Senior Manager Operational Risk Management, RCSA


Location: Springfield, Illinois

Job Type: Not Specified


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Job Description

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers, and which is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

Responsible for developing framework and standards for Risk Control Self Assessment. Partners with first, second, and third line stakeholders to ensure consistent implementation of RCSA standards. Monitors and reports on the risk and control environment for the business.


  • Monitors and reports on risks and controls. Determines requirements for corrective action plans. Monitors and reports close out actions for RCSA and self-identified issues.
  • Develops the framework for, and executes on, dynamic and sustainable risk and control assessments. Develops sustainable approaches for inherent risk identification and assessment.
  • Identifies requirements to troubleshoot and upgrade tools. Implements RCSA framework elements and performs user-acceptance testing.
  • Develops the framework and standards for identifying and documenting risks and controls across the lines of defense.
  • Manages a team including hiring, performance, and development decisions.

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Math, Computer Science
  • 8+ years of experience, advanced knowledge in risks and controls, RCSA and operational risk management theories and methods as well as related risk frameworks (credit, market, etc.), and risk management practices
  • Experience in roles requiring product and process management, implementation of governance and controls, and operational risk management oversight

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), CIA

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

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