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Bank of the West Sr. Fraud Prevention Analyst – Emerging Fraud Threats in Fargo, North Dakota

Sr. Fraud Prevention Analyst – Emerging Fraud Threats


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.

Position Summary

This is a senior position on the Fraud Emerging Threats team responsible for performing strategic analysis of emerging fraud threats, qualitative analysis and loss review to devise effective controls to prevent cross-channel and flash fraud losses. Leverage industry knowledge and expertise to detect and prevent fraud within our products across multiple business lines and applications. The position will interact closely with multi-channel product managers, IT Fraud System administrators, Cybersecurity, Retail and Commercial Banking Operations, Debit Card Operations, Loss Prevention, Risk Review, Contact Center, Corporate Security Investigations, branches and other key business units across the Bank to continuous drive best in class fraud prevention detection and prevention capabilities.

This role:

  • Develops fraud alerting strategies based on emerging threats to reduce fraud losses across multiple channels including: branch, online, and contact center

  • Conduct gap analysis on known fraud losses to identify control breakdowns and operational process enhancement opportunities

  • Conducts review of fraud alerts to continuous refine alerting strategies to improve fraud hit rate and to reduce false positives

  • Partners with the fraud operations teams to transition alerts in ready state to productionalized alerts and processes

  • Conducts the necessary hand-off and training to fraud operations teams to ensure fraud alerts transition over smoothly

  • Applies fraud prevention best practices and continuously gains in-depth knowledge of various fraud prevention methodologies

  • Partners with analytics, technology counterparts to ensure alerting strategies are measured for efficacy and loss prevented are tracked through automated reporting and/or dashboards

  • Defines and documents fraud strategies, processes and methodologies needed to develop and support fraud prevention systems

  • Collaborates with multiple areas in the Bank to deliver complex fraud prevention projects and manages deliverables from inception to closure

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Required Experience

  • Requires 7 years of relevant fraud experience preferably in the financial services industry

  • Experience designing/tuning fraud controls with hand-on experience working cross channel fraud alerts

  • Familiar with cross channel banking fraud solutions and digital banking product offerings

  • Operational process re-engineering experience is a plus


  • Bachelor's Degree Finance, Statistics, Economics, Information Technology or related field required

  • Certified Fraud Examiner Certification is preferred


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Bank's fraud prevention controls, risk processes, systems and data environments

  • Previous experience investigating payment fraud, new account fraud, or cross channel fraud alerts

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-California-San Ramon, United States-North Dakota-Fargo, United States-Arizona-Tempe, United States-Colorado-Denver, United States-California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 051375