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The Statistical Programmer will be responsible for the preparation of data utilized by Risk Analysts and Statisticians, the implementation of data models and scorecards, and the execution of User Acceptance Testing of internal systems and third-party deliverables. The selected candidate is also expected to interact with many other departments in the interest of achieving the overall company objectives.

Req No.
2017-3894
Western Alliance Bank
Category
Risk Management & Compliance
Phoenix
AZ

Western Alliance Bank (WAL) is seeking a Quantitative Analyst/Risk Modeler for modeling corporate (C&I) and commercial real estate (CRE) exposures for stress testing, including the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST). The commercial risk modeler will have experience and knowledge of credit loss modeling for commercial or consumer portfolios such as default models, transition models, loss-give-default models, and familiarity with various vendor models. This position will work with a senior modeler to develop the next generation of the Bank’s stress test loss forecasting models. In this role, you will contribute to the success of WAL stress testing initiatives.

Req No.
2017-3883
Western Alliance Bank
Category
Risk Management & Compliance
Phoenix
AZ

The Financial Crimes Compliance Data Analytics Manager will be responsible for assisting in developing and maintaining the Financial Crimes Compliance’s analytics and data program, providing oversight and direction on data, analytics and technology systems.  The leader in this role will be responsible for assisting FCC to gain and maintain efficiencies in various workflows, and implementing and maintaining optimization of the FCC’s monitoring tools, and increasing the capabilities in data visualization.

The Manager ensures that the Data Analytics team meets service level standards (customer service; turn-around time; risk management and regulatory compliance; audit soundness; and productivity and efficiency).    The Manager will ensure a risk-based approach in identifying and completing projects using varied research/analytical techniques, automated systems and sources of information, while ensuring adequate support is provided on highly sensitive projects such as regulatory examination, the development/deployment of detective systems, etc.  This leader will be an interface with Information Technology, assist with on-going enhancements of the BSA/AML platform and tools.  

The FCC Data Analytics Manager typically directs a small team (2-5). 

Req No.
2017-3873
Western Alliance Bank
Branch/Office Location
WAB CityScape, AZ Office 14 (WBC14)
Category
Risk Management & Compliance
Phoenix
AZ

Financial Crimes Compliance Senior Data Analysts  are responsible for assisting in maintaining and improving FCC’s analytics and technological capabilities.  Under the director the FCC Data Analytics Manager, the Analyst supports the development of processes and technological improvements to achieve efficiencies in various workflows, and implementing and maintaining optimization of the FCC’s monitoring tools, and increasing the capabilities in data visualization.

Analysts employ strong technical skills in BSA/AML and systems/database technologies to understand and communicate effectively with Information Technology and Operations teams, assisting them to understand necessary model and infrastructure requirements and solutions.

Senior Data Analysts typically work with more sophisticated or complex programming schemes and systems, and are more self-sufficient in identifying and resolving data analytics, visualizations, and data mining challenges.  They typically have several more years of experience and a deeper understanding of operational processes and requirements.

Req No.
2017-3872
Western Alliance Bank
Branch/Office Location
WAB CityScape, AZ Office 14 (WBC14)
Category
Risk Management & Compliance
Phoenix
AZ

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Analysts are responsible for reviewing accounts, customers and transactions in order to detect and identify unusual activity, thoroughly investigate such activity, and if required, prepare a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) for filing with Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). 

 

Req No.
2017-3768
Western Alliance Bank
Branch/Office Location
WAL CityScape, AZ Office 6 (WLC06)
Category
Risk Management & Compliance
Phoenix
AZ

The position of EDD Analyst is a part of Financial Crimes Compliance and reports up through the EDD Advisory Group. EDD Analysts are responsible for reviewing and assessing client information for both individuals and business entities in order to determine AML risk. Analysts will ensure that proper information is collected and verified during initial onboarding and perform various updates and reviews throughout the lifecycle of the client relationship. The Analyst will conduct independent research using various internal systems and external tools to ensure that the bank has properly identified the client, understands our client’s profile and the associated AML risks and has assigned the appropriate level of risk to that relationship.

