Principal Risk Associate - Cyber, Tech, and Third Party

Capital One
McLean, Virginia
Nov 18, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
Full Time
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Risk Associate - Cyber, Tech, and Third Party

Capital One's Retail Risk is looking for an innovative and thoughtful Risk Principal Associate to join the Cybersecurity, Technology and Third-Party Risk Management Team.

Think that working in the financial services field can't be exciting? Think again. We are looking for a motivated candidate to help lead the expansion of Cybersecurity, Technology and Third Party Risk for Capital One Bank, and to help us ensure that we can keep our customer's information safe and secure from external threats. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible, have fun while doing it, and join a team of individuals with a passion to use and develop our talents to change banking for good.

Through its breadth of knowledge and understanding of information security industry trends and emerging technologies, Cybersecurity Risk Management protects Capital One assets and information from external cybersecurity threats. This role also includes Technology and Third Party Risk Management responsibilities and will give a candidate the opportunity to learn about numerous applications (internal and external) within Capital One Bank, provide exposure to multiple departments in the business and technology functions, and exercise the fundamentals of risk management on a dynamic and impactful team. The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated self-starting professional with a solid foundational understanding of technology/cyber best-practices and risk management. The candidate will have well developed communication skills and be detail-oriented, results focused, and have a proven track record of driving tasks to completion.

  • Develop lasting partnerships with various enterprise teams, to include collaborating on developing cybersecurity, technology and third party strategies while balancing risk, business objectives, and business impact
  • Work closely with key business and technology leaders responsible for business applications in the development and maintenance of cybersecurity, technology and third party risk items while ensuring compliance with all company, regulatory and legal requirements
  • Coordinate activities and follow-up as appropriate with stakeholders in support of risk remediation
  • Stay current with architecture and technology developments and competitive trends and use this knowledge to identify and propose creative security and compliance strategies for Retail Bank
  • Promote awareness and training of cybersecurity, technology and third party risk principles, requirements, and security best practices
  • Ensure that Risk Management processes are well managed through the creation and maintenance of process documentation and tools
  • Continually identifying process improvements and opportunities for automation
  • Ability to effectively collaborate across diverse cross-functional teams and coordinate the work of people outside own area of responsibility to deliver results
  • Strong oral and written communication, presentation, and influencing skills with a high level of attention to detail

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or at least 3 years of compliance or risk management or consulting experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Industry-recognized certifications in information security or risk management (i.e. CISSP, CISM, CRISC, GIAC)
  • Quantitative and analytical skills with strong innovation and problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities.
  • 3 + years of financial services industry experience
  • 3+ years of experience with agile delivery methods
  • 5+ years of experience in a Risk Management, IT Governance, Information Security, or Compliance role

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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