Technology Operational Risk Consultant (London & USA) Technology Operational Risk Consultant (London &  …

Apollo Solutions
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Aug 19
140-170k + 30%
Apollo Solutions
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Aug 19
140-170k + 30%
Technology Operational Risk Consultant is responsible for applying independent risk management practices to ensure the Technology Platform is performing, functioning in a safe and sound manner and is in compliance with regulatory requirements and guidelines from multiple jurisdictions

Our client a an international banking group has a number of opportunities for Technology Operational Risk Consultants throughout various location in the USA: San Francisco, California, Chandler, Arizona, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Charlotte, North Carolina, Des Moines, Iowa

The Technology Operational Risk Consultant is responsible for applying independent risk management practices to ensure the Technology Platform is performing, functioning in a safe and sound manner and is in compliance with regulatory requirements and guidelines from multiple jurisdictions (e.g. OCC, FRB, CFPB and other international regulators). This individual will lead be assigned to monitor and oversee an area of frontline team members and/or an area of technology and operational risk being generated from a frontline technology function. This individual’s responsibilities include monitoring and oversight of frontline technology teams accountable to manage technology and other operational risks within established risk appetites and tolerances. The individual is expected to maintain awareness and influence and escalate utilizing the  Risk Management Framework, policies and procedures established by Corporate Risk.

This position will play a key role in technology risk management, including:

  • Independently assessing, reporting and as necessary escalating operational risks generated by technology as well as technology risks across the company to established governing bodies up to and including the Board of Directors
  • Utilize SME knowledge of technology infrastructure, application development (waterfall and/or agile), system architecture, information security, data management, data quality, cloud environments, control design and assessment expertise when participating in Governance, monitoring or oversight activities
  • Provide SME knowledge and assistance with maintaining an authoritative source library for technology risks or other operational risks (e.g. Business Continuity, Third Party, Business Process or Data Risk)
  • Assist with monitoring and testing adherence to policies/procedures
  • Perform, coordinate, and document independent cross-functional risk assessments, aggregate risk assessments, evaluate effectiveness of internal controls, and review and credibly challenge frontline control enhancements
  • Review and credibly challenge frontline plans to address gaps and improve the effectiveness of technology risk management, paying particular attention to trends in financial services and other highly regulated industries
  • Assist with the development of enterprise-wide technology risk policies and procedures
  • Provide credible challenge to frontline activities, including those related to remediation plans
  • Provide compliance and risk management expertise and consultation to independently oversee Strategic Initiatives


Required Qualifications
 

  • 10+ years of experience in compliance, operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk), or a combination of both; or 10+ years of IT systems security, business process management or financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in compliance, operational risk management, or a combination of both


Desired Qualifications
 

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to work and influence successfully within a matrix environment and build effective business partnerships with all levels of team members
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to identify and resolve problems


Other Desired Qualifications
 

  • Three years of experience in a role requiring regulatory acumen and compliance to industry standards
  • Two years of experience in a role requiring expertise in Control performance (e.g. Six Sigma control design, quality assurance of control performance)
  • Expertise in problem solving, root cause analysis, issue management or similar experience is continuous improvement of processes, controls, technology solutions
  • Demonstrated information technology frontline or secondline experience in areas such as infrastructure management, network management, application development (waterfall or agile), architecture, data management, data quality, cloud based services or information security
  • Experience with conducting control, application or process assessments
  • Experience with remediation of findings from audits, control assessments, self assessments, aggregate risk assessments, or quality assurance activities
  • Knowledge of 3rd party experience, BCP experience, SDLC, and or quality control testing in technology development area
  • Proven ability to take strategic concepts and develop tactical actions plans
  • Strong ability to work with and influence peers, leaders and team members at all levels and across functional lines
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead change through actions, deeds and peer network

Job Expectations

Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

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