Req No.
2017-3682
Western Alliance Bank
Category
Risk Management & Compliance
Phoenix
AZ

The position of Loan Review Officer Senior is responsible for analyzing all types of credit information pertaining to the most complex types of loans and making judgments as to the appropriateness of the grades of loans under review and critical aspects of management of loans under review; prepares workpapers and reports and occasionally presents reports to management or committees; maintains control over current workload; furnishes information relative to work performed and provides assistance to the Loan Review Manager and Director. 

Req No.
2017-3675
Western Alliance Bank
Category
Risk Management & Compliance
Scottsdale
AZ

Western Alliance Bank (WAL) is seeking a Quantitative Analyst/Risk Modeler for modeling corporate (C&I) and commercial real estate (CRE) exposures for stress testing, including the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test (DFAST). The commercial risk modeler will have experience and knowledge of credit loss modeling for commercial or consumer portfolios such as default models, transition models, loss-give-default models, and familiarity with various vendor models. This position will work with a senior modeler to develop the next generation of the Bank’s stress test loss forecasting models. In this role, you will contribute to the success of WAL stress testing initiatives.

Req No.
2017-3500
Western Alliance Bank
Category
Risk Management & Compliance
Phoenix
AZ

As part of the second line of defense for WAB, the Operations Risk Officer will be responsible for monitoring operational risk, including identification of regulatory and organizational policies and standards. The position will facilitate independent risk assessments and risk management processes to ensure they are fully documented, performed efficiently and effectively, and meet WAL business and regulatory requirements. The position will also be responsible for maintenance of the TraceRisk system, i.e. documentation, maintenance, and enhancements.

 

Working in conjunction with other stakeholders within the Bank, the Operations Risk Officer will serve as a subject matter expert advisor to management concerning operational risks involving e-Banking, Deposits, ACH, RDC, wire transfers, etc. The role will perform risk assessments of various operational risk subjects and ensure that these risks are appropriately measured and monitored in the corporate risk universe.

 

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to explain risks that are often complex and obscure to various stakeholders. This includes the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships, and inform, guide and motivate operational process stakeholders to address risks with due care and attention to detail. In addition, this individual will have a strong understanding of operational risks and mitigation controls. This role requires the ability to multi-task to keep multiple projects on track simultaneously, facilitate consensus among multiple teams (risk, ops, IT) and stakeholders to ensure work can progress in a timely manner and deliver projected business results.

Req No.
2017-3259
Western Alliance Bank
Category
Risk Management & Compliance
Phoenix
AZ

As part of the second line of defense for WAB, the Compliance and Legal Risk Officer will be responsible for monitoring compliance and legal risk, including identification of regulatory, and organizational policies and standards. The position will facilitate independent risk assessments and risk management processes to ensure they are fully documented, performed efficiently and effectively, and meet WAL business and regulatory requirements. The position will also be responsible for maintenance of the TraceRisk system, i.e. documentation, maintenance, and enhancements.

 

Working in conjunction with other stakeholders within the Bank, the Compliance and Legal Risk Officer will serve as a subject matter expert advisor to management concerning risks involving compliance and legal. The role will perform risk assessments of various compliance and legal related risk subjects and ensure that these risks are appropriately measured and monitored in the corporate risk universe.

 

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to explain risks that are often complex and obscure to various stakeholders. This includes the ability to build strong interpersonal relationships, and inform, guide and motivate process stakeholders to address risks with due care and attention to detail. In addition, this individual will have a strong understanding of compliance risks and mitigation controls. This role requires the ability to multi-task to keep multiple projects on track simultaneously, facilitate consensus among multiple teams (risk, ops, compliance, legal) and stakeholders to ensure work can progress in a timely manner and deliver projected business results.

Req No.
2017-3258
Western Alliance Bank
Category
Risk Management & Compliance
Phoenix
AZ

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