Sr. Director - Risk Identification, Technology Risk Management

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Oct 24, 2021
Nov 17, 2021
Full Time
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Sr. Director - Risk Identification, Technology Risk Management

Capital One is one of the fastest growing organizations in the world today. The growth of the business is being accelerated by leveraging innovative and emerging technologies. We are serious about technology, we dream big, and we execute: Capital One moved our entire enterprise to the public cloud over the course of five years, fully exiting our data centers. Just as we prioritize driving innovation through technology, we equally prioritize cybersecurity and managing technology risk. Technology Risk Management (TRM) is a small organization that packs a big punch. The roughly seventy professionals in TRM are trusted expert advisers who shape decisions, challenge activities to ensure they meet our standards, and generally oversee technology and information security risk across the business and the central technology organization. TRM is a second line organization, which means it is independent and sits within the Risk Management organization.

TRM plays a critical role in ensuring that the company's risk-taking entities are aware of the risks inherent in their activities and decisions, the impact of their actions on the company at an enterprise level, and opportunities to reduce, mitigate or avoid the risks altogether. Associates within TRM are highly-skilled information security, cybersecurity, site reliability engineering, technology, and risk management professionals who have a wealth of experience and a demonstrated ability to provide value added recommendations and deliver high-impact results in their areas of expertise.

Cybersecurity and technology risk management are a strategic priority at Capital One, with heavy engagement from the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, and the executive committee. By joining TRM, you will be providing these executives with the trusted, independent voice they need to ensure our company's technology risks are appropriately managed.

The Role, Sr. Director - Risk Identification:

We are currently seeking a dynamic leader with significant experience in engaging with business and technology leaders to identify and mitigate technology risk, including cybersecurity. This individual will challenge our business divisions to analyze, monitor, and manage technology risk. The ideal candidate for this role will have a deep understanding of technology risk issues, both from a technical and risk management perspective. The associate in this role will lead a team and a program to develop relationships and influence risk taking across the organization, providing oversight and effective challenge.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Providing risk management consultation to Capital One's lines of business and affiliated executive leadership on conducting risk and control self-assessments, developing mitigation plans, assessing NIST Cybersecurity Framework maturity assessments, new business initiatives, and other risk management and control activities
  • Providing senior leadership with effective and grounded challenge to risk taking, ensuring they are making informed and appropriate risk decisions
  • Influencing senior leadership to drive realization and mitigation of new and emerging technology risks
  • Providing expert advice to senior management, including the Chief Technology Risk Officer
  • Coordinating compliance management activities, including oversight of technology and cybersecurity regulatory requirements
  • Leading a multi-site team of experts in fulfillment of these activities
  • Bridge the worlds of traditional enterprise risk management and cybersecurity

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree or military experience
  • At least 8 years of risk management experience
  • At least 5 years of experience in technology risk management, including managing cybersecurity risks

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in computer science, cybersecurity, or related field
  • Familiarity with financial sector regulatory practices and second line of defense effective challenge
  • Experience with performing risk and control self assessments
  • At least 10 years of experience in a Risk Management or Assurance role within the financial services or tech industry
  • Expertise in developing risk management presentations for senior management

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.

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