operations risk. Our users include the entire Operations division.


  • Manage projects, programs or portfolios of projects related to risk tools and capabilities
  • Design, develop and support key risk tools, capabilities and dashboards
  • Define a vision for executing risk management strategy from concept to final implementation; provide innovative solutions to meet the changing risk management environment
  • Build and manage relationships with key contacts and senior managers in related roles across the firm (including Operations, Technology, and other Firmwide risk groups)
  • Perform analysis of key risk measures (assess need, approach, areas of opportunity)
  • Architect new system builds and design enhancements to existing applications in Risk
  • Articulate concepts and ideas as technical requirements; produce detailed requirements documentation and obtain sign-off from stakeholders
  • Develop testing and implementation approach and manage user acceptance testing (UAT), production parallel and migration plans
  • Provide procedures and a production support framework for newly built applications or processes
  • Communicate project goals and status throughout the life-cycle of the project

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Ability to work with large datasets, data mining and modelling skills are mandatory
  • Hands-on experience with data modelling and BI tools ( e.g. Alteryx & Tableau)
  • Highly developed analytical skills with advanced automation experience using VBA
  • Analytical skills including proven experience of managing by Metrics, reporting of KRIs, KPIs etc.
  • Knowledge on Angular, Web or DASH UI skills are required
  • Use of programming / analytical tools (Visual Basic, C, SQL)
  • Ability to write detailed functional/technical specifications - knowledge of BPM,BDM or Blueprint will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of the technology development lifecycle, ability to understand process/system flows and
  • Quick learner with an innate curiosity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to pitch to junior and senior audiences
  • Team oriented with a collaborative and global outlook
  • Commercial sense and ability to multi-task
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 4 years of project management experience in business process and technology implementations (large-scale projects and/or program management is a plus)
  • Experience in Operations financial services role
  • Strong quality assurance and testing skills, including the ability to create test plans and test scripts, and track and resolve testing issues

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