Take It to the Bank

For the past 80 years, Waterfield’s main mission has centered on showcasing dependability. The financial services company’s tagline is “legacy of trust,” because while it has seen the economy through decades of ups and downs and innovations, its commitment to quality service has remained a top priority.

With offices in Irvine, Calif., and Tulsa, Okla., Waterfield is an umbrella of companies made up of Waterfield Bank, Waterfield Financial Services and Waterfield Technologies.

“We run a very unique business,” said John Marino, chief operating officer. “We’ve got an online bank that’s effectively one of the drivers of our business, so a lot of the things that we’re doing across all of the organizations are really about facilitating and helping the customers of that online bank.”

Because the technologies portion of Waterfield’s business deals with providing multichannel business solutions to clients such as GE Capital, Citibank and CenterPoint Energy, it looks for a couple of different flavors in terms of IT hiring, Marino said.

“The IT folks we hire in the bank are very different than the IT folks we hire in the technology firm,” he said.

IT professionals at Waterfield fall into six different categories, or “buckets,” Marino said, which include systems and business analysts, IT network and infrastructure, application development, operations support, infrastructure support and project management.

“On the operations and IT infrastructure side, we’re focused on network maintenance, operating systems and the various systems that go into maintaining a bank infrastructure — so, all the firewalling…



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