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AML Program/Project Management Lead – Life Company (Open to Remote)


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Purpose of Job

For related project experience to be considered outside of a Program/Project Management title, please upload a project list of all program/project management experience. The project list should include: project summary, role, and project timeframe (including percentage of time dedicated to the project, i.e. March2018–May 2019, 50% of time). Failure to provide this documentation may result in disqualification

We are currently seeking a talented AML Program/Project Management Lead
within the Life Company. The role provides support as the first line of defense supporting our Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Program for USAA Life Company. This role may be 100% Remote Work from home (permanent) or working from either the San Antonio, Colorado Springs, Phoenix or Tampa Campuses with a Hybrid work schedule.

Engages in the planning, execution, and delivery of First Line AML programs and projects intended to accomplish business goals and objectives within prescribed timeframes, applicable compliance frameworks (e.g. Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control, anti-bribery and corruption, fair lending and sales practices rules, etc.) and budgets. Executes First Line AML project activities that contribute to the achievement of strategic business goals and operational objectives in a manner consistent with applicable regulatory requirements while considering how compliance requirements and regulations may impact project or program plans and timelines. Collaborates with and influences key stakeholders and project/program teams to ensure objectives are met.

Job Requirements

About USAA

USAA knows what it means to serve. We facilitate the financial security of millions of U.S. military members and their families. This singular mission requires a dedication to innovative thinking at every level.

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Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and manages existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role.

  • Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, monitored, and controlled.

  • Follows written risk and compliance policies and procedures for business activities.

  • Plans, directs, and drives implementation of multiple, highly complex First Line AML project/program initiatives typically requiring confidentiality and enterprise-level visibility, to achieve compliant and strategic business goals and operational objectives within established time frames.

  • Manages business and operational and compliance risk by using established project management processes to address execution challenges associated with quality, schedule and costs as well as the identification and escalation of AML project/program risks and issues to appropriate stakeholders.

  • Ensures consistent visibility and awareness of Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and other prioritized compliance area information for program and project teams by monitoring and reporting business objectives, program/project achievements, key performance and risk indicators.

  • Communicates with project stakeholders and executive/senior management and provides insight on issues through root cause and data analyses.

  • Drives adoption and challenges standards.

  • Manages ambiguity and consistently seeks to drive clarity among project stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements:   

  • Bachelor's Degree OR 4 additional years of related experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted in lieu of a degree (Total of 12 Years).

  • 8 years of relevant experience in project or program management. 

  • Expert knowledge of project management tools and methodologies.

  • Experience with Anti-Money Laundering requirements, as well as a working knowledge of how those requirements are operationalized preferably within a first line of defense.  

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of primary regulation commonly applicable to regulated financial institutions in the U.S. (e.g. Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Control, anti-bribery and corruption, fair lending and sales practices rules, etc.).

  • Expertise applying Risk Management disciplines.

  • Excellent communication to convey vision and influence business solutions.

  • Advanced level of Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Experience leveraging data to make business decisions.

When you apply for this position, you will be required to answer some initial questions.  This will take approximately 5 minutes.  Once you begin the questions you will not be able to finish them at a later time and you will not be able to change your responses.

Preferred Experience:

  • Life Insurance Anti-Money Laundering (AML) experience preferred

  • 3-5 years Anti-Money Laundering (AML) experience and/or supporting AML projects

  • Knowledge of Life Company Products and Processes

  • Demonstrated experience in Business Process Management (planning, development of relevant business objectives/metrics/tactics, execution, post implementation support)

  • Experience supporting projects that utilize blended agile & waterfall methodologies.

  • Advanced-level ability to influence and affect change at all levels of the organization.

The above description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job.


USAA has an effective process for assessing market data and establishing ranges to ensure we remain competitive. You are paid within the salary range based on your experience and market position. The salary range for this position is: $106,800 -  $192,300*  (this does not include geographic differential it may be applied based on your work location)

Employees may be eligible for pay incentives based on overall corporate and individual performance or at the discretion of the USAA Board of Directors.

*Geographical Differential: Geographic pay differential is additional pay provided to eligible employees working in locations where market pay levels are above the national average. 

Shift premium: will be addressed on an individual basis for applicable roles that are consistently scheduled for non-core hours.  


 At USAA our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial, and emotional wellness.  These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, 401(k), pension, life insurance, parental benefits, adoption assistance, paid time off program with paid holidays plus 16 paid volunteer hours, and various wellness programs.  Additionally, our career path planning and continuing education assists employees with their professional goals.

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Relocation assistance is Not Available for this position.

AML Program/Project Management Lead – Life Company (Open to Remote)


US only
Apply now