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Technology Risk Officer – Executive Director

Job Description

Global Technology Infrastructure (GTI) is the technology infrastructure organization for the firm, delivering a wide range of products and services, and partnering with all lines of business to provide high quality service delivery.  The objective of GTI is to balance both business alignment and the centralized delivery of core infrastructure products and services across the firm.  GTI is designed to address the unique infrastructure needs of specific lines of business and to leverage economies of scale across the firm.


Global Technology Infrastructure, Technology Control Officer (TCO) helps to establish risk frameworks and provides guidance to the GTI infrastructure service areas to identify and manage risks, assess controls, and engage with internal and external organizations to determine adequacy of the control environment and residual risk. The TCO group is responsible for governance and execution of risk programs to identify and manage risks supporting infrastructure services across all lines of businesses.


 This includes ensuring adherence to existing policies and standards, regulatory requirements, and best business practices.  As a Technology Control Officer, you will provide risk management oversight of the IT Risk posture for specific GTI services.  You will be engaged as a subject matter expert in maturing our risk practices, support of day to day technology assessments, control reviews, and facilitate remediation efforts as needed.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Govern and coordinate relevant IT Risk activities (e.g., Audit, Regulatory, risk assessment, control testing, monitoring, vulnerability management, risk reporting) and remediation of identified gaps and issues.
  • Mature the GTI risk governance practice by defining and executing a risk strategy that is aligned with the GTI and Firm business and regulatory requirements.
  • Act as a subject matter expert in relation to various Technologies, IT Risk, Control and Security.
  • Develop and maintain strong business and technology relationships, becoming a trusted partner, as well as building relationships with Lines of Businesses, Corporate functions such as Audit, and Corporate IT Risk.
  • Participate in or lead programs to improve or remediate the control environment across the GTI Infrastructure Services and partner with Lines of business to improve the overall risk posture across the technology environment.
  • Interpret regulatory requirements and corporate policies, communicate these clearly alongside current status, and provide oversight of compliance as required.
  • Respond to regulatory enquiries and exams in partnership with the functional control leads.
  • Build and mature a culture focused on the pro-active awareness and improvement of the risk environment.
  • Implement efficient well defined risk procedures to provide value add risk management capabilities, and to ensure adequate resourcing to support the overall GTI risk objectives
Required Skills:
  • Ability to assess existing processes and create new ones that proactively manage and reduce risk for the Firm.
  • Demonstrate and embed the behaviors and competencies that create a risk management mindset within the organization.
  • Foster an environment of regulatory awareness and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Excellent organizational skills, coupled with ability to be versatile and flexible.
  • Exhibit sound business judgment and the ability to work successfully with all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a global team.
  • Support and monitor ongoing staff education and development in effective risk management.
  • Ability to drive action within the line of business ensuring the risk and control agenda is met.
  • Ensure resources are leveraged cost-effectively through budgeting and planning.
  • Experience in managing large and complex enterprise infrastructure across Plan, Build and Operate areas.
  • Proficient in Vendor / Third Party Management.
  • Knowledge of current regulatory impact and expectations on technology per Sarbanes Oxley, Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, Dodd- Frank , RESPA, and other regulations affecting the Credit Card industry.
  • Senior management or executive level presentation material development experience.
  • 10 - 15 years experience in technology operations or IT risk management, preferably for financial institution and/or strong background in IT Risk Advisory.
    • 5+ years experience in Information Risk Management.
  • Risk Management certifications (e.g., CISA, CISSP, CISO, CRISC) a plus.
  • Bachelor's Degree required


All internal moves will normally take place on the same grade and same salary. Salaries are reviewed annually in February. Exceptions to the rule regarding transfer on current salary may include a move between geographic locations

Req #: 160034505
Location: Bournemouth, ENG GB
Job Category: Technology
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: Pound Sterling (GBP)

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