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MUFG Union Bank Technology Sanction Screening, Vice President in Jersey City, New Jersey


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.

Technology Sanctions Screening, Vice President

Job Summary:

Reporting into the Head of Sanction Technology this individual will partner with Global Financial Crimes Division (GFCD) Technology Oversight team to deliver solutions with the highest quality and transparency across several initiatives in sanction technology. Responsible for fostering an environment of collaboration and teamwork between technology and GFCD. 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 deliverables 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 escalating as appropriate

Major Responsibilities

  • Will manage teams of employees, contractors, and vendors responsible for ensuring that the development, maintenance, modifications and implementation of applications programs and services are performed within project milestone dates.

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

  • Drive the requirement documentation with business and BAs to ensure that the scope is appropriately defined and all aspects of the project are covered.

  • 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.

  • Own the delivery of all project documents including functional and detailed design documents ensuring that the design meets requirements and is detailed enough to provide to development teams.

  • Own all design and architectural decisions. Drill down and challenge design details to ensure the appropriate level of detailed analysis has been completed.

  • Oversee development, testing, and implementation phases ensuring that all deliverables meet expectations.

  • Manages multiple vendors, negotiates and ensures adherence to SOWs

  • Review analysis performed by business and systems analysts and subordinate managers to ensure all aspects of the project development phase have been considered.

  • Assesses the impact of new application systems, technology, physical location changes and priority changes on contingency plan. This role will be responsible for analyzing exposure/risk/vulnerability of applications to the overall success and existence to the Bank. This individual ensures that applications needed to support the essential needs of the Bank are provided in times of system failure or disaster.

  • Responsible for developing 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.

  • Knowledge of regulations governing Risk and Security technology

  • Strong knowledge of the inherent risks with current Compliance practices

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

  • Ability to inspire and motivate others

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


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

  • 10 years or 15 plus years of IT management and business/industry work experience is required; Qualified candidate will typically have at least 10 years of experience managing multiple, medium to large, cross-functional teams with ability to influence senior to executive level management and key stakeholders.

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

  • Hands on experience with UNIX, Oracle, Websphere, Java, MQ

  • Experience implementing projects in Agile methodologies

  • Hands on experience with sanction screening platforms such as Hotscan, Fircosoft, or Bridger is preferred

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: Systems / Technology

Primary Location: NEW JERSEY-Jersey City

Schedule Full Time

Shift Day

Req ID: 10026059-WD