Wells Fargo Validation Team Lead - Operational Risk Manager 4 / Testing and Validation (T&V) in San Francisco, California

At Wells Fargo, we have one goal: to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them achieve their dreams. We’re looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you’ll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience.

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Wells Fargo’s Chief Administrative Office (CAO) consists of enterprise functions that work together to promote and protect the Wells Fargo culture and brand, and support our team members. Groups within CAO work to protect our reputation, tell our story, bolster team member engagement, connect with our customers, and bring new and innovative solutions to life. CAO functions include Commitment to Customer, Corporate Responsibility & Community Relations, Data Management & Insights, Human Resources, Marketing, and Stakeholder Relations.

The Enterprise Data Governance & Testing (EDG&T) team is responsible for development and monitoring of enterprise-wide data governance policies, frameworks and standards, reporting and analytics, enterprise-wide independent oversight of data management risk, management of data issues, and independent testing and validation to ensure compliance with the Enterprise Data Governance (EDG) Policy.

The Enterprise Data Governance & Testing team, within the Data Management & Insights (DMI) group, is seeking an experienced leader to manage the Second Line of Defense (SLOD) for Validation adherence to Enterprise Data Governance Policy Major Requirements (MRs) across the enterprise, data-related issues and Board-level milestones.


This role will focus on the management of a team of validation professionals in order to provide an independent assessment of the appropriateness, completeness, effectiveness and sustainability of corrective actions taken to address operational data risk and data-related compliance issues, as well as DMI Board-level Milestones (BLMs). This role will ensure the execution of validation activities is in accordance with enterprise Operational Risk and Compliance Testing & Validation Standards and aligned with the Testing & Validation Center of Excellence (T&V COE). This leader will be responsible for strategic validation plan development, ensuring proper scope and coverage, and credibly challenging business partners in order to provide quality validation results that improve business practices. This individual will also have responsibility for managing project communications / reporting to leadership and will manage a broad range of professional relationships and key contacts across the enterprise.

*This position reports directly to: the Head of Enterprise Data Management Testing & Validation. * Other key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Managing the Validation of data issues identified through EDG&T testing to assess the appropriateness, completeness, effectiveness, and sustainability of corrective actions taken to address data management risk issues and independent verification of remediation and / or mitigating controls, and sustainability, for data issues (as defined by the Issue Management Policy)

  • Managing the Validation of DMI Board Level Milestones (BLMs), except BLMs owned by Report Mapping & Issue Identification (RMII), Technology, or EDG&T Testing & Validation as these will be validated by other responsible areas such as COSO and the T&V COE

  • Oversee the planning and validation testing within required timeframes and in accordance with established processes and procedures including the Operational Risk and Compliance Testing and Validation Standards and Procedures

  • Communicate the validation process, status, and results to business and risk partners

  • Provide credible challenge and recommendations resulting from validation work to risk and business partners

  • Facilitate an efficient and valued validation review process

  • Lead and inspire the Validation team and attract, develop, retain and maintain appropriate staff levels

Data Management and Insights (DMI) is transforming the way that Wells Fargo uses and manages data. Our work enables Wells Fargo to empower and inform our team members, deliver exceptional experiences for our customers, and meet the elevated expectations of our regulators. The team is responsible for designing the future data environment, defining data governance and oversight, and partnering with technology to operate the data infrastructure for the company. This team also provides next generation analytic insights to drive business strategies and help meet our commitment to satisfy our customers’ financial needs.

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As a Team Member Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will:

  • Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them

  • Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks

PREFERRED LOCATIONS: Preferred locations Charlotte, NC, Minneapolis, MN, San Francisco, CA and open to other locations throughout the US.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in compliance, operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk), or a combination of both; or 10+ years of IT systems security, business process management or financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in compliance, operational risk management, or a combination of both

  • 5+ years of management experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to articulate complex concepts in a clear manner

  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization

How to Express Interest in This Job: Wells Fargo invites you to apply for this job at https://employment.wellsfargo.com/psp/PSEA/APPLICANTNW/HRMS/c/HRSHRAM.HRSAPPSCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRSAPPJBPST&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=5394115&PostingSeq=1.

All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.