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Bank of the West Sr Business Continuity Analyst in Olympia, Washington

Sr Business Continuity Analyst


At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the world. We’re investing where we feel we can make the most impact, like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs, financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people’s lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yes, we’re a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers, while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.

Job Description Summary

Achieving operational resilience and managing the related risks requires the development and interplay of the five key resilience capabilities, which include Business Continuity, Cyber Resilience, IT Continuity and Resilience, Third Party Resilience and Crisis Management.

The successful delivery and management of the broader operational resilience program requires a vast array of capabilities, skills and competencies. These capabilities, skills and competencies traverse the organization and must converge to achieve and sustain a desired level of operational resilience. The primary stakeholders responsible for the successful delivery of an operational resilience program are leaders from the program or functional units across business lines, the Business Continuity Management program, Information Technology, Information Security, Physical Security, Procurement and Supply Management, Operational Risk Management and Third Party Risk Management. Managing operational resilience must be aligned with and supportive of the achievement of the organization’s strategic objectives. Focusing on these objectives provides the rationale for investing in resilience activities—because they enable the organization to achieve its mission.

Responsible for performing analysis of the resilience of applications through application and infrastructure reviews and evidence of security and business resiliency controls to validate operational effectiveness and identify gaps. Responsible for coordinating, developing, and managing controlling workflow activities and deadlines; maintaining, organizing, and gathering information; and coaching peers on assigned tasks. Collaborates with colleagues, management and business partners to identify risks within the applications and processes to enhance the security controls and protect Bank sensitive data.

Scope of initiatives may include (but is not limited to) optimizing process, conducting risk assessments, partnering with management to define the strategic roadmap for cyber recovery testing, managing of compliance and regulatory efforts, or identifying emerging solutions. Manage the development of project plans and business requirements to support operational resilience objectives.

Essential Job Functions

  • Creates and manages the appropriate artifacts throughout the initiative lifecycle of Information Security’s efforts.

  • Ensures work effort dependencies, assumptions, risks and issues are defined, documented and communicated to the appropriate lead and/ stakeholder.

  • Conducts risk assessments to identify risks to security and business resiliency controls. Documents overall effectiveness of operational controls within the Bank and/or Third Party Providers.

  • Conducts application reviews and inspection of security assessments for the Bank and/or Third Party Providers.

  • Reviews internal and external security and technical test reports (audit, vulnerability and penetration test results, business resiliency Plans, etc.) to validate the effectiveness of operational controls.

  • Facilitates and manages cyber recovery testing initiatives from communication, approval and report distribution to key stakeholders, business units and management.

Other Job Duties

  • Evaluates, counsels, mentors and provides feedback to the BC Manager on the performance of others.

  • Membership and visibility in professional organizations and play substantive role in developing a strong relationship with internal and external resources.

  • Coordinates vendor risk assessment reviews for BC Team and serves as a liaison to the Enterprise Third Party Program on behalf of the BC Manager for implementing ETPP management requirements.




  • Strong written and verbal communication skills for report writing, business requirement proposals, technical policies, and methodology documentation.

  • Sound interpersonal, negotiation, and influencing skills; ability to facilitate discussions around complex issues and bring them to resolution.

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills coupled with thoroughness and attention to detail is highly desired.

  • Good understanding of industry practices and application security fundamentals.

  • Ability to adjust to rapidly changing security environment, prioritize deliverables and manage workflow.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make effective recommendations to management.

  • Ability to optimize and condense information and transform data into easily understandable concepts.

  • Solid understanding of financial industry, risk management, and/or corporate security.

  • Basic technical skills in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Project Knowledgeable in various cybersecurity areas such as: Identity and Access Management, Threat and Vulnerability Management, Information Risk and Governance, IT Architecture, Monitoring, Incident Response and Security Strategy, Physical Security and/or Business Resiliency.

  • Good knowledge of security controls for the handling of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data, regulations and security compliance requirements affecting financial institutions (FFIEC/GLBA)

Required Experience

  • Requires deep knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

  • Typically viewed as a specialist within discipline.

  • May have broad knowledge of project management.

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience.


  • Bachelor's Degree

Working Location Statement

This position has the option to work in one of our key hubs (San Ramon, CA, Tempe, AZ, Omaha, NE) or to work remotely as long as it is in within our 27 state working footprint which includes AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IA, IL, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, NV, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY, NY

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Security

Location: United States-Nebraska-Omaha

Other Locations: United States-Wisconsin-General WI, United States-Minnesota-General MN, United States-Missouri-General MO, United States-Illinois-Chicago, United States-North Dakota-General ND, United States-Iowa-General IA, United States-Kansas-General KS, United States-New York-New York, United States-Nevada-General NV, United States-Wyoming-General WY, United States-Washington-General WA, United States-Oklahoma-General OK, United States-Idaho-General ID, United States-Utah-General UT, United States-Colorado-General CO, United States-New Mexico-General NM, United States-South Dakota-General SD, United States-Arizona-Tempe, United States-Oregon-General OR, United States-California-General CA, United States-Ohio-Cleveland

Requisition ID: 058496