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MUFG Union Bank Sanction Technology, Vice President in Charlotte, North Carolina


Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world (as ranked by S&P Global, April 2018) with total assets of over $2.9 trillion (106.2 (JPY) as of March 30, 2018) and 150,000 colleagues in more than 50 countries. In the U.S., we’re 13,000 strong, working together to positively impact every customer, organization, and community we serve. We achieve this by delivering on our values, putting people first, fostering long-term relationships built on honesty and mutual understanding, and inspiring the best in each other. This is all part of our inclusive, high-performing culture supported by Total Rewards that include our cash balance pension plan. Join a team that’s working to fulfill its vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group

Sanction Technology, Vice President

Job Summary

Reporting into the Head of Sanction Technology you will partner with Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) Technology Oversight team to deliver solutions with the highest quality and clarity. Responsible for developing an environment of collaboration and partnership between technology and GFCD. In this role, you will direct a team implementing and maintaining solutions for sanction screening platforms. Perform duties of Senior Technical Leader, which may include leading multiple Sr. Systems Development and Delivery Managers. Working in a well-defined SDLC, ensures that all project work including requirements, design, and code are completed with the appropriate level of detail and quality. Has a deep hands on developer or engineering background and is able to drill down and on technology issues and challenge design details at all levels. Identifies risks and challenges to delivering projects resolving and advancing as appropriate.

Major Responsibilities:

  • You will lead teams of employees, contractors, and vendors to ensure development, maintenance, modifications and implementation of applications programs and services are performed within project achievement dates.

  • You will partner with PMO organization during project planning to develop staffing plan, budget, and project timelines.

  • You will drive the requirement documentation with business and BAs to define the scope and cover all aspects of the project.

  • You will engage multiple internal technology teams including infrastructure, middleware, DBA, and UNIX admin to design and maintain solutions, provide appropriate staffing levels to projects, and debug technology issues as they arise.

  • You will be responsible for the delivery of all project documents including functional and detailed design documents ensuring that the design meets the desired requirements to deliver to development teams.

  • You will own all design and architectural decisions and challenge design details to achieve the appropriate level of detailed analysis.

  • You will lead development, testing, and implementation phases ensuring that all work meet expectations.

  • You will handle multiple vendors, negotiates and ensures consistency to SOWs

  • You will review analysis performed by business and systems analysts and subordinate managers to consider all aspects of the project development phase.

  • You will assess the impact of new application systems, technology, physical location changes and priority changes on contingency plan.

  • You will be responsible for analyzing exposure/risk/vulnerability of applications to the overall success and existence to the Bank along with providing applications needed to support the essential needs of the Bank in times of system failure or disaster.

  • You will develop short-medium term goals and objectives for staff. Will perform the standard managerial functions such as performance appraisals, salary increases, transfers, promotions, new hires and terminations of staff members as needed. This role will also establish criteria to measure group performance.

  • Be knowledgeable of regulations governing Risk and Security technology

  • Strong knowledge of the inherent risks with current Compliance practices

  • Ability recognize a crisis when it happens and know how to lead in a crisis

  • Ability to encourage and motivate others

  • Ability to educate peers and partners on the value of IT


  • Bachelor’s degree. M.B.A. or M.S. is desired

  • Requirement of 10 years or 15 plus years of IT management and business/industry work experience; typically have at least 10 years of experience managing multiple, medium to large, multi-functional teams with ability to influence senior to executive level management and key partners.

  • Payment/Wires Processing technology or Compliance technology experience building Sanctions and OFAC technology globally

  • Experience with UNIX, Java, MQ

  • Experience implementing projects in Agile methodologies

  • Experience with sanction list data providers such as Dow Jones, World-Check, or Accuity is a plus

  • Experience with sanction screening platforms such as Hotscan, Fircosoft, or Bridger is a plus

  • ACAMS certified is a plus

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.

A conviction is not an absolute bar to employment. Factors such as the age of the offense, evidence of rehabilitation, seriousness of violation, and job relatedness are considered in all employment decisions. Additionally, it’s the bank’s policy to only inquire into a candidate’s criminal history after an offer has been made. Federal law prohibits banks from employing individuals who have been convicted of, or received a pretrial diversion for, certain offenses.

Job: Systems / Technology

Primary Location: NORTH CAROLINA-Charlotte

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10028699-WD