Principal Risk Specialist

Capital One
McLean, Virginia, United States
Nov 18, 2022
Dec 14, 2022
Full Time
Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Risk Specialist

Do you like working in the spotlight? Are you ready to work on the front line of a top 10 Bank? Can you build relationships as well as develop and implement innovative solutions? As a member of the Cloud Service Enablement team within Capital One's Cloud Safety, you will apply your analytical, risk management, and project management skills to support Service Enablement Office Strategy. You will work with smart and passionate people to deliver results that have a direct impact on the company's Cloud Service enablement. You will take on important and exciting responsibilities from day one, working with key stakeholders across the company. You will also be challenged to excel alongside the brightest talent in the industry and be rewarded for your achievements

Principal Risk Specialists at Capital One are highly motivated Risk Management professionals with excellent organizational and communication skills. They have a high level of exposure across lines of business and have the opportunity to create and implement innovative solutions to identify and mitigate potential risks to the Company.

  • Manage end to end Cloud Service enablement management - from defining Service usage with the customers, performing assessments, identifying risks associated with the service, identifying risk remediation actions (controls), tracking control implementation and rolling out service.
  • Rationalize controls focusing on key risks and alignment with technology processes
  • Influence updates to policies, standards, control description to enhance risk management activities
  • Drive projects based on defined priorities; ensure scope of deliverables and timelines
  • Partner with project customers to provide risk and controls thought partnership to devise effective risk identification and mitigation strategies
  • Forge relationships with key stakeholders to ensure delivery of commitments
  • Identify ways to improve and streamline risk identification, assessment, and mitigation processes
  • Promote strategic vision and execute tactical operations to implement overarching risk assessment and risk management programs
  • Partner with Cyber and other Risk Management functions across the company
  • Interact with business counterparts and other IT colleagues to ensure appropriate coverage of shared controls and/or shared processes
  • Proactively engage team members and project leads to ensure system changes or enhancements consider Audit controls and IT standards before implementation

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or military experience
  • At least 3 years of Risk Management Experience
  • Atl least 1 year of experience with AWS cloud services,, AWS Cloud Practitioner, or AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certifications
  • At least 1 year of experience in Compliance, IT Audit or Technology Risk Management
  • At least 1 year of experience managing multiple projects or initiatives

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3+ years of Project Management experience leading cross functional projects and programs in Risk
  • 4+ years of Risk Management Experience
  • PMP Certification or Masters Certificate of Project Management (CPM)

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City's Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia's Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Capital One Recruiting at 1-800-304-9102 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to

Capital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.

Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

Similar jobs