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Sampling and Test Development Specialist II

Charlotte, North Carolina;

Job Description:

EIT is a centralized group within Global Risk Management responsible for independent testing of operational processes within the eight lines of business and enterprise control functions at Bank of America to ensure the company is in compliance with domestic and international laws, rules and regulations, and that risk and controls procedures are operating effectively.

The Sampling and Test Development Specialist II, with minimal supervision, works in collaboration with the Test Owners, Front Line Units, other Sampling and Test Development resources along with the Test Execution Teams to design and assess the quality of both manual and automated tests, validate data sourcing, conduct required sampling governance or distribute samples for testing, and design or revise sampling procedure documentation, with expert level efficiency and quality. This includes driving test structure to support automation.  They will make required changes to new and existing test scripts and test plan documentation, as well as sample and data requirements and maintain integrity within the system of record.

The  will independently gather test scripting and data requirements and work with data partners to ensure appropriate test design and sampling requirements are incorporated in to the Test Plans Evaluates if pilot testing is required and participate in testing as needed and participates in other phases of testing (intake, execution, reporting) to provide expertise and feedback on areas assigned. Maintains SOR (System of Record) tracking of test status per standards. Provides peer coaching and direction where needed.

This role is responsible for accessing pertinent databases or acquiring raw data from third party sources along with all associated documentation and for documenting business procedures within testing scripts. The Sampling and Test Development Specialist II often acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with procurement of data to be used for testing and the structure and design of complex tests.

This role will deliver high-quality results and manage, manipulate and summarize large quantities of data. The Sampling and Test Development Specialist II must participate in and occasionally lead additional projects across Sampling and Test Development including escalation of areas requiring process refinement and revision and taking leadership role to affect changes when needed.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong research, analytical, problem-solving, and technical skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills; Ability to handle multiple competing priorities with demonstrated success at achieving SLA (Service Level Agreements)
  • Strong partnership and influencing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, organized, versatile, capable of performing work independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to think independently, solve complex problems, and develop integrated solutions
  • Ability to translate business objectives to comprehensive test requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with Senior management 
  • Strong team player

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years experience with an internal audit, testing, risk management, process improvement, compliance, or front line control role demonstrating strong analytic skills
  • 1+ years working within a financial institution or Big 4 consulting
  • Compliance or Risk certification a plus
  • Diverse experience across multiple lines of business and functions
  • Strong familiarity with sampling business requirements and test design
  • Advanced understanding of automation tools and ability to influence test owners to define ways to structure tests in an automated fashion.
  • Advanced knowledge of data warehouse and mining concepts and baseline understanding of SAS/SQL query language and syntax
  • Experience building queries to source data from a variety of different types of data sources such as DB2, Teradata, Oracle, SQL Server, Hadoop, Hive
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite with an emphasis on Excel to perform data analytics, pivot tables, lookups and data analytics
  • Proven ability to leverage automation efficiencies, tools, and capabilities where possible
  • Experience building data acquisition routines in a tool such as Trifacta, Alteryx, Microstrategy, Tableau, Cognos (or other similar business intelligence applications)

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

EIT is a centralized group within Global Risk Management responsible for independent testing of operational processes within the eight lines of business and enterprise control functions at Bank of America to ensure the company is in compliance with domestic and international laws, rules and regulations, and that risk and controls procedures are operating effectively.

The Sampling and Test Development Specialist II, with minimal supervision, works in collaboration with the Test Owners, Front Line Units, other Sampling and Test Development resources along with the Test Execution Teams to design and assess the quality of both manual and automated tests, validate data sourcing, conduct required sampling governance or distribute samples for testing, and design or revise sampling procedure documentation, with expert level efficiency and quality. This includes driving test structure to support automation.  They will make required changes to new and existing test scripts and test plan documentation, as well as sample and data requirements and maintain integrity within the system of record.

The  will independently gather test scripting and data requirements and work with data partners to ensure appropriate test design and sampling requirements are incorporated in to the Test Plans Evaluates if pilot testing is required and participate in testing as needed and participates in other phases of testing (intake, execution, reporting) to provide expertise and feedback on areas assigned. Maintains SOR (System of Record) tracking of test status per standards. Provides peer coaching and direction where needed.

This role is responsible for accessing pertinent databases or acquiring raw data from third party sources along with all associated documentation and for documenting business procedures within testing scripts. The Sampling and Test Development Specialist II often acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with procurement of data to be used for testing and the structure and design of complex tests.

This role will deliver high-quality results and manage, manipulate and summarize large quantities of data. The Sampling and Test Development Specialist II must participate in and occasionally lead additional projects across Sampling and Test Development including escalation of areas requiring process refinement and revision and taking leadership role to affect changes when needed.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong research, analytical, problem-solving, and technical skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills; Ability to handle multiple competing priorities with demonstrated success at achieving SLA (Service Level Agreements)
  • Strong partnership and influencing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, organized, versatile, capable of performing work independently with minimal direction
  • Ability to think independently, solve complex problems, and develop integrated solutions
  • Ability to translate business objectives to comprehensive test requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with Senior management 
  • Strong team player

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years experience with an internal audit, testing, risk management, process improvement, compliance, or front line control role demonstrating strong analytic skills
  • 1+ years working within a financial institution or Big 4 consulting
  • Compliance or Risk certification a plus
  • Diverse experience across multiple lines of business and functions
  • Strong familiarity with sampling business requirements and test design
  • Advanced understanding of automation tools and ability to influence test owners to define ways to structure tests in an automated fashion.
  • Advanced knowledge of data warehouse and mining concepts and baseline understanding of SAS/SQL query language and syntax
  • Experience building queries to source data from a variety of different types of data sources such as DB2, Teradata, Oracle, SQL Server, Hadoop, Hive
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite with an emphasis on Excel to perform data analytics, pivot tables, lookups and data analytics
  • Proven ability to leverage automation efficiencies, tools, and capabilities where possible
  • Experience building data acquisition routines in a tool such as Trifacta, Alteryx, Microstrategy, Tableau, Cognos (or other similar business intelligence applications)

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-21052791

Band: H5

Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Cheryle Beasley

Referral Bonus:

0