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Capital One

Principal Risk Specialist (R141116)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Richmond, Virginia, United States

West Creek 4 (12074), United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

Principal Risk Specialist

At Capital One, we believe that Machine Learning (ML) represents the biggest opportunity in financial services today, and is a chance to revolutionize the industry. Capital One’s commitment to Machine Learning has sponsorship from the CEO, the Board of Directors, and the executive committee of the company. The Center for Machine Learning is at the heart of this effort, and is leading the way towards building responsible and impactful tools, platforms, and solutions that leverage ML.

As a Principal Risk Program Manager in Technology, you need to be a highly motivated Risk Management professional with excellent organizational and communication skills with a passion and innovation to drive solutions for mitigating potential risks to the Company.

In this role, You will partner with colleagues across ML product, design and tech to deliver results that have a direct impact on customer experience and implement risk solutions to ensure Capital One’s continued stability and success. Responsibilities require partnering with a broad set of leaders and stakeholders to identify existing and potential emerging risks in an open, collaborative environment where new ideas and solutions are both welcomed and rewarded.

You will play a critical role in driving visibility to Risk Management governance and reporting. This role requires someone who pays close attention to the details, has strong communication skills, and someone with the confidence to challenge the status quo and drive step change improvements. This is a great opportunity for experienced developers or agilists to move into a Risk Specialist role.


  • Support ML platform teams with identifying risks, issues and events and create mitigate plan and driving execution of the mitigation plans

  • Communicate risk and governance standards to ML platform teams and educating the teams on the importance of these requirements to drive Well Managed practices

  • Support the development of risk management and reporting to drives meaningful conversations, accountability and awareness

  • Participate in risk/controls forums and contributing to continuous improvement of risk management practices and processes

  • Collaborate effectively with all lines of defense (testing, effective challenge and audit)

  • Provide oversight and guidance during risk/controls assessments (PLA, CBP, ARA, etc.)

  • Facilitate a proactive approach to ML risk posture and cultivate relationships cross-functionally

  • Deliver ad hoc requests to support broader deliverables for the ML leadership and platform teams, as needed

  • Analyze information to proactively identify risks, trends, and process improvements

  • Support and align timely delivery of regular monthly, quarterly and semi-annual deliverables, including research and preparation of content, reviews and approvals before delivery

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least 2 years of experience in Technology Risk Management or Compliance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in project, program or portfolio management

  • Experience with PRIME or Fuse

  • Knowledge of Machine Learning

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

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