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MUFG Union Bank Manager, Financial Crimes Innovation Solutions Engineer in Dallas, Texas

Manager, Financial Crimes Innovation Solutions Engineer - 10047063-WD


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Job Summary:

Reporting to the Global Head of Financial Crimes Innovation, this new position has been created for the purpose of establishing a Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) Operations’ component to lead the bank’s innovation efforts.

This position will be responsible for executing the Financial Crimes playbook, including ensuring a globally consistent and continuously innovative approach that engages the bank’s stake holders, financial crimes technology companies, and other related industries is followed.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Identify emerging and other innovative technology solutions in order to continually improve functional, reporting, intelligence, and analytics capabilities.

  • Serve as initial point of contact with MUFG Technology groups to establish trial environments (i.e., sandbox or production environments), including estimating internal and external costs associated with environment set up (e.g., hardware, software, storage, license, etc.) and working with architecture teams to identify optimum technical stacks for both innovation trials and production implementation.

  • Responsible for being a technical expert, innovator, and strategic thought leader for technology engineering discipline such as applications, micro-services, network, information security, database, operating systems, or web technologies.

  • Knowledge and experience applying key technology advancements such as Cloud & Big Data, Graph Technology, and/or AI/Machine Learning.

  • Monitor areas of innovation in the banking industry for proactive financial crime risk identification and ascertain suitability for implementation within MUFG, including applying knowledge and experience of technology advancements such as Cloud and Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (e.g., machine learning, link analysis, graph analytics, NLP, OCR).

  • Perform continuous evaluation of available solutions that are active in the marketplace or financial space.

  • Serve as the initial point of contact for vendors soliciting business with the Technology Division.

  • Translate advanced technology experience, the enterprise technological environment, and strategic technological opportunities and requirements into technical engineering solutions.

  • Develop, maintain, and report on evaluative processes to bank management.

  • Engage other members of the Financial Industry (FI) through the 314 process to coordinate innovation across the industry.

  • Manage the tactical and strategic goals of various innovative initiatives, which include interactive support to and collaboration with the other areas of GFCD.

  • Correlate internal needs with external availability for relevant use.

  • Assist in the creation of business requirements documents and other reporting documents where necessary.

  • Apply data science principles and/or business process re-engineering principles to help identify innovative solutions in the key Financial Crimes areas of transaction monitoring, investigations, screening, KYC, and analytics.

  • Work collaboratively across functional teams within GFCD to ensure effective and efficient operations with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Analytics or other related field. Master’s Degree preferred.

  • A combination totaling 5-10 years of Risk/Financial Crimes technology, analytics, and audit experience relating to financial crimes systems.

  • In depth knowledge of financial crimes systems including KYC, Sanctions, Transaction Monitoring, and Analytics.

  • Experience interacting with different internal Technology groups to ensure successful set up of trial environments, including estimating costs of environment set up.

  • Knowledge of data science principles (e.g., statistics, descriptive and predictive analytics), database structures, back-end functions, and data environments (such as Enterprise Data Warehouses).

  • Experience interacting with the Executive Committee Leadership, control function leadership, and compliance subject matter experts.

  • Experience interacting with outside vendors.

  • Proven leader

  • Proven excellence in execution in complex and demanding situations

  • Collaborative with strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Systemic thinker across enterprise

  • Process oriented coupled with a strong ability to develop appropriate program enhancing strategies

  • Detail-oriented and organized execution

  • Executive level presentation skills

Additional skills:

  • Thorough understanding of an effective financial crimes risk management framework

  • Experience in application and data architecture, including solution design architecture

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proven managerial skills necessary to successfully administer core support and critical regulatory relationship function within a diverse organization and effectively coordinate between multiple business and support units

  • The ability to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, including Bank staff, management, directors and regulators

  • Ability to work autonomously and initiate and prioritize own work

  • Ability to work with teams of project managers

  • Solid judgment, strong negotiating skills, and a practical approach to implementation – including knowledge of Bank systems

  • Ability to balance regulatory requirements with the best interests of the Bank and its customers

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of 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 : Compliance

Primary Location : TEXAS-Irving

Other Locations : TEXAS-Dallas

Job Posting : Sep 17, 2021, 3:11:07 PM

Shift: : Day

Schedule: : Full Time

Req ID: 10047063-WD