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Vice President – Actimize Product Specialist

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About BNP Paribas:

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 72 countries, with more than 202,600 employees, of which almost 155,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. 

In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.

BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.


Business Overview:

The person will be a key member of the AML IT team that is tasked to deliver multiple complex projects in the AML Monitoring area. This role is within the Regulatory Controls IT team. The focus will primarily be on the evolving Actimize Anti-Money Laundering Monitoring platform, within Corporate & Institutional Banking.


  • Work In partnership with Compliance users and the IT team to develop and drive initiatives that transform and modernize the capabilities and services of the Compliance and AML function.

  • Establish as a strategic partner and contributor to formulating the technology strategy in alignment with the business.  Establishes as “Point of Contact” for technology delivery initiatives within the Compliance domain

  • Contribute to development/Writing of PID, Business Requirements, and Functional & Technical Specifications document, Test plan, and Test Cases

  • Contribute to defining of specifications for AML Monitoring models in Actimize application

  • Partner with all the functional and project leads in designing the solution and taking ownership of the execution and delivery.  The candidate will recommend alternative solutions, design, integrate, and implement the right enterprise solutions for Compliance

  • Define Dashboards/Workflows/Reports/DART views in Actimize ERCM application

  • Work with Compliance to identify appropriate models to cover various scenarios and validate existing setup.

  • Accountability and oversight over the Actimize solution platform, and provide on-going support of the AML Monitoring application (Actimize SAM/ERCM).

Responsibilities Cont’d:

  • Build and oversee IT teams at multiple locations with capability of implementation, customization, and development around the vendor product.

  • Lead projects from idea to implementation.  Drive solution architecture, technical designs and security designs to support enterprise needs while thoroughly considering multiple systems impact.

  • Manages staff directly, or through other managers. Establish performance goals, allocates resources, assesses annual performance and appraise resources that are being managed.

  • Contribute to development of cost and time estimates for budgeting plan for the AML/Actimize platform.

  • Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and recommends/evaluates technologies supporting the Compliance function.

  • Plans, coordinates, and schedules investigations, feasibility studies and surveys, including the economic evaluations of proposed and existing systems.

  • Ensures proper coordination between assigned staff and all interfacing staff and groups.

  • Provides technical expertise in the examination and definition of objectives of existing or proposed systems and in the design of improved systems utilizing information technology

  • Maintains professional contacts with other companies, research bodies and equipment manufacturers concerning computer applications and equipment.

  • Ensures adherence to Bank and information systems policies and procedures, security measures and audit standards.

Success in the role is heavily dependent on the ability to work cooperatively with both business users and technical teams onshore and offshore.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Corporate Banking business & systems, and AML Monitoring is needed. 
  • 10 - 12 years of experience in Banking IT, with a good understanding of the Corporate and Institutional Banking activity. Knowledge of Capital Markets an asset.

  • 8 - 10 years of experience implementing leading solutions for use in KYC, OFAC, Transaction Monitoring, Case Management, Trade Surveillance, and Workflow. 

  • Deep technical knowledge in systems, application frameworks, database optimization, and experience being responsible for the success of software development projects.

  • Ability to present multiple solution options, and drive defect free products.

  • Proven record interpreting and fulfilling requirements by developing high performing, scalable and maintainable solutions with multiple technologies and vendors.

  • Hands-on experience with SDLC methodologies and best practices including Waterfall Process, Agile methodologies, deployment automation, code reviews, and test driven development.

  • Portfolio management and People management skills overseeing teams at multiple locations

  • Strong coordination and organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain complex technical issues in a simple concise manner

  • Multi-tasking capabilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  At least 4 - 5 years hands-on experience driving Actimize implementations using SAM 8.x / AIS / UDM / ERCM 5.x / DAR


FINRA Registrations Required:

  •    Not required

BNP Paribas is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, citizenship, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.


Primary Location: US-NJ-Jersey CityJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: MISCELLANEOUSEducation Level: Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)Experience Level: At least 10 yearsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Attention to detail / rigorTransversal competency: Ability to develop and adapt a